Capstone Grant Awards


 2017

David James, USC School of Cinematic Arts — LAXTON

Martin Krieger, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy — Transit Oriented Development

Judy Muller, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism — Establishing a Retirement Career in Travel Journalism

Alexander Sawchuk, USC Viterbi School of Engineering — Video Analysis of Cataract Surgeon Skills

Joel Schechter, Keck School of Medicine of USC — New Pathways in Art

2016

Shao-Yao Ying, Keck School of Medicine of USC — MIR-302 as a Drug For Wound Healing

Maria Luisa Zubizarreta,USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Evidentiality, Temporaility, and Definiteness in Paraguayan Guaran

2015

Elinor Accampo, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Silencing the Invisible Enemy in World War I: France and the Spanish Influenza, 1918-1919

Gene Albrecht, Keck School of Medicine of USC — Complex Curvilinear Allometry of Brain Size and Scaling in Mammals

Kathleen Allen, USC Marshall School of Business — The Physics of Execution: A Study of the Effects of Pace and Momentum on Technology

Janet Fulk, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism — Multidimensional Network Influences on Crowdsourced Design Outcomes

Gary Glaze, USC Thornton School of Music — The Art of Singing

Yasushi Hamao, USC Marshall School of Business — Experience from Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Dennis Hocevar, USC Rossier School of Education — STEM Tracking and Underrepresented Minority STEM Success

Richard B. Jewell, USC School of Cinematic Arts — Slow Fade to Black: the Decline of RKO Radio Pictures and travel/research support for Frenemies: Washington and Hollywood during World War II

Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, USC School of Social Work — Building Games for Healthy Aging

Robert A. Larsen, Keck School of Medicine of USC — Cultivation of Treponema pallidum

Morten Lauridsen, USC Thornton School of Music — Prayers, the Songs of Morten Lauridsen

Herbert Meiselman, Keck School of Medicine of USC — Hemorheology and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Peter Monge, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism — Understanding Online Creative Collaboration

Mansour Rahimi, USC Viterbi School of Engineering — Environmental Impact of Micro-nuclear Desalination Plants in the Middle East

Azade-Ayse Rorlich, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Muslim Visual Culture in Late Imperial Russia

Mario Saltareli, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Polysemy and Linear Order: the Isometry of Language

Charles Sammis, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Damage Mechanics in the Earth Sciences

Jonathan Taplin, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism — Towards a Moral Framework for the Internet

Clive R. Taylor, Keck School of Medicine of USC — Founding of the International Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry Society & Editing From Magic to Molecules: A History of Pathology and Disease

Eric Trules, USC School of Dramatic Arts — Trules Podcast

Wynne Waugaman, USC School of Social Work — The Miracle that Didn’t Happen for the Jews

Bradley R. Williams, USC School of Pharmacy — An Exploration of Aging through Photography

2014

Michael Arbib, USC Viterbi School of Engineering — Vision and Language in the Context of Brain, Evolution & Computation

Jean Crampon, USC Libraries — Valero IV History Project

Werner Dappen, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Solar Physics

Gregory Davis, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Tectonic Research in Northern China

Robbert Flick, USC Roski School of Art and Design — “COMMUTE” project: mounting of selected photos

George Hayden, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Thematic and prosodic study of Hong Sheng’s play, The Hall of Long Life

Ronald C. Henry, USC Viterbi School of Engineering — Researching the health effects of airport emissions

Andrea Hricko, Keck School of Medicine of USC — Environmental Health Issues in the Urban Environment

Peggy Kamuf, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Monograph on capital punishment & editorial effort on Derrida’s lectures

Thom Mason, USC Thornton School of Music — America’s Great Jazz Heritage DVD series

Cynthia Munzer, USC Thornton School of Music — Sing to Breathe: a vocal arts and health project

Niel Nathason, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC — Conducting a national survey of dental schools

Robert Rueda, USC Rossier School of Education — Digital Equity and Common Core Technology Project

F. Stan Settles, USC Viterbi School of Engineering — Trojan Thunder Project

Martin Weiss, Keck School of Medicine of USC — Photographic Atlas of Neurosurgical Procedures

Lillian Yang, USC Libraries — Publishing of a collection of personal essays in China