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Faculty and Staff Awarded More Than $1.8 Million in Grants

Posted 11/13/2013
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Category: Campus Announcements

University of Hartford faculty and staff were awarded $1,800,764 in grants and contracts in fiscal year 2013. Additionally, awards for the Hartford Scholars program totaled $22,000.

The recipients of those awards, and the funding organizations, were honored recently at the annual External Funding Recognition Reception held at the President’s home (Russell House). The reception was sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Support for the event was also provided by Morton Handel, a University regent, and Irma Handel.

Following is a list of the recipients, the grants they received, and the funding organizations.

College of Arts and Sciences

Marcia Hughes
• Evaluating and Overcoming Low-Income Shoppers’ Barriers to Participation at Urban Markets Hartford Food System, Inc. – $43,609

• Hartford STRIVE HIRE
Career Resources, Inc. – $20,000

United Way of Connecticut 211 Evaluation
United Way of Connecticut – $5,700

Jean McGivney-Burelle, Larissa Schroeder, and John Tapper

PROMISE: Promoting Mastery in STEM Education
Connecticut Office of Higher Education – $136,844

Mako Haruta, Jean McGivney-Burelle, Larissa Schroeder and John Williams
Flipping Calculus
National Science Foundation – $172,136


Jim Keener
Soccer Excellence & LoMaglio Funds
Newman’s Own Foundation – $10,000

Evan Levy
University Athletics
TD Bank – $10,000

Barney School of Business

Marilyn Risi
• Upper Albany Main Street
Bank of America Charitable Foundation – $7,500

• Upper Albany Main Street
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving – $288,995

• Upper Albany Main Street
Micro Business Incubator Program – Year 39
City of Hartford – $100,000

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Kevin Ball
Wearable Personal Activity Monitors to Track Mobility and Falls
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center – $3,000

Paige Bray and Erin Kenney
Parent Leadership Inquiry Research
Kettering Foundation – $25,000

Paige Bray and Joan Pedro
Parent Leadership Inquiry: Documentation and Sustainability
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund – $41,320

Mary Christensen
• Educational Main Street
Barnes Foundation – $15,000

• Educational Main Street
Elizabeth Carse Foundation – $2,500

• Educational Main Street
Fisher Foundation – $8,000

• Educational Main Street
The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation – $4,500

Mary Gannotti
• Dosing Rehabilitation Services for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – $4,390

• Dosing Rehabilitation Services for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Section on Pediatrics, APTA – $13,932

Mary Gannotti and Diana LaRocco

Consumer Input on Clinical Research Concerning Orthopedic Surgery for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Shriners Hospitals for Children – $5,000

Donna Caplin and Susan Eichar
The Public’s Perception of Public Health
Connecticut Health Foundation – $10,000

Beth Parker
• ASK Project
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education – $5,000

• Effect of High Dose Atorvastatin on Neuronal Activity and Cognitive Function – Year 3
National Institute of Health – $61,090

College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

Mary Arico
• Mesh Introduction Device
Covidien – $5,000

• Design of a Sustainable Prosthetic Foot
Limbs International – $5,000

Suhash Ghosh and Chittaranjan Sahay
Task 15: Modeling of Machining Mechanics
United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney Division – $6,000

David Pines
Engineers without Borders
Pratt & Whitney – $10,000

Hartford Art School

Nancy Stuart
• Jonathan Brand Residency and Exhibit
Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation – $5,000

• HARTT Concerts at HAS Exhibits
Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving – $10,000

The Hartt School

Steve Metcalf
Visiting Artists at Hartt
Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation – $5,000

Hilary Respass
• Dance Program for City Youth
Greater Hartford Arts Council – $2,000

• University High School of Science and Engineering
Community Division
Hartford Board of Education – $5,899

• Fund for Access, Blue Hills Suzuki and TIPS Programs
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving – $175,000

• Afterschool Music & Dance
Community Division
Hartford Public Schools – $5,381

• Fund for Access Scholarships
People’s United Bank – $1,500

Hillyer College

David Goldenberg
• Bridge to the Future
Bank of America – $5,000

• Bridge to the Future
Travelers Foundation – $30,000

Human Resources Development

Jamie Harlow and Lindsay McKeegan
Campus Wellness Program
CIGNA Foundation – $25,000

Institutional Advancement

Kristine Zywocinski
2013 and 2014 Presidential Receptions
TD Bank – $12,500

Office of the President

Jane Horvath
Title IX Anniversary Events
Newman’s Own Foundation – $30,000

Office of the Provost

Mark Blackwell, James Shattuck and Frederick Sweitzer
Flipping the Classroom Initiative
Davis Education Foundation – $222,958

Student Affairs

John Ramsey
WWUH Radio Program
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving – $10,000

University Libraries

Randi Ashton-Pritting
Scanning Solution Project
William and Alice Mortensen Foundation – $11,240

University Relations

Sandra Cahill
Women’s Business Roundtable
Farmington Bank Community Foundation – $5,000

Entrepreneurial Center/Women’s Business Center
U.S. Small Business Administration – $125,520

Small Business Technical Assistance and Training Initiative
Prudential Foundation – $75,000

Christine Grant
Martin Luther King Observance Event
CIGNA Foundation – $10,000

Eleta Jones
Career Development Seminar
GP Strategies Corporation – $1,750

Eleta Jones and Eileen Peltier
TD Bank Business Leadership Series
TD Bank – $7,500

Total – $1,800,764
(Excludes Hartford Scholars Program)

Hartford Scholars Program

Fuss & O’Neill – $1,000
Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Association – $1,000
Kaman Corporation – $5,000
JCJ Architecture – $1,500
People’s United Bank – $2,500
People’s United Community Foundation – $2,500
Reid & Reige, P.C. – $1,000
Robinson & Cole LLP – $1,000
Shipman & Goodwin LLP – $3,000
The Simon Konover Company – $3,000
Waterford Group Charitable Foundation – $500

Hartford Scholars Program Total – $22,000