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The Institute for Advanced Study and the Office for the Vice President for Research funded fifteen collaborative interdisciplinary research projects on the topic of Time, the subject of the University Symposium for the two-year period beginning in the fall of 2006.

Projects funded on Time by the University Symposium Awards

Determining the Relative Value of Remaining Time to Women with Ovarian Cancer
Peter Argenta (OB/GYN, College of Medicine), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: Caroline Carlin (Applied Economics, College of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resource Sciences), John A Nyman (Health Policy and Management, Department of Public Health) and Adrienne Richardson (Women’s Health, University Hospital).

Time Heals All
Joyce Bono (Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Theresa Glomb (Industrial Relations Center, Carson School of Management).

Doing Time, Nothing But Time: A Creative Performance with Inmates in the Minnesota Correctional System 
Jan Estep (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Michael Agnew (Executive Director, Groundswell Community Performance).

Completing Wreck: Situation Time in the Creation of Embodied Art
Carl Flink (Department of Dance, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator.

The Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts
Douglas Geers (School of Music, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator.

The Present Moment: Creating a Contemplative Environment for Stress Reduction on Campus
Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture, College of Design), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: Diane Willow (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts) and Henry Emmons (Center for Spirituality and Healing).

Still Present Pasts
Rich Lee (Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator.

Telling Time
Lynn Lukkas (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: David Wulfman (artist and biomedical researcher, Guidant Corporation), Marija Stamankovic (performance artist, Barcelona, Spain), Paulo Chagas (composer and Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of California – Riverside), and Christopher Baker (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts).

“Time Lag” and Sudanese Refugee Youth: The Transitional Time of Refugee Camp Life
Bic Ngo (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development), Principal Investigator.

The Concept of Time in Sustainability of Rural Economics
Gerald Niemi (Natural Research Institute, UMN Duluth), Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Gilman D. Veith (Natural Research Institute, UMN Duluth).

Catastrophe: Imaging and Imagining Disruptions in Time
David J. Odde (Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Technology), Principal Investigator.

Music and Video: Temporal Disorientation and the Manipulation of Memory
Justin Rubin (School of Music, UMN Duluth), Principal Investigator.

Time and Embodied Cognition
Arun Saldana (Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PI: Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad (Computer Sciences and Engineering, Institute of Technology).

Museum: Architecture of Emptiness
Karen Till (Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator. Co-PIs: Jani Scandura (Department of English, College of Liberal Arts), Margaret Werry (Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Liberal Arts) and Sonja Kuftinec (Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Liberal Arts).

Humans Through Deep Time: Archaeology and the Pace of Change (A Symposium)
Peter S. Wells (Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts), Principal Investigator.