In the last two weeks, two of our faculty have received global recognition for their scholarship. Assistant Professor Nerve Macaspac in Political Science and Global Affairs serves as a co-investigator on a newly awarded $2.5 million (£1.87 million) research grant through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as a Co-Investigator for a major international research project aimed at providing greater protection for millions of civilians caught up in conflict zones.

In the Department of Performance and Creative Art, Associate Professor Christopher Verene was one of 184 recipients of 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships. Professor Verene’s portfolio of creative activity is broad, encompassing photography, performance art, and music. 

I would like to congratulate Professors Macaspac and Verene on this recognition of their scholarly and artistic achievements.

By Michael Parrish