Salman Hameed, associate professor of integrated science and humanities, was awarded additional funding of $165,398 from the Templeton Religion Trust for a grant the trust initially awarded in 2015. Through the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS), he is developing a framework to analyze Islam and science videos that are available online, particularly studying the individuals who are engaged in the online Islam and science discourse as producers of videos and participants who comment on the videos. The grant project is entitled Analyzing the Discourse and Participants in Islam and Science Videos Online.
Becky Miller, professor of music, received a Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies from the Irish-American Cultural Institute (IACI) and the Irish Studies Program at the National University of Ireland-Galway (NUIG). She is going to expand on her previous research of Irish popular music from the mid-1950s to late-1970s by conducting archival research, music score analysis, and ethnographic interviews. The central focus will be on Irish dance bands and sit-down jazz orchestras, with a particular emphasis on the women singers who were able to break through the gender barrier.
A Div III student in the Film, Video, and Photography Program received an Undergraduate Film Scholarship from the Princess Grace Foundation for his film project. The program also received $500 for general operating expenses as part of the grant. Read more about the student’s Div III project here.
Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) was awarded grants for general operating support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation ($300,000), the Ford Foundation ($200,000), the Huber Foundation ($50,000), and the George Gund Foundation ($50,000).
Hampshire received grants from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation ($100,000) and the Tern Foundation ($20,000) to help establish the Jonathan Lash Endowed Chair in Environmental Education and Sustainability, a faculty position that will honor President Lash's legacy of service to the environmental movement and his dedication to Hampshire after he retires.
Hampshire's Art Gallery received a $1,000 grant from the Amherst Cultural Council for the public exhibition The Plasmodium Symposium, which will run from January 29, 2018-March 10, 2018. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.