Institute for Research & Scholarship

Congratulations to Butler's External Grant and Fellowship Recipients

2013-2014

Christopher Bungard, Classical Studies
"Why is it Funny"
Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities

Timothy Carter, Center for Urban Ecology
"Indianapolis as a Living Laboratory: Science Learning for Resilient Cities"
Funder: National Science Foundation

Amanda Doenges, Operations
"Atherton Rain Garden"
Funder: Upper White River Watershed Alliance (UWRWA)

Jennifer Kowalski, Biological Sciences
"Characterization of the neuronal functions of SUMO enzymes regulating neuromuscular signaling in C. elegans"
Funder: Indiana Academy of Science

Carrie Maffeo and Kelly Daneri, Healthy Horizons
"Workplace Health Screening, Phase II"
Funder: Indiana State Department of Health, Cancel Control Section

Jessica McCormick and Joe Kirsch, Engineering Dual Degree Program (EDDP)
"EDDP Peer-Tutoring and Student Development Program"
Funder: Indianapolis University-Purdue University Indianapolis (National Science Foundation)

Philip Mummert, Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences
"Parameter Space of Complex Henon Maps"
Funder: Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Alison O'Malley, Psychology
"A Competency Tracking System for Statistical Literacy and Scientific Inquiry"
Funder: Psi Chi

Brandie Oliver, Counseling and Education Psychology
"PCAA Youth Outreach Bullying Prevention Program Development"
Funder: Prevent Child Abuse America

Jason Range, Pharmacy Practice
"Health Literacy for Allied Health Professionals Continuation Grant"
Funder: Barry-Bashur Foundation

Tracy Sprunger and Samuel Gurevitz, Pharmacy Practice
"Butler University GenerationRx"
Funder: Cardinal Health Foundation

Andrew Stoehr, Biological Sciences
"Patterns of and Causes of Wing-Color Variation in the Cabbage White Butterfly"
Funder: Indiana Academy of Sciences

Bill Terando and Pamela Rouse, Accounting
"Accounting Careers Awareness Program Summer Conference"
Funder: PwC INQuires

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School (BCAS)
"Arts Education Outreach"
Funder: The Indianapolis Foundation/CICF

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School (BCAS)
"Butler Community Arts School Summer Program"
Funder: The Indianapolis Foundation/CICF

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School (BCAS)
 
"BCAS Summer Jazz Outreach Classes"
Funder: Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School (BCAS)
"Butler Community Arts School-String Scholars Project"
Funder: Indiana Arts Commission

 

2012-2013

Donald Braid and Brittany Foerg, Center for Citizenship and Community
"Alphabet Garden Project"
Funder: Indiana Campus Compact

Donald Braid and Janelle Jordan, Center for Citizenship and Community
"Experiencing Cultures"
Funder: Indiana Campus Compact

Tim Carter, Center for Urban Ecology
"Water, Wisdom and Wealth - Creating a Community Commitment in Indianapolis"
Funder: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the City of Indianapolis
Read more about "Water, Wisdom and Wealth"

Judy Cebula, Center for Faith and Vocation
"Sacred Texts, Religion and the Arts"
Funder: Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Rebecca Dolan, Friesner Herbarium
"KIB Field Studies"
Funder: Keeping Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

Mary Gospel, College of Communication
"Establishment of an Aphasia Center"
Funder: Indiana Campus Contact

Carrie Maffeo and Kelly Daneri, Healthy Horizons
"Workplace Health Screening"
Funder: Indiana State Department of Health, Cancer Control Section

James McGrath, Department of Philosophy and Religion
"The Mandaean Book of John: Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary, Part II"
Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Read more about "The Mandaean Book of John" project.

