The Kallgren Fund, an endowed fund created to support faculty members at Colgate, has provided funding for four research projects involving faculty members from a wide range of disciplines.

The university’s Faculty Development Council, working with the Kallgren Committee, is administering this pilot program to fund faculty travel. After receiving additional support from President Jeffrey Herbst’s office, the four projects were approved.

The projects are:

Central Asia: Uzbekistan 
To investigate varieties of empire-building, both past and present, along the Silk Road.
Faculty members: Jyoti G. Balachandran, assistant professor of history; Jessica Graybill, associate professor of geography; David Robinson, Robert H.N. Ho Professor in Asian studies; and Kira Stevens, professor of history.

Crafting New Visions for Early 21st Century Sciences at Colgate
To conduct a division-wide faculty retreat.
Faculty member: Enrique J. Galvez, Charles A. Dana Professor of physics and astronomy, director of the Division of Natural Science & Mathematics

Travel Along the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
To examine relationships between medieval and contemporary international pilgrimage experiences.
Faculty members: Elizabeth Marlowe, assistant professor of art and art history; Mark Shiner, university chaplain; Alan Cooper, associate professor of history; Antonio Barrera, associate professor of history and Africana & Latin American Studies; Pilar Mejia, senior lecturer in Spanish;  Abby Rowe, director of outdoor education; Doug Hicks, provost and dean of the faculty

Tanzania and Kenya: Elephants, Volcanoes, and Ports
To investigate questions about violence, global trade, and the conservation of endangered species.
Faculty members: Nancy Ries, professor of anthropology and peace and conflict studies; Karen Harpp, associate professor of geology; and Jonathan Hyslop, professor of sociology and Africana & Latin American studies