2018 Seed Grant Awardees


Jacob Benfield, Yvonne Love, Les Murray -- Three courses on Climate Change (GA, GS, GN)

Wendy A. Horwitz -- Understanding Health and Illness: An Integrated Humanities and Social Science Approach


Kristen Olson -- Shakespeare on Page, Stage, and Screen


Luciana Aronne, Alan Jircitano, Amy Carney -- Chemistry in World Wars I and II

Arpan Yagnik, Victoria Kazmerski, Shariffah Sheikh Dawood -- Understanding and Enhancing Creativity


Michele Ramsey, Cheryl Nicholas -- Horror Films, Identity, and U.S. Citizenship

Cheryl L. Nicholas -- LGBTQ+ Identity, Culture and The Arts


Maureen Fielding, Stephen Cimbala -- The Cold War in Literature and History

Greater Allegheny

James A. Jaap -- Literature, Art, and Culture of Western Pennsylvania


Shobha Devi Potlakayala, Anilchandra Attaluri, Sairam Rudrabhatla, Catherine Rios -- Art as a Means to Communicate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Michael Polgar, Jerry B. Pierce -- The Holocuast and Human Relations

New Kensington

Alina R. Bodea Crisan -- Health and the Media (Patterning conceptions of health through health discourse)

John Craig Hammond  -- Slavery, the Civil War, and Cinema


Jessica Petko, Amber Seidel -- Addiction: Science to Society

University Park

Scott Wing, College of Arts and Architecture -- Designing a Sustainable House

Rukmalie Jayakody, College of Health and Human Development -- Global health and families

Cross-college/campus collaborations

Meredith Defelice, Eberly College of Science; Michele Duffey, College of Health and Human Development -- Fitness for Life/Molecular Basis of Disease

Tim McNellis, College of Agricultural Sciences; Michael Collins and Carlos Rosas, College of Arts and Architecture -- Plant and Microbial Art

Julie Gallagher , Brandywine; David Livert, Lehigh Valley -- Roots of Conflict, Pathways to Peace

Kristen Baxter, College of the Liberal Arts; Andrew Baxter, Eberly College of Science -- Cultural Perspectives on Mathematics

Daniel Mallinson, Harrisburg School of Public Health; Rebecca Mallinson, College of Health and Human Development -- Science and Politics of Women in Sport

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