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Five UI professors named Faculty Scholars
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Five University of Iowa faculty members have received
1999 Faculty Scholar awards to pursue research. Faculty Scholars are released
from half their usual teaching, advising, administrative, and service obligations
for three consecutive years. The award takes the form of a developmental
assignment for one semester each year.
The 1999 recipients and their areas of research are:
Mark S. Blumberg, associate professor of psychology, who will study
the developmental origins of thermoregulation and thermal preference in
mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Johna Leddy, associate professor of chemistry, who will develop theoretical
models of magnetic effects on rates of heterogeneous electron transfer
and test the models experimentally.
Florin Radulescu, professor of mathematics, who will work on relations
between random matrices in von Newmann algebras and the operator algebras
associated with quantization theory.
Leslie Schwalm, associate professor of history, who will write a book
that explores northern involvement in the movement for and against the
emancipation of slaves by focusing on Iowa and its neighboring states.
David G. Stern, associate professor of philosophy, who will complete
the second and draft the third of a three-book series to clarify the nature
of Wittgenstein's contribution to philosophy and his importance for the