Recent Grant Awards

I am impressed by the range and quality of research and scholarship on our campus. IC faculty members are doing great work in the humanities, communications, health, business, and the sciences. What makes this such an advantage for our community is that so many of our students are involved. Student participation in research is one of the finest examples of experiential education. The American Association of Colleges & Universities includes student involvement in undergraduate research and scholarship as one of the high-impact practices that marks a great undergraduate experience and that helps prepare students for lifelong learning.

IC is fortunate, as well, in the number of grant-funded research projects led by our faculty. Whether it is NSF funding for anthropological research in Mexico, NASA funding for physics research, or a Guggenheim Award for documentary film-making, many of our faculty have been successful in obtaining external funding. Grant funding is often key to making it possible for more of our students to participate in research. The IC Sponsored Research program is pleased to be a part of these efforts.

Congratulations to our recent grant recipients!

—Wade Pickren
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Kathleen Mulligan

Kathleen Mulligan

On Common Ground

Professor Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan to create a new play about the effects of violence on public spaces. The project will involve nine months of development with Theatre Wallay in Islamabad, and will culminate in performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, Artists Repertory in Portland, Oregon and here on the Ithaca College campus in Fall 2017.
This new play called On Common Ground (working title) is about the effects of violence on public spaces. The U.S. creative team will travel to Pakistan over the next nine months to work with the Theatre Wallay company on play development. The Pakistani artists will then tour to the U.S. and perform at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Artists' Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Two Pakistani actors will be in residence at Ithaca College in fall 2017, working with theatre arts students on additional material for the piece. Theatre Wallay will then tour On Common Ground in Pakistan and offer educational outreach to promote tolerance.
This is Professor Mulligan's second project funded by the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan. The first, Dagh Dagh Ujala (This Stained Dawn), which focused on the partition of 1947 and toured to Ithaca College in the fall of 2015.