LAS Faculty Professional Development Fund Awards

LAS Faculty Professional Development Fund Awards

Please join me in congratulating Alexia Kosmider, Anita Starosta, and Avishek Ganguly on their Professional Development Fund awards. The Professional Development Fund Committee met mid-April to review project proposals submitted for its Spring 2014 funding cycle. The Committee received requests for over $90,000 in support and selected Alexia, Anita, and Avishek as recipients. Alexia’s award will help defray post-production costs for her documentary, TransJourney, about a circle of female friends which include a woman who left her life as a biological man. Anita’s award will support her research in Poland on Jozef Tischner, a philosopher, priest, and public intellectual allied with Solidarity. Avishek’s award will support his archival research in Great Britain on G. Wilson Knight and Nigerian author Wole Soyinka.