For Immediate Release — April 11, 2005


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516



GENESEO, N.Y. — The State University of New York at Geneseo has selected 10 faculty members to receive 2005 summer research fellowship awards for research into areas from across the liberal arts and science spectrums.

David Geiger, professor of chemistry, was awarded the 2005 Spencer Roemer Summer Research Fellowship, which goes to support a Geneseo faculty member who has established an outstanding record of research and publication. Geiger will receive $5,000, funded by an endowment from the late Spencer Roemer, a generous benefactor of the college.

Terence Bazzett, associate professor of psychology, and Tze-ki Hon, associate professor of history, were awarded 2005 Mid-Career Summer Research Fellowships, which support the research and creative projects of faculty who have been with the college at least six years. They will receive $4,000 apiece, funded by the Geneseo Foundation.

Dan DeZarn, assistant professor of art; Jordan Kleiman, assistant professor of history; Ruel McKnight, assistant professor of chemistry; Paul Pacheco, assistant professor of anthropology; Sharon Peck, assistant professor of education; Alice Rutkowski, assistant professor of English; and Yuichi Tamura, assistant professor of sociology, were awarded 2005 Presidential Summer Fellowships, which provide newer faculty with an opportunity to undertake research and other scholarly activities. They will receive $3,500 apiece, funded by an allocation from the President.

Recipients must devote two consecutive summer months to their projects.

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