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Six faculty are named 1998 Faculty Scholars
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Six University of Iowa faculty members have received
1997 Faculty Scholar Awards to pursue their research. The 1998 recipients
and their research areas are:
--Eduardo L. Cadava, English, to complete two books. The first, Traces
of Democracy, focuses on writings about the concepts of democracy and citizenship
from the Puritan era to the present. The second, Mourning Nations, argues
that the formation of a sense of nationality is inevitably involved with
acts of death and national mourning.
--Colin Gordon, history, to complete a book on the debate over national
health insurance in the United States, from the Progressive Era (1900-1916)
to the present.
--Vicki H. Grassian, chemistry, to focus on surface reactions on atmospherically
abundant particles such as ice and dust that alter the chemical composition
of the atmosphere.
--Joni L. Kinsey, art and art history, to write a book entitled Reframing
History: Polyptychs in American Art which explores the phenomenon of multi-paneled
painting in the history of American art.
--Alberto M. Segre, management sciences, to explore a new hybrid optimization
approach to predicting protein structure, a problem that builds on his
previous research in distributed search techniques for mechanized reasoning
and combinatorial optimization.
--John M. Wiencek, chemical and biochemical engineering, to learn advanced
techniques in x-ray crystallography, a technique for protein structure
determination, so that the technique may be implemented for the benefit
of all structural biology researchers on campus.
The awards give faculty members the opportunity for creative, extended,
and concentrated work on their research. Recipients are released from half
of the usual obligations of teaching, advising, and service for three consecutive
years. Usually this award takes the form of leave with full pay for one
semester of each of three years.
An average of six new Faculty Scholar Awards are given each year. Applications
must be approved by the Office of the Provost and then submitted to the
Board of Regents for final approval.