LINGUIST List 6.24

Fri 13 Jan 1995

FYI: Cognitive Science, Cultural Olympiad, Fellowships, Funds

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  1. Dipsco, Seminar in Cognitive Science
  2. "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.", Re: Cultural Olympiad (fwd)
  3. , LSA Institute Fellowships reminder
  4. , New NSF funding opportunity in multidisciplinary research

Message 1: Seminar in Cognitive Science

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 13:17:59 Seminar in Cognitive Science
From: Dipsco <>
Subject: Seminar in Cognitive Science

Dipartimento di Scienze Cognitive (DIPSCO)
Istituto San Raffaele
Seminari di Sintassi

I seminari di sintassi, aperti a tutti gli interessati, si tengono il
gioved=EC (dalle 14:30 alle 16:00) ed il venerd=EC (dalle 11:00 alle 13:00).

Gennaio: venerd=EC 20 Rita Manzini
 venerd=EC 27 Luigi Rizzi

=46ebbraio: gioved=EC 9 Rita Manzini
 venerd=EC 10 Rita Manzini
 gioved=EC 16 Rita Manzini
 venerd=EC 17 Luigi Rizzi

Marzo: gioved=EC 2 James Higginbotham
 venerd=EC 3 Maria Teresa Guasti
 venerd=EC 10 Lidia Lonzi
 venerd=EC 24 Giorgio Graffi
 venerd=EC 31 Gennaro Chierchia

Aprile: gioved=EC 20 Richard Kayne
 venerd=EC 21 Richard Kayne
 venerd=EC 28 Carlo Cecchetto -=
 Andrea Moro

Maggio: gioved=EC 4 Massimo Piattelli Palma=
 venerd=EC 5 Paola Beninc=E0
 gioved=EC 18 Marina Nespor
 venerd=EC 19 Henk van Riemsdijk
 venerd=EC 26 Adriana Belletti

Giugno: gioved=EC 14 Noam Chomsky

Per ulteriori informazioni si prega di contattare la segreteria didattica
del DIPSCO tramite telefono (02 2643 4897) o posta elettronica

Dipartimento di Scienze Cognitive
Istituto S. Raffaele
Via Olgettina 58
20132 Milano
=46ax: + 39 02 2643 4892
Secretary: + 39 02 2643 4784
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Message 2: Re: Cultural Olympiad (fwd)

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 11:10:59 Re: Cultural Olympiad (fwd)
From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." <>
Subject: Re: Cultural Olympiad (fwd)

I am forwarding the following announcement to the list, though it is not
strictly linguistic, because it may be of interest as one of the first
expressions of Cultural Olympiad.

Regards, Bill
Bill Kretzschmar Phone: 706-542-2246
Dept. of English FAX: 706-542-2181
University of Georgia Internet:
Athens, GA 30602-6205 Bitnet: wakjengluga


 In keeping with the rich literary legacy of the American South,
The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad, in
collaboration with The Georgia Review, will host an unprecedented
gathering of the Nobel Laureates of Literature on April 23-25. Sixteen
laureates today represent 15 countries, a range of excellence that also
epitomizes the international spirit of the Olympic Games. Nine of these
distinguished artists have agreed to convene at The Carter Center in
Atlanta in April, making this event the largest gathering of literary
laureates in the 92-year history of the Nobel awards. Participants
include Czeslaw Milosz, Claude Simon, Wole Soyinka, Joseph Brodsky,
Camilo Jose Cela, Octavio Paz, Derek Walcott, Toni Morrison and Kenzaburo
Oe. The Laureates will be joined by former President Jimmy Carter, who
will deliver opening remarks, and Rita Dove, Poet Laureate of the United

 The schedule of events (subject to change) includes: Formal
Convocation Dinner on April 23; opening remarks, a moderated panel
discussion among the laureates, and two readings by laureates on April
24; and a panel discussion, readings, and other program (to be announced)
on April 25.

 Admission to the conference is limited. The conference fee is
$200 ($225 after April 1) and includes the panel sessions, reserved
seating for the readings, box lunches at The Carter Center, parking at
The Carter Center and the Georgia Tech Center for the Arts, bus
transportation to/from the two event sites (for participants who stay at
the conference hotel), a conference packet and a program book produced by
The Georgia Review. The Formal Convocation Dinner, held Sunday night,
April 23, requires a separate fee of $150. The total fee for both the
conference and the Formal Convocation Dinner is $335 ($360 after April
1). Payment by check or VISA must be submitted in conjunction with a
completed registration form. Mail order only, please. To request a
registration form, please call 404-224-1835.

