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March 7, 2003
Volume 40, No. 8


Iowa Writers' Workshop brings home national honor
David Skorton becomes president
On first day, president reorganizes administration
Athletics pays University offices $9.3 million
Redefining 'respect' to combat sexual assaults
Bottling pathogens to keep farms safe

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Celebration of Excellence honors Mary Hendrix, gives six awards
16 win Collegiate Teaching Awards
Global scholars win travel, time
Catalyst nominations sought
Five are named Faculty Scholars
Career development awards approved for 2003-04
Longevity awards given to 21 employees
UI police offer rape information packet


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Five are named Faculty Scholars

Douglas Baynton Teresa Mangum
Douglas Baynton Teresa Mangum
Yannick Meurice Mary Hall Reno
Yannick Meurice Mary Hall Reno
Gary Segura
Gary Segura

Five University of Iowa faculty members have received 2003 Faculty Scholar Awards to pursue research. The awards give faculty members the opportunity for creative, extended, and concentrated work on their research.

Recipients are released from half of the usual obligation of teaching, advising, administration, and service for three consecutive years. Usually, the award applies to one semester of each of three years.

The recipients and research areas are:

Douglas Baynton, associate professor of history, will write a history of the concept of “defective persons” in the making of American immigration policy.

Teresa Mangum, associate professor of English, will be writing a book, The Victorian Invention of Old Age, which traces the history of contemporary perceptions of late life back to 19th-century novels, plays, magazines, medical writing, cartoons, advertising, and visual art.

Yannick Meurice, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will use a cluster of computers to apply his recently developed theoretical methods to problems related to the origin of the mass of elementary particles and the density of the early universe.

Mary Hall Reno, professor of physics and astronomy, will develop and refine theoretical predictions for the production, interaction, and detection of neutrinos, particles that play a role in our understanding of the cosmos and the theory of elementary particles.

Gary Segura, associate professor of political science, is working with a team to develop and implement a national political survey of Latinos. The survey, the first of its kind in more than a decade, will explore a wide range of attitudes, behaviors, and orientations among immigrant, first, and second generation Latinos in the United States.


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