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Spring 2012 International Opportunity Grant Recipients

Please click on the name of a recipient for a more complete description of the project.

 
Recipient School/Department Purpose of Travel Countries
Susan Babka Arts & Sciences: Theology and Religious Studies Conference Italy
Thomas Barton Arts & Sciences: History Research Spain
Charles Bass Alumni Relations Conference Hong Kong
Can Bilsel Arts & Sciences: Art, Architecture and Art History Conference Belgium
Bridget Breitenberg School of Business Administration: Executive Leadership Coordinate Student Program Turkey
Cynthia Burrows Information Technology Services Research Israel
Tara Ceranic School of Business Administration: Ethics and Law Guest Lecturer France
Bahar Davary Arts & Sciences: Theology and Religious Studies Conference Italy
Mary Doak Arts & Sciences: Theology and Religious Studies Conference Italy
Todd Edwards School of Leadership and Education Studies Conference Spain
Hugh Ellis Arts & Sciences: Biology Research Norway
Ralph Folsom School of Law Research Vietnam
Nadav Goldschmied Arts & Sciences: Psychology Conference Israel
Rick Gonzalez Arts & Sciences: Biology Conference Italy
Aaron Gross Arts & Sciences: Theology & Religious Studies Conference Netherlands
David Harnish Arts & Sciences: Music Conference Philippines & Indonesia
Noriyuki Inoue School of Leadership and Education Science Conference Japan
Kathy James School of Nursing Conference France
Eric Jiang Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Computer Science Conference

France

Kathleen Kramer School of Business Administration: Engineering Conference Austria & Australia
Xin Liu School of Business Administration: Accounting Research China
Curtis Loer Arts & Sciences: Biology Research Germany
Susan Lord School of Business Administration: Engineering Research China
Topher McDougal School of Peace Studies Conference Netherlands
Geoffrey Morse Arts & Sciences: Biology Research Panama
Perla Myers Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Computer Science Research China
Clara Oberle Arts & Sciences: History Conference/Research Switzerland & Germany
Alma Ortega Copley Library Research Mexico
Marjorie Patrick Arts & Sciences: Biology Conference Italy
Rodney Peffer Arts & Sciences: Philosophy Research Bangkok, Vietnam & China
Leonora Simonovis Arts & Sciences: Languages & Literatures Conference Suriname
Monica Stufft Arts & Sciences: Theatre Arts & Performance Studies Conference United Kingdom
Mike Williams Arts & Sciences: Political Science Coordinate Student Program South Africa
Randy Willoughby Arts & Sciences: Political Science Conference Austria

 

Susan Babka, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: Theology & Religious Studies
sbabka@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Babka is scheduled to give a paper entitled “Emptiness and Otherness: Negative Theology and the Language of Compassion” at the conference, Where We Dwell In Common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century, organized by the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network.

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Thomas Barton, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: History
barton@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Thomas Barton is completing research for his work entitled Contested Treasure- the Jews of Tortosa through the fourteenth century. The research explores the mechanics by which Catholic Iberian society coexisted with and benefited from non-Christians during the medieval period, an extremely fruitful period in the development of Catholic identity and the Catholic intellectual tradition. It focuses on the town of Tortosa, ruled by noble and ecclesiastical lords until finally falling under royal authority at the turn of the fourteenth century.

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Charles Bass, PhD

Alumni Relations
charlesb@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Charles Bass is researching International Advancement Programs through participation in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference.

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Can Bilsel, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Arts, Architecture and Art History
cbilsel@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Can Bilsel is attending the International Meeting of the European Architectural Historians Network (EAHN) in Brussels where he will be cochairing a plenary session.

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Bridget Breitenberg

School of Business Administration: Executive Leadership
bbreitenberg@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Bridget Breitenberg will be researching Leadership in a Global Context: The ‘Istanbul Experience’ in order to manage and coordinate an international immersion experience for students of the MSEL program in Istanbul during their study of the MSEL 530 Leadership in a Global Context course.

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Cynthia Burrows

Information Technology Services
cburrows@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Cynthia Burrows will be conducting research as well as contributing to the Kinneret Boat project (the study of the 1st-century Sea of Galilee boat). her goal is to enhance the the project through the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and modeling.

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Tara Ceranic, PhD

School of Business Administration: Ethics and Law
tara@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Tara Ceranic will be participating in and teaching during ICN’s international, multi-disciplinary week. This is an annual program in which faculty from around the world teach courses in their areas to the students at the ICN Business School.

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Bahar Davary, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: Theology and Religious Studies
davary@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Bahar Davary will be presenting her original work entitled “Meaning of Human-Stewardship of the Environment: A Muslim-Christian Inter/Intra-Religious Dialogue” at the “Assisi 2012: Where Do We Dwell in Common" conference.

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Mary Doak, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: Theology and Religious Studies
mdoak@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Mary Doak will be presenting a paper, “Practical Ecumenism and Human Survival in the 21st Century,” at an interfaith and international conference on the church and dialogue in the 21st century (“Where We Dwell in common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century.”

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Todd Edwards, PhD

School of Leadership and Education Studies
tedwards@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Todd Edwards will be presenting a symposium on "The Treatment of Medically Unexplained Symptoms in Primary Care: Multidisciplinary Perspectives" with colleagues from Slovenia, England, and the United States at the World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Mental health and family medicine working together, in Granada Spain.

