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Professor Gross Wins Graves Award

August 20, 2009

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Assistant Professor Karen Gross has won an Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Award for 2007-08. The award is given in alternate years to a young professor teaching at a liberal arts college in the West. While it recognizes excellence in teaching the humanities, the money accompanying the Award is intended to assist with research. Professor Gross’ current scholarly project is a study on Chaucer and his Italian sources (Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch), and the intellectual exchanges between England and Italy during the later Middle Ages. She will use the money to attend a conference in Swansea, UK to present part of this study.