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Seven receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Princeton NJ -- Seven Princeton faculty members are among the 186 artists, scholars and scientists selected from more than 3,000 applicants for 2005 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Each Guggenheim Fellow, appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, receives a grant to support his or her work. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation selected this year’s recipients for awards totaling $7,112,000.

The Princeton faculty members and their proposed projects are:

Leonard Barkan, the Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature and director of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, for research on “The Analogy of Poetry and Painting.”

Yannis Kevrekidis, professor of chemical engineering and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, for research on “Equation-free Studies of Complex Systems.”

Philip Nord, professor of history, for research on “Institutional and Cultural Reform in the Modern French State, 1930-1950.”

John Pinto, the Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of the History of Architecture and professor of art and archaeology, for research on “Architecture and Urbanism in Rome, 1680-1780.”

Valerie Smith, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and director of the Program in African American Studies, for research on “The Civil-Rights Movement in Cultural Memory.”

Vance Smith, associate professor of English and director of the Program in Medieval Studies, for research on “The Relation Between Language and Death in Middle English Literature.”

Bruce Western, professor of sociology, for research on “The Growth and Consequences of American Inequality.”