PSF 38 06/07
Committee members: David Holmes, Farida Khan, Zhaohui Li (chair), Susan Lincke, Robert Sasso, Laurie Taylor, Leo Zaibert
The major activities of the committee were to:
Provide proposal evaluation and fund to qualified proposals to support their research and creative activities. A large number of proposals were received during 05-06 year and 40 persons with 48 proposals were funded. The average funding level per person was $639. The total budget was exhausted in April, 2006.
Provide review on CRCA award nominees and recommendation of CRCA award to the chancellor. There were three nominees in total for 2005-06 year. The selection was based on individual ranking of the nominees in the following categories: Quality; Originality; Impact on Field; Continuing Productivity; Contribution to overall research environment at UWP and an Overall Ranking. Joy Wolf was chosen as the recipient of the CRCA Award for 2005-06.
Provide CRCA showcase lecture series given by past CRCA awardees and by faculty members from different disciplines. Dr. Sylvia Beyer gave a talk titled “Towards a better understanding of the dearth of women in Computer Science majors”, while Dr. David Higgs presented a talk “The genetics of photosynthesis: plants do it and humans depend on it” on Friday, March 3rd in Galbraith room. On April 14th, we organized a second CRCA showcase. A talk on “Disturbance ecology and effects on vegetation dynamics” was given by Dr. Joy Wolf, Associate Professor, Geography, followed by “New Terrors: Emerging Trends and the Future of Japanese Horror Films” by Dr. Jay McRoy, Associate Professor, English, and “The Philosophy of Punishment” by Dr. Leo Zaibert, Associate Professor, Philosophy.