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Bringing It All Together
One of the hallmarks of the best research
universities is the integration of research
and education. All sectors of the institu-
tion-students, faculty and staff-are
actively engaged in both teaching and
research. Undergraduate students become
involved in research projects early in their
careers, whether it be in the sciences or the
arts and letters, to become more competi-
tive in placement for future careers; staff
are actively engaged in developing new
teaching and research instruments (par-
ticularly in the use of new technologies for
distance education to make rare and costly
resources available to a wider community);
graduate students are learning to become
tomorrow's teachers; and faculty members
provide not only the integrating element
but the essential inspiration and energy that
brings it all together.
Inspiring young minds to reach out to
new challenges and to critically examine
accepted lore is what professing is all
about. Bringing students into early involve-
ment in research can be one of the most
stimulating experiences that they have, and
one that they are not likely to experience in
their later careers. Not to be forgotten is the
reward to the professor, who is both teacher
and researcher, in making that difference to
some future scholar.
The integration of research and education
is far from limited to the basic disciplines.
Today universities need to extend beyond
their fundamental bases, and to reach
out to tackle the problems facing society.
Understanding growth and population
changes that affect the ability of human-
kind to sustain itself, the urgent need for
an expanded roll of university enquiry into
ethical conduct in research and scholarship
and in governance, determining the effect
of geographical mobility and changes in
socio-cultural environments on children's
lives and families-these are only a few of
the examples in which students and schol-
ars in Liberal Arts and Sciences are chal-
lenging contemporary ideas.
These areas, where the humanities and
See Musings, page 12


October 2000







CLASnotes

Vol. 14 The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences No. 10



UF Leads the Way

CLAS physicist guides development of ultra-powerful computer
data grid-NSF supports the project with $11.9 million grant


computer technology continues to
blossom at amazing speeds. Phrases
like "100 trillion operations per
second" and "1 million times 1 billion
bytes" are not as inconceivable as they
once were. The opportunities that such
advanced technology bring to research and
collaborative projects across the disciplines
are phenomenal.
On September 13, when the National
Science Foundation announced that the
University of Florida would be awarded
$11.9 million over the next five years to
research and develop the Grid Physics
Network (GriPhyN, pronounced "griffin"),
it placed the university at the forefront
of the development of a computational
system that will have resounding effects
on research and scholarship on a global
scale. The grant is part of a $90 million
Informational Technology Research initia-
tive by the NSF to insure that the US is at
the forefront of developing fundamental
and innovative information technology.
UF will research and develop the proj-
ect in conjunction with theChicago and is
a collaboration with 14 other universities
throughout the US. Paul
Avery, lead scientist and
UF professor of physics,
remarks on the scope of
the project. "The GriPhyN
project encompasses more
than just Florida. It includes
16 universities and the idea
is to put together a compu-
tational data grid linking
the participating schools
and turning them into a
large virtual community.
They will become a com-
munity of researchers with
University of Flor
a network of resources that the GriPhyN proj
is much more powerful than are Northwesterr
any individual resource. University, the Ui
Southern Califor

Eventually this network Johns Hopkins U
will grow to include other University of Cali
universities, laboratories, Stanford Univers
University of Tex


and libraries around the world."
GriPhyN will likely become the
world's fastest and most powerful com-
puter data grid. In a September 28 article,
The New York Times described the potential
of the network. "GriPhyN will be far from
the simple data delivery system familiar
to users of the World Wide Web. It will be
the first large-scale data grid, an intelligent
network that will deliver not just raw data,
but also the power to do challenging com-
putations. To GriPhyN users, thousands
of computers and millions of gigabytes of
data will look like one single computing
engine of unprecedented power."
Unprecedented, data-intensive compu-
tational needs that are fundamental to both
science and commerce in the twenty-first
century drive the project. "By early next
decade, we are going to be dealing with
databases that will be 10 million times
bigger than they are now," Avery notes.
"These databases will extend beyond the
ability of one site to hold them all. We will
need to link them and search them across
the internet and this is the kind of project
that will allow that to happen."
See GriPhyN, page 12


ida and University of Chicago are the lead institutions of
ect. Other universities involved in the initial R&D effort
SUniversity, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Indiana
university of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of
nia, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University,
University, the University of California at Berkeley, the
fornia at San Diego, the University of Pennsylvania,
ity, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and the
as at Brownsville.










Around the College


DEPARTMENT NEWS
Criminology
A Korean edition of Ron Akers' book,
Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation,
and Application has just been published. It is
only the second general book on all of the major
theories in criminology to be translated into
Korean.

Psychology
Dolores Albarracin gave an invited presenta-
tion at the New England Social Psychological
Association at the University of Connecticut on
September 16. Her talk, "Toward a Behavior-
Centered Understanding of Persuasion," con-
cerned her recent research on the influence
of past behavior as a source of persuasion
for human beings. The New England Social
Psychological Association meets yearly to dis-
cuss new theoretical directions in social psychol-
ogy and to foster interaction among academics
in the Northeast as well as invited scholars from
other areas.

Alan Spector was recently awarded a 5-year
$950,000 grant from the National Institute of
Health to investigate taste function using the
mouse as an animal model. The goal of this
research is to apply sophisticated behavioral
testing techniques in order to gain a better
understanding of the exact nature of suspected
sensory differences in taste sensitivity among
selected inbred strains of mice. This knowledge
will aid in the identification of genes that encode
specific proteins in the nervous system that
ultimately contribute to the generation of taste
perceptions. This research will contribute to the
trans-NIH initiative to map the mouse genome
and is representative of efforts at the NIH to
delineate the relationship between genes and
behavior.

Howard E. A. Tinsley has been appointed
chair of the Fellowship committee of the
Division of Counseling Psychology of the
American Psychological Association for the
2000-2001 term. Fellow status in the American
Psychological Association is awarded only to
psychologists who are judged to have made an
outstanding and unusual contribution that has
had a significant impact on psychology.

