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Volume 1, Issue 16
July 14, 1999

In this issue:

Provost announces full professor promotions

Cornell University Provost Don Randel has approved promotion to the rank of professor for the following members of the engineering faculty:

* Emmanuel Gianellis, MSE * Chris Heegard, EE * Stephen Wicker, EE * Charles Williamson, MAE

TerMaath receives two awards

Stephanie TerMaath, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering, recently received two major awards: She was one of 39 graduate students nationwide to win a Selected Professions Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. She also won a Best Student Presentation award at the ASTM 31st National Symposium for her paper, "Analysis of Multiple Kinked and Branched Cracks in a Plate Following Paths along a Hexagonal Network". This is the second time she has won this award. TerMaath's thesis advisor is Prof. Leigh Phoenix, TAM; Prof. Mary Sansalone, CEE, chairs her Ph.D. committee.

Savage coordinates recruiting seminars

Mark Savage, director of Engineering Career Services (ECS), in his role as Engineering Interest Network Coordinator for the Eastern Association of Colleges and Universities, has recently planned and coordinated four one-day technical recruiting and employment seminars for university and employer representatives. He, along with ECS assistant director Mary Ellen Buhl and a small committee, successfully conducted seminars in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington/Baltimore. Results from all four meetings will be compiled for publication later this year. Savage has been reappointed to lead the Northeastern U.S. Engineering Interest Network for 1999-00.

Former faculty member leads physics department

Stephen C. McGuire was appointed professor and chair of the physics department at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. He was previously an associate professor of engineering at Cornell.

Duffield Hall Update

Preliminary designs for Duffield Hall, the atrium, and the engineering quad are currently being developed by the project's architectural consultants. These initial designs should be ready for review by the college's faculty advisory committees, CNF, and other university stakeholders by the end of July or early August. A concurrent project to renovate classrooms and other spaces fronting the Duffield atrium is under development. Contact Mark Spiro or Clif Pollock for more information.

Duffield budget: $53.5 M Quad renovation estimate: $4 M Groundbreaking: February 2001 Completion: Spring 2003 Building architect: ZGF Partnership Landscape architect: EDAW

Updating your faculty web page

Web pages for faculty members in the College of Engineering are now maintained by individual schools and departments. If your page needs an update, please contact your department web developers:

ABEN: Roger Jagoda AEP: Dawn Esposito, Jon Velazquez CEE: Joe Rowe, Dawn Zeligman ChE: Colleen McClenahan CS: Pat Musa, Liz Henson EE: Diane Downing, Linda Struzinsky GS: Lynda Keister MSE: David Grubb, Cris McConkey MAE: Gene Hartquist, Teresa Howley ORIE: William Martin, Mark Eisner TAM: Diana Drake

Student job available with alumni association

Cornell Society of Engineers, CSE, is the alumni organization for College of Engineering alumni with over 1500 dues-paying members. Every fall we get heaps of mail from new and renewing members, and we need a committed person to help process all this mail in a Filemaker database and respond with membership packets. An accurate, conscientious person who's willing to work independently within a prescribed system is needed. 10-20 hours a week, negotiable. Hourly rate $6-8 depending on qualifications. Please contact Jeanne Subialka, the CSE administrator, either by e-mail at jms20 or phone 255-9920.

EE Times surveys EE and CS students

EE Times, a publication for electronic engineers and technology managers, is conducting a survey of EE and CS students to determine some of their attitudes and expectations about entering the job market. The editors are eager to get as many students as possible to take the survey before the survey period closes on July 16. The results of the survey will be reported in the August 30 issue, which will be provided free of charge to students who take the survey. EE and CS students who want to offer their opinions may participate in the survey at

Submitting announcements to Information Update

Please send your news notes to Announcements will be published no more than twice and should be limited to about a hundred words or less. The next issue of Information Update, published biweekly during the academic year and monthly in the summer, will be July 10, 2013. The deadline for submissions to this next issue is Friday, July 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. Information received after the deadline will be published in a future issue if appropriate.