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Glen Sherman and Sherrine Schuldt: Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnership for Success

This collaborative project with The Regional Coalition, United for Prevention in Passaic County, will expand programs for prevention of underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse for youth throughout the county, thanks to a grant from the NJ Department of Human Service, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services for $96,288.

Michael Griffiths: Collaborative Research: Reconstructing Deglacial and Holocene Climate Variability in South East Asia Using Speleothems and Isotope-enabled Model Simulations

This project to study and collect new samples of mineral cave deposits in Laos will produce high-quality speleothem records of past climate and hydrologic variability over the last 20,000 years, thanks to a grant from National Science Foundation for $59,496.

Lynette Butler: VA Work Study Support

This project to hire veteran work-study students will provide employment opportunities for our VA students while they are also earning their degrees, thanks to a $107,250 grant/site designation from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lance Risley: Distribution, Abundance, and Species Diversity of Foraging Bats at the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center

This long-term study to determine abundance and track the movement of northern long-eared bats in areas that have been previously assessed for ecological risk due to presence of environmental contaminants will continue this summer, thanks to additional subcontracts from the Federal Aviation Administration through the TRC Environmental Corporation for $38,733.

Kate Muldoon: WPU Small Business Development Center 2014

Thanks to continued support from the U.S. Small Business Administration through the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University, through a subaward for $138,000, the WPU Small Business Development Center provides training and assistance to small business owners in the surrounding community.

Kristen Evangelista: 35 in 350: A History of New Jersey

As part of statewide celebrations of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, this exhibition and catalogue reveal how local underrepresented populations have contributed to New Jersey's diverse cultural heritage, thanks to a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities for $3,000. 

Kristen Evangelista: WPU Artist in Residency Program

This collaboration project will provide an opportunity for two emerging artists to produce and exhibit new technology-based work through the Artist in Residency Program at the University Galleries, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $20,000.

Kate Muldoon: WPU Small Business Development Center

Thanks to a subcontract from the NJ Business Action Center through the Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University for $16,019, the WPU Small Business Development Center will continue to provide clients with free confidential counseling, free and affordable workshops, and marketing research to support business expansion.

Lisa Warner: The CCSS Survey Research Project

This project will provide a better understanding of how teachers and administrators interpret and plan to implement the changes set forth in the new Common Core State Standards thanks to an $8,824 grant from the NJ Department of Education through Rutgers University.

Nicole Davi: Collaborative Research: TUES Type 1: Using Tree Rings to Develop Critical Scientific and Mathematical Thinking Skills in Undergraduate Students

This project to develop new interdisciplinary science and mathematical curriculum using interactive game modules that focus on using tree-ring research projects will provide resources for teachers by using real-world applications to support creative learning for students is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation for $235,777.

Kristen Evangelista: NEH Preservation for Small Institutions

The University Galleries will conduct a general preservation assessment to identify and address outstanding conservation needs of the Tobias Collection of African and Oceanic Art, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for $6,000.

Marianne Edmond: HERO Campaign

The HERO Campaign project will continue to educate and promote the importance of sober designated drivers, to our students, thanks to a grant from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety for $14,884.

Bernadette Tiernan: Technology and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Continuing and Professional Education will provide training to employees of small New Jersey businesses to maintain safety protocols, improve customer service, and promote greater efficiencies thanks to a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development for $244,800.

Kate Muldoon: Phase II: Hurricane Sandy Small Business Revitalization Opportunity

The WPU Small Business Development Center will continue providing clients with free confidential counseling, free and affordable workshops, and marketing research to support business expansion, thanks to a subcontract from the US Small Business Administration through Rutgers University for $70,400.

Kristen Evangelista: University Galleries

The University Galleries oversee and exhibit the University’s art collections, sponsor lectures, artists and curator talks, host collaborative workshops, and offer exhibition tours and educational programs throughout the year.  The NJ State Council on the Arts is continuing its support of the University Galleries through a $19,247 grant.

Jane Stein: WP Presents!

The Shea Center hosts a variety of performances, concerts, workshops and educational programs. This project will support the expansion of the Jazz Room Series, Summer Jazz and NJ Playwrights Contests.  The NJ State Council on the Arts is continuing its support of the University Performing Arts through a $34,405 grant.

Kevin Walsh: Leaders as Learners

The Leaders as Learners project is made possible through a new 5-year grant from US Department of Education for $3,102,635 to improve the academic achievements of P-12 students in high needs urban schools by identifying, selecting, preparing, retaining and supporting highly effective school leaders through learning opportunities and mentorship programs.

Sheetal Ranjan: WPUNJ Campus Violence Prevention Program

The WPUNJ Campus Violence Prevention Program will continue through a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, to expand resources, increase services for victims of violence, and promote safety through collaborative prevention and intervention programs on campus as well as with external partners in the community.

Robert Fulleman: Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund

This grant from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety for $10,610 will provide a mobile data terminal and remote application interface for connection to the C.A.D. system in the university police vehicles.

Heejung An, Carrie Hong, and Keumjae Park: The US-NJ-South Korea Project: Exploring Korea's History, Culture and Education System through Experiential Learning

This Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad Travel Project will provide a study abroad opportunity for teachers and pre-service teachers to travel and experience Korea in summer 2014 thanks to a grant from the US Department of Education for $85,000.

Bernadette Tiernan: Consulting and Professional Development, Passaic Public Schools

The Center for Continuing and Professional Education will continue coordinating the provision of targeted professional development and consulting support as needed for teachers and schools in the Passaic Public School District through a $30,000 contract with Passaic Board of Education.

Kate Muldoon: WPU Small Business Development Center 2014

The WPU Small Business Development Center provides training and services as a business resource center to assist small business owners in the surrounding community.  The Paterson Urban Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund is continuing its support of the WPU SBDC through a $50,000 contract.

Kem Louie: Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) 2014

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) provides financial assistance to masters and doctoral students who are interested in pursuing faculty positions after graduation.  This program is possible thanks to an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration for $99,507.

Richard Kearney: Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle (Film Series and Discussion Program)

During the upcoming academic year, the David and Lorraine Chen Library will host the film series and discussion program, Created Equal, thanks to a grant award through a cooperative agreement between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History for $1,200.