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Botti (Photo courtesy School of Music)

The Cleveland Orchestra Feb. 10 appointed School of Music assistant professor Susan Botti the third Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow. As part of a two-year relationship with the orchestra, Botti will be in residence for three weeks; participate in rehearsals, master classes and educational activities; and compose a new piece for the orchestra. Botti's composition will be featured during the 2004-05 season, and a new work by Botti will be given its world premiere by the Cleveland Orchestra in March 2004.



Bloch (Photo courtesy Mathmatics Dept.)

Prof. Tony Bloch, associate chair of the Department of Mathematics, has been elected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellow. Bloch was elected on the basis of contributions to nonlinear dynamics and geometric control of physical systems. The IEEE Fellow is bestowed annually on a limited number of senior members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.

Trachette Jackson, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation 2003 Career Enhancement Fellowship. One of 117 recipients of the Sloan fellowship, Jackson will receive a $40,000 grant as part of the award which recognizes and
Jackson (Photo by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services)

supports young scientists and scholars in seven fields. The Woodrow Wilson fellowship provides support for a one-year sabbatical to assist talented junior faculty in pursuing scholarly research and writing so they can attain tenure.

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