[JPL] Geri Allen & Miguel Zen ó n Receive GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP AWARDS 2008

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
2008 Fellows ­ United States and Canada
·      Len Ackland, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder: Nuclear power at a

·      Martha Ackmann, Writer, Leverett, Massachusetts; Senior Lecturer in
Gender Studies, Mount Holyoke College: Toni Stone's challenge to baseball
and America. 

·      Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Otto Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and
Economics, Princeton University: The econometrics of jumps and volatility.

·      Ken Alder, Professor of History and Milton H. Wilson Professor of the
Humanities, Northwestern University: Personal identification from the
Renaissance to the genome.

·      Meena Alexander, Poet, New York City; Distinguished Professor of
English, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center: Poetry.

·      Geri A. Allen, Composer, Upper Montclair, New Jersey; Associate
Professor of Jazz Piano and Improvisation, University of Michigan: Music

·      Natalia Almada, Filmmaker, Mexico City and Brooklyn, New York:

·      Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of History, University of
California, Berkeley: The Armenian Genocide: A German story.

·      Nancy Evelyn Andrews, Professor of Art and Design, College of the
Atlantic: Filmmaking.

·      Rae Armantrout, Poet, San Diego, California; Professor of Poetry and
Poetics, University of California, San Diego: Poetry.

·      Douglas N. Arnold, Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities: Finite element exterior calculus.

·      Shimon Attie, Visual Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Video installation.

·      Dean Bakopoulos, Writer, Mineral Point, Wisconsin; Executive Director
and Lillian Greenwood Artist-in-residence, Shake Rag Alley Center for the
Arts, Mineral Point: Fiction.

·      Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory,
Georgetown University Law Center: The reconstructed constitution.

·      Mason Bates, Composer, Oakland, California: Music Composition.

·      Keith Bearden, Filmmaker, Long Island City, New York: Filmmaking.

·      Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak, Professor of History, New York
University: The imprint and a logic of signs in medieval Europe (1150-1350).

·      Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Norman and Doris Giles Professor of Molecular
Biology and Functional Genomics, University of Georgia: Genetic diversity
and population structure in the parasitic weed Striga and its crop hosts in

·      Toni Bentley, Writer, Los Angeles, California: Ida Craddock and the
birth of the first American sex manual.

·      Michael P. Berman, Artist and Photographer, San Lorenzo, New Mexico:

·      Harry Bernstein, Writer, Brick, New Jersey: Now in my nineties.

·      Michael D. Bess, Chancellor's Professor of History, Vanderbilt
University: A historian's perspective on human biological enhancement.

·      Joao Biehl, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Princeton
University: Transcendental values and political life in postcolonial Brazil:
The Mucker War. 

·      Erika Blumenfeld, Artist, Marfa, Texas: Environment-based

·      Howard Bodenhorn, Professor of Economics, Clemson University;
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge,
Massachusetts: The political economy of Jacksonian New York.

·      Tim Bowling, Poet, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Poetry.

·      Stanley Brandes, Professor of Anthropology, University of California,
Berkeley: Pets and their people.

·      Michael F. Brenson, Independent Scholar, Accord, New York: A
biography of David Smith.

·      Art Bridgman / Myrna Packer, Choreographers, Valley Cottage, New
York; Codirectors, Bridgman/Packer Dance: Choreography.

·      Carlyle Brown, Playwright, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Drama.

·      Michael Paul Burkard, Poet, Syracuse, New York; Associate Professor
of English, MFA Program in Creative Writing, Syracuse University;
Instructor, Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College: Poetry.

·      Christopher S. Celenza, Professor, Department of German and Romance
Languages, Johns Hopkins University: Humanism and language from Petrarch to

·      Lan Samantha Chang, Professor of Creative Writing, and Director, The
Program in Creative Writing, University of Iowa Writers' Workshop: Fiction.

·      Meiling Cheng, Associate Professor of Critical Studies and English,
and Director of Critical Studies, School of Theatre, University of Southern
California: Contemporary time-based art in China.

·      Dan Chiasson, Poet, Sudbury, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of
English, Wellesley College: Poetry.

·      Kyong Mee Choi, Composer, Chicago, Illinois; Assistant Professor of
Music Composition, Roosevelt University: Music composition.

·      Paul Clemens, Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, Wayne State University: Dismantling a Detroit auto plant.

·      Deborah Cohen, Associate Professor of History, Brown University:
Family secrets in Britain, 1840-1990.

