Category Archives: Le Moyne Faculty Grants

Dr. Jennifer Glancy wins NEH Summer Institute Fellowship

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Le Moyne Faculty member and McDevitt Core Professor, Dr. Jennifer Glancy (Religious Studies) has been accepted to participate in the “Mortality: Facing Death in Ancient Greece” NEH Summer Institute.

Le Moyne College Department of Visual and Performing Arts wins grant from the Metcalf Foundation


Le Moyne’s  Department of Visual and Performing Arts received a $20,000 grant (awarded in December 2013) from the Metcalf Foundation to purchase new LED lighting for the Jesuit Theatre, located in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. This new technology will allow student technicians and designers to work hands-on with the latest in lighting technology.



Le Moyne College Employee Sarah Spiegelhoff wins Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Excellence in Counseling Research Grant

Headshot-July-2013Sarah, a Le Moyne College employee and doctoral student at SU, received the CSI Excellence in Counseling Research Grant for her dissertation work entitled: “Ego identity development as a mediator between anxiety and wellness of college students.” Sarah is part of the Le Moyne College Wellness Center.

For more on Sarah, her research, and her work at Le Moyne College, click here.


Le Moyne College faculty featured in ECHO360 Grant Winners

Dr. Lara DeRuisseau, Associate Professor of Biology, was the 2013 recipient of the ECHO360 Grant for her project: “The Flipped Classroom at a Small, Liberal Arts College: In Support of the Culture?”


Echo360 Active Learning Grants Program has awarded over a quarter of a million dollars to fund research of outstanding institutions to help forge the future of active learning. This year, they awarded six $10,000 (US) grants to institutions researching how active learning technology impacts teaching and learning on campus and beyond.

Other winners included: University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Michigan, and the University of Kentucky

For more information about the ECHO360 2013 winners, click here.


Le Moyne McDevitt Endowed Chair Fr. George V. Coyne in NYTimes

Our own Fr. Coyne was mentioned in the NYTimes in the article “Intellectuals on a Mission”:

“George V. Coyne — an astronomer, Jesuit priest and former director of the Vatican Observatory, now a professor of religion at Le Moyne College in Syracuse — wrote in a 2000 book on religion and the evolution of life, for example, that the success of modern science has trapped many of us into thinking of God as explanation, thus the notion of finding the ‘mind of God’ as the ultimate goal.”

“But he wrote, ‘We know from Scripture and from tradition that God revealed himself as one who pours out himself in love and not as one who explains things.’ God, he goes on, is primarily love: ‘Even if we discover the “Mind of God,” we will not have necessarily found God.’”

Dr. Kate Costello-Sullivan at Le Moyne College wins Moore Institute Visiting Fellowship to the National University of Ireland, Galway

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr. Kate Costello-Sullivan (English) at Le Moyne College has been awarded the Moore Institute Visiting Fellowship to the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies is an international research community  and is located within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at National University of Ireland, Galway. The Institute fosters the culture of research within the College by bringing scholars and graduate students in the Humanities and Social Studies into contact with peers in top-ranking universities throughout the world.



Dr. Lara DeRuisseau (Biological Sciences) at Le Moyne College receives $10,000 Grant from Echo360

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr. Lara DeRuisseau (Biology) received $10,000 in funding from Echo360 to pursue her grant entitled: The Flipped Classroom at a Small, Liberal Arts College: In Support of the Culture?
The funding will allow Dr. DeRuisseau to answer two research questions:
1.Does the flipped classroom allow for higher levels of learning? and
2. Are there predictors of success in the flipped classroom?
Dr. Deruisseau’s proposal will add novel quantitative data about how the level of critical thinking changes with a flipped model and discover if there are behaviors that predict success with the flipped model. In addition, she intends to investigate the perceptions of students along with their behaviors and learning gains to discover if the flipped model is in-line with the student-centered culture of a small, Liberal Arts College.