 To receive a School Study Guide regarding the Nobel Laureates
program, you may also call 404-224-1835. Please leave your name,
address, and affiliation, and indicate whether you need a high school,
college, or continuing education guide.
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Message 3: LSA Institute Fellowships reminder

Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 09:41:33 LSA Institute Fellowships reminder
From: <>
Subject: LSA Institute Fellowships reminder

This is a reminder that the deadline for fellowship applications for the
1995 Linguistic Society of America Linguistic Institute (to be held in
Albuquerque this coming summer) is FEBRUARY 11. All fellowship application
materials should be sent by that date to

 Linguistic Society of America
 1325 18th Street N.W., Suite 211
 Washington, D.C. 20036-6501

 Anyone who wishes to apply but who has not received application forms may
 request them from the Linguistic Institute:

 University of New Mexico 505-277-2032 (voice phone)
 Dept. of Linguistics 505-277-6355 (Fax)
 1995 Linguistic Institute
 Humanities Bldg. #526
 Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196

Three special fellowships that include tuition, fees, travel, room and
board are available. Two of these are for speakers of Native American
languages. Students who are eligible for these fellowships should indicate
this on the form provided for the Edward Sapir Professor Fellowships. The
third is the Roger Brown Fellowship designated for a student doing research
on child language development. There is no form provided, but applicants
should indicate their interest in this fellowship on the regular
application form.

Larry Gorbet
Anthropology & Linguistics Depts. (505) 883-7378
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.
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Message 4: New NSF funding opportunity in multidisciplinary research

Date: Thu, 12 Jan 95 16:28:23 ESNew NSF funding opportunity in multidisciplinary research
From: <>
Subject: New NSF funding opportunity in multidisciplinary research

The following is a revised and extended version of the announcement I
posted a few weeks ago, describing a major new NSF funding opportun-
ity, for support of group-oriented multidisciplinary research relating
to High Performance Computing and Communication. The full Program
Announcement is now available electronically; this short announcement
describes procedures for accessing it. Please note the deadline of
February 27, 1995, for preproposals.

Paul Chapin, NSF

Please share this information with all interested colleagues!

Attached please find the information about the new program solicitation

Opportunities in Support of Multidisciplinary Research,

which is a component of the US High Performance Computing and
Communications Program (HPCC).

The REVISED Preproposal Deadline is February 27, 1995.

You may obtain a electronic version of the entire program solicitation
via (at least) three methods:


 ftp to (
 username (anonymous)
 password (your e-mail address)
 type (get nsf955b.txt)


 gopher to (
 scroll to CISE
 scroll to Program Announcements
 scroll to nsf955b

 scroll to Other NSF Information Sources
 click on Gopher Server
 scroll to CISE
 scroll to Program Announcements
 scroll to nsf955b

U.S. High Performance Computing and Communications Program

Program Solicitation


Proposal Deadline: June 9, 1995



The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces opportunities in support
of multidisciplinary, group-oriented research for Fiscal Year 1995 in
connection with the U.S. High Performance Computing and Communications
(HPCC) Program, including the new Information Infrastructure Technology
and Applications (IITA) component and the National Information
Infrastructure (NII). This activity builds on the success of the Grand
Challenge Application Groups and the joint Engineering--Computer &
Information Science & Engineering--Education & Human Resources
(ENG-CISE-EHR) National Challenge Groups competitions to include five
distinct but interrelated components:


to prepare the groundwork for the HPCC goal of sustained teraflop
computing on important application problems utilizing parallel,
distributed and heterogeneous computing systems and high performance


to demonstrate the solution of problems beneficial to a broad spectrum of
society which contain an extensive information processing component, and
which could benefit greatly by building an underlying information


to accelerate progress in developing those technologies that will enable
the community to take full advantage of high performance computing and
communications systems in solving problems represented by the Grand
Challenges and National Challenges.

Computer Science Challenges: focus is on the development of computing
technology ranging from computer architecture through systems software to

Mathematical Sciences Challenges: focus is on advances in the mathematical
sciences ranging from algorithms through the development of tools to the
essential use of computation in extending mathematical frontiers.

Problem Solving Environments: focus is on the development of computational
environments that take advantage of unique characteristics of specific
problems in order to shorten the problem solving cycle.

A total of fifteen to twenty proposals are expected to receive funding.
These will augment the portfolio of sixteen Grand Challenge Applications
Groups awarded in FY 1992 and FY 1993, three National Challenges awarded
in FY 1994, and the six awards in FY 1994 under the ENG-CISE-EHR National
Challenge Groups competition.

Activities supported under this solicitation are expected to achieve
significant progress on one or more of the following:

(1) Fundamental problems in science, engineering and information
processing whose solution could be advanced by applying high performance
computing and communications techniques and resources;

(2) Enabling technologies which facilitate those advances;

(3) Research in computer science and/or mathematics contributing to the
preceding two activities.

The emphasis will be on support for cross-disciplinary groups requiring
and/or contributing HPCC capabilities.

Only areas of science and engineering represented by the following
participating NSF Directorates are eligible for funding under this
solicitation: Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science
and Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), Mathematics and Physical
Sciences (MPS) , and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE).
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