LuAnne McNulty, Department of Chemistry
"Synthesis and application of cyclic boronic acids"
Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Julie Miller and Sally Neal, Libraries
"Indiana Libraries 2011 Public Awareness Initiatives, Part III"
Funder: Indiana State Library

Stacy O'Reilly and LuAnne McNulty, Department of Chemistry
"Chemistry Undergraduate Summer Research"
Funder: Eli Lilly and Company

Brandie Oliver, College of Education
"BullySafeIndiana/MS DWT Pilot Study:
Funder: BullySafeIndiana

Brandie Oliver, College of Education
"Prevent Child Abuse America Informant Interview"
Funder: Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)

Julie Pakenham, Programs for Leadership and Service Education (PuLSE)
"Fall Alternative Break"
Funder: Indiana Campus Compact

Catherine Pangan, College of Education
"Growing Community through the Edible Schoolyard Project"
Funder: DOW
Read more about the Edible Schoolyard project

Jason Range, Pharmacy Practice
"Health Literacy for Allied Health Professionals"
Funder: Barry-Bashur Foundation

Priscilla Ryder, Pharmacy Practice
"Attitudes, Behaviors, and Beliefs about Chronic Kidney Disease in Indiana's Minority Communities"
Funder: Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Butler Community Arts School Strings Scholars"
Funder: Indiana Arts Commission

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Arts Education Outreach"
Funder: Central Indiana Community Fund

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Summer Violin Outreach Classes"
Funder: Summer Youth Program Fund and Lilly Endowment, Inc.

2011-2012

Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
"CICOA Title III-D Medication Education, Management and Screening Project IV"
Funder: Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) -- Aging and In-Home Solutions

Tim Carter, Center for Urban Ecology
"An Urban Farming System for Indianapolis"
Funder: Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Read more about "An Urban Farming System for Indianapolis"

Tim Carter, Center for Urban Ecology
"St. Clair Place Farms: Urban Ecology Study"
Funder: Indy-East Asset Development

Rebecca Dolan, Friesner Herbarium
"Friesner Herbarium Digital Collection: Part 4"
Funder: Indiana State Library

Rebecca Dolan, Friesner Herbarium
"KIB I-70 Planting Research"
Funder: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

Elise Edwards, Department of History and Philosophy
"Henry Luce Fellowship"
Funder: School for Advanced Research (SAR)
Read more about Dr. Edward's project

Alexandre Erkine, Pharmaceutical Sciences
"Selective Inhibitors of Human HSF2"
Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Read more about Dr. Erkine's project

John Esteb, Chemistry Department
"Chemistry Undergraduate Summer Research"
Funder: Eli Lilly and Company 

Jeremy Johnson, Department of Chemistry
"Determining the substrate specificity of ester hydrolases from Mycobacterium tuberculosis"
Funder: Indiana Academy of Science
Read more about Dr. Johnson's project

Jeremy Johnson, Department of Chemistry
Geoffrey Hoops, Department of Chemistry
Jennifer Kowalski, Department of Biological Sciences
"An integrated, student-driven, research-based series of undergraduate laboratory courses linking chemical biology, biochemistry, and neurobiology"
Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Read more about "An integrated, student-driven, research-based series of undergraduate laboratory courses linking chemical biology, biochemistry, and neurobiology"

Jennifer Kowalski, Department of Biological Sciences
"Investigation of Anaphase Promoting Complex Function in regulating synaptic transmission"
Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Read more about Dr. Kowalski's project

Lewis Miller, Libraries
"Indiana Libraries 2011 Public Awareness Initiatives"
Funder: Indiana State Library

Stacy O'Reilly, Department of Chemistry
"Chemistry Undergraduate Summer Research"
Funder: Eli Lilly and Company

Tiberiu Popa, Department of Philosophy and Religion
"Material Powers and Natural Regularities"
Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Read more about "Material Powers and Natural Regularities"

Jason Range, Pharmacy Practice
"Health Literacy for Allied Health Professionals"
Funder: Barry-Bashur Foundation

Priscilla Ryder, Pharmaceutical Sciences
"Concepts of health in Older Urban African American Women with Chronic Health Conditions"
Funder: Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Read more about Dr. Ryder's project

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Butler Community Arts School - String Scholars"
Funder: Indiana Arts Commission

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Arts Education Grant"
Funder: Central Indiana Community Foundation

2010-2011

Sarah Barnes, Department of Health Education
"Outreach Programs"
Funder: Indiana Collegiate Action Network (ICAN)

Donald Braid, Center for Citizenship and Community
"Service Engagement Corps/Americorps"
Funder: Indiana Campus Compact
Read more about the "Service Engagement Corps/Americorps" grant.

Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
"CICOA Title III-D Medication Education, Management and Screening Project III"
Funder: Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) -- Aging and In-Home Solutions 

Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
"CICOA Title III-D Medication Education, Management and Screening Project IV"
Funder: Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) -- Aging and In-Home Solutions 

Gerald Carlson, Operations
"Hinkle Fieldhouse Exterior Masonry and Window Restoration"
Funder: National Park Service

Gerald Carlson, Operations
"Irwin Library Replaces Steam Heat with Hot Water"
Funder: Indiana Office of Energy Development
Read more about the Irwin Library project.

Tim Carter, Center for Urban Ecology
"FLOW: An Innovative Educational Toolkit for River Awareness"
Funder:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Read more about FLOW.

Tim Carter, Center for Urban Ecology
"Planning for Sea Level Rise in Coastal Georgia with Visualization, Mitigation and Outreach"
Funder: Department of Natural Resources

Kenneth Colburn, Department of Sociology and Criminology
"Assessing Community Progress on the Blueprint to End Homelessness"
Funder: Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)

Roberto Curci, College of Business
"Fulbright Scholar"
Funder: Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE) 

Rebecca Dolan, Friesner Herbarium
"KIB I-70 Planting Research"
Funder: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

Maria Fletcher and Vicky Rosa, Health Services
"AAFP Tobacco Cessation Office Champions Pilot Project"
Funder: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Jane Gervasio, Pharmacy Practice
"Supplemental Parenteral Nutrition for the Prevention of Caloric Underfeeding in Trauma Patients Receiving Enteral Nutrition"
Funder: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Marjorie Hennessy, Center for Urban Ecology
"Wings Over Indy"
Funder: National Audubon Society

Robert Holm, Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship
Joseph Kirsch, Department of Chemistry
"SENCER Implementation Award"
Funder: National Science Foundation

Jeremy Johnson, Department of Chemistry
"Determining the substrate specificity of bacterial esterases using latent fluorophores for use in antibacterial targeting and molecular imaging"
Funder: Indiana Academy of Sciences

Jennifer Kowalski, Department of Biological Sciences
"Investigation of SUMO enzyme function in regulating synaptic transmission at the C. elegans"
Funder: Indiana Academy of Science

James McGrath, Department of Philosophy and Religion
"The Mandaean Book of John: Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary"
Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities
Read more about "The Mandaean Book of John" project.

Lewis Miller, Libraries
Rebecca Dolan, Freisner Herbarium
"Friesner Herbarium Digital Collection - Part 3"
Funder: Indiana State Library

Julie Pakenham, Programs for Leadership and Service Education (PuLSE)
Keelee Hurlburt, Student
"Alternative Spring Break"
Funder: Indiana Campus Compact

Jason Range, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
"Case Studies in Interprofessional Healthcare Education"
Funder: Barry Bashur Foundation

Doug Spaniol, School of Music
"Fulbright Scholar"
Funder: Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE) 

Andrew Teare, Student
"Alternative Spring Break Program"
Funder: Indiana Campus Compact

William Terando, College of Business (Accounting)
Craig Caldwell, College of Business (Management)
"Integrating vLeader Computer Simulation in Graduate Accounting Curriculum"
Funder: Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Butler Community Arts School - String Scholars"
Funder: Indiana Arts Commission

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Butler Community Arts School"
Funder: The Indianapolis Foundation/Central Indiana Community Foundation

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"BCAS Summer Percussion Outreach"
Funder: Lilly Endowment Inc./Central Indiana Community Foundation (Summer Youth Program Fund - Special Project)

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Butler Community Arts School Summer Program"
Funder: Lilly Endowment Inc./Central Indiana Community Foundation (Summer Youth Program Fund)

2009-2010

Sarah Barnes, Department of Health Education
"Sexual Assault Prevention"
Funder: Indiana State Department of Health's Indiana Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Project (INCSAPP)
Read more about the sexual assault prevention project.

