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Penny Harris, Ph.D., professor and chair of the sociology and criminology department, has received a fellowship to support research in summer 2015.  Awarded on a competitive basis, the fellowship provides a stipend for a summer research project, with the expectation of submission to a high-quality academic journal or equivalent standard of intellectual contribution. Dr. Harris will follow up on an unexpected result of a unique research project – an intergenerational choir conducted to reduce Alzheimer’s disease stigma that had the effect of building community among the choir members. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that created that feeling of community among the people with AD, their family members, and college students who were members of the choir.