Board of Regents announces sabbaticals
The Kansas Board of Regents has approved sabbatical leaves for KU faculty
members for 2004-05. The faculty members, sabbatical topics and locations
Marianne Berry, social welfare, to conduct
research on community-based family support centers around the world as
the basis for an international comparative study of family support centers
(Australia; Great Britain; Israel; Italy; Ireland; England).
Swapan Chakrabarti, electrical engineering
and computer science, to conduct research for designing a commercial quality
true 3D (T3D) information display system (Lawrence and Manhattan).
Mark Ezell, social welfare, to study the
impact of agency-level factors and funding mechanisms on agencies and
client outcomes in social work (Lawrence).
Johannes Feddema, geography, to develop surface-based
anthropogenic climate change scenarios for the Community Climate System
Model (National Center for Atmospheric Research).
Marc Greenberg, Slavic languages and literatures,
to re-examine the relationship of Indo-European accent to accent in the
Baltic and Slavic languages (Lawrence).
Yoazhong Hu, mathematics, to conduct research
on nonlinear equations driven by fractional noises and write a book on
"Fractional Brownian Motions and Applications" (University of
Cheryl Lester, English and American studies,
to revise manuscript "Faulkner and the Great Migration: Modernism
and the Silent South" (Lawrence).
Rex Martin, philosophy, to conduct research
and write two long articles on "Rawls on Economic Justice" (Overland
Keith Meyer, law school, to prepare a book
that can be used to teach law classes that focus on aspects of the agriculture
and/or the food industry (Lawrence).
Barbara Phipps, teaching & leadership,
to conduct research and produce case studies of secondary school funding
in southeast Europe (Bulgaria; Romania; Albania; United States).
John Staniunas, theatre and film, to conduct
research on audience reception theory and generate an article for publication,
and to teach and direct Lithuania at the Lithuanian Academy of Music (Lithuania;
Chester Sullivan, English, to complete two
books of fiction—a novel and a compilation of short stories (Lawrence).
Bryon Caminero-Santangelo, English, to conduct research on conceptions
of the nonhuman environment in African literature (Lawrence).
Dennis Christilles, theatre & film, to
conduct and complete on-site research of modern Greek scenographic practices
and to produce an extensive article on findings (Athens, Greece; Lawrence).
Michael Crawford, anthropology, to conduct
field investigations and laboratory analyses of DNA samples from populations
of the Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Islands, Alaska; Lawrence).
James Daugherty, music & dance, to conduct
research in choir acoustics and choral pedagogy and prepare first draft
of a book (Denver; Stockholm, Sweden; London).
Jonathan Earle, history, to conduct research
and to begin writing a book about the various ways people became "converted"
to the antislavery cause (Lawrence).
Vincent Gnojek, music and dance, to further
development as a solo saxophone artist and music educator through international
and national solo performances (eastern Europe; Costa Rica; southeastern
United States; Lawrence).
Marsha Haufler, history of art, to revise
and expand three scholarly papers into chapters of a book on Buddhist
monasteries as sites of aesthetic experience in Ming Dynasty (Lawrence).
John Head, law, to conduct a broad survey
of the key criticisms directed at the three most visible international
economic institutions—the World Bank, the International Monetary
Fund and the World Trade Organization—for publication (Lawrence).
Rongqing Hui, electrical engineering and
computer science, to conduct research at the Navy Research Laboratory
on polymer integrated optical circuits for optical sensor applications
Michael Johnson, English, to write a collection
of approximately 100 poems concerning the American Southwest, focusing
on historical and present features (Baldwin City; southwest United States).
Phillip Kissam, law, to conduct research
on the ideological factors that influence Supreme Court justices to adopt
their theories of constitutional interpretation (Lawrence).
David Lerner, mathematics, to construct an
accurate mathematical model of the cochlea or inner ear, capable of reproducing
cochlea microphonic over a wide range of frequencies and sound pressure
levels (KUMC; Lawrence).
Bruce Lieberman, geology, to conduct research
on Cambrian fossils from Australia and the United States to determine
their relevance for understanding the Cambrian Radiation (Sydney, Australia).