Chad Bauman, Department of Philosophy and Religion
"Pentecostals, Charismatics, Conversion and Hindu-Christian Conflict in Contemporary India"
Funder: University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the John Templeton Foundation

Chad Bauman, Department of Philosophy and Religion
"Religious Identity, Conversion, and Hindu-Christian Conflict"
Funder: American Academy of Religion

Bonnie Brown, Pharmacy Practice
"CICOA Title III-D Medication Education, Management, and Screening Project II"
Funder: CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Tim Carter, Center for Urban Ecology
"Rain Barrels, Cisterns and Community Gardens: Installation, Mapping and Monitoring"
Funder: United Water/SustainIndy

Sudip K. Das, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Nandita G. Das, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
"Development of a Topical Formulation for the Delivery of an Ocular Drug to the Posterior Segment of the Eye for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration"
Funder: The Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

Rebecca Dolan, Friesner Herbarium
"Ecological Restoration of Fountain Park in Rocky Ripple"
Funder: Indiana Power and Light

Alexandre Erkine, Pharmacy Practice
"Investigation of Chromatin Remodeling Mechanisms as Promoters of Heat Shock Genes"
Funder: National Science Foundation

Xiaorong Han, Department of History and Anthropology
"Exiled to the Ancestral Land: Refugees from Vietnam in China"
Funder: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Chad Knoderer, Pharmacy Practice
"Catheter Related Infections-Pediatric"
Funder: Cook, Inc.

Jennifer Kowalski, Department of Biological Sciences
"Identification and Characterization of Anaphase Promoting Complex Substrates that Regulate Synaptic Transmission in C. elegans"
Funder: Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement

Carrie Maffeo, Pharmacy Practice       
Bruce Hancock, Pharmacy Practice                        
"Telephonic Interventions with Smoking Cessation Patients: A Collaborative Program with MDWise"
Funder: MDWise                                                                              

Lewis Miller, Libraries
Rebecca Dolan, Friesner Herbarium
"The Sunflower Family (Asteraceae, from the Friesner Herbarium)"
Funder: Indiana State Library
Read more about "The Sunflower Family" project.

Kathryn Morris, Department of Psychology
"Confronting Prejudiced Responses"
Funder: National Science Foundation

Jason Range, Pharmacy Practice
Carrie Maffeo, Pharmacy Practice
"COPHS Health Literacy Project"
Funder: Barry-Bashur Foundation

Jason Range, Pharmacy Practice
Priscilla Ryder, Pharmacy Practice
"Cultural Literacy for Health Care Providers"
Funder: Barry-Bashur Foundation

Suzanne Reading, Communication Disorders
Glenn Carlstrand, Communication Disorders
"Evaluation of Service Learning in American Sign Language Courses: An Investigation of Knowledge and Attitudes"
Funder: Indiana Campus Compact

Bill Templeton, Finance
Monte Broaded, Center for Global Education
"Real Life, Real Business, Global Engagements"
Funder: Department of Education
Read more about the College of Business and Center for Global Education's project.

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
Peter Alexander, Jordan College of Fine Arts
"Butler Community Arts School"
Funder: Central Indiana Community Foundation

Karen Thickstun
, Butler Community Arts School
Peter Alexander, Jordan College of Fine Arts
"Butler Community Arts School Summer Program"
Funder: Summer Youth Program Fund

Karen Thickstun, Butler Community Arts School
"Butler Community Arts School"
Funder: The Christel DeHaan Family Foundation

Anne Wilson, Department of Chemistry
"Scholarships for Economically Disadvantaged Students from Indianapolis"
Funder: National Science Foundation