·      Lewis Mitchell Cohen, Director of Renal Palative Care Initiative,
Baystate Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University
School of Medicine: Allegations of murder in the medical community.

·      Ovidiu Costin, Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University: Study
of singular differential systems using generalized summability techniques.

·      Bill Daniel, Filmmaker, Braddock, Pennsylvania: Filmmaking.

·      Sheldon Danziger, H. J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of
Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of
Michigan: Four decades of antipoverty policies.

·      William deBuys, Professor of Documentary Studies, College of Santa
Fe: An environmental history of the North American Southwest.

·      Alice Domurat Dreger, Associate Professor of Clinical Medical
Humanities and Bioethics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
University: Science and identity politics in the Internet age.

·      Tony D'Souza, Writer, Sarasota, Florida: Fiction.

·      Laurent Dubois, Professor of History and Romance Studies, Duke
University: A cultural history of the banjo.

·      Nancy Easterlin, Professor of English, University of New Orleans:
What is literature for?

·      Alexei A. Efros, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and
Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University: Inferring geometric, photometric, and
semantic scene properties from an image.

·      Rodney Evans, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York: Filmmaking.

·      Xiaohui Fan, Associate Professor of Astronomy, Steward Observatory,
University of Arizona: The end of cosmic dark ages: beyond the redshift
seven barrier. 

·      James Farquhar, Associate Professor, Earth System Science
Interdisciplinary Center and Department of Geology, University of Maryland:
Isotopic investigations of microbial sulfur metabolisms.

·      Robert Feintuch, Artist, New York City; Senior Lecturer in Art, Bates
College: Painting. 

·      Molissa Fenley, Choreographer, New York City; Artistic Director,
Molissa Fenley and Dancers; Associate Professor of Dance, Mills College:

·      G. R. F. Ferrari, Professor of Classics, University of California,
Berkeley: Fiction and the limits of social meaning.

·      Leon Fink, UIC Distinguished Professor, Department of History,
University of Illinois, Chicago: Regulating labor in the Atlantic world,

·      Edward Fowler, Writer, Irvine, California; Professor, School of
Humanities, University of California, Irvine: A family memoir.

·      Mark I. Friedman, Member and Associate Director, Monell Center,
Philadelphia: Diet and obesity.

·      Victor A. Friedman, Andrew Mellon Professor in Slavic Languages and
Literatures, University of Chicago: Multilingualism, identities, and the
sociolinguistics of the Balkan Linguistic League.

·      Rachel Fulton, Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago:
The Virgin Mary and the art of prayer, 1000-1500.

·      Joe Fyfe, Painter, Brooklyn, New York; Visiting Assistant Professor,
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn: Painting.

·      David W. Galenson, Professor in Economics and the College, University
of Chicago: Conceptual revolutions in twentieth-century art.

·      Forrest Gander, Poet, Barrington, Rhode Island; Professor of English
and Comparative Literature, Brown University: Poetry.

·      Sergey Gavrilets, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee: The social brain hypothesis:
coevolution of genes, memes, and social networks.

·      Phoebe Gloeckner, Artist, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Assistant Professor,
University of Michigan School of Art and Design: A graphic narrative.

·      Laurie R. Godfrey, Professor of Anthropology, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst: Reconstructing Madagascar's vanished ecosystems.

·      Ann Goldstein, Editor and Translator, New York City; Editor, The New
Yorker: The complete works of Primo Levi.

·      Elijah Gowin, Photographer, Kansas City, Missouri; Assistant
Professor of Art and Art History, University of Missouri, Kansas City:

·      Allan Greer, Professor of History, University of Toronto: The
practices of property in colonial North America.

·      Wendy Griswold, Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University: The
Federal Writers' Project and American regionalism.

·      Edith Grossman, Translator, New York City: The "Soledades" of Luis de

·      Sumit Guha, Professor of History, Rutgers University: Governing
Caste: Identity and power in South Asia, 1600-1900.

·      Achsah Guibbory, Professor of English, and Chair, Department of
English, Barnard College: The uses of Judaism in seventeenth-century

·      Barbara Hahn, Distinguished Professor of German, Vanderbilt
University: Hannah Arendt's literature.

·      Roya Hakakian, Writer, Woodbridge, Connecticut: The assassins of the
Turquoise Palace. 

·      David M. Halperin, W. H. Auden Collegiate Professor of the History
and Theory of Sexuality, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: How to be gay.

