UMaine Humanities Center awards $10,000 to faculty grant projects

The University of Maine Humanities Center (UMHC) has awarded more than $10,000 to seven faculty grant projects, including several based in the community.

Spring 2016 UMHC Faculty Grants were awarded to:

  • Constant Albertson, associate professor of art, to support the new media component of her ceramic art project, “Coordinates of Collateral Damage.”
  • Kirsten Jacobson, associate professor of philosophy, to support “Philosophy Across the Ages,” a discussion-based program that integrates exchange among UMaine undergraduates, Orono High School students and Dirigo Pines residents.
  • Anne Knowles, professor of history, with instructor Benjamin Meader, for “Introduction to Cartography and Geographic Information,” a cross-discipline weekend seminar series for UMaine faculty and graduate students.
  • Margo Lukens, professor of English, to support Penobscot tribal members with “Transformer Tales: Stories of the Dawnland,” a performance program in partnership with the Penobscot Theatre Co.
  • Annette Nelligan, program coordinator and lecturer in counselor education, with Laura Cowan, associate professor of English, to support community engagement projects during a May-term travel study course on Swan’s Island.
  • Greg Ondo, assistant professor of art for his “Veazie Riverside Community” engagement project.
  • Michael Socolow, associate professor of communication and journalism for book publication subvention of “Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics,” printed by University of Illinois Press.

The next deadline for UMHC Faculty Grants will be in fall 2016. More information, including guidelines and the application, are online.