June 1996 News

New Publications

Stephen Cox, Review of Edith Blumhofer, Aimee Semple McPherson, in Cross Currents: Journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, 45 (Winter 1995-96): 543-46.

Stephen Cox, Review of Jeanne Moskal, Blake, Ethics, and Forgiveness, in Blake, 29 (Winter 1995-96): 97-102.

Wai-lim Yip, translation of three poems by Lo Fu, “Crab-claw Flowers,” “The Rhetoric of Death,” and “Walking toward Wang Wei,” in The Chinese PEN, 24.1 (Spring 1996): 22-25,

Wai-lim Yip, poem in English and Chinese with calligraphy by Wai-lim Yip and graphic design by ian tyson, in surimono 3, published by Mandeville Special Collections, UCSD Library (1995/96).

Wai-lim Yip, “Alter Friedhof, Bonn” (poem), in Minima Sinica, Zeitschrift zum chinesischen Geist, 1 (1996).


Congratulations

To Liane Bryson, Kenia Halleck, and Marita Romann, who have been awarded Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards in recognition of distinguished achievement in teaching in the Linguistics Language Program.

To Gema Guevara and Maria Alberca-Garcia who have received summer research awards from the UCSD Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies.

To Laura Harris who has been awarded a UC President’s Dissertation Fellowship for 1996-97.

To Claudia Huiza who has been awarded a residential Chicana Dissertation Year Fellowship at UC Santa Barbara for the 1996-97 academic year.

To Masao Miyoshi, Committee Chair, Alain J.-J. Cohen, William O’Brien, and Don Wayne for preparing the award-winning, revised, expanded and redesigned version of the Literature Department’s Graduate Program brochure. The brochure was selected from more than 260 entries for a silver medal in the “visual design in print” category in a competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The department is grateful to the UCSD Publications Office for the creative efforts of their design staff.

To Christine Norris who has been selected by the graduating seniors of Revelle College to receive a special award for continued outstanding contributions to the Revelle Humanities Program.

To William O’Brien who has been selected by the graduating seniors of Revelle College as one of the two Outstanding Teachers of the Year.


1996-97 Executive Committee

Marta Sánchez, William Tay and Lisa Yoneyama have been elected faculty representatives to the 1996-97 Executive Committee. Todd Kontje, the new Director of Graduate Studies, and Cynthia Walk, Director of Undergraduate Studies, will serve as ex-officio members. The graduate students have elected Vanita Sharma to represent them on the Executive Committee, and Jill Holslin to serve as the alternate student representative.


Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College

Scripps College, the women’s college within the Claremont Colleges, is undertaking a search to fill the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities, recently vacated by Michael Roth. Applicants should demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary, humanistic orientation in their work, and should be active, recognized scholars with distinguished records in teaching and research. Letters of nomination should be sent to David Claus, Chair, HBA Search Committee, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. The application deadline is November 15, 1996.


Research Funds/Fellowships/Competitions

UC President's 1997-98 Research Fellowship in the Humanities. The fellowships, which provide salary support to UC faculty conducting research in the humanities, are awarded in an annual competition modeled on that of the NEH. Active ladder-rank faculty are eligible to apply, and junior faculty will be given special consideration, but not for work which involves revision of the dissertation. The maximum award is $25,000, but combined funding from all sources may not exceed the fellow's regular salary. Fellows must have accrued a minimum of two years of sabbatical leave credit; the accumulated sabbatical credit (up to a maximum of four years) must be used in conjunction with the fellowship; and the fellowship must be used in the academic year following the year the fellowship is announced. All applicants, except junior faculty, must also apply to appropriate extramural agencies that offer funding in their research fields; junior faculty are encouraged, but not required, to do so. Applications are available from Greg Llacer at OGSR (534-3556) and must be postmarked by October 7, 1996.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education. The Spencer Foundation seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. Applicants must be candidates for the Ph.D. at a graduate school in the U.S., although they need not be U.S. citizens. Dissertation topics must concern education and all pre-dissertation requirements must be completed by June 1, 1997. Approximately 30 fellowships of $17,000 will be awarded. Requests for applications must be received by October 11, 1996; completed applications must be postmarked by October 23, 1996. For further information, contact The Spencer Foundation, 900 North Michigan Ave, Ste 2800, Chicago, IL 60611-1542; (312) 337-7000.


Graduate Program Notices

Commencement. The 1996 Graduate Studies Commencement will be held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 16, in the Price Center Ballroom.

Orientations for New Students. The Literature Department's orientation for new students will take place Tuesday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 155 of the Literature Building. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Lounge, Room 3138. Additional orientations will be scheduled by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, the International Center, and the various Writing Programs (required for Teaching Assistants). New graduate student advising and registration for courses will take place during the orientation period. For additional information, please call the Graduate Office at (619) 534-3204.


Miscellaneous

Intercampus Van Service Discontinued. The UCSD Library has discontinued intercampus van service from UCSD to the UCLA campus. The Library has signed an agreement with a commercial delivery service to provide overnight delivery of interlibrary loan materials to all the libraries at participating UC campuses. This new service will decrease costs and speed up interlibrary loan deliveries. The former van service also provided passenger transportation to UCLA and mail delivery to all the southern campuses. These services are no longer offered.