Dr. Amy Shuman and Susan Hetrick (from the Center for Disability Empowerment), who were awarded a grant from Employment First for $137,000 to promote self-advocacy and employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Dorry Noyes, who with Brian Joseph has been awarded $8,000 by the Provost's Oversight Committee through the Mershon Center for International Security Studies for a conference project, "Sustainable Pluralism: Linguistic and Cultural Resilience in Multiethnic Societies." The conference will take place September 5th-6th, 2014, so mark your calendars!
Krista Bryson, co-director of The Appalachian Project, a research project and collection at the Center for Folklore Studies, for a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue her work on the West Virginia Water Crisis. Krista will use the money for filming equipment, research, and travel funds to continue her coverage of the water crisis. You can follow Krista's blog at www.wvwatercrisis.com.