·      William M. Hamlin, Professor of English, Washington State University:
A history of John Florio's Montaigne.

·      Saar Harari, Choreographer, New York City; Artistic Director, LeeSaar
The Company: Choreography.

·      Donald Harper, Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and
Civilizations, University of Chicago: China in the age of manuscripts,
fourth century B.C. to tenth century A.D.

·      Susanna B. Hecht, Professor of Urban Planning, University of
California, Los Angeles: Deforestation in the rubber boom of the upper

·      Robin Hemley, Professor of English and Director, Nonfiction Writing
Program, University of Iowa: Revisiting one's own youth.

·      Denise L. Herzing, Research Director, Wild Dolphin Project, Jupiter,
Florida; Research Faculty Member, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida
Atlantic University: Underwater observations of wild dolphins.

·      Sue Hettmansperger, Artist, Iowa City, Iowa; Professor of Painting
and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City: Painting.

·      Bob Hicok, Poet, Blacksburg, Virginia; Associate Professor of
Creative Writing, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:

·      Martha Himmelfarb, William H. Danforth Professor of Religion,
Princeton University: Jewish eschatology and Christian empire.

·      Danny Hoch, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York: Drama.

·      Woody Holton, Associate Professor of History, University of Richmond:
Abigail Adams, entrepreneur.

·      Michael E. Hood, Assistant Professor of Biology, Amherst College:
Evolutionary ecology of a global disease distribution.

·      Daniel Horowitz, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of American Studies,
Smith College: Understanding consumer culture, 1951-2001.

·      Yonggang Huang, Joseph Cummings Professor, R. McCormick School of
Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University: Atomistic-based
continuum theory for nano-structured materials.

·      Sedrick Ervin Huckaby, Artist, Fort Worth, Texas; Adjunct Professor,
University of Texas, Arlington: Painting.

·      James Hyde, Painter, Brooklyn, New York: Painting.

·      Torben Iversen, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political
Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University: Democracy,
distribution, and the representation of economic interests.

·      Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, University
of Connecticut: Real-time automated detection and identification of
biological microorganisms.

·      Margo Jefferson, Associate Professor, Eugene Lang College, The New
School University; Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University:
Race: composition and improvisation.

·      Paul Christopher Johnson, Associate Professor, Center for
Afroamerican and African Studies, and Department of History, and Director,
Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor: "Religion" and the purification of spirits.

·      Robert Kanigel, Professor of Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology: On an Irish island.

·      Sean Keilen, Lecturer in English, Princeton University: Imitation and
tradition in Renaissance poetry.

·      Martin Kersels, Artist, Sierra Madre, California; Codirector and
Faculty Member, Program in Art, California Institute of the Arts:
Installation art. 

·      Chandrashekhar B. Khare, Professor of Mathematics, University of
California, Los Angeles: Motives, Galois representations, and automorphic

·      Laura L. Kiessling, Hilldale Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
and Laurens Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin:
Chemoselective reactions for biology.

·      Matthew Klam, Writer, Washington, DC; Visiting Associate Professor,
Stony Brook University: Fiction.

·      Anthony Korf, Composer, New York City; Artistic Director, Riverside
Symphony, New York City: Music composition.

·      Elizabeth LeCompte, Theater Artist, New York City; Founding Member
and Artistic Director, The Wooster Group: Drama.

·      Michael Leja, Professor, History of Art Department, University of
Pennsylvania: The flood pictures in the mid-nineteenth century.

·      Simon Leung, Artist, Los Angeles, California; Associate Professor of
Studio Art, University of California, Irvine: Post-studio art.

·      Beth Levin, William H. Bonsall Professor in the Humanities, Stanford
University: Crosslinguistic variation in event encoding.

·      Builder Levy, Photographer, New York City: Photography.

·      Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art, Williams
College: The pietist tradition in town planning.

·      Pam Lins, Sculptor, Brooklyn, New York; Adjunct Professor, Cooper
Union School of Art: Sculpture.

·      Sam Lipsyte, Writer, New York City; Assistant Professor, School of
the Arts, Columbia University: Fiction.

·      Shawn R. Lockery, Professor and Associate Director, Institute of
Neuroscience, University of Oregon: Recordings of neuronal activity and
behavior in freely moving animals.

·      Vyvyane Loh, Writer, Watertown, Massachusetts: Fiction.

