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URC Competition Winners

June 22, 2009


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MACOMB, IL – Eight Western Illinois University faculty members from across a variety of disciplines have received awards from the Office of Sponsored Projects University Research Council's (URC) Spring 2009 competition.

The following faculty received awards:

Tarab Ahmad, chemistry, $5,000, for "Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents for High Performance Liquid Chromatography."

P.K. Babu, physics, $5,000, for "Optical Properties of Simiconducting Nanoparticles Confined in Glass Matrices."

Greg Hall, history, $5,000, for "Jay Fox: The Life and Writings of an American Working-Class Radical."

Scott Palmer, history, $4,850, "Frontlines of the Modern: Technology and Culture in 20th Century Russia."

Brian Peer, biological sciences, $3,800, "Cryptic Egg Mimicry in Brood Parasitic Brown-headed Cowbird."

Hiroko Sotozaki, psychology, $3,701, "Does Dsylexia Occur in Japanese? Evidence for Dyslexia in a Cross-Language Study."

Tim Waldrop, art, $5,000, "Adapting to Katrina & Beyond: Images of the Resilient Mississippi Gulf Coast."

Edward Woell, history, $4,931, "Religious Revolution and Resistance in Small-Town France."

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