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UI faculty win awards through new Arts and Humanities Initiative

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ Some 30 University of Iowa faculty members have been awarded grant funds through a new program, the Arts and Humanities Initiative, which supports humanities scholarship and work in the creative and performing arts. This year's program, administered by the UI offices of the Provost and the Vice President for Research, offered support for travel funding and equipment funding.

Funding for the Arts and Humanities Initiative comes from an annual appropriation of $300,000 from the Iowa Legislature that has been added to the UI's base budget as an ongoing commitment to the advancement of humanities research and work in the creative and performing arts.

Awards for travel and equipment:
Janet Gurkin Altman, French and Italian, "The Role of Letter Books in Cultural History," $3,000 for travel; $3,482 for equipment.
Florence Babb, women's studies and anthropology, "Gender and Cultural Politics in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua," $2,483 for travel; $2,199 for equipment.
Michaeline Crichlow, African American world studies, "Paradise Lost: Postcolonial States, Nationhood and Ambivalent Afro-Caribbean Cultures (1940-1968)," $4,187 for travel; $2,580 for equipment.
Christopher Culy, linguistics, "Language Change Among Urban Dogon," $1,860 for travel; $1,190 for equipment.
John Kimmich-Javier, journalism and mass communication, "In the Basque Country," $2,700 for travel; $4,320 for equipment.
Judith Pascoe, English, "Early Museum Innovators; Giovanni Battista Belzoni and
Charles Wilson Peale," $1,500 (travel), and "Romantic Acquisitions: The Culture of Collecting," $2,561 (equipment).

Awards for travel:
Wendy Adamek, religion, "Merit, Opulence, and the Buddhist Network of Wealth," $3,000.
Margaret Bass, English, "In Search of Black Canada," $2,680.
Marvin Bell, Writers' Workshop, "Poetry: Performances and Composition," $2,488.
Delbert Disselhorst, music, "CD Recording: The Organ Works of Johann Ludwig Thiele," $3,750.
James L. Giblin, history, "Modernization and the Morality of Family and Ethnicity in Tanzania," $3,000.
David Gompper, music, "Music Composition: Conference (Duo for Violin and Piano)," $756.
Robert Ketterer, classics, "Early Opera and Roman Literature," $2,000.
Roberta Marvin, music, "Censorship of Verdi's Operas in Victorian London," $2,800.
L. Lee McIntyre, art and art history, "West African Art in Mali and Burkina Faso," $3,000.
Franklin Miller, communication studies, "Interactive CD-ROM with Multiple Linked QTVR Panoramas," $5,636.
Joseph Patrick, art and art history, "Painting Research in Mexico," $2,440.
Alan Sener, dance, "Preparation for Falco Biography: Oral Histories Collection," $3,000.
Allen Steinberg, history, "The Becker Case and the Struggle for Law Enforcement in Progressive New York," $1,500.
Takis Poulakos, rhetoric, "The History of Persuasion in Classical Athens," $3,440.
Tina Shackleford, theatre arts, "Women's Work," $1,477.

Awards for equipment:
Rick Altman, French and communication studies, "Turn of the Century Intermediality: Illustrated Song Slides," $2,032.
Elizabeth Aubrey, music, "The Music of Old French Song," $3,860.
Hans Breder, art and art history, "Ethnocentrism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism: Another Trial for the German Middle Class," $5,117.
Daniel Moore, music, "Percussion Ensemble Touring," $4,570.
Virginia Myers, art and art history, "Justification for Two Patented, UL Listed, Iowa Foil Printer Units to Extend Development of Foil Stamping as a Viable Art form by the Research Team," $5,250.
Lauren Rabinovitz, American studies, and Brooks Landon, communication studies, "Text and Time Machine: The World's Columbian Exposition," $2,895.
Padmini Srinivasan, library and information science, "Joint Project: SWT Digital Alpha Linux System," $11,669.
Katherine Tachau, history, "Bible Lessons for Kings: Scholars and Friars in 13th Century Paris and the Creation of the Bibles Moralisees," $1,000.