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Hugh Ellis, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: Biology
ellis@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Hugh Ellis will be collaborating with a well known lab in Norway to study the hormonal effects on metabolic rates in Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), a gull-like bird breeding in the Arctic Ocean.

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Ralph Folsom, J.D., LL.M

School of Law
rfolsom@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Ralph Folsom will be conducting research, writing, lecturing and providing assistance to the Vietnamese government on international trade and investment treaty negotiations and law.

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Nadav Goldschmied, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Psychology
ngoldschmied@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Nadav Goldschmied will be delivering a research talk titled “why do people support underdog entities?”

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Rick Gonzalez, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Biology
gonzalez@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Rick Gonzalez will be presenting at a conference honoring the long and distinguished research career of Dr. Chris Wood, Canadian Research Chair and Professor of Biology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Aaron Gross, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Theology and Religious Studies
aarongross@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Aaron Gross will be presenting his paper “Religion Scholarship and Faith-based Advocacy in Abrahamic Traditions” at the “Minding Animals Conference 2: Building Bridges Between Science, the Humanities and Ethics."

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David Harnish, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: Music
dharnish@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. David Harnish will be participating and collaborating in an International Conference as well as organizing an International Studies Abroad course in Bali, Indonesia, for Intersession 2013.

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Noriykui Inoue, PhD

School of Leadership and Education Science
inoue@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Noriykui Inoue will be presenting and participating in the annual Action Research Symposium in Tokyo.

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Kathy James, DNSc

School of Nursing
kjames@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Kathy James will be participating in the “ 1st International Conference on Nutrition and Growth.” This event will bring together pediatricians, nutritionists, neonatologists, experts in child development and other specialists to discuss the challenges of the interplay between Nutrition and Growth in the pediatric population.

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Eric Jiang, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: Mathematics & Computer Science
jiang@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Eric Jiang will be participating in the 2012 International Conference on Computer, Communication and Information Sciences and Engineering in Paris, France. The conference provides an important international forum for the presentation of technological advances and research findings in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied computer science and information technology.

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Kathleen Kramer, PhD

School of Business Administration: Engineering
kramer@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Kathleen Kramer will be presenting her paper entitled “Research in Unattended Sensor Networks" at the 2012 IEEE International Measurement Technology Conference.

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Xin Liu, PhD

School of Business Administration: Accounting
xliu@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Xin Liu will be collecting data for a project entitled "Enterprise Risk Management: A Cross-cultural Comparison Between China and the United States."

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Curtis Loer, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Biology
cloer@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Curtis Loer will be conducting research on the nematode nervous system evolution with Dr. Schierenberg – the leading expert on nematode embryology evolution.

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Susan Lord, PhD

School of Business Administration: Engineering
slord@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Susan Lord will be conducting research for her project entitled "Comparison of Electrical Engineering Education in the USA and China."

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Topher McDougal

School of Peace Studies
tlm@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Topher McDougal will be presenting his research entitled “The Ghost of War in Post-Conflict Economic Policy: The Case of Biofuels Concessions in Mozambique,” at the 12th Annual Jan Tinbergen Conference of the Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS).

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Geoffrey Morse, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Biology
gmorse@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Geoffrey Morse will be conducting research for his project entitled “Diversity of armored scale insects in Neotropical rainforest canopies."

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Perla Myers, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Computer Science
pmyers@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Perla Myers will be conducting research on Mathematics Education, Attitudes, and Abilities in Rural China.

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Clara Oberle, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: History
oberle@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Clara Oberle will be presenting her paper entitled "Antifascist Myth Generation" at the Antifascism as a Practice and as a Discourse: Western
Europe- Eastern Europe Conference & Workshop, hosted by the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Alma Ortega

Copley Library
alma@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Alma Ortega will be conducting research on the a paper entitled "Expansion of Library Services and Advanced Research Centers in Baja California Norte."

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Marjorie Patrick, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Biology
mpatrick@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Marjorie Patrick will be presenting at a conference honouring the research career of Dr. Chris Wood, Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Rodney Peffer, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences: Philosophy
peffer@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Rodney Peffer will be conducting research on the related topics of global justice, endemic hunger, extreme poverty, & environmental degradation necessary to complete his work Global Justice, Human Rights, & the Natural Environment.”

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Leonora Simonovis, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Languages and Literatures
simonovis@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Leonora Simonovis will be presenting her paper “Re-Thinking Slavery, Recovering the Past in Mayra Santos-Febres’s Fe en Disfraz” at the ACWWS (Association of Caribbean Women Writer and Scholars) Conference.

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Monica Stufft, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Theatre Arts & Performance Studies
mostufft@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Monica Stufft will be participating in the Performative Classroom, a shift offered as part of the Performance Studies international conference.

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Mike Williams, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Political Science
jmwilliams@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Mike Williams will be living in the Makuleke village within the province of Limpopo, South Africa in order to assist the non-profit organization called Sharing to Learn.

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Randy Willoughby, PhD

Arts & Sciences: Political Science
rwillough@sandiego.edu

Description of Project/Purpose of Travel

Dr. Randy Willoughby will be presenting his work entitled "Nuclear Power Futures After Fukushima" at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference.

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