Sociology
Jay Gubrium presented the keynote lecture
on September 9 for the annual conference of
the British Society of Gerontology at Oxford
University in England. He also presented two
research seminars, one on the significance of
storytelling in later life and the other on narrative
practice and ethnography.


David C. Young on CNN Morning News to Talk About
Olympic Games
In a September 22 interview on CNN Morning News, David C. Young, a pro-
fessor of classics, compared the magnitude and the vast, worldwide appeal of
today's Olympic Games with their modest, faltering beginnings. The CNN inter-
view was prompted by interest in Young's 1996 book, The Moder Olympics: A
Struggle for Revival.
In the interview, Young noted that our Olympics almost died in their cradle
because they initially attracted so little interest. The first modern Olympics were
held in Athens in1859. They were the
result of a long, lonely revival campaign by
the Greek poet Soutsos. A British doctor,
W.P. Brookes, initiated a similar movement
in England, which held its first Olympics in
London in 1866. Subsequently, a series of
national Olympics was held in each coun-
try. Brookes tried to unite the two move-
lmi m ments into international Olympics to be
Shield in Athens. In both countries, however,
the event soon fizzled and was abandoned
because of utter apathy toward the games
in all spheres-public, athletic, and gov-
ernmental. At the time, the whole idea was considered bizarre.
In 1890, however, P de Coubertin, a French nobleman traditionally credited
as being the first person to conceive of the idea of a revival, visited Brookes
in England about another matter. Brookes told him about the earlier modern
Olympic movements and his own international project. He was getting old and
hoped to pass the torch. At first, Coubertin
was cool toward the idea but in 1892
he proposed an Olympic revival as his
own original idea to the audience at a
Sorbonne athletics conference. Coubertin
then founded the International Olympic
Committee in 1894 and the first interna-
tional Olympiad, our Olympiad I, took place
in Athens in 1896. Brookes had died just
a few months earlier, coming that close
to seeing his life's dream come true. The
rest, as Young remarked in his interview, is
history.

Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research Reception
On September 14, the Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research held their fall
opening reception in the Keene Faculty Center.
Left to Right: Jennifer Denault, UF Foundation
director of development and alumni affairs, talk-
ed about her work fundraising for the Women's
Gym renovations; Carol Murphy, professor of
romance languages and literatures and CLAS
associate dean of academic affairs, presented
the O. Ruth McQuown Awards; Vasudha
Narayanan, professor of religion and former
women's studies interim director, spoke about
the importance of women's studies; Connie
Shehan, professor of sociology and direc-
tor of the University Center for Excellence in
Teaching, reflected on her 5-year stint as direc-
tor of women's studies.










Convocation Fall 2000
On September 21, CLAS recognized over 800 student scholars at the Fall 2000 Convocation
Ceremony. During the program, President Charles Young spoke about the importance of a
liberal arts education; Associate Provost Sheila Dickison recognized the new class of 168
National Merit Scholars, 96 National Hispanic and 26
National Achievement Scholars; and Dean Neil Sullivan
introduced each of the 429 Anderson Scholars and 91 CLAS
Scholars by name.

Top row, left: Meaghan
Brennan, English, and
James Carter, Business
Administration. Top
row, center: Jessica
McGargle, Health and
Human Performance,
with her parents Leslie
and Sam McGargle.
Top row, right: Tineshia 4 .


Bottom row,
left: Anderson
Scholars and
National Scholars
listen to Neil
Sullivan give the welcome address. Bottom row,
center: Ed and Sandra Shoemaker (left) with their son Jason Shoemaker, Engineering (center),
and Clara Zapata, Engineering (right). Bottom row, right: Rajesh Paryani, Chemistry and Business
Finance (left), and Vikas Mittal, Business Finance (right).


Religion
Shelly Isenberg, chair of the
religion department, spoke at
a reception to celebrate the
volunteers, faculty, friends,
and achievements of the
department of religion. The
reception, held at the Keene
Faculty Center on September
21, also celebrated the
announcement of UF alumni
Perry Foote's gift to establish
the Samuel S. Hill Chair in
Christian Ethics.


Reception


Dean's Office Staff
Allyson Beutke is the new contrib-
uting editor with CLAS publications.
She replaces John Elderkin. Allyson
will be writing for CLASnotes,
Alumni CLASnotes, and the
University Scholars Program. She
recently received her master's
degree in mass communication
from UF and brings both print and
video skills to the position.
Allyson is a native of Alachua
County and grew up in the small
town of Alachua. She recently pro-
duced a historical television docu-
mentary titled Behind Closed Doors:
The Dark Legacy of the Johns Committee for her creative thesis,
which will air on PBS stations around Florida this fall.


The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research is currently exhibiting a collection of photographs by Kathryn Lynch and Amanda Stronza
entitled "Ella: Portraits of the Peruvian Amazon." For more information, please call 392-3365. Artwork will be on display until December 16, 2000.









Memories of Dramatic Change:


Oral Historyand AnthropologyAmong


Seminole Indians in Florida


Anthropologist

James Ellison

writes about

the changes

Florida's largest

Native American

tribe has faced

in the last three

decades and

explains the

importance of the

Seminole Oral

History Project,

a collaboration

with historian

Julian Pleasants

that includes

250 interviews

recorded over the

last 30 years.


Florida's Seminole Indians were once known for craft sales and alligator
wrestling at popular tourist attractions across south Florida. Today a more
common image of Seminole Indians involves bingo halls and cigarette
sales. While superficial, these images point to real changes with important conse-
quences for members of Florida's largest Native American tribe.


