21, No. 16, March 21, 2002
CAS faculty fellows and associates
By Kesha Green,
News Bureau Staff Writer
(217) 244-0470; email@example.com
Thirty UI faculty
members were selected as associates or fellows of the Center for Advanced
Study for the 2002-2003 academic year.
The appointment grants one semester of release time for creative work
on self-initiated programs of scholarly research or professional activity.
The centers annual competition culminated with 18 professors and
associate professors receiving an associate appointment and 12 assistant
professors receiving a fellow appointment.
Three associates and seven fellows also received Beckman appointments.
Named for UI alumnus and benefactor Arnold O. Beckman, the additional
appointments recognized outstanding younger candidates who have made
distinctive scholarly contributions.
The following UI faculty members were named associates, including those
who received a Beckman appointment, and the research they intend to
- Jean Allman,
history, "TONG: Of Rituals, Resistance and Trans-Migration in
West Africa, 1800-2000"
- Stanley Ambrose,
anthropology, "Bones of Retention: Reconstructing Life from the
Elemental and Isotopic Composition of Fossils"
- Jay Bass, geology,
"Properties of Minerals at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures
and the Nature of the Deep Earth"
- Andrea Beller,
agricultural and consumer economics, "Father Involvement and
Child Support Payments: Second Families, Multiple-Father Families
and Interstate Enforcement"
- Bruce Berndt,
mathematics, "Proving the Claims Made by Ramanujan in His Lost
- Brenda Farnell,
anthropology, "Speech, Gesture, Space in American Indian Communities"
- Anne Hedeman,
art and design, "Visual Translation and the First French Humanists"
- Valerie Hoffman,
religion, "Muslim Scholars and Saints of Oman and Zanzibar, 1831-1925"
- Beckman associate:
Yonggang Young Huang, mechanical and industrial engineering, "Electrical
Properties of Distorted Carbon Nanotubes: A Nanoscale Continuum Theory
Based on Atomistic Models"
- Sheldon Jacobson,
mechanical and industrial engineering, "Aviation Security Problems
- Stephen Levinson,
electrical and computer engineering, "Mathematical Models of
- Mark Micale,
history, "Hysterical Males: Medicine and Masculine Nervous Illness
from the Renaissance to Freud"
- Ian Robinson,
physics, "Structure of the Critical Nucleation Phase in Biocrystals"
- Beckman associate:
Karen Rudolph, psychology, "Peer Victimization and Childrens
- Sonya Salamon,
human and community development, "Galvanized Ghettoes: Trailer
Parks, A New Rural Community Form"
- Kenneth Suslick,
chemistry, "Colorimetric Array Sensors: Smell Seeing"
- Thomas Turino,
music, "Music and Social Participation"
- Beckman associate:
Venugopal Veeravalli, electrical and computer engineering, "Theoretical
Foundations for Distributed Sensor Systems"
The following UI assistant professors were named
fellows, including those who received a Beckman appointment, and
the research they intend to pursue:
- Matthew Ando, mathematics, "Elliptic Cohomology at the Newton
- Bruce Fouke, geology, "Process Geomicrobiology and the Emergence
of Coral Disease"
- Beckman fellow: Charles Gammie, astronomy and physics, "Relativistic
Magneto-Rotators in Astrophysics"
- Beckman fellow: Youssef Hashash, civil and environmental engineering,
"Use of Emerging Technologies in Support of Underground Space
Development in Urban Areas"
- Beckman fellow: Kristin Hoganson, history, "Abroad at Home:
U.S. Domesticity in a Globalizing Age, 1865-1920"
- Feng Sheng Hu, plant biology, "Climatic Variability in the
Midcontinent of North America: Lessons from the Past"
- Beckman fellow: Neil Kelleher, chemistry, "Software to Enable
a New Philosophy of Protein Analysis by Mass Spectrometry"
- Faranak Miraftab, urban and regional planning, "Hidden Narratives
Decentralization: Grassroots Womens Perspectives from the South"
- Beckman fellow: Miriam Pelikan Pittenger, classics, "Annales:
The Politics of Historical Time in Republican and Augustan Rome"
- Dan Roth, computer science, "Unifying Learning and Reasoning"
- Beckman fellow: Atsuko Ueda, comparative and world literatures and
East Asian languages and cultures, "Westernization/De-Asianization
and the Production of a National Language in Meiji Japan"
- David Wright, English and Afro-American studies and research program,
"Caught Between a Lion and the Sea: The Pea Island Lifesavers,