CAS associates appointed
By Shannon Vicic
Thirteen Urbana-Champaign faculty members were appointed associates in the
Center for Advanced Study for the 1997-98 academic year by the UI Board
of Trustees at its meeting Jan. 22 in Chicago.
The appointments provide one semester of release time for creative work
on self-initiated programs of scholarly research or professional activity.
The associates are selected by professors in the center in an annual competition.
Three of the appointees have been designated Beckman Associates. Named for
UI alumnus and benefactor Arnold O. Beckman, the appointments recognize
outstanding younger candidates who have made distinctive scholarly contributions
in the sciences.
Faculty members named Beckman Associates, and the research they intend to
- Douglas H. Beck, physics, low energy quark structure of the
proton, in particular the role of virtual quark pairs.
- Herbert Edelsbrunner, computer science, the computational aspects
of shape and space.
- George D. Gollin, physics, fundamental interactions in electron-positron
Faculty members named associates, and the research they intend to pursue:
- Lillian Hoddeson, history, the creativity of John Bardeen's solutions
to key problems in physics and engineering.
- Douglas A. Kibbee, French, an international and theoretical analysis
of laws and judicial decisions regarding language in the workplace.
- James A. Kluegel, sociology, research on public opinion concerning
the equality of opportunity for minorities and women in the United States
as well as the economic change taking place in central and Eastern Europe.
- Jeff McMahan, philosophy, an exploration of the morality of killing
a person or allowing him or her to die in cases in which the moral or metaphysical
status of the individual is unclear or contested.
- Gregory L. Murphy, psychology, an integrative approach to the study
of human concepts.
- Jerome Packard, East Asian languages and cultures, an investigation
of the theory that Old Chinese words had sub-syllabic affixes that were
represented in writing using Chinese character orthography.
- William Stout, statistics, cognitive diagnosis and bias assessment
of classroom and standardized test data.
- Laird Thompson, astronomy, astronomy with laser-guided adaptive optics
- Jeryldene Wood, art and design, an exploration of art and gender in
16th century Italy.
- Scott A. Wyatt, music, integration of multi-dimensional sonic projection
and sound synthesis with acoustic instrumental performance.
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