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The UMRB Difference

Cook explains that the rewarding challenges associated with teaching can sometimes leave insufficient time for research, and that she profited immensely from the UMRB grant that supported replacement teaching and allowed her a semester free from classroom responsibilities. The funding provided “pure, concentrated, uninterrupted time,” during which she could revise and finish her book.

A Working Woman

Sylvia Cook
Professor, English
UM St. Louis

By Jacqueline Lampert