Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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U N I V E R S I T Y OF ILLINOIS
eighteenth-century London printer became the first major English novelist as he focuses on the relationship between the printing practices and the role as "editor" in producing the texts of long epistolary fiction. ANNE D. HEDEMAN, associate professor of art and design, "The Construction and Reception of Pierre Salmon's Responses a Charles VI et lamenation au roi sur son etaty Professor Hedeman will conduct an analysis of the pictures and texts of a particularly splendid series of manuscripts made in France between 1409 and circa 1500. As a group, these manuscripts are important artistic monuments, but they also provide an avenue for gaining insight into the political thought of the university and court communities in Paris at a time when the king was mad and the country split by civil war. ALAN F. HORWITZ, professor of cell and structural biology, "Molecular mechanisms of cell migration." Professor Horwitz will continue his work towards understanding the underlying cycle of adhesive events that produce directed cellular migration. Cell migration is a fundamental process in development, homeostasis, and disease. DON N. KLEINMUNTZ, associate professor of accountancy, "Psychometric Investigations of Decomposition Methods in Subjective Probability Assessment." Professor Kleinmuntz will continue his research into the cumulative impact of random and systematic errors on decomposition in subjective probability assessments and will compare probability judgments made using decomposition to judgments made without it. JANE W. S. LIU, professor of computer science, "Enhancing the Responsiveness and Dependability of Real-Time Systems." Professor Liu's research will focus on a novel approach, known as the imprecise-computation approach, for enhancing fault tolerance and graceful degradation of computing and communication systems that support time-critical applications, such as flight management, air traffic control, and intelligent manufacturing. Professor Liu's goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of this approach and to assess the strengths and limitations of this approach in comparison with traditional approaches. KATHY A. PERKINS, associate professor of theatre, "Onstage: Twentieth Century Theatre Designs by African Americans." Professor Perkins will chronicle and acknowledge the stage designs by African American artists (1900 to the 1990s), who have been absent from the annals of American theatre history, through her work in Onstage. The first exhibition and manuscript of its kind, this body of work represents designs for Broadway, Off-Broadway, dance, opera, and regional theatre. **JEAN PONCE, associate professor of computer science, "A Geometric Approach to Computer Vision and Robotics." In collaboration with Professor Pietro Perona, Professor Ponce will investigate the application of projective geometry to vision and explore issues in shape representation for object recognition. Professor Ponce will also work with Professor Joel Burdick on the geometry of robotic grasping and object manipulation, and will edit a book: Algebraic Surfaces in Computer Vision. * * D A L E J. V A N HARLINGEN, associate professor of physics, "Experimental etermination of the Pairing State of the High Temperature Superconductors." Professor Van Harlingen will implement a series of experiments designed to determine the symmetry of the pairing state of the high temperature superconductors, the most fundamental property for understanding the superconducting mechanism and for developing technological applications of these important materials. In particular, he plans to measure the anisotropy of the magnitude and phase of the superconducting energy gap to test whether the pairing state has a novel d-wave symmetry. (** These faculty members have been recommended for appointment as Beckman Associates to the Center for Advanced Study named for the donor of a gift which