·      Glen M. MacDonald, Professor of Geography, University of California,
Los Angeles: Climate warming, epic drought, and society.

·      Janet Maguire, Composer, Venice, Italy: Music composition.

·      Anne Makepeace, Filmmaker, Lakeville, Connecticut; Director, Writer,
and Producer, Anne Makepeace Productions, Inc: Filmmaking.

·      Paolo Mancosu, Professor of Philosophy, University of California,
Berkeley: The interplay between philosophy of mathematics and mathematical

·      Fredrik Marsh, Photographer, Columbus, Ohio; Senior Lecturer in Art,
Otterbein College: Photography.

·      Jack Marshall, Writer, El Cerrito, California: Poetry.

·      Tim Maudlin, Professor II of Philosophy, Rutgers University: New
foundations for physical geometry.

·      Jane Mayer, Writer, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Staff Writer, The New
Yorker Magazine: How America lost its way in fighting terrorism.

·      Judith Mayne, Distinguished Humanities Professor of French, Ohio
State University: Continental films and French Occupation cinema.

·      Anthony McCall, Artist, New York City: Installation art.

·      Joanne Meyerowitz, Professor of History and American Studies, Yale
University: Explaining human difference.

·      Greg Miller, Photographer, Coventry, Connecticut: Photography.

·      Don Mitchell, Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography,
Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School,
University of Pennsylvania: Bracero: remaking the California landscape,

·      Rebecca Morris, Artist, Los Angeles, California; Associate Professor
of Painting, Pasadena City College: Painting.

·      Samuel Moyn, Professor of History, Columbia University: Human rights
between morality and politics.

·      Ardine Nelson, Photographer, Columbus, Ohio; Associate Professor,
Department of Art, Ohio State University: Photography.

·      John Wallace Nunley, Independent scholar, St. Louis, Missouri:
African art and the experience of slavery.

·      Ruben Ochoa, Artist, Los Angeles, California; Adjunct Professor in
Sculpture, University of California, Irvine: Installation art.

·      Peter Ozsváth, Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University:
Heegaard diagrams and holomorphic disks.

·      Richard Panek, Writer, New York City: At the dawn of the next

·      Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New
York University School of Law: Political power, democratic politics, and
constitutional theory.

·      Claire Preston, Fellow and Lecturer in English, Sidney Sussex
College, University of Cambridge: English literature and scientific
investigation in the seventeenth century.

·      Richard Primus, Professor of Law, University of Michigan:
Constitutional authority in the wake of civil war.

·      Andrew Stein Raftery, Artist, Providence, Rhode Island; Associate
Professor of Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design: Engraving.

·      Rufus Reid, Composer, Bassist, and Clinician, Teaneck, New Jersey:
Music composition. 

·      Enrico Riley, Artist, Norwich, Vermont; Senior Lecturer and Area Head
of Painting and Drawing, Dartmouth College: Painting.

·      Lance Rips, Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University:
Concepts of individuals and their persistence.

·      Oren D. Rudavsky, Filmmaker, New York City: Filmmaking.

·      Paul Rudy, Composer, Kansas City, Missouri; Associate Professor and
Coordinator of Composition, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of
Missouri, Kansas City: Music composition.

·      John Gerard Ruggie, Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University: Governing multinationals:
the case of human rights.

·      Ben Russell, Filmmaker, Chicago, Illinois; Visiting Assistant
Professor in Moving Image, University of Chicago: Filmmaking.

·      Nancy Ruttenburg, Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and
Slavic Literatures, and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, New
York University: Dostoevsky and the culture of American democracy.

·      Lisa Sanditz, Artist, Tivoli, New York: Painting.

·      Sigrid Sandström, Artist, Tivoli, New York; Assistant Professor of
Studio Arts, Bard College: Painting.

·      Philip W. Scher, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of
Oregon: Tourism, the state, and the performance of identity in the
neoliberal Caribbean.

·      Jeffrey Schiff, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Professor of Art,
Wesleyan University: Sculpture.

·      Laura Elise Schwendinger, Composer, Madison, Wisconsin; Associate
Professor of Composition, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Music

·      Reginald Shepherd, Poet, Pensacola, Florida; Associate Poetry
Faculty, Low-Residency MFA Program, Antioch University: Poetry.

·      Vicky Shick, Choreographer, New York City: Choreography.

·      Arthur P. Shimamura, Professor of Psychology, University of
California, Berkeley: A neurocognitive approach to the psychology of art and

·      Gary Shiu, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin,
Madison: Connecting string theory to experiment.

