AccoladesKa Yee Christina Lee , a new Assistant Professor in Chemistry, has received one of 10 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Awards for 1998. The $25,000 unrestricted research award provides funding for new faculty members at the start of their first full-time, tenure-track appointments.
Shulamit Ran , the William H. Colvin Professor in Music;Marta Ptaszynska , Professor in Music;Howard Sandroff , Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Computer Music Studio; andIlya Levinson , Practicum Adviser in Music and Director of Noontime Concerts, have been selected as ASCAP Award recipients. The cash awards, made by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, are granted by an independent panel and based upon writers' catalogs of original compositions and recent performances of works in areas not surveyed by the society. Sandroff and Levinson are also previous recipients of Illinois Arts Council Composer Fellowships.
Richard Taub , the Paul Klapper Professor in Social Sciences, was named a distinguished visitor to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Taub, an authority in community dynamics and economic development, pursued writing and research projects during his three-month term as a distinguished visitor, which ended in August.
Anthony C. Yu , the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor in Humanities, has been elected to membership in Academia Sinica, Republic of China, by the 23rd Convocation of the Academy held July 6 to 9 in Taipei, Taiwan. The academy is the highest scholastic institution in China and currently has only 200 members.