Professor Tom Festa (English) has received the 2013 LA&S Excellence in Scholarship Award. The award was based on recommendations from the Liberal Arts and Sciences Senate committee. Festa’s main field of scholarship is early modern English literature, and he has concentrated much of his work on the study of the poet John Milton. “I’ve been recognized by other learned societies, outside of our community, while on the faculty here. It feels particularly good to be the recipient of an award from my home institution.” said Festa.
Professor Barbara Chorzempa (Educational Studies) and Professor Andrea Frank (Art) have each received $3,000 planning grants from SUNY/RF Networks of Excellence program. Frank received hers for her project, “Educational Space as a Flexible Sensitive Sustainable System.” Chorzempa received hers for the project “Southern Tier Energy Production: Powering Up Middle School Writers to Learn About their Communities.”