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Research Accolades February 2014

The College of Liberal Arts takes pride in the cutting-edge research conducted by our faculty and students. We would like to take this time to acknowledge the faculty members and students who have received grants or awards for research.

  • Jeff Featherstone (Director, CSC) has launched a cross disciplinary research project with the help of a multi-year, $1M dollar grant from the EPA. The project, entitled An Integrated Strategy to Improve Green Infrastructure Approaches in Philadelphia, will “focus on the environmental, economic and social impacts of implementing green infrastructure to deal with stormwater-runoff issues in urban environments.” [Temple news articleCenter for Sustainable Communities (CSC) was among only four local colleges/universities to be awarded this type of grant. Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article.
  • This Stormwater project is just one of many research projects that CSC currently has had over the years, with grants and contracts relating to watershed research, local work to produce and study various aspects of gardens and their effects in the community, transportation research, food access, park improvement, sustainability audits, development/land use, and much more.
  • Anthropology graduate student Mehret Mandefro has produced a film entitled, Difret, which was selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.  Fewer than one percent of film submissions were chosen for the festival.  [Sundance press release]
  • Laura Bruce, mentored by Rick Heimberg (both Psychology), has been awarded a 2014 Clinician Trainee Awards from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The award is intended for Laura to participate in the 2014 Anxiety Disorders and Depression Conference in March.
  • Advised by Lauren Alloy, Jessica Hamilton and Liza Rubenstein (all Psychology) have both been selected to receive Society for Research in Adolescence Emerging Scholar Travel Awards.
  • Jon Stange, mentored by Lauren Alloy (both Psychology), has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s Student Research Award in Clinical Psychology. Recipients of these awards are selected on the basis of their whole body of research as well as their CVs.
  • Rick Heimberg’s student, Amanda Morrison (both Psychology), has just accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University with Professor of Psychology James Gross.