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Three University of Wisconsin Oshkosh research and curriculum development projects recently received funding for 2008-2009 from the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

The institute serves as a catalyst for scholarly research and curricular innovation in racial and ethnic studies. It supports faculty, staff and students through a variety of grant programs, conferences and events, publications and other related scholarly activities.

“The Institute on Race and Ethnicity’s support contributes significantly to the intellectual life of our campus,’ said Linda Freed, Office of Grants and Faculty Development director. “Faculty research and course development on topics related to race and ethnicity help to broaden perspectives and enhance the climate for diversity.”

Joshua Garrison, assistant professor, educational foundations department, received a grant for his research “Growing Up on the Margins: Plantations, Projects, Prisons and the Adultification of the African-American Child, 1800-2000.”

Donald Hones, associate professor, curriculum and instruction and educational foundations, and Alfred Kisubi, professor, human services and educational leadership department, received a grant for their curriculum development work “Education on the Immigrant Trail.”

Miriam Schacht, assistant professor, English, also received funding for her curriculum development project “Images of Indians in Children’s Literature.”

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