Prof. Lisa Zeidner (professor, CFAS-English) has earned a prestigious MacDowell Colony Fellowship for the summer, which allows the Rutgers–Camden scholar to participate in the same artistic culture that has nurtured such authors as Alice Walker, Thornton Wilder, and Michael Chabon. The fellowship program annually presents awards to artists in seven disciplines (architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theatre, visual art, and literature).

Dr. Daniel Bubb (professor, CFAS-physics) is the principal investigator on a three-year, $366,735 National Science Foundation grant in support of the research project “Mechanisms of Nanoparticle Generation by Laser Ablation of Thin Films in Liquids.”

Dr. George Kumi (assistant professor, CFAS-chemistry) is the principal investigator on a one-year, $2,500 award from the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science in support of the project “REU Site: Undergraduate Research Experiences in Estuarine Processes.”  The prime funding sponsor is the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Cyril Reade (associate professor, CFAS-art and director, Center for the Arts) is the principal investigator on a $10,000 Connelly Foundation grant in support of the Center for the Arts’ Camden City Catholic School Partnership

Dr. Guy Kortsarz (associate professor, CFAS-computer science) is the recipient of a $8,400 grant supplement from the National Science Foundation in support of the project “AF: Small: RUI: Network Design and Facility Location Problems.”

Dr. Desmond Lun (associate professor, CFAS-computer science) is the principal investigator on a $136,098 contract from the Samsung Global Outreach Program sponsored by Samsung Electronics Company.  The funding supports the research project “High Accuracy Integration of Transcriptomics and Metabolic Modeling with Application to the Metabolic Engineering of Escherichia Coli.”

Prof. Margery Amdur (associate professor, CFAS-art) is displaying her works at the Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton College through Sept. 8.  She will deliver a talk at the museum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

Dr. Margaret Marsh (University Professor of History) delivered the keynote address for the Infertility in History, Science and Culture Conference 2013 at the University of Edinburgh on July 4.  Her talk was titled “Infertility and Beyond: Writing the History of Reproductive Medicine in the 21st Century.”

Dr. Mary Rizzo has been named to the position of public historian in residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, where she also will serve as co-editor of The Public Historian, the flagship journal in that academic field.  She most recently served as associate director and acting executive director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Dr. Jane Siegel (associate professor, CFAS-criminal justice) delivered a keynote address, “Children of the Incarceration Boom,” at the Invisible Victims Conference in Ayr, Scotland on May 31. She also gave a paper titled “Mothers on the Inside, Children on the Outside” at the Women in Prison:  Risk Factors and Consequences Conference in Amsterdam on June 17.  She is a visiting fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement in Amsterdam this year.