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B O A R D OF T R U S T E E S
WILLIAM COVINO (associate professor, English), "Studies in Magical Imagination and Postmodern Conceptions of Phantasy" GEORGE DICKIE (professor, philosophy), "The Philosophical Significance of Monroe Beardsley's Aesthetics" ANITA GOLDMAN (assistant professor, English), "Reconciling Race and Rights: Emerson, Liberalism and the Construction of Nationality" KYOKO INOUE (professor, linguistics), "Democracy in Japanese Textbooks" CHARLES MILLS (assistant professor, philosophy), "Counter-Knowledges" DAVID POWERS (assistant professor, performing arts), "Exoticism in the French Musical Theater of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" The vice president for academic affairs recommends approval. I concur.
On motion of Ms. Reese, these appointments were approved.
Appointment of Fellows to the Center for Advanced Study, Urbana
(3) Each year the Center for Advanced Study awards appointments as fellows in the center, providing released time for creative work. Fellows are selected in an annual competition from the faculty of all departments and colleges to carry out self-initiated programs of scholarly research or professional activity. The chancellor at Urbana recommends the following list of fellows selected for the 1993-94 academic year, and offers a brief description of their projects: NIGEL BOSTON, assistant professor of mathematics, will examine questions in algebraic number theory, mainly in the study of universal deformations of Galois representations. JENNIFER COLE, assistant professor of linguistics and computer science, to provide a computational model of phonological processes that can be incorporated into speech recognition and generation systems, paving the way for the future development of large vocabulary, domain-independent systems. • • N A N C Y MAKRI, assistant professor of chemistry, will study the further development and application of an efficient method suitable for investigating the dynamics of polyatomic quantum mechanical systems. • • M A R K NELSON, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, bioengineering, and the Beckman Institute, to investigate both adaptive signal processing and motor control aspects of sensory acquisition in the electrosensory systems of weakly electric fish. MARYLINE GISELE PARCAV assistant professor of classics, to trace the lives of women who appear in papyrological documents from Graeco-Roman Egypt by bringing together an extensive and representative corpus of text that will gather the results of the scattered modern scholarship based on those documents and attempt a broad assessment of the actual roles of women in all spheres of life. LESLIE REAGAN, assistant professor of history and the medical humanities and social sciences program, to write a book, When Abortion Was a Crime, that will be the first book to examine the entire period of illegal abortion in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to 1973. LINDA ROBBENNOLT, assistant professor of art and design, will involve the making of art in the studio that deals with how it is that we perceive ourselves through the search for information from physical evidence as opposed to the written history of our culture. ••JONATHAN V. SWEEDLER, assistant professor of chemistry and the Beckman Institute, to develop and implement new analytical instruction and methodology to allow the identification and quantitation of the substances released from a single nerve