Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
This is a reduced-resolution page image for fast online browsing.
EXTRACTED TEXT FROM PAGE:
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
The recommendations were individually discussed but acted upon at one time. (The record of board action appears at the end of each item.)
Appointment of Fellows to the Center for Advanced Study, Urbana
(1) Each year the Center for Advanced Study awards appointments as fellows in the center, providing one semester of release time for creative work. Fellows are selected in an annual competition among 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 fellows1 selected for the 1994-95 academic year, and offers a brief description of their projects: ••STEVEN B. BRADLOW, assistant professor of mathematics, "Augmented Holomorphic Bundles." A new class of geometric objects will be investigated. The aim is to give a systematic treatment of currently known examples, to understand the general principles responsible for their most significant common features, and to explore some of the interesting phenomena which are reflected in their properties. • • D A V I D J. BRADY, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "SpatioTemporal Complexity in Optical Systems." Pulse shapers and detectors capable of encoding and decoding ultra-fast time-domain optical signals of unprecedented complexity will be constructed and used to launch an investigation of anharmonic optical absorption and to develop applications in data transmission and microscopy. KENNETH M. CUNO, assistant professor of history, "Islamic Juridical Discourse and Egyptian Society during the 16th-19th Centuries." A study of Islamic juridical discourse on religious foundations in 16th-19th century Egypt. WILLIAM F. KELLEHER, assistant professor of anthropology, "Culture, Nation, and Diaspora in the Transformation of Revolutionary Cuba." This project examines the cultural aspects of social transformation in contemporary Cuba. It takes an historical approach to the problem and explores its multidimensional aspects through examinations of both local and global cultural and political phenomena. CHARISSA LANSING, assistant professor of speech and hearing science, "Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Eye-Gaze in Speech Perception." Patterns of eyegaze (sequence, location, duration, and frequency) will be studied in groups of adults with hearing-loss who attempt to gain information from a talker's lip and face movements. This work has important implications for the development of signal-processing, sensory substitution, and programs of rehabilitation to aid speech-reading performance.
GERD ULRICH NIENHAUS, assistant professor of physics, "Complexity in Biomolecular
Reactions." Biomolecules are exceedingly complex systems. Protein reactions will be studied over wide ranges of time, temperature, pressure, and viscosity to obtain insight into the connections between structure, dynamics, and function in these molecules. DOUGLAS S. OLSON, assistant professor of classics, "A New Critical Text of Aristophanes' Peace." It is planned to complete a critical text of Aristophanes' Peace. This text in turn will form the basis for a literary and historical commentary on the play to be published by Oxford University Press. BRUCE J. SHERRICK, assistant professor of agricultural economics, "Public Guarantees of Private Activities: An Evaluation of Loan Guarantees in Agriculture." The objectives of this research are: (1) to develop guidance for state and federal
i **These faculty members have been recommended for appointment as Beckman Fellows in the Center for Advanced Study named for the donor of a gift which permits additional recognition for outstanding younger fellow candidates who have already made distinctive scholarly contributions.