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Winners of the Three Voices Grant Program are, left to right top: Henryk Baran, Lindsay Childs, Eloise Briere and Judith Saidel; bottom: Joel Chabade, Christine Bose and Mary Beth Winn.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2017) – Seven UAlbany emeriti faculty have been awarded grants through the Three Voices Grant Program, a project of the William L. Reese II Emeritus Center.

Reese, a professor emeritus of Philosophy established the endowment in March of 2016 to support the three major components of the University’s mission: teaching, research and service, for emeriti. These are the first grants issued through the program, designed to support emeriti faculty and staff with continuing or new professional development. The University at Albany Foundation is the endowment custodian.

Fourteen proposals were submitted and evaluated by the Emeritus Center Board Committee, which approved seven awards for a total of $10,000.

This year’s grantees are:

Henryk Baran, professor emeritus, Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures (Russian/Slavic languages), Tracing the Forgery “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”: The French Connection. The project will investigate the “Protocols,” a fabricated anti-Semitic text published in Russia in 1903 and widely translated and disseminated. The grant will support travel expenses for Baran to work in the French National Library.

Christine Bose, professor emerita, Department of Sociology, A Comparative Study of International Marriage in Seven Countries: The Patterns of Gender and Nationality. Bose’s study will investigate changing international marriage patterns across Europe and the Asia/Pacific region, focusing on variations over time of the gender and national origin of the migrating spouse. Women are now half of all international migrants, and international marriage is a growing phenomenon. The grant supports research and travel expenses

Eloise Briere, professor emerita, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (French), Lucie Coustrurier and Negritude, a paper to be presented at the Conseil International d'Études Francophones conference in Senegal. The paper is part of a book-length project on French Colonialism in West Africa. The grant supports airfare to Senegal.

Joel Chadabe, professor emeritus, Department of Music, New Musical Instruments in the Technical World. Chadabe’s project will result in an e-book and website on the theory of electronic musical instruments. The grant supports a research assistant and editor.

Lindsay Childs, professor emeritus, Mathematics and Statistics, presenting Research in Local Galois Module Theory, the recent results from his long-term mathematical research on algebraic number theory. The grant supports travel costs to a professional workshop.

Judith Saidel, associate professor emerita, Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies, Managing the Dynamics of Contracting Relationships: Public Administrator’s Perspectives. The project involves in-depth interviews with public agency administrators for their views on how to best manage contract relationships with nonprofits. The grant supports software needs.

Mary Beth Winn, professor emerita, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (French), A UAlbany Database for the Editions of Anthoine Verard. The project seeks to organize and present the results of Winn’s many years of scholarship on Verard, a prominent Parisian publisher who dominated the French book trade from 1485-1512. The grant supports technical assistance and the rights to digital images.

“We are exceedingly pleased with the number, quality, and variety of projects supported in the inaugural year of this exciting new program, which we believe to be the first of its kind in SUNY, indeed perhaps in the nation,” observed Dr. Edward Fitzgerald, O’Leary Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and President of the Emeritus Center Board.

Proposals for 2017-18 grants will be invited shortly for submission in May, with decisions to be made by late June, for disbursements beginning July 1. Awards may be used to fund such expenses as travel, research expenses, stipends for student assistants or needed supplies. Detailed information about the grant program and application instructions will be posted in April on the Emeritus Center website.

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