Lucien "Skip" Capone
Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy Brian Butler helped secure $118,000 in National Endowment for the Humanities funding to conduct two one-week summer workshops for community college professors. The seminar, "Black Mountain College: An Artistic and Educational Legacy," will examine the college's artistic and intellectual influence on modernism in America.
University Counsel Lucien "Skip" Capone received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys during its conference in Washington, D.C.
Christopher Hennon, assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences, was recently awarded a $120,000 research grant from NASA to continue his research on techniques for measuring the wind speeds of tropical cyclones from space. The grant includes funds for two undergraduate student researchers.
Associate Professor of Biology Ted Meigs was awarded $50,000 from the University Cancer Research Fund, which is managed by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The funds allow Meigs and his student research team to continue their studies on the molecular mechanisms of cancer progression. Among that group is senior Kelly Kreitzburg, who received a summer research fellowship from the Burroughs Wellcome Scholars Program to aid in the collaboration between UNC Asheville and cell biological researchers in Barcelona, Spain.
Sophomore Corey McClintock has been named a North Carolina Space Grant Undergraduate Scholar. Junior Kayla Redmond received a $5,000 North Carolina Space Grant Scholarship to pursue undergraduate research on millisecond radio bursts.
Literature Professor Merritt Moseley was awarded the Robert B. Heilman Prize for excellence in book reviewing by the Sewanee Review, America's oldest literary quarterly.
Chair and Professor of History Dan Pierce was awarded $150,000 in National Endowment for the Humanities funding to create "Power and Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia," a three-week summer institute for school teachers to focus on the history and cultures of Southern Appalachia.
Philosophy Professor Gordon Wilson received a $220,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to complete and publish the classic work Quaestiones ordinariae by the noted 13th century philosopher Henry of Ghent.
Micheal Stratton, assistant professor of Management, was presented the New Educator Award from the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for demonstrating promise for new ways of teaching about and practicing management education.
"Sound-Lines," an article by Associate Professor of Multimedia Arts and Sciences Lorraine Walsh, was published in Leonardo Journal, a respected print journal published by MIT Press.
Biology professors Jennifer Rhode Ward, David Clarke and Jonathan Horton received a $196,000 National Science Foundation award to improve the teaching of botany at UNC Asheville.