In collaboration with
Julian Pleasants, I am com-
pleting a project to assess the
nature of these changes and
their impacts on Seminoles'
lives. With funding from the
state of Florida's Bureau of
Historic Preservation, we
completed 50 oral history
interviews with members of
the Seminole Tribe of Florida
and others associated with the
tribe.
We spoke with political
and religious leaders, teach-
ers, tourism workers, cattle
ranchers, agriculture experts,
small business owners, health
workers, and culture and lan-
guage specialists. Interviewees
included men and women,
young adults and elders, and
took place at people's homes
and places of work. We sought
people's reflections on chang-
es to their daily lives, and they
described the most dramatic
changes in twentieth-century
Seminole history.
In order to understand
these changes, we are analyz-
ing these recent interviews in
conjunction with 200 inter-
views with Seminole Indians
from the 1970s, archived in
the Proctor oral history collec-
tion. In some cases we were
able to re-interview people
who were recorded more than
twenty years ago.
Young Seminoles today


assume access to high qual-
ity education, health care, and
economic opportunity, whereas
in mid century their parents
and grandparents faced pov-
erty and underdevelopment,
while racism characterized
many interactions with non-
Indians.
Mary Jene Coppedge,
who works at the tribe's offic-
es at Big Cypress reservation,
recalled, "I remember going to
La Belle with my grandparents
and still picking up grocer-
ies at the back door because
the Indian people were not
allowed inside. I was probably
six, seven, or eight at the time
[in the early 1960s] and I still
remember that. I thought it
was normal."


With 1970s economic
changes, Seminoles increas-
ingly encouraged the young
to pursue education, to learn
to operate effectively in white
society, and in turn to help the
tribe. Joe Frank, who in the
1970s was the first Seminole
to attend the University of
Florida, discussed the chang-
ing views toward education.
"[T]he attitude on higher
education has really opened
up. I think there was some
interest back in the early
1970s, but there just were
not too many opportunities.
Today there is quite a bit of
opportunity for students to
go [to school] and a lot of the
parents out here now have at
least a high school degree or


Julian Pleasants (left), director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History
Program and associate professor of history and James Ellison (right),
visiting assistant professor of anthropology.














GED.... I think that a lot more
parents expect their kids to go,
whereas back in the late 1960s
and early 1970s the education
level of the parents just was
not there and they didn't really
push."
Jim Shore, the tribe's gen-
eral counsel and a tribe mem-
ber who earned his law degree
at Stetson, offered his opinion
about the foundation of the
new opportunities. "I think
there are probably no two
ways about it; gaming has got-
ten us to where we are. I think
back to 1979-1980, when we
first started the bingo hall here


"I remember going to La
Belle with my grandpar-

ents and still picking up
groceries at the back door
because the Indian people
were not allowed inside. I

was probably six, seven,
or eight at the time [in the
early 1960s] and I still
remember that. I thought it
was normal."

Mary Jene Coppedge


[in Hollywood]. The one here
was the first one of its kind
across the whole country....
Gaming is what got us here."
While gaming and ciga-
rette sales funded economic
development and new oppor-
tunities like universal access
to quality education, it gradu-
ally became apparent that the
new opportunities threatened
the existence of Mikasuki and
Creek, first languages of most
Seminoles. Lorene Gopher,


who works with
language and
culture education
at Brighton reser-
vation, explained
that "some peo-
ple would say,
well, they always
told us, do not
forget your lan-
guage, always
teach your kids
the language. My
grandma never Seminole I
Living in to
told us that. I
think she thought
that it was going to be always
there. I mean, how could you
forget it if that is who you
are?... So my kids know the
language, but they do not
speak it."
A result of these cultural
and economic changes is that
many people who grew up
speaking Mikasuki or Creek
as a first language now have
children whose first language
is English. Today the tribe and
its members are making great
efforts to preserve Seminole
culture and language in the
face of these changes. The
tribe has constructed a first-
rate museum with preserva-
tion and educational facilities.
Seminole teachers at reserva-
tion and some public schools
address the problem by hold-
ing culture and language
classes, and adults who were
raised speaking English can
attend adult language and cul-
ture classes.
Economic changes also
exacerbated health problems
throughout Seminole society
so that today almost everyone
in the tribe has at least indirect
experience with alcoholism,
drug abuse, and diabetes.
These same economic oppor-
tunities, however, provide the
tribe and its members with the


ndian tourist village in the 1960s.
urist villages was once a major source of income for many Seminole Indians.


means to confront and perhaps
overcome these problems.
Helene Johns Buster, a nurse
at the Big Cypress clinic,
explained the connection.
"I think probably the one
big change in our lives has
been the dividends, the mon-
eys that we have coming in
to each tribal member today.
There have been a lot of posi-
tives but [also] a lot of nega-
tives that have gone with it, I
feel. The positives are that we
have been able to go outside
of our little cocoon, our little
reservation, and been able to
see this world out there that
we never could afford to see
before....
"On the other hand, that
same thing that makes us able
to go do those things has been
a very suppressing thing for
us because it keeps the people
that are in the addiction able
to afford their addiction....
They do not ever have to hit a
financial rock bottom because
they have that monthly money
coming in....
"I see both parts of it.
And it is sad.... We talk about
preserving our culture and our
traditions and all that, but we
kill ourselves off, one by one,
with the drugs and the alcohol.
And we are killing ourselves
with diabetes. One by one.


