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received grants or gifts.

Who gave it: National Endowment for the Humanities

How much: $195,000

Who got it: Gyula Klima, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, A&S

What for: Klima will act as project director for a collaborative effort that will prepare for publication three bilingual (Latin-English) volumes of an annotated critical edition and translation of John Buridan’s Questions on Aristotle’s De Anima, as well as a fourth volume of expository and interpretive essays. Klima recently published a monograph, John Buridan, through Oxford University Press, earlier this year.

Who gave it: National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute (part of Stimulus Package)

How much: $99,074

Who got it: Silvia C. Finnemann, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular biology, A&S

What for: To support ongoing research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of retinal phagocytosis, a process that is essential for vision. The funds will be used to enhance Larkin Hall’s laser scanning confocal microscopy system and to create a new facility designated for genetic manipulation of cells in culture.

Who gave it: Mary Anne Sullivan (TMC ’73)

How much: $50,000

Who got it: Fordham Global Outreach Program

What for: The donation will create the Eileen Ahern Sullivan and Francis J. Sullivan Endowed Scholarship fund to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students who show concern for issues of injustice by participating in the Global Outreach Program.

Who gave it: The Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund/Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

How much: $40,000/ $18,000

Who got it: Qin Gao, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work, GSS

What for: Both grants will be used to research cultural values, childrearing practices, and child maltreatment among Asian Americans in New York City.

Who gave it: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

How much: $10,000

Who got it: Cathy Berkman, Ph.D., associate professor of social work, GSS

What for: To research cross-cultural and cross generational end-of-life treatment and communications preferences, in particular the preferences and behaviors of Hispanic and Korean American older adults and their adult children.