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Distinguished Professor Award


Congratulations to the following Spring 2020 Awarded Projects:

Aaron Heisey

"Is thiamine deficiency in lake trout related to a lipid-rich diet?"

The objective of this project is to evaluate the role of a high lipid diet on thiamine deficiency in lake trout.


Dawn Newman

"How does water quality affect the presence of anti-Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (anti-Bd) bacterial species in the microbiota of an amphibian’s skin?"

Does water quality in created vs. natural waterbodies affect the presence of anti-Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (anti-Bd) bacterial species as part of the microbiota on the skin of Lithobates pipiens, the northern leopard frog, and in turn affect their susceptibility to Bd infection?

Sarah Kirkpatrick

“Evaluating restoration techniques for a coastal fen on Lake Ontario degraded by Typha × glauca and shrub encroachment”

Evaluating techniques to restore a coastal fen that has been degraded by invasive cettail and shrub encroachment to conserve rare coastal wetland habitat, protect threatened species, and improve ecological functioning.

Audrey Woolever

"Body Percussion and its Effect on Developing a Diasporic Literacy Among American Audiences"

Africanist aesthetics are inherent in American Modern dance and I am researching how the use of body percussion combined with Modern dance can develop a diasporic literacy among American audiences and contribute to a greater acknowledgement and understanding of such foundational aesthetics embedded in the form.

The application deadline is now closed. Stay tuned for deadline announcements for 2020-2021. 

This competitive, one-time award up to $1,000 is awarded to matriculated and enrolled graduate students to support eligible expenses associated with a program-required research project or creative activity. Preference given to master's thesis projects.

Applicants are encouraged to submit early. Due to limited funds, we may not be able to honor all requests for support.

Questions? Contact Jamie Edwards through email or phone at (585) 395-2905.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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