By Andrea Lynn Thirteen Urbana-Champaign faculty members were appointed associates in the Center for Advanced Study for the academic year 1995-96 by the UI Board of Trustees at its meeting Jan. 20 in Urbana. The appointments provide released time for creative work on scholarly research or professional activity. Three of the appointees have been designated Beckman associates. Named for UI alumnus and benefactor Arnold O. Beckman, the appointments recognize outstanding younger associate candidates who have made distinctive scholarly contributions in the sciences. Faculty members named Beckman associates, and the projects they intend to pursue: * Paul M. Goldbart, physics, "Dynamical Properties of Randomly Crosslinked Macromolecular Networks." * Tony M. Liss, physics, "Understanding the Top Quark." * Gene E. Robinson, entomology, "Molecular Genetic Analyses of Behavior." Faculty members elected associates for the academic year, and the projects they intend to pursue: * William M. Calder III, classics, "Ulrich von Wilamowitz- Moellendorff: His Life and Work, Vol. I (1848-1876)." * Garry E. Chick, leisure studies, "Completion of Four Southwestern Men, a Manuscript by John M. Roberts (1916-1990)." * Shun Lien Chuang, electrical and computer engineering, "Modeling of Strained Quantum-Well and Quantum-Wire." * Everett C. Dade, mathematics, "Representations of Finite Groups." * Helen S. Farmer, educational psychology, "Women's Career Choices: Focus on Science, Math and Technology." * David E. Goldberg, general engineering, "The Design of Innovating Machines." * Alma Gottlieb, anthropology, "The Culture of Infancy: A Case Study of the Beng of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)." * Edward A. Kolodziej, political science, "The Global Society: The Pursuit of Order, Welfare, and Legitimacy." * Alberto Porqueras-Mayo, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, "The Critical Edition of Cisne de Apolo (Swan of Apolo), Medina del Campo, 1602, by Luis Alfonso de Carvallo." * David Sansone, classics, "Plato and Euripides." Chosen by professors in the center through an annual competition of faculty members from all departments and colleges, associates are freed for a semester from part or all of their teaching duties. The center allocates funds to the departments to help replace associates in the classroom.