And those are things that we
can control; they do not have
to be killing us, but they are
the three major things that
are killing us today: diabetes,
drugs, and alcohol. That is our
destruction today."
When asked if that meant
the revenues from things like
bingo were both the culprit
and the means to overcome
these problems, Helene
answered yes. "That is the way
I see it. It is the same thing,
the problem and the answer is
the same thing; you just have
to know how to use it." Helene
seeks the solution through
her work as a nurse and by
organizing large recovery pro-
grams to help tribe members.
Examining these and
other issues, we are studying
what people have said since
the 1970s about their diverse
experiences with cultural
and economic changes. One
result will be a book in which
Seminole Indians discuss these
experiences and how they
have continued to work to
shape the future. More than a
collaboration between a histo-
rian and an anthropologist, our
project is also a dialogue with
Seminole Indians that spans
thirty years.%
-James Ellison










CLAS Welcomes


New Faculty


Theresa Antes, an assistant
professor of French and
coordinator of the first-year
French program, earned
her degree
at Comell
University
in 1993. A
specialist in
French linguis-
tics and applied
linguistics (sec-
ond language
acquisition and
pedagogy), she
was employed
at Wayne State There
University
in Detroit,
MI before moving to the
University of Florida. Her
current research projects
include examining the
development of learners'
reading skills in a second
language, as well as students'
acquisition of morphologi-
cal features of
French. She
will be teach-
ing for both
the department
of romance
languages and
literatures and
the program in
linguistics. In
her free time,
she enjoys
watching for- Rogs
eign movies,
reading, and playing tennis.

Roger Beebe, an assis-
tant professor of film and
media studies in the English
department, received a PhD
from the literature program
at Duke University in the
spring of 2000. He is cur-


rently editing a collection
of essays on popular music
culture titled Rock Over
the Edge. In addition to his
scholarship, he
is also an exper-
imental film-
maker and film
programmer.
From 1998-
2000 he ran
Flicker, a bi-
monthly festival
of short films
based in Chapel
Hill. His films
kntes and videos have
been screened
at numerous
festivals, winning awards at
THAW 99, the International
Surrealist Film Festival, and
elsewhere. He is currently
working on a film about age-
related hypochondria and a
book on the implicit race and
class politics of postmodern
theory.

Susan Bluck
has a joint
appointment
as an assistant
professor in
the Center for
Gerontological
Studies--
Institute on
Aging and
ebe the psychol-
ogy depart-
ment. Though Bluck is a
Vancouverite, she joins
CLAS from Berlin, where
she completed a postdoc-
toral fellowship at the Max
Planck Institute for Human
Development. She received
a BA in psychology from
the University of British


Columbia and then complet-
ed her MA and PhD in Social
Ecology at the University
of California, Irvine. Her
dissertation, which focused
on the changes and conti-
nuities in autobiographical
memory in early and late
adulthood, won the American
Psychological Association
Dissertation Award. Her cur-
rent theoretical
and empirical
work maintains
her focus on
social cogni-
tion, extending
it to investigate
the everyday
functions of
autobiographi-
cal memory,
reminiscence,
and the life
Susi
story across
the life span.
Living in Micanopy, Bluck is
enjoying the twist in her own
life story that took her from a
European city of four million
to an American town of six
hundred.

Mark Brenner
is an assistant
professor in
the department
of geological
sciences and
director of the
Land Use and
Environmental
Change
Institute
(LUECI). He
received his Mark
PhD in Zoology
at UF and is a limnologist/
paleolimnologist interested
in tropical and subtropical


lakes. He has conducted
research focusing on climate
change and human impacts
in watersheds in Florida,
Mexico, Central and South
America, the Caribbean, and
China. He coordinates UF's
summer ecology program in
Yucatan, Mexico and will
teach classes in limnology,
paleolimnology, and human-
environment
interactions.
His other pas-
sions include
photography,
2 the alternative
music scene,
Sand folk art,
F including
I--
i5 textiles, wood
8 carvings, and
baskets.
luck a
Richard C.
Foltz an assis-
tant professor of religion,
comes to UF from Columbia
University, where he taught
for two years. Since earn-
ing his PhD from Harvard
University in 1996, he has
also held visiting appoint-
ments at Brown
University and
Gettysburg
College. He is
the author of
three books, the
latest of which
is Religions of
the Silk Road:
Overland Trade
and Cultural
Exchange from
nner Antiquity to
the Fifteenth
Century (St. Martin's Press,
1999). His major interest
at present is the spiritual








dimension of the environ-
mental crisis. Foltz speaks
French and Persian and has a
long-standing general interest
in the history of Iranian civi-
lizations, whose
cultural influ-
ence in pre-
modem times
spanned much
of Eurasia from
the Balkans
to India and
China. He
enjoys hiking
and camping,
especially at
high eleva-
Richa
tions. His wife,
Aphrodite
Desiree Navab, also joins
UF this year as an adjunct
assistant professor in the
College of Fine
Arts. They have
a four-year-
old daughter,
Shahrzad.

Connie
Kolman, an
assistant profes-
sor of anthro-
pology, came
to UF from the
Smithsonian
Conn
Institution and
the National
Institute of Health, where she
was a postdoctoral associ-
ate and research associate.
Kolman, who
earned her
PhD from Yale
University in
1990, is inter-
ested in the
application
of molecular
data to address
anthropologi-
cal and human
genetic ques-
tions. Her cur-
rent research Steph
focuses on the
colonization of Asia and the
New World, various popula-


tion genetic phenomenon
such as population bottle-
necks, and the genetic inves-
tigation of complex diseases
such as alcoholism. She
enjoys spending
time with her
husband and
three children
and dreams
of having free
time.

Stephen G.
Perz, an assis-
tant professor
7 of sociology,
received his
SFoltz
PhD from the
University of
Texas at Austin in 1997.
His research focuses on the
social determinants of land
use and land
cover change
in the Brazilian
Amazon. Over
the past eight
years, Perz
has conducted
both field and
statistical work
in order to bet-
ter understand
household land
use decisions.
olman
This interdis-
ciplinary and
international collaborative
work has generated several
scholarly publications and a
proposal cur-
rently under
review at the
NSF Perz is
a commuter
cyclist, keeps
snakes, enjoys
astrophotogra-
% phy, and lives
in Gainesville
with his wife
Leslie and ten-
month-old son,
Sam.

