FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 11, 2000
P. G. Torrez (510) 987-9205
phillip.torrez@ucop.edu


GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO NINE UC FACULTY

Nine University of California researchers have been awarded Guggenheim fellowships for 2000, the New York-based John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced.

The foundation said this year’s fellowship winners included 182 artists, scholars and scientists from more than 2,900 applicants in the United States and Canada for awards totaling $6,345,000.

Guggenheim fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement and exceptional promise. They include writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, choreographers, physical and biological scientists, social scientists, and scholars in the humanities. Many of them hold appointments in colleges and universities, and a number have no academic affiliation.

This year’s Guggenheim fellows at the University of California are:

  • Patricia Wenjie Cheng, professor of psychology, UCLA: A psychological theory of causal discovery.
  • Donald J. DePaolo, Class of 1951 Professor of Geochemistry, UC Berkeley: The geochemical effects of magma generation and transport.
  • Lauren B. Edelman, professor of law and sociology, UC Berkeley: The formation of civil-rights laws in the workplace.
  • Alexei V. Filippenko, professor of astronomy, UC Berkeley: The expansion of the universe.
  • Amelia Jones, professor of art history, UC Riverside: New York Dada, 1915-1922.
  • Susanne Lohmann, professor of political science and of policy studies and director of the Center for Comparative Political Economy, UCLA: Administrative rationality in the research university.
  • Donka Minkova, professor of English, UCLA: Verse form and linguistic reconstruction in English.
  • Vicente L. Rafael, associate professor of communications, UC San Diego: Language and the origins of nationalism in the Philippines.
  • Daniel S. Rokhsar, professor of physics, UC Berkeley, and head of the computational and theoretical biology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Studies in computational and theoretical biology.

Guggenheim fellowships are grants made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of 12 months. The average grant in 2000 is approximately $34,000.

The Guggenheim foundation has awarded more than $192 million in fellowships to almost 15,000 individuals.

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