WRITER: SOK LIN LIM
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 10, 2001
UI faculty members win research awards from International Programs
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Four University of Iowa faculty members are the recipients
of 2001-2002 International Programs' Major Research Projects awards. Funding
is provided to support individual and collaborative research projects, symposia,
and conferences. Each research award is $10,000.
The following UI faculty members won the award to support their projects:
-- James A. Throgmorton, associate professor of urban and regional planning
in the Graduate College, who will present "Berlin in America: A Symposium
about the Relationship between Urban Spaces and the Long-Term Viability of
Democracy." The symposium invites participants to relate Berlin to American
cities and to explore the relationship between urban spaces and the practice
-- Daniel Balderston, professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the College
of Liberal Arts and the director of the Latin American Studies Program. Balderston
will hold a conference on "Cuba Today: Revolution and Culture in the
Context of Globalization." The three-day conference on contemporary Cuba
will be at the UI and Grinnell College.
-- Christopher Merrill, International Writing Program (IWP) director, will
hold a conference on "Lost and Found: The Art of Translation" during
the second annual IWP Festival Oct. 12-14. The IWP festival will focus on
the art of translation, featuring the works of some of the country's most
illustrious translators and writings of some of the greatest literary artists.
-- Mary E. Wilson, professor of internal medicine, microbiology, and epidemiology
in the College of Medicine, will conduct research on Visceral Leishmaniasis
in Northeast Brazil. The human visceral leishmaniasis is a severe and potentially
fatal disease affecting individuals in many developing nations.
For information on the International Programs Major Project Fund, contact
Sheri Sojka at (319) 335-1438.