·      Kathryn Sikkink, Regents Professor and McKnight Distinguished
University Professor, University of Minnesota: The origins and effects of
human rights trials in the world.

·      Susan S. Silbey, Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities and
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology: Trust and surveillance in the cultures of science.

·      Kaja Silverman, Class of 1940 Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Art
History, University of California, Berkeley: The miracle of analogy.

·      Ruth Lewin Sime, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry,
Sacramento City College: A biographical study of Otto Hahn.

·      Paul Sorrentino, Professor of English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State College: The life of Stephen Crane.

·      Alan M. Stahl, Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University: The
nexus of wealth and power in medieval Venice.

·      Kurt Stallmann, Composer, Houston, Texas; Assistant Professor and
Lynette S. Autrey Chair, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University: Music

·      Alexander Stille, San Paolo Professor of International Journalism,
Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University: Family matters: a

·      Katherine V. W. Stone, Professor of Law, University of California,
Los Angeles: The remaking of labor relations in the twenty-first century.

·      Peter Stone, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences, University of
Texas, Austin: Ad hoc teams of mobile robots.

·      Robin Stryker, Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Professor of
Law, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Social science in government
regulation of equal employment opportunity.

·      Marc A. Suchard, Assistant Professor of Biomathematics,
Biostatistics, and Human Genetics: Towards solutions to the fundamental
problems in statistical phylogenetics.

·      David J. Taylor, Photographer, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Associate
Professor of Photography, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces:

·      Keith Terry, Choreographer, Musician, and Dancer, Oakland,
California; Artistic Director, Crosspulse: Choreography.

·      Christian Tomaszewski, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Lecturer in the
Program in the Visual Arts, Princeton University: Fine arts.

·      Anton Treuer, Associate Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State
University: Ojibwe grammar project.

·      Marc Trujillo, Artist, Sherman Oaks, California; Professor of Drawing
and Painting, Santa Monica College: Painting.

·      Alexander van Oudenaarden, Associate Professor of Physics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Stochastic gene expression in

·      Ashutosh Varshney, Professor of Political Science, University of
Michigan: Cities and ethnic conflict: a multi-country study.

·      Mary Kay Vaughan, Professor of History, University of Maryland:
Intimate paths to Mexico 1968.

·      Val Vinokur, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Eugene
Lang College, The New School: A translation of Marie Vieux Chauvet's Amour,
colère, et folie. 

·      Roger D. Waldinger, Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology,
University of California, Los Angeles: America's new immigrants and their
homeland connection.

·      Nicholas Watson, Professor of English and American Literature and
Language, Harvard University: Vernacular theology and the secularization of
England, 1050-1550.

·      Sarah Watts, Professor of History, Wake Forest University: The
political satires of Lyonel Feininger.

·      Andrew Weaver, Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences,
University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Biogeochemical feedbacks
on polar climate stability.

·      Jonathan Weiner, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia
University: A book about science and art.

·      Barbara (Bobbi) Wolfe, Professor of Economics, Population Health
Sciences, and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin, Madison:
Understanding the tie between income and health disparities.

·      Linda Woodbridge, Josephine Berry Weiss Chair in the Humanities and
Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University: English revenge drama.

·      Donald A. Yates, Writer and Translator, St. Helena, California;
Professor Emeritus of Latin American Literature, Michigan State University:
Jorge Luis Borges: A life in letters.

·      Pamela Yates, Filmmaker, New York City; President and Cofounder,
Skylight Pictures, Inc: Filmmaking.

·      Kevin A. Yelvington, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University
of South Florida: Melville J. Herskovits and the making of Afro-American

·      Rachel P. Youens, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Adjunct Lecturer,
Parsons School of Design; Adjunct Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community
College, City University of New York: Painting and sculpture.

·      Jason X.-J. Yuan, Professor of Medicine, University of California,
San Diego: Role of ion channels in stem cell proliferation and

·      Bill Zavatsky, Poet, New York City; Teacher of English, Trinity
School, New York City: Poetry.

·      Miguel Zenón, Composer, New York City: Music composition.

·      Li Zhang, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of
California, Davis: The rise of psychotherapy in post-reform China.

·      Thad Ziolkowski, Writer, Brooklyn, New York; Associate Professor of
English and Humanities, and Director, Writing Program, Pratt Institute:



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