Jonathan Mayhew, Spanish and Portuguese,
to complete work on a book of essays on seven significant contemporary
Spanish poets (St. Louis, Mo.; Barcelona, Spain).
Timothy Miller, religious studies, to create,
in phases, an encyclopedia of American intentional communities from the
beginnings of European settlements to the present (Lawrence).
Rita Napier, history, to produce a book that
will be a revision of the major interpretations on Bleeding Kansas and
the coming of the Civil War, focusing on Leavenworth, instead of Lawrence,
as the critical territory (Washington, D.C.; California; Lawrence).
Anna Neill, English, to conduct research
and write two chapters of a book manuscript that concentrates on the reforming
potential of transportation (Sydney, Australia; Lawrence).
Christopher Petr, social welfare, to enhance
research, teaching and interdisciplinary scholarship in children's mental
health and related fields (Washington, D.C.; Lawrence).
S. Sherri Rice, teaching and leadership,
to conduct research on the ethical thought on Martin Luther King Jr. and
to compose an essay based on this research (Atlanta; Lawrence).
Edward Small, theatre and film, to write
a book that elevates animation beyond the commonplace concept of cartoon
Thomas Taylor, ecology and evolutionary biology/Natural
History Museum, to revise textbook in paleobotany and complete another
book on fossil fungi (Lawrence).
James Woelfel, Western civilization, to complete
a book manuscript on the existentialist movement in philosophy and its
continuing relevance (Lawrence).
Bruce Baker, teaching and leadership, to evaluate consistency between
historical origins, conceptual underpinnings, operational definitions
and measurement of educational adequacy (Lawrence).
Michael Bauer, music and dance, to complete
first draft of a book titled Arts Ministry: Fostering the Creative Life
of God's People (Lawrence).
Marta Caminero-Santangelo, English, to continue
working on an ongoing book project titled Imagining Identity/Seeing Difference:
U.S. Latino/a Writing and the Construction of Ethnicity (Lawrence).
David Ekerdt, sociology and gerontology,
to continue recent research on older people's management and disposition
of possessions when they move to smaller quarters (Kansas City area; Lawrence;
Mohamed El Hodiri, economics, to conduct
research and produce an essay on structural economics dynamics (Lawrence).
Pamela Gordon, classics, to investigate the
representation of non-Greek peoples in the literature and art of classical
John Gronbeck-Tedesco, theatre and film/CLA&S,
to create a set of monologues based on stories gathered from oral and
written sources found in communities throughout Kansas (Kansas).
Mary Lynn Hamilton, teaching and leadership,
to investigate the current state of knowledge on the issues of teachers'
professional knowledge and its development in relationship to teacher
Tanya Hartman, art, to create a public art
project, Nipped Narrative, composed of an interactive Web site and an
embroidered scroll covered with layers of writings by AIDS patients and
to be a resident artist and lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand
(Harlem, N.Y.; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lawrence).
John Kelly, ecology and evolutionary biology,
to conduct research and write a synthetic overview of modern techniques
that can be used to explore how evolutionary forces maintain genetic variation
(United States and Britain).
Russell Ostermann, chemical and petroleum
engineering, to conduct research on biological degradation of coal and
petroleum derivatives and bioreactor design with cell recovery and recycle
(University of Stuttgart).
Mabel Rice, speech, language and hearing,
to conduct research and writings about the genetics of language impairments
in children and EEG methods (Perth, Australia; Baltimore, Md.; Lawrence).
David Smith, sociology, to write a journal
and small monograph on the relationship between anti-bankers and the anti-Semitism
specifically in the Middle East and Eastern Europe (Lawrence).
Rajendra Srivastava, business, to develop
analytical models under the Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions
for decision-making in the domain of assurance services (University of
Southern California; University of Sydney).
Bradley Schaffner, university libraries,
Aug. 29, 2004, to Jan. 29, 2005, to complete a book-length bibliography
covering Russia, Ukraine and the other countries of the former Soviet
Union that will provide comprehensive subject access to the contemporary
materials available in the region (Lawrence).