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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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