was awarded the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) Short-term Fellowship in African American Studies to revise his manuscript on the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR), the Black Power attempt to build a black boycott of the 1968 U.S. Olympic team. The work demonstrates that the OPHR was motivated by and shared the Black Power movement’s goals of raising awareness of the need to combat institutionalized racism, the legacy of socioeconomic racial discrimination that continued to denigrate black life following the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s.
The Koch Foundation awarded Robert Hurteau
for the Regional Seminar, which gathers scholars, directors of ministry formation programs, and leaders in Hispanic Ministry from the California and Nevada to: 1) Review and discuss the four areas of formation for lay ecclesial ministry outlined in United States Conference of Catholic Bishops document, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry (2005); 2) Share best practices among formation programs that prepare Hispanics for the reality of ministry in our region; 3) Share information to help Hispanic lay ministers earn graduate theological degrees and identify non-degree programs that can also serve the formation needs of this group; and 4) Provide the opportunity to network and share resources between programs. Herbert Medina
has received a CURM award to help establish an academic-year (i.e., Sept.-May) undergraduate research group at Loyola Marymount University. Through Brigham Young University, CURM will award a mini-grant to Dr. Medina, which will consist of financial support for undergraduate research groups consisting of 2-4 undergraduate students and 1 faculty member.Bohdan "Bo" W. Oppenheim
has received a Lecture award through Fulbright designed to transfer the new knowledge of advanced applications of Lean Management to four universities in Poland. Oppenheim will teach three undergraduate and advanced graduate courses at the Leon Kozminski Academy in Warsaw in addition to public lectures delivered at the Technical Universities of Warsaw, Wrocław, and Gdańsk. Todd Otanicar
was awarded a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) from the U.S. Department of Energy to set up a monitoring station on top of University Hall to collect data on the direct spectrum component of solar radiation. For more information, see his recent article in Research News