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Who gave it: The Louisville Institute, a Lilly Endowment-funded program
supporting the study of American religious institutions
How much: $25,000
Who got it: Thomas M. Beaudoin, Ph.D., associate professor of practical theology
in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education; and
J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology in the Graduate School
of Arts and Sciences
What for: An 18-month study of deconversion in Roman Catholicism.
Who gave it: The estate of William A. Robba, FCRH ’50
How much: $42,000
Who got it: Fordham College at Rose Hill
What for: Renovation of the Rose Hill physics laboratory
Who gave it: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, through flow-down funds from the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union’s Fund
for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
How much: $90,000 over four years
Who got it: Marciana Popescu, Ph.D., and Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Ph.D.,
associate professors of social work in the Graduate School of Social Service
What for: To partner with SIUC in establishing an International Human Rights Certificate of Social work.
Who gave it: The Ford Foundation
How much: $50,000
Who got it: Philip Napoli, Ph.D., associate professor of communications and
media management and director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center
What for: To support McGannon Center research and mobilization activities
on behalf of digital inclusion.
Who gave it: The New York Women’s Bar Association
How much: $100,000
Who got it: Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice
What for: For student fellowships to research domestic violence and
create education clinics for domestic violence survivors.