Eric Potsdam, an assistant
professor of linguistics,


comes to UF
from Yale
University.
He received
his PhD in
theoretical lin-
guistics from
the University
of California,
Santa Cruz in
1996 and has
also taught at
the University Eric
of California,
San Diego and the University
of Iowa. Potsdam's research
interests include syntactic
theory, senten-
tial comple-
mentation, and
the structure
of imperatives
cross-linguisti-
cally. He is cur-
rently finishing
a series of proj-
ects on Tsez,
an endangered
language of the
Caucasus. Some Mi
of his non-aca-
demic interests
include running, biking,
reading, and eating.

Mary Watt, an assistant
professor of
Italian, came to
UF from SUNY
Buffalo, where
she was a visit-
ing assistant
professor. Watt,
who earned her
PhD from the
University of
Toronto in 1998,
is interested in
the cross-tem- Juliai
porary overlap
of culture, iconography
and semiotics in medieval
and modem literature. She
teaches courses in Italian
grammar and cinema as
well as cross-disciplinary
courses focusing on the role
of Rome in Italian literature,


art, and archi-
tecture. She is
researching the
relationship
between the
iconography of
the cross, the
crusades, and
pilgrimage in
Dante's Divine
Comedy. Mary
is also a mara-
sdam thon runner
and recently
completed her first Ironman
distance triathlon.

Julian
Wolfreys,
S 1 an associ-
ate professor
of English,
received his
PhD from the
University of
Sussex. His
research inter-
ests are nine-
teenth-century
Vatt literature and
culture, literary
and film rep-
resentations of London, and
literary theory, particularly
the work of Jacques Derrida.
His most recent publications
are Spectrality,
the Gothic and
the Uncanny
in Literature,
Film and
Theory (forth-
coming 2001),

Acts of Close
Reading in
Literary Theory
(2000), and,
)Ifreys with Jeremy
Gibson Peter
Ackroyd: The Ludic and
Labyrinthine Text (2000).
He is currently working on
a study of London in the
second half of the twentieth
century as well as a study on
the work of Thomas Hardy.


Ic MR












Grants


(through the Division of Sponsored Research)


August 2000 Total: $6,405,768


Investigator Dept. Agency

Corporate ...........$447,053
Bernard, H. ANT Ford Motor Company
Enholm, J. CHE Aldrich Chemical Company
Katritzky, A. CHE Nutrasweet Company
Katritzky, A. CHE Coelacanth Corporation
Powell, D. CHE Dow Chemical Company
Richardson, D. CHE Arch Chemicals
Schanze, K. CHE Aerochem Inc
Schanze, K. CHE Am Chemical Society
Wagener, K. CHE Eastman Chemical Company
Tanner, D. PHY Teracomm Research Inc
Chapman, L. ZOO Natl Geographic Society
Emmel, T. ZOO Assn For Tropical Lepidoptera

Federal................$5,873,646
Chege, M. AFR US DOE
Boinski, S. ANT NSF
Chalfin, B. ANT NSF
Burns, A.
Elston, R. AST NSF
Hamann, F. AST NASA
Hamann, F. AST NASA
Kandrup, H. AST NSF
Benner, S. CHE NIH
Boncella, J. CHE US Army
Dolbier, W. CHE NIH
Martin, C. CHE NSF
Harris, J.
Reynolds, J. CHE US Army
Boncella, J.
Richards, N. CHE NSF
Schanze, K. CHE US Army
Talham, D. CHE NSF
Tan, W. CHE NSF
Wagener, K. CHE NSF
Yost, R. CHE NASA
Foster, D. GEO NSF
Foster, D. GEO NSF
Hodell, D. GEO NSF
Opdyke, N. GEO NSF
Geggus, D. HIS NFOAH
Moskow, S. MAT NSF
Acosta, D. PHY US DOE
Mitselmakher, G.
Adams, E. PHY NSF
Xia, J.
Cheng, H. PHY US DOE
Hagen, S. PHY NSF
Hebard, A. PHY US Army
Korytov, A. PHY US DOE
Mitselmakher, G.
Mitselmakher, G. PHY NSF
Reitze, D.
Rinzler, A. PHY US Army
Tanner, D. PHY US Army
Scicchitano, M. POL DOA
Scicchitano, M. POL DOT
Albarracin, D. PSY NIH
Iwata, B. PSY Dept of Children and Families
Agresti,A. STA NIH
Carter, R. STA DOE
Carter, R. STA DOH
Garvan, C. STA NIH
Hutson, A. STA NIH
Evans, D. ZOO EPA
Piermarini, P.
Levey, D ZOO US DOA
Osenberg ,C. ZOO US DOC
St Mary, C.

Foundation......... $40,188
Burns, A. ANT UF Foundation
Bowes, G. BOT UF Foundation
Holling, C. ZOO UF Foundation

Miscellaneous.... $44,881
Scicchitano, M. POL Multiple Sponsors
Scicchitano, M. POL Multiple Sponsors
Teitelbaum, P. PSY Cure Autism Now (LACAN)


Award Title


70,000
4,363
84,000
40,500
6,600
73,950
96,882
2,118
10,000
12,000
18,640
28,000


Perceptions of climate comfort-a web based cultural domain study.
Aldrich samples.
Joint research agreement with the Nutrasweet group.
Coelacanth.
Mass spectrometry services.
Single-step synthesis of adipic acid.
Advanced pressure and temperature sensitive paints-year 2.
ACS editorialship.
Precisely controlled branching in polyethylene via acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization.
Effect of transport current on the infrared properties of superconductors.
A fish out of water: implications for tetrapod evolution.
Miscellaneous donors.


198,704 Administrative: National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.
53,042 Ecological bases of social behavior in capuchins: a three-way comparative study.
29,161 Working the border: constructing sovereignty in the context of liberalization.


