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Volume 10, Issue 22
July 9, 2008


In this issue:


Announcement of academic leadership appointments

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the following College of Engineering academic leadership appointments effective July 1, 2008:

Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Daniel Aneshansley has been appointed as Chair
Prof. Beth Ahner, has been appointed as Associate Chair

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Leonard Lion has been appointed as Director (for a one-year term)
Prof. Philip Liu will be appointed as Director, effective July 1, 2009

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Prof. Larry Brown has been appointed as Chair

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Prof. Alan Zehnder has been appointed as Chair

College
Cathy Dove has been appointed as Associate Dean of Administration.

The college is immensely grateful to the following individuals for their service and leadership:
Prof. James Gossett, Director, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2003 - 2008)
Prof. Timothy Healey, Chair, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2000 - 2008)
Prof. Teresa Jordan, Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (2003 - 2008)
Prof. Michael Walter, Chair, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (1994 - 2008)
Julie Delay, Interim Assistant Dean for Administration (January - June 2008)

With warm regards,

Kent Fuchs
Dean of Engineering


Awards and honors in the Engineering Community

The Cornell Board of Trustees has named paleobiologist Warren Allmon the first Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology in Cornell's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The new professorship is named for Rawlings, a Cornell professor of history and classics and the 10th president of Cornell, who served from 1995 to 2003 and as interim president in 2005-06. Allmon has been teaching at Cornell for the past 15 years as an adjunct associate professor and is also the director of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca.

Asst. Prof. Peter Diamessis and Asst. Prof. Ruth Richardson, both in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have been selected to receive the college's 2007-2008 James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Awards for Excellence in Advising First Year Students. The award recognizes outstanding performance in the advising of first-year students -- a critical role in assisting with their transition to university life and learning.


CU Sloan/AGEP research symposium set for August 1

The annual CU Sloan/AGEP Research Symposium is scheduled for August 1, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in McManus Lounge (166 Hollister Hall).

This is an opportunity to learn more about the research being conducted by new and advanced Sloan and AGEP Fellows. Please contact Diversity Programs in Engineering at 255-0735 or cj38@cornell.edu for more information.


Faculty members elected to university committees

The following College of Engineering faculty members were elected to Cornell University committees:

Academic Integrity Hearing Board (Term July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011)
Jery Stedinger, CEE

University Appeals Panel (Term July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2013)
Michel Louge, MAE
Andy Ruina, TAM


BME begins move to Weill Hall

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has initiated its move to new headquarters in Weill Hall. Department chair Mike Shuler and the office staff have already relocated from Olin to Weill. Faculty will continue moving in over the next several weeks. The department plans to host an open house to showcase the new space when their move is complete. 


Submitting announcements to Information Update

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