FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 11, 2000
P. G. Torrez (510) 987-9205
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 years 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 years Guggenheim fellows at the University of California
- 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,
- 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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