46,200
136,325
48,651
3,000
185,508
90,340
45,772
471,827


Gemini shortened cyclewear infrared multi-object spectrograph conceptual design study.
Chemial abundances and evolution in quasars and active galactic nuclei.
Reconciling UV and X-ray observations of Balqso winds.
Support for a workshop on nonlinear dynamics in galaxies and exo-solar planetary systems.
Evolution of the ribonuclease superfamily.
Materials and devices for optical sources and protection of optical sensors.
Pet imaging of hypoxic tissue with EF1 and EF5.
A nanomaterials/ nanoelectrochemical route for communication between biochemical processes and IC chips.


245,367 Materials and devices for optical sources and protection of optical sensors.


341,620
142,878
134,355
295,485
132,631
22,000
280,000
169,800
129,256
56,977
30,000
81,802
152,959


DFT and DFT/MM investigations of the Fe(lll) center in nitrile hydratase.
Materials and devices for optical sources and protection of optical sensors.
Supramolecular assembly at interfaces: coordinate covalent networks and polygons at the air/water interface.
A nanomaterials/ nanoelectrochemical route for communication between biochemical processes and IC chips.
Well-controlled polymer structures via metathesis polycon-densation chemistry.
High performance mass spectrometry with a miniature ion trap for biological and environmental monitoring.
Acquisition of a noble gas mass spectrometer for geochrono and thermochronology at the University of Florida.
Amalgamation and accretion of the lachlan orogen: implications for continental crustal growth and recycling.
Collaborative research: building marine sediment analogs to the polar ice cores in the South Atlantic sector.
Collaborative research: geomagnetic field for the last 5 MA.
The Saint Dominique slave revolt and the rise of Toussant Louverture.
Asymptotic expansions, inverse problems and homogenization of boundary values.
US CMS trigger subsystem-FY 2000.


57,228 Experimental investigation of states at half-filled landau levels in very high magnetic fields and at very low temperature.


51,395
129,006
63,818
278,570


Interfacial phenomena in metal-C60 interaction.
Dynamics of polypeptide diffusion and collapse.
Materials and devices for optical sources and protection of optical sensors.
Endcap MUON system development for the CMS project-FY 2000.


543,869 Detection of gravitational waves: advanced research and development for LIGO.


242,896
149,831
13,200
9,350
128,425
186,700
64,772
75,000
13,269
27,026
84,451
10,571


Materials and devices for optical sources and protection of optical sensors.
Materials and devices for optical sources and protection of optical sensors.
A study of Florida households regarding issues related to termites.
Travel in new urbanist and traditional communities.
Change, maintenance, and decay in HIV prevention.
Florida center on self-injury.
Statistical inference for sparse categorical data.
Creation of an educational data warehouse for assessing student gains and teacher effectiveness.
Informatics-database management for Florida Birth Defects Registry.
Project CARE (Cocaine Abuse in the Rural Environment).
Dose response to exercise and cardiovascular health.
Extra-renal ion regulation of euryhaline and stenohaline freshwater elasmobranchs.


29,900 Fleshy fruit and hard mast production capability models: a practical application.
190,709 Fisheries habitat: a field assessment of the effects of artificial reefs and their role in fisheries management.



4,120 Dissertation fellowships.
6,068 Miscellaneous donors.
30,000 UF Foundation/ Macarthur Foundation account for C.S. Holling.


6,810 State applied research for surveys.
18,071 State applied research for surveys.
20,000 Detection of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in 4-10 month old infants.









New CLAS Chair

George Casella, Statistics Chair


his is an exciting time for statistics
at UF. (Hard to imagine that the
words exciting and statistics can be
in the same sentence.) On a number
of different fronts, statistics is both
expanding its scope and moderiz-
ing its approach.
The department of statistics
resides not only in CLAS but also
in IFAS and Health Sciences. The
Health Sciences group will see a big
change with the imminent formula-
tion of both a
department of
"There is a lot of action biostatistics
and a PhD
in the curriculum, with program in
biostatistics.
the revising and mod- With respect

ernizing of courses. to CLAS,
the statistics
At the graduate level, department
is expanding
the core requirements its consulting

are being streamlined effort, which
resides in
in anticipation of offer- IFAS, with
the hope of
ing more special topics building new
courses. At the under- collaborations
with faculty
graduate level, the and graduate
students in
department is explor- CLAS.
ing how the web can There is
also a lot of
make service courses action in the
curriculum,
more effective, more with the

convenient, and more revising and
modernizing
relevant for the stu- of courses. At
the graduate
dents." level, the core
requirements
are being
streamlined in anticipation of offer-
ing more special topics courses. At
the undergraduate level, the depart-
ment is exploring how the web can
make service courses more effective,
more convenient, and more relevant
for the students. As the new chair


of statistics as well as this year's
Arun Varma Commemorative Term
Professor, I look forward to further-
ing such dynamic developments in
the department.
My statistics career started at
Purdue University where I received
a PhD in Mathematical Statistics in
1977 (and in 1998, I was named a
Distinguished Alumnus of Purdue's
School of Science). I then spent
three years at Rutgers University.
In 1981 I moved to the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences at
Cornell University and, in 1997,
became the Liberty Hyde Bailey
Professor of Biological Statistics. I
came to UF in August, 2000.
Almost all areas of statistics
interest me, and I have worked in
theoretical statistics in the areas of
decision theory and statistical con-
fidence, in environmental statistics
(including running an NIH-funded
doctoral training program in that
subject), and, more recently, in the
area of statistical genomics. One of
my major current research
interests is the theory and
application of Monte Carlo
and other computationally-
intensive methods.
Teaching has also been
a big part of my career,
and I have developed a
number of courses, includ-
ing a computer-intensive
freshman-level introduc-
tion to mathematical and
statistical problems in
biology. In 1999 I won a
State University of New
York Chancellor Award for
Excellence in Teaching.
In addition to teach-
ing and research, there
have been many editorial
duties, including associ-
ate editor of The American
Statistician, Statistical
Science, and the Journal
of the American Statistical
Association (JASA). I was


