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Newcomb Fellows Awarded Grants

November 19, 1999

Inside Tulane Staff

Following is a list of faculty members awarded Newcomb Fellows Grants for the summer and fall of 1999. Their project descriptions are also included. The Newcomb Fellows program awards grants to faculty members and students throughout Tulane to promote the education of women and foster faculty and student collaboration.

Sandy Chism, assistant professor of art. The fellowship sponsors two visiting women artists to lecture on their work and work with students.

Peter Cooley, professor of English. The grant sponsors a visit from author Susan Hubbard, who will give a reading, visit classes and meet informally with students.

Gaurav Desai, assistant professor of English. The grant funds expenses for research materials associated with writing a book on postcolonial culture and literary studies.

Lisa Jo Epstein, assistant professor of theatre and dance. The fellowship funds travel to Paris to research archives of the Theatre du Soleil and conduct interviews with past and present company members for a book manuscript.

Jeff Gardner, assistant professor of physics. The grant allows Gardner to employ a Newcomb student researcher who will study the physics of coherent quantum control in an atomic spin system.

Hope Glidden, associate professor and chair of French and Italian. The grant will support a visit and lecture by Mary McKinley, a professor of French from the University of Virginia and an internationally recognized authority on French Renaissance literature.

Catherine Lampard, clinical instructor of law. The fellowship supports a project in which two bilingual faculty members take the oral history of a woman in a local refugee resettlement. Students will observe the faculty-led interviews and then conduct their own interviews.

Kim O'Connor, associate professor of chemical engineering. The grant funds a lectureship to recognize outstanding achievements in chemical engineering and related fields by women professionals.

Sara Singleton, assistant professor of political science. The fellowship supports a study comparing outcomes under two types of environmental policy-making initiatives.

Barbette Spaeth, associate professor of classical studies. The study funds research on witches in classical antiquity, focusing on the representation of the witch in classical literature.

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