AUSTIN, Texas—The Donald D. Harrington Fellows of The University of Texas at Austin will present a research symposium at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 at the Amarillo Club in Amarillo, Texas. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Four Harrington Faculty Fellows, Dr. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Dr. Frank Gavin, Dr. Ami Pedahzur and Dr. James Westphal, and seven of the 21 Graduate Fellows will be among the delegation of visitors from the university. The group will be accompanied by Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin, and other university officials, including Executive Vice President and Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Vice President for Research Juan Sanchez, Associate Graduate Dean John Dollard and Harrington Fellows Program Coordinator Julie Ewald.
Sybil Harrington established the Harrington Fellowships to support gifted and ambitious scholars as a tribute to her husband, Don. The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program supports young faculty and graduate students who have academic records of success and ingenuity.
“Harrington Fellowships enable The University of Texas to attract exceptional scholars to our state,” said Faulkner. “The work they do here helps us develop the highly educated, culturally aware Texas that Sybil Harrington envisioned. These scholars are inventive and thought-provoking, and we all benefit from their efforts to understand and improve the world in which we live.”
Cañizares-Esguerra, of the Department of History, will present a talk about “Colonization as Spiritual Gardening in Seventeenth-Century Spanish America and New England.” Gavin, of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will talk about “Blasts from the Past: Proliferation Lessons from the 1960s.” Pedahzur, a faculty member in the Department of Government, will speak about the “The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombing.” And, Westphal, of the Department of Management, will discuss “The Determinants of Effectiveness of Boards of Directors.”
Earlier in the day, Graduate Fellows Lauren Elise Apter, Kimberly Spears Hopkins and Sunghwan Jung will make presentations at a private luncheon sponsored by The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation and the Amarillo Area Foundation.
Apter, of the Department of History, will address "British Policy in Palestine in the 1930s." Hopkins, of the Department of Mathematics, will discuss the “Bounds on Discriminants with One Class Per Genus: The Riemann Zeta Function and That Little Million Dollar Math Problem.” And Jung, a member of the Department of Physics, will deliver an “Introduction to Abrupt Climate Change.”
Other Graduate Fellows who will be attending the day’s events are: Jeremy M. Brown, School of Biological Sciences; Amelia Brunskill, School of Information; Jinlong Gong, Department of Chemical Engineering; and Stephen Maldonado, Department of Chemistry.
The public also is invited to attend a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Northen Recital Hall on the campus of West Texas AandM University. The Harrington String Quartet, in residence at West Texas AandM, with guest artist members from The Miró Quartet of The University of Texas at Austin, will perform Brahms’ Sextet in G Major, op. 36.
The Harrington Fellows Program hosted similar events in Amarillo in April 2002 and May 2003.
For more information contact: Jacy Jenks, The Amarillo Area Foundation and The Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation, 806-376-4521, or Julie Ewald, Office of The President, The University of Texas at Austin, 512-471-2307.