Music and Nature
Henry Spiller, professor of music, has been named a Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2019 – 2020. A musicologist with a specialty in Javanese music and dance, he will research the revival and inventive uses of bamboo musical instruments in Bandung, Indonesia. Spiller’s project “Bamboo Murmurs: Music, History, and Place in Bandung, Indonesia” is aimed at contributing to a dialogue about the interrelationships of cultural, natural and human resources.
Art and Science
Jiayi Young, associate professor of design, and Tim Hyde, associate professor of art, have been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to embed artists into scientific laboratories to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, produce publicly-engaged scholarship, and narrow the gap between scholars, communities and the public. The project is part of the Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER) series where artists, designers, scientists, and technologists present their work and engage in conversations about the intersections of their areas.
War and Empire
Anjali Nath, an assistant professor of American studies, has received the UC President’s 2019-20 Faculty Fellowship Award. Nath’s research focuses on American culture in relationship to the world through warfare, popular culture and media. During the fellowship she will work on a project titled “A Thousand Paper Cuts: U.S. Empire and the Bureaucratic Life of War.”