May 4, 2004
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PNC Faculty Members Earn Summer Grants
WESTVILLE Purdue University North Central faculty
members have earned grants to pursue their research projects
Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grants were
Jeffrey Shires, of Chesterton, assistant professor
of communication, who will attend the ASCA Identities and
Alterities Conference in the Netherlands.
Robin Scribailo, of Porter, professor of biology, to
attend the Fourth International Symposium on Extant and Fossil
Charophtes in Australia.
Patricia Buckler, of Valparaiso, associate professor
of English, who will be attending the Murder and Mayhem in
the Mare Nostrum: An International Conference in Italy.
Silvia Dapia, Michigan City, professor of foreign languages
and literature, for attendance of the Instituto Internacional
de Literature Iberoamericana (IILI) in France.
Silvia Lorente-Murphy, of Valparaiso, professor of
Spanish, to attend the Instituto Internacional de Literature
Iberoamericana (IILI) in France.
Faculty members who received Purdue Research Foundation Summer
Faculty grants were:
Sheon-Young Kang, Michigan City, assistant professor
of mathematics, for work on his research project, Nystrom
Clenshaw-Curtis Quadrature for the Wiener-Hopf Integral Equation
Alain Togbe, LaPorte, assistant professor of mathematics,
to continue his research project, A Parametric Family
of Quartic Thue Equations Related With a Lecacheux-Washington
The faculty members awarded PNC Summer Faculty Grants were:
Shirley Comer, of Griffith, assistant professor of
nursing, for her research project, Addressing the Nursing
Shortage: Reclaiming Qualified Registered Nurses.
Victoria Barclay, of New Buffalo, Mich., assistant
professor of social work, for the research project, An
Evaluation of Active Learning in the Introduction to Social
Jane Rose, of LaPorte, associate professor of English,
for the research project, The American Domestic Novel
Redefined: The Ideological Influences of Ideal Womanhood,
Domesticity, and Feminism, 1830-1860.