also the Theory and Methods edi-
tor of JASA from 1996-1999,
and was on the board of direc-
tors of the American Statistical
Association (ASA) and the Institute
of Mathematical Statistics Council. I
have also chaired the ASA commit-
tee on Constitutional Revision and
the ASA Section on Statistics and
the Environment.
When my six- and eight-year-
old kids allow me some spare time,
I spend it writing textbooks. So
far there are Statistical Inference
(1990) with Roger Berger; Variance
Components (1992) with S. R.
Searle and C. E. McCulloch; Theory
of Point Estimation, Second Edition
(1998) with Erich Lehmann; and
Monte Carlo Statistical Methods
(1999) with Christian Robert. I
am currently working on a second
edition of Statistical Inference (in
between swimming classes, gymnas-
tics, and soccer).%
-George Casella


New Statistics Chair
George Casella












Fighting' Gators: A History of University of
Florida Football
Kevin M. McCarthy (English)
Tempus Publishing

(from cover)
[A]ttracting 85,000 fans to each of its home
games, the Gators' football program has
become a vital part of the University of
Florida.
When the team won the national cham-
pionship in 1996, no one could have pre-
dicted such success just 90 years earlier.
Fortunately, that fascinating journey through
the last century has been captured in great
photographs that include formal portraits of
teams; action shots on the field; views of "The Swamp"; and snapshots
of fans from every decade. These images tell the story of the birth and
growth of a football
team, a team that has
brought enjoyment to
millions and national
recognition to the
University of Florida.
In Fightin' Gators,
author and professor
Kevin M. McCarthy
has compiled the
first photo-history of
the popular team.
Illustrating the his-
tory of intercollegiate
football at UF from
its beginnings, when Page 10: The Florida Agricultural College had a football
the school struggled team in the 1901-1902 season. What may have been the
first "unofficial" game of the UF football team occurred on
to field a respectable November 22, 1901, when it played Stetson University in
team, to its recent Jacksonville. UF lost, 6-0, partly because a stump in the
past, when the Gators middle of the field prevented a drive that might have led to
won the national a UF touchdown. (Courtesy Florida State Archives.)
championship, the
pictorial retrospective draws on vintage images from university and state
archives. Fans, students, and alumni alike will enjoy this glowing tribute
to the team that has brought them pride and its distinctive heritage.


Page 107: Tailgating became
a popular pre-game ritual for
Gator fans as they gathered in
the same spot and discussed
the upcoming game with long-
time acquaintances. Other
rituals were doing the wave
throughout the whole stadium
and joining the players after
a home game in the singing
of the school's alma mater.
(Courtesy UF News & Public
Affairs: Ray Carson.)


Book Beat

Generalized Linear Models: A
Unified Approach
Jeff Gill (Political Science)
Sage

(excerpt from introduction)
Social scientists employ a vast
array of data-analytic techniques
to explore and explain various
empirical phenomenon. Many,
if not most, of these tools are
imported wholesale from applied
statistics. This has been a pro-
ductive research strategy since
a large number of the problems
encountered
by social
sciences
researchers
GENERALIZED
can be solved LINEAR
by well-devel- MODELS
A AUliredApproach
oped and
readily avail-
able statistical
methodologies.
Unfortunately,
it is sometimes w
the case that te
in this diffusion
of intellectual
material, tech-
niques are
unnecessarily treated as distinct
and particular. This is certainly
true of [the] class of regression
techniques that include: logit and
probit regression, truncated distri-
bution models, event count mod-
els, probability outcome models,
and the basic linear model. All
of these (and more) are actually
special cased of the Generalized
Linear Model: a single methodol-
ogy for producing model param-
eter estimates.









Recent publications from CLAS faculty


Jaqaru: A Grammar
M.J. Hardman (Anthropology)
Lincom Europa

(from cover)
Jaqaru, a member of the Jaqi family of
languages (Jaqaru, Kawki, Amara), is
spoken in the Andes Mountains of Per0
by a few thousand people resident both
in Tupe and nearby villages and as
migrants in cities. Children today are all
bilingual in
Jaqaru and
Spanish.
Access to Jaqr
Tupe is by
a foot and
pack ani-
mal road.

(excerpt)
When I first
began my
study of
the Jaqaru
language
in 1959
there still were monolingual speakers
of Jaqaru and quite a few people who
had learned Spanish only very late in
life, whose knowledge of Spanish was
limited. Today all of the young people
of Tupe are bilingual and a number
of children now do not speak Jaqaru
although they do understand. There are
no living monolingual speakers, even
the oldest living bilinguals are fully fluent
in both languages. Jaqaru is, therefore,
an endangered language. Some people,
including the high school students in
Tupe itself, are hoping that bilingual
education can be used to preserve the
language as part of the cultural heri-
tage, but as of 1999 no such program
was as yet implemented.


Aging and Everyday Life
Edited by Jaber F. Gubrium (Sociology)
and James A. Holstein
Blackwell

(from cover)
Aging and Everyday Life presents a
balanced and penetrating view of the
aging experience. The research in this
book reveals that many, if not most, of
the triumphs and trials experienced in
later years are not unlike those con-
fronted at other points in life. Just like
younger people, the elderly experience
change and stability, shedding old roles
and entering new ones. The process
takes place in varied spheres of life: the
worlds of home and family, work, and
friendship.

(excerpt) AGING AND
Our data EVERYDAY LIFE
bases in
areas such
as health
and aging,
work and
retirement,
nursing
and social
services,
and the eeda ... .
older fam-
ily have
grown
in astronomical proportions. Not only
can we compare experiences across
lifetimes, but cross-cultural and histori-
cal research has extended comparison
across societies and across historical
time. What is missing is a distinct view
of the everyday life of older people.
This perspective focuses on the
ordinary ways the elderly experience
daily living, how they manage both suc-
cesses and failures, and on the manner
they construct their pasts and futures in
relation to present events and develop-
ments. This comprises a field of mean-
ings centered on how people them-
selves interpret and discern what it's
like to grow older and be old in today's
world.


