Five Baruch Faculty Members Awarded
CUNY Collaborative Incentive Grants

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New York, NY – October 10, 2007— Five Baruch College faculty members have been awarded one-year CUNY Collaborative Incentive Grants ranging from $13,000 to $40,000. The Baruch faculty, in conjunction with peers at other CUNY institutions, will engage in research as diverse as the science of mosses, the architecture of Berlin, the history of the southern Silk Road, and the assessment of information literacy, critical thinking, and technology among CUNY students..

Gillian Small, CUNY Dean for Research, bestowed the grants, which are funded by tax-levy monies and CUNY Research Foundation funds.

  • Edward Tucker, Professor of Natural Sciences, received $40,000 for his research project on mosses entitled, "The role of lipids and calcium in mediating the cytokinin-induced morphological response in P. patens." (in conjunction with City College faculty)

  • John Maciuika, Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, received $34,000 for his research project entitled, "The Berlin Palimpsest: Architectural History, "Hypermedia," and the Layered "Timescapes" of Germany's Capital." (in conjunction with Hunter College faculty)

  • Tansen Sen, Associate Professor of History, received $20,000 for his research project entitled, "Cross-Cultural Exchanges along the "Unknown" (Southern) Silk Road." (in conjunction with Brooklyn and Queens Colleges faculty)

  • Lisa Ellis and Jerry Bornstein, Professors in the Newman Library, received $12,777 for their research project entitled, "Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Technology: Gathering Data on CUNY Students' Performance on Scenario Tasks Assessing ICT Skills."  (in conjunction with Bronx Community, Brooklyn, Hostos, John Jay, LaGuardia, Lehman, Medgar Evers, NY Tech, Queens and Queensborough Colleges faculty)

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