Faculty members receive international awards
By Shannon Vicic
Eighteen UI faculty members have received international research and program
development awards in recent competitions overseen by the UI Office of International
Programs and Studies.
Ten faculty members received a total of $35,000 in the annual William and
Flora Hewlett Summer International Research Grant competition. The grants,
provided in part by an endowment from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,
are awarded to regular, tenure-line faculty to provide support for international
Eight faculty members received a total of $8,000 in the semiannual Midwest
Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA) International
Program Development Awards competition.
The MUCIA award is designed to support international travel for faculty
and staff members, enabling them to work abroad on projects likely to result
in institutional development or enhancement of international programs.
Winners of the William and Flora Hewlett grants for 1996:
- Amanda Anderson, professor of English, "Cosmopolitanism
in Victorian Literature and Culture," $3,500.
- Merle L. Bowen, professor of political science, "Social
and Environmental Change in Twentieth Century Mozambique," $3,500.
- Hiroko Yamashita Butler, professor of East Asian languages and
cultures, "Effects of Surface Case Marking, Word- order, and Animacy
on the Processing of a Verb-final Language," $3,500.
- John M. Cheeseman, professor of plant biology, "An Investigation
of the Biological, Sociological and Economic Relations of Mangrove Ecosystems
in Tanzania," $3,500.
- Peter Fritzsche, professor of history, "A History of Nostalgia,
- Poshek Fu, professor of history, "Framing China: Nation,
Control, and the Ambiguity of Shanghai Cinema, 1937-1945," $3,500.
- Dianne Harris, professor of landscape architecture, "Lombardia
Illuminata: The Formation of an Enlightenment Landscape in Eighteenth Century
- Jacquetta Hill, professor of educational psychology, "Hill
Tribe Children in Thai Schools," $3,500.
- Eric Hostetter, professor of art history, "Publication
of Excavations on the Palatine Hill, Rome," $3,500.
- Mark D. Steinberg, professor of history, "Proletarian Imagination:
Russian Worker-Writers and the Pursuit of the Cultural Self, 1910-1925,"
The 1996 winners of the MUCIA International Program Development Awards:
- Leigh S. Estabrook, dean and professor, Graduate School of Library
and Information Science, to assess the need for and potential shape of
an international school in library and information science education for
central and Eastern Europe, $1,000.
- William G. Martin, professor of sociology, to develop an Internet
network linking courses and students at the UI's Urbana-Champaign campus
with the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, $1,000.
- Robert E. Nelson, professor and director, vocational and technical
education, to initiate a doctorate program for university lecturers in
- Cynthia Radding, professor of history, to compare regions of
Mexico and Bolivia from 1750 to 1900 on colonialism, ecology and culture;
to develop linkages for scholarships and teaching with universities, research
centers and non-governmental organizations, $1,000.
- John W. Santas, assistant dean, College of Agricultural, Consumer
and Environmental Sciences, to place a study abroad program in Argentina
on the menu of choices for students in the college, $1,000.
- Joseph W. Stucki, professor of natural resources and environmental
science, to establish cooperative agreements on soil physical chemistry
with Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greenland and Scotland, $1,000.
- Craig Tiley, head coach and co-director of tennis, intercollegiate
athletics, to conduct teaching clinics to sports leaders, coaches and underprivileged
children in South Africa using the university as a future resource, $1,000.
- Ronald M. Weigel, professor and chair of veterinary pathobiology,
to develop collaborative programs in veterinary epidemiology and preventive
medicine with the Free University of Berlin, $1,000.
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