Shiv'aa (Mourning): A Memoir
Avaham Balaban (African and Asian
Languages and Literatures)
Hakibutz Hameuhad

(translated from cover byAvaham Balaban)
"I have read Shiv'aa with great inter-
est and I was emotionally very moved
and touched. I consider it an impor-
tant, sensitive, very well written work.
Essentially this is an elegy with broad-
ening spheres:
the narrator,
the family,
the commu-
nity. This con-
densed elegy
is written with
restraint, keen
sight, and
impressive
narrative and
descriptive
capacity."
Professor
Dan Miron
(Columbia
University)

(excerpt translated by Yael Lotan)
I should have found some oppor-
tunity to cry. If not for the loss of a
beloved father, then for the loss of a
father. And if not in grief, at least in
anger, pity and loss. If not for being
orphaned by father's death, then for
being orphaned by the death of a non-
father. And if his death was no cause
for tears, his wasted life certainly was.
If not for him, I could have wept for
the civilization of my childhood, whose
cracking, rusting remnants lay scat-
tered all over the place. I had been a
child of a dream, of a laboratory. To
this day I wake some mornings with
a melody from those dreams echoing
in my mind, as if I were a music box,
an old dream box. If I couldn't tap into
the tears at the cemetery, before the
watchful eyes of the gathering, I could
have wept in private, in Mom's place,
or in the apartment that the kibbutz
had given us for the week of mourn-
ing. I should have found some oppor-
tunity to cry, but I didn't.






GriPhyN, continued from page 1

The Grid will be connected by
a system of high speed networking
that will enable it to work efficiently.
"Imagine that the data is like water,"
Avery explains. "We have huge lakes
of data in various locations. If they
were linked by thin straws,
then it would be very dif-
ficult to transport the water
from one place to another,
but if you had wide pipes,
you could move the water
very quickly. You need high
speed networking to make
Interest in GriPhyN the whole project more effi-
cient."
reaches beyond the In its early stages, the
project aims to benefit four
sciences. Such a net- physics experiments that will
explore the structure of the
universe and the fundamental
work, which will have forces of nature. The scope
of GriPhyN, however, will
the capacity to store quickly move beyond the
realm of physics and become
and move massive invaluable across the sci-
ences. William G. Luttge,
amounts of data, is cru-executive director of the
McKnight Brain Institute and
cial for projects in both professor of neuroscience at
UF's College of Medicine,
e hs ad t has targeted the project as
fundamental for research in
his field. "One of the hall-
social sciences, marks of the McKnight Brain
Institute is our incredible
array of ultrahigh technology
instrumentation. Yet because
of this and our global
research partnerships, as we
look to the future we are very
concerned that we will be
literally buried in massive
amounts of data. I am convinced that
the funding of the GriPhyN project
will go a long way toward preparing


us to meet this daunting challenge."
Interest in GriPhyN reaches
beyond the sciences. Such a network,
which will have the capacity to store
and move massive amounts of data,
is crucial for projects in both the
humanities and the social sciences.
John Leavey, chair of the English
department, has been interested in
the development of the Grid net-
work proposal from early on. "The
proposed Grid infrastructure would
have a profound impact on future pos-
sibilities for current programs in the
humanities," he explains. "The Grid
infrastructure will make collaboration
on major topics possible and available
without regard to the location of the
scholars involved. It will also enable
important archive preservation and
access to significant media collec-
tions."
As Leavey's remarks indicate,
one of the most important contribu-
tions that GriPhyN will make to
future scholarship and research is
that it will allow global communi-
ties of scholars to work together on
projects and initiatives regardless of
where they are located. Collaborative
work that involves sharing massive
amounts of data, whether that be film
archives or DNA sequences, will be
possible through this network. "The
transmission of knowledge is a cru-
cial element of humanistic research,"
says Leavey "The conference and the
seminar are typical and significant
examples of this exchange. Other ver-
sions of collaboration, however, are
now developing in various areas of
the university and the humanities, and
information technology is providing
the means to achieve this new col-
laboration."
Genetics, genomics, and the


collection
and analysis
of satellite
data are other
examples of
collabora-
tive research
areas
that must
share large
amounts of
data trans-
continentally
in order to Paul Avery
continue to
develop in
the twenty-first century.
Not only will the Grid network
encourage collaborative projects, it
will also enable increasingly diverse
participation in collaborative efforts.
"I am a believer that this really will
allow groups that have not historical-
ly participated as much as they could
because of resources to contribute in
a much bigger way," says Avery. A
scholar or an independent researcher
will not need to find the funds for an
international airplane ticket to attend
conferences or visit laboratories or
libraries in order to share or collect
data. "All you will need is a moni-
tor, a terminal," explains Avery. "It
will function as a portal into the Grid
system. Once you are in, you can use
the resources of the system no matter
where you are."
The seemingly endless possibili-
ties and complexities of GriPhyN are
still difficult to fathom. Yet soon, like
the internet ten years ago is today, it
very likely will be something that we
take for granted and cannot imagine
living without. k
-Laura H. Griffis


Musings, continued from page 1
behavioral sciences intersect with the pub-
lic sphere, show how modern universities
are changing their academic mission to
encompass a larger responsibility to society
at large. The earliest scholars did not shrink
from this responsibility and it is one that
will be an important component of any
aspiring research university.


T,. ni... is just a tool. In terms of
grttin,,' kids working ;... d,., and motivat-
ing them, the teacher is the most impor-
tant." Bill Gates, For the Record (October
1997)


Neil Sullivan



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