Grants

Bill AnthesBill Anthes (Art)
Professor Anthes received an Art and the Environment Program Development Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Pitzer College’s Art Field Group. $600,000. 2012-16.

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology, W.M. Keck Science Department)
Professor Armstrong received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant supplement for “RUI: Investigations into the role of the CHD1 ATPase in chromosome structure in Drosophila” to determine the precise localization of the CHD1 protein along genes. $38,142. 2013.

Nigel BoyleNigel Boyle (Political Studies; Institute for Global/Local Action & Study)
Professor Boyle was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad grant to take Lillian Barrett-O’Keefe ’15, Elizabeth Bartolini ’12, Morgan Beazley ’15, Keiko Budech ’14, Tara Rothe ’13 and nine local school teachers on a five-week study-tour of Nepal.  This is a collaborative grant with Michael Donahue, director of intercultural education and Pitzer programs and Michelle Dymerski, director of the Claremont International Studies Education Project. $66,000. June-July 2013.

Roberta EspinozaRoberta Espinoza (Sociology)
Professor Espinoza was awarded a Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship to support her project, “The Emerging Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Creating a Path to College for Low-income and Minority Students.” $12,000. 2013-14.

Ethel JorgeEthel Jorge (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
On behalf of Pitzer College, Professor Jorge was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to enhance the College’s Latin American Studies program by developing Portuguese language courses and interdisciplinary courses focused on Brazil. This is a collaborative effort involving Pitzer Professors Nigel Boyle, Leda Martins and Adrian Pantoja. $250,000. July 2013-June 2016.

Timothy Justus (Psychology)
Professor Justus received a GRAMMY Foundation grant to support his project, “Music Perception in Aphasia: A VLSM Approach,” which will examine whether brain damage that impairs language comprehension also impairs music perception. $19,900. 2013-15.

Aaron Leconte (Chemistry, W.M. Keck Science Department)
Professor Leconte received a Research Rewards grant from TriLink Biotechnologies to fund the purchase of synthetic, modified DNA for a project titled “Discovery and Characterization of New Mutant DNA Polymerase – Modified Substrate Interactions,” which seeks to identify proteins that can recognize modified forms of DNA. 2013-14.

Lance NeckarLance Neckar (Environmental Analysis; Director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability)
On behalf of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, Professor Neckar won an NSF planning grant to strengthen research and academic opportunities at The Claremont Colleges’ Robert J. Bernard Field Station (BFS). This is a collaborative grant with Dr. Wallace Meyer, BFS director and the BFS Advisory Committee. $25,000. July 2013-June 2014.

Lars SchmitzLars Schmitz (Biology, W.M. Keck Science Department)
Professor Schmitz’s project, “Integrating Approaches to Macroevolution: Combining Fossils and Phylogenies,” was awarded a 2012 NESCent Catalysis Meeting grant to attend an international meeting of leading palaeontologists and comparative biologists to advance the study of macroevolution. With Samantha Price and Graham Slater. Funding covered cost of travel and accommodations. November 2012-October 2013.