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UI faculty win awards through Support Program for Arts and Humanities

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ Some 19 University of Iowa faculty members will receive awards of up to $5,000 to help complete research projects through the Support Program for the Arts and Humanities.

The program, administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research, is designed to offer support in arts and humanities, especially in view of dwindling support from federal agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Award winners and their projects are:
Wendi Adamek, religion, "Merit and the Buddhist Network of Wealth," $3,850.
Rick Altman, communication studies, "The Living Nickelodeon," $2,500.
Florence Boos, English, "Research for a Book, 'A Wheen Aul' Memories': Working-Class Women Poets of Victorian Scotland," $5,000.
John Cameron, theatre, "The Last Human Being: A multi-cultural performance," $5,000.
Armando Duarte, dance, "National Passion," $5,000.
James Duerlinger, philosophy, "Vasubandhu's Philosophical Critique of the Vatsiputriyas' Theory of Person," $2,600.
Glenn Ehrstine, German, "Story and Space in Early German Drama," $3,100.
Patricia Foster, English, "In the Heart of the Black Belt," $4,000.
Diana Gannett, music, "Solo Recital at Scottish Bass Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland," $3,000
James Giblin, history, "Modernization, Environment, and the Morality of Family and Ethnicity in Tanzania," $2,500.
David Gomper, music, "Center for New Music 1998 East Coast Tour," $5,000.
Henry Horwitz, history, "A Guide to the Equity Records of the Court of Exchequer 1649-1841," $2,300.
John Kimmich-Javier, journalism and mass communication, "Euskadi," $3,000.
Robert Ketterer, classics, "Ancient Rome and Early Opera," $700.
Judith Pascoe, English, "Royal Collectors from George III to Victoria," $3,600.
John Peters, communication studies, "Radio Theory in the Weimar Republic," $4,000.
John Rapson, music, "A Deep Springs Devotional (compact disc)," $4,000.
Catherine Ringen, linguistics, "Variation in Vowel Harmony," $1,725.
Janine Sawada, religion, "Fuji Religion and Its Vicissitudes in Nineteenth-Century Japan," $5,000.