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01st October 2009

Catch up with the news from our Fellows

Our Fellows have been busier than ever over the past academic year. We are pleased to report a selection of their honours and achievements here. If you are interested in finding out more about one of our Fellows’ work, please visit their page on the College website .

Professor Raymond Dwek becomes an Emeritus Fellow at the beginning of the academic year, but has been re-appointed by the University as Head and Director of the Glycobiology Institute for another 5 years. His programme at the Institute will mainly concentrate on Antiviral and Vaccines for HIV. You can read more about his work, and his plans for the future, in the latest edition of Exon 

Helen Watanabe took a sabbatical in 2009, during which she completed a book called ‘Beauty or Beast? The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present’ for OUP, which will be published in May 2010. Professor Watanabe also edited another volume with Professor Sarah Colvin (1986, Modern Languages) of Edinburgh University: ‘Warlike Women in the German Literary and Cultural Imagination since 1500’. This is one of the outcomes of the AHRC Major Research Project they co-directed called ‘Representations of Women and Death in German Literature, Art and Media since 1500’.

Dr Jane Hiddleston has also brought out a new book. Her new volume is entitled ‘Understanding Postcolonialism’ (published March 2009).

Professor Cornelia Drutu has been awarded the Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society; and organised a conference at IHES (Institute of High Scientific Studies) in Paris, attended by many leading mathematicians, including the last winner of the Abel Prize (the equivalent in mathematics of the Nobel prize) Michael Gromov. You can read more about the conference by clicking here .

Jonathan Herring (Exeter’s Fellow in Law) has brought out an impressive array of publications this year:

  • The woman who tickled too much (Pearson, 2009)
  • ‘Law and Older People’ (OUP, 2009)
  • ‘Gender, Rights and Family Law’ (Routledge 2009) (with Shazia Choudhry and Julie Wallbank)
  • ‘Family Law’ (4th ed) (Pearson, 2009)
  • Medical Law: Law Express
  • ‘Criminal Law: The Basics’ (Routledge, 2009)
  • ‘Great Debates: Criminal Law’ (Palgrave, 2009)
  • ‘Parental Responsibility and Responsible Parenting’ (Hart, 2009)

Frank Close has written Antimatter, published by OUP, which is a popular science book debunking Dan Brown.

Martin Ellison writes: “I still like the fact that I am following in the footsteps of Keynes as an editor of the Economic Journal, which I suggested last year.”

This year Ian Reid’s paper “Guiding Visual Surveillance by Tracking Human Attention”, (with Ben Benfold) won Best Poster at the 20th British Machine Vision Conference.

Maureen Taylor’s undergraduate textbook is currently being translated into Korean, following Chinese and Japanese translations. OUP have just commissioned the 3rd Edition of the English version.

Andrew Farmer is co-presenting a clinical trial involving 800 patients comparing three different insulin treatments for people with diabetes this month, at the International Diabetes Federation Meeting in Montreal. The research is being simultaneously published in a high profile general medical journal.

Last December Joanna Weinberg gave, together with Anthony Grafton of Princeton, the Carl Newell Jackson Lectures at Harvard University. These lectures will be published by Harvard University Press next year.

Holger Wendland became an associated editor for the journal “Numerical Algorithms”, which is published by Springer, and brought out three major publications:

  • (with Ian H. Sloan) Inf-sup conditions for spherical polynomials and radial basis functions on spheres, Math. Comp.78 (2009), 1319-1331.
  • Divergence-free kernel methods for approximating the Stokes problem, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 47 (2009), 3158-3179.
  • (with Peter Giesl) Approximating the basin of attraction of time- periodic ODEs by meshless collocation, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series A, 25 (2009), 1249 – 1274.

After her publication in Cell last year, Monika Gullerova was awarded by The Scientist of the Year of the Slovak Republic award.

Christine Cheng has an article forthcoming in Political Research Quarterly entitled Informal Influences in Selecting Female Political Candidates, co-authored with Margit Tavits. She also presented her work eight times this year at a variety of international conferences, workshops, and university seminars, as well as the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs. She was awarded a fellowship by the Security and Defence Forum (run by Canada’s Department of National Defence).

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