LMU Professor Receives Harwell Award The Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Georgia has awarded its 22nd annual Richard B. Harwell Book Award to Dr. Earl J. Hess, Associate Professor of History, for his book, “In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat.” The Atlanta Round Table has presented the Harwell Award annually since 1988 for the best book on a Civil War topic published in the preceding year. The Harwell Award honors the late Richard B. Harwell, a nationally recognized librarian, bibliographer, historian and first president of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table. The Award consists of a cash prize of $2,500 plus an engraved plaque recognizing the event. Professor Hess is the 22nd Harwell Award winner. Dr. Hess will speak at the November 2010 meeting of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table. At that time he will be presented the Harwell Award. TVC National Technology Summit Dr. Alan Biel, Dean for Research and STEM Initiatives, attended the Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) National Technology Summit, held in Washington D.C. on May 25th—May 27th. The 2010 TVC National Technology Summit in Washington, D.C. was the 23rd in a series of regular economic development Summits the Corridor has organized to help strategically link the technology-rich Tennessee Valley Corridor – from North Alabama through East Tennessee into Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and Southern and Eastern Kentucky. For more information about the Tennessee Valley Corridor, please click here. Recent Grant Submissions Congratulations to those who recently put in the extra time and hard work it takes to submit a grant application: Elissa Graff, Assistant Professor of Art – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fast-Track Grant for project entitled “Winter in Appalachia- Traditional Arts & Crafts to Warm Hearth and Home” Michelle Ganz, University Archivist and Cataloger – National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Program. Recent Grant Awards The following are new grant awards that have been processed through the ORGSP. If your grant award is not listed, please let us know. Dr. Mary Anne Modrcin, Dean and Professor of Caylor School of Nursing — Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship $34,440. Dr. Howard Teitelbaum, Professor of Preventative Medicine and Chair of Preventative and Community Medicine, LMU-DCOM — Pfizer’s Medical & Academic Partnerships (MAP) Health Literacy Visiting Professorship Award $7500. Foundation Corner Contributed by Martha Scheidler, Director of Foundations Last week I attended the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) conference for Corporate Foundation Relation Officers. Here are a few thoughts that I brought back: There is a growing emphasis on innovative research that is cross-discipline and impacts curriculum especially at the undergraduate level. LMU is fortunate to have great people in ORGSP who work with all grant writers and faculty to track, coordinate, communicate, educate and advance grant writing. Many universities struggle with this coordination between grants and sponsored programs. Foundations still value relationships, no matter how big they are. However, some are more transactional and place more emphasis on process and return on investment (ROI). Corporate relations are evolving into a comprehensive approach and holds great promise as a strategic cross-campus relationship between the university and businesses. There is a huge emphasis now on college accessibility and retention through “systemic” change, removing barriers at all levels of the university experience to help students successfully navigate through higher education institutions. Congratulations to Dr. Jack McCann and the School of Business, and Dr. Cindy Skaruppa and the Office of Student Services for their work with the Smithfield-Luter Foundation. The Foundation’s Learners to Leaders Program now has its first in-coming LMU Freshman, complete with new lap-top and scholarship. Thank you to the following people for their help with proposals: Mr. Joshua Dodson: Google Grants Dr. Toby Rogers: Lucille S. Thompson Foundation and The Sunrise Foundation Dr. Jack McCann: Blackstone Charitable Foundation Dr. Cindy Skaruppa: The Comcast Foundation, Lumina Foundation, Wal-Mart Foundation, and the Coca-Cola Foundation You can reach Martha at (423) 869 6398, or [email protected] Recent Scholarly Activity Dr. Ann Callahan, Assistant Professor of Social Work, will present a poster for the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology & Health in Durham, NC; Callahan, A. M. (2010, June). A Qualitative Exploration of Spiritual Care at the End-of-Life (Final Results). Dean Jonathan Marcantel, Assistant Dean of Assessment and Assistant Professor of the Duncan School of Law, has had an article accepted for publication in the Kansas Law Review, “Because Judges are not Angels Either: Limiting Judicial Discretion by Introducing Objectivity into Piercing Doctrine.” Appalachian College Association Call for Proposals ACA Summit XIII 2010—Celebrating Success Across Appalachia: Strategies for Engaged Learning October 22-23, 2010, in Abingdon, Virginia For more information, please click here. Proposals should be one to two pages, single spaced, submitted electronically to the new ACA website by Monday, June 28 for consideration. Dr. Jack McCann, Dean and Professor for the School of Business, authored: "China’s Textile and Apparel Industry and Dr. Jonathan Leo, Professor of Neurothe Global Market: Five anatomy and Associate Dean of Students Competitive Forces," for DeBusk College of Osteopathic accepted for publication Medicine, has had an article published; in a future issue of the International Journal of Lacasse J.R., Leo J. (2010) Ghostwriting at Sustainable Strategic Elite Academic Medical Centers Management (IJSSM) in the United States. PLoS Med 7 (Inderscience). Dr. McCann also presented the article at the (2): e1000230. doi:10.1371/ Spring 2010 Society for the Advancement of Management journal.pmed.1000230 International Conference at Arlington, VA. Dr. Sandra McGuire, Assistant Dean and Professor of Nursing, was reappointed to AARP's National Policy Council (NPC). The NPC is a 28 member, all volunteer, policy analysis and advisory body to AARP's Board of Directors. Dr. McGuire serves on the NPC's Health and Long-Term Care Committee. Her responsibilities include; participating in national issue forums, reviewing research, examining policy trends and analyses, and making policy recommendations to AARP's Board of Directors. Dr. Debra Salata, Assistant Professor of History, presented a paper at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI entitled, “Commercial Relations between Montpellier and Catalonia in the Fourteenth Century: Evidence from the Notarial Acta,” on Friday, May 14, 2010. From June 1-9, 2010, Dr. Debra Salata and Dr. Joanna Neilson, Assistant Professor of History, will be grading AP World History exams at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Funding Opportunities Details and deadlines for each opportunity can be found by clicking on the corresponding links. This list , as well as a variety of public, private, and institutional funding source databases, can also be found on the ORGSP website under funding sources. Fine Arts Humanities Sciences Social Sciences http://www.lmunet.edu/curstudents/ORGSP/funding-sources.shtml Federal Registrar Educational International Health Related Unrestricted / Other Minorities / Women Dr. Alan Biel, Dean for Research and STEM Initiatives [email protected] or call (423) 869-6815 Pauline Lipscomb, Executive Director of the ORGSP The ORGSP staff would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the newsletter! [email protected] or call (423) 869-6214 Carolyn Gulley, Post-Award Grants Manager [email protected] or call (423) 869-6291 As a reminder, all applications for external funding must first begin by contacting the ORGSP. Stephanie Maiden, Administrative Assistant [email protected] or call (423) 869-6834 The ORGSP is located in Duke, 304 http://www.lmunet.curstudents/ORGSP If your grant award, application, presentation, or publication has not been mentioned in this edition, please forward your information to us using the contact information listed on the left.