Awards: July 2014

During the month of July 2014, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 34 new awards and 2 competitive continuations  totaling over $8.1 million in support of research activities.*

For more information about awards to the UO, please visit our statistics page or review all monthly award reports.

July New Awards

First Name Last Name Project Department Source Length (years) Total Budget
Marina Guenza Coarse-Graining of Complex Liquids: Structure and Dynamics Chemistry National Science Foundation/Chemistry 2 $292,000
Scott DeLancey Documenting the 'Old Kuki' Languages of Manipur: Clues to the Prehistory of Sino-Tibetan Languages Linguistics National Science Foundation/Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences 2.5 $312,722
Patricia McDowell Doctoral Dissertation Research: Interactions between a Native Sedge, Carex nudata, and Physical River Processes, a Model of Coupled Biogeomorphic Development, Middle Fork John Day River, Eastern Oregon Geography National Science Foundation 2 $14,948
Richard Margerum Metropolitan Centers: Evaluating local implementation of regional plans and policies Community Service Center U.S. Department of Transportation/Portland State University 1 $75,000
Wonhee Arndt Black Lodge Design Lab AAA Product Design National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance 1 $5,000
Huaxin Lin C*-algebra Theory, Classification and its Applications Mathematics National Science Foundation/Mathematical Sciences 3 $150,000
Eric Selker Elizabeth Toomey Wiles AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Role of CDP-1 in Heterochromatin Assembly and Transcriptional Silencing Molecular Biology, Institute of American Heart Association 2 $82,000
Ramesh Jasti Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Nomination for Ramesh Jasti Materials Science Institute (Chem) Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation 5 $75,000
Gerado Sandoval TOD's in Latino Neighborhoods: Opportunities for equitable outcomes? Sustainable Cities Initiative U.S. Department of Transportation/Portland State University 1 $50,000
Cassandra Moseley Lower Joseph EIS Analysis Sustainable Environment, Institute for a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 1 $19,380
Michael Haley MRI: Acquisition of High Sensitivity 500 MHz NMR for the University of Oregon CAMCOR NMR Facility Materials Science Institute (Chem) National Science Foundation 3 $424,487
Cassandra Moseley Dry Forest Investment Zone 2.0 (OCF) Sustainable Environment, Institute for a Oregon Community Foundation/Sustainable Northwest 1 $7,500
Robert Parker Cascade Institute Feasibility Assessment Community Service Center Meyer Memorial Trust/Friends of Fish Lake 1 $10,000
Kathy Lynn Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project 2014-2019 Environmental Studies U.S. Department of Agriculture 5 $40,001
Jon Erlandson The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Western Santa Cruz Island, California: Responding to Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion Museum of Natural History Nature Conservancy 3 $25,000
Michael Stoolmiller Visual Media Influences on Adolescent Smoking Behavior Teaching and Learning, Center on National Institutes of Health/Dartmouth College 1 $254,021
Cheryl Hartz Conservation of Important Korean Art Works Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage 1 $68,700
Dean Livelybrooks Scholarships for Oregon Scientists II Materials Science Institute (Physics) National Science Foundation 5 $618,217
John Postlethwait Development of Aquatic Model Resources for Therapeutic Screens Neuroscience, Institute of National Institutes of Health/Division of Program Coordination, Planning & Strategic Initiatives 5 $2,497,372
Robert Schofield Biomaterials for Small Tools Physics National Science Foundation/Mathematical & Physical Sciences 3 $450,000
David Tyler Radical Cage Effects in Organometallic Chemistry Materials Science Institute (Chem) National Science Foundation/Chemistry 3 $451,567
Brian O'Neill Archaeological Site Testing of 35CR763 at Prineville Reservoir State Park, Crook County Museum of Anthropology Oregon Parks & Recreation Department 1 $13,991
Sandra Morgen The Production of Tax Politics and Inequality: A Case Study of Tax-Related Ballot Initiative Campaigns in Oregon Anthropology Russell Sage Foundation 1 $22,291
Christopher Sinclair Random Matrices and Polynomials with Logarithmic Weights Mathematics Simons Foundation 5 $35,000
Joshua Bruce Enhancing Socio-Economic Resilience and Recovery through Community Based Networks Community Service Center National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2 $96,975
Joanna Smith Governance Structures in K-12 Education CORE External funding Thomas B. Fordham Institute 1 $20,833
Alan Shanks Oceanographic Modeling of the Dispersal of Dungeness Crab Megalopae: Testing and Validating Hypotheses Generated From 13-Years of Light Trap Data Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission 1 $5,747
Dietrich Belitz Collaborative Research: Topics in Many-Body Theory Theoretical Science, Institute of National Science Foundation 3 $300,000
Mark Lonergan Electron/hole selectivity in organic semiconductor contacts for solar energy conversion Materials Science Institute (Chem) U.S. Department of Energy 3 $332,000
Cris Niell Development of Neural Circuits Connecting the Eye to the Brain (Tschetter) Neuroscience, Institute of Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. 1 $60,000
Jessica Green Evolution, Ecology, and Function of Microbial Communities Associated with Seagrasses Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Center for Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation/University of California, Davis 2 $251,392
Alan Shanks The Annual Recruitment of Dungeness Crab Megalopae and the Prediction of the Future Commercial Catch; Funding for Spring/Summer 2014 Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission 1 $9,974
Andres Karduna Neurophysiology of Weakness and Exercise in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy - R01A1 Human Physiology National Institutes of Health 4 $494,611
Cassandra Moseley Monitoring the Southern Blues Collaborative Forest Restoration Project Sustainable Environment, Institute for a USDA/Blue Mountains Forest Partners 1 $10,000

July Competitive Continuations

First Name Last Name Project Department Source Length (years) Total Budget
Andrew Marcus Probing Reaction Pathways in Protein-DNA Complexes by Two- Dimensional Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Single-Molecule Correlation Spectroscopy Oregon Center for Optics National Science Foundation/Chemistry 3 150000
Miriam Deutsch "Structure-Enhanced Photoluminescence and Lasing in Aggregated Silver Films Coupled to Optically Amplifying Media Oregon Center for Optics National Science Foundation/Materials Research 3 390000

*Does not include recurring task orders on existing grants, non-competitive continuations and other types of supplemental funding.