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Dean’s Research Fellowships support student and faculty scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. Funding provides stipends for students and grants to faculty to work together on scholarly activities. Awards are made annually by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This program has been made possible by funding from alumni, Arts and Sciences Leadership Council members, and donors. To learn more about how you can support this program, click here. The program began in July 2011.
On March 19, Dean David Powers announced the recipients of the 2012-13 Dean's Research Fellowships.
Japanese American Baseball in Seattle, 1900-1942Professor Marie Wong, Institute of Public Service While much has been written about America's Negro Leagues, the history of Japanese American baseball in Seattle has been overlooked. Yet, between 1900 and until the WWII internment of Japanese immigrants and their American-born children, numerous baseball teams were part of Seattle's Japantown. The Asahi, Mikado, Taiyo, Midgets, and Cherry teams were a few of the volunteer-organized clubs that helped unite and distinguish the skills and abilities of the Japanese American community of Seattle. This research project will examine Japanese American baseball in Seattle and the formation of the Courier League that united these teams..
Pilot Evaluation of the Seattle Police Department’s ‘IF’ Project Professors Jacqueline Helfgott, Elaine Gunnison, Stephen K. Rice. Peter Collins, and Jennifer Sumner, Criminal Justice Department
The IF project originated when Detective Kim Bogucki, Seattle Police Department Community Outreach Unit, asked inmates at the Washington Correctional Center for Women (WCCW), “If there was something someone could have said or done to change the path that led you here, what would it have been?” Afterwards, a WCCW inmate asked other inmates to write an essay in response to the question; more than 700 essays have been written. The project now includes workshops conducted at juvenile detention centers, middle and high schools, and in juvenile court. Former IF project participants share their experiences, pose the same question, and, with Detective Bogucki, provide resource referrals for the youth. There are plans to expand the program to men’s prisons and Echo Glen, the state juvenile residential facility. This project will design and implement a pilot evaluation of the IF project to determine if the program is achieving its intended goals of addressing the needs of program participants, promoting prosocial behavior, and preventing crime.
A Digital Edition of John Donne’s 1611 satirical work Ignatius His Conclave for the John Donne Digital Prose ArchiveProfessor Sean McDowell, English Department
Sean McDowell has spent the last year working on the transcription phase for the digital edition of John Donne’s 1611 satirical work Ignatius His Conclave for the John Donne Digital Prose Archive, an international project involving American, Canadian, and European scholars. After the archive editorial board finishes its review of the transcription, the project moves to the next phase, the coding of the text for the searchable online version. Digital text coding comes from the tagging of proper names and significant keywords. McDowell will work with students to tag correctly, which requires student researchers to have intimate knowledge of what they are tagging. They must know the connections between major historical figures, as well as the issues that brought them together in Early Modern religious controversies. They must have an acute sense of the historical and ideational contexts informing the tract. Students working on the online edition of Ignatius His Conclave will benefit from actual professional experience in digital humanities editing.
This research project examined the journals written by and newspaper accounts written about four American bicyclists traveling through Asia in the late 19th century. The journals entries provide a glimpse into cross-cultural understanding by a distinct group of travelers during a period in history when many areas of Asia were unfamiliar to Europeans. This project will be submitted to the Journal of World History and be part of a forthcoming world history text. Taylor received his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He joined the College of Arts and Sciences in 1989. He teaches in the History and International Studies departments and directs the Global Awareness Program. His scholarship focuses on historical travel narratives from Asian, European, and American cultures.
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