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Volume 2, Issue 13
March 1, 2000

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Auchincloss lecture today

Dr. Priscilla Auchincloss, who is director of Programs for Women in Science and Engineering and a physics research associate and senior lecturer at the University of Rochester, will be speaking today on "Changing the Culture of Science and Engineering: Enabling Gender-Neutral Success." The lecture is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. in Phillips 101, following a reception at 4:15 in the Phillips Lobby adjacent to Rm 101. Sponsored by the College of Engineering, the lecture is free and open to the public. Members of the college community are encouraged to attend.

Turcotte to participate in Global Forum 2000

Donald M. Turcotte, the M. M. Upson Professor of Engineering in the Department of Geological Sciences, has been invited to participate in the Economic Strategy Institute's Global Forum 2000 to be held in May in Washington, DC. The theme of the event will be "The World to Come--How Technology and Globalization are Changing Economics, Politics, and Society."

Blackwell and Tapia Distinguished Lecture Series announced

The Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development, and the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) of Cornell University will establish the David Blackwell and Richard Tapia Distinguished Lecture Series in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at a conference on Monday, May 8, 2000, at Cornell University. This lecture series will provide a unique forum to highlight the current research of talented African American, Latino, and Native American scientists working in the mathematical and statistical sciences. Prof. David Blackwell and Prof. Richard Tapia and their families will be present for the one-day event on May 8, 2000. The conference will feature selected talks on statistics, applied mathematics and presentations on the state of underrepresented U. S. minorities in the mathematical and statistical sciences. There will also be a banquet to honor Professors David Blackwell and Richard Tapia and their families.

To learn more about the lecture series or to register for the May conference, please visit the MTBI web site (

Demonstrations: Just The Facts, CoursEnroll, Faculty Advisor

The University Registrar is giving several demonstrations of Just The Facts, CoursEnroll, and Faculty Advisor to all interested faculty and staff at the following times and locations:

Mar 1, Bache Aud/Malott Hall, 3-5 p.m. Mar 3, HEC Aud/Goldwin Smith Hall, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mar 7, 155 Olin Hall, 3-5 p.m. Mar 8, Bache Aud/Malott Hall, 3-5 p.m. Mar 10, HEC Aud/Goldwin Smith Hall, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

All who are interested in learning about these programs and seeing them in action are encouraged to attend.

Mid-term feedback process begins for all Eng TAs

All Engineering TAs are encouraged to participate in the College TA Mid-term Feedback Process. The process provides you with direct student input on your teaching skills, methods, and approaches. Proper use of the results can help you implement changes and improve your teaching and thus lead to a more productive and enjoyable experience for everyone in your classes, including yourself.

Feedback forms are available through your departmental offices. Have students complete these forms in your classes during the period February 28 to March 15, and arrange for return of completed forms no later than March 15 at 4:30 pm to the Office of Instructional & Research Support. Turn-around time is targeted for two weeks.

Questions? Contact Pat Spencer, director, Office of Instructional & Research Support, 142 Olin Hall,, 254-1399.

EGSA volunteers needed

If you've appreciated the work that EGSA has been doing, there are a wide range of ways that you can get involved and help out. There are many small tasks that we need volunteers to do in order to keep offering the same range of events.

If you think that you can help out in any way, we urge you to come to our next meeting on Wednesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in Upson 215 - we're serving pizza!

If you can't make the meeting, contact or visit our web site at for more information on how to help out.

College seminars and colloquia, Mar 1-14

Mar 2, 11:15 a.m., A&EP Seminar, 700 Clark Hall Mirang Yoon, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: "Ordering of Steps on Crystal Surfaces: A Pathway to Nanostructure Fabrication"

Mar 2, 4:30 p.m., Engineering Manufacturing Seminar, B14 Hollister David Fischell '75, PhD '80 AEP, president, Neuropace Inc.: "Challenges in Bringing New Medical Devices From Inception To Market" Refreshments: 4:15 p.m., Hollister Hall lobby

Mar. 7, 4:15 p.m., CS Colloquium, B14 Hollister Stefan Savage, Univ. of Washington: "Network Services in an Uncooperative Internet" Refreshments: 3:45 p.m., Upson 4th Floor Atrium

Mar 9, 4:30 p.m., Engineering Manufacturing Seminar, B14 Hollister Elizabeth Altman '88 ME, director, Licensing and Strategic Alliances, Motorola: "Negotiating Strategic Alliances in the Wireless Communications Industries" Refreshments: 4:15 p.m., Hollister Hall lobby

Mar. 14, 4:15 p.m., CS Colloquium, B14 Hollister Ion Stoica, CMU: "A Stateless Core Approach for Scalable Internet Services" Refreshments: 3:45 p.m., Upson 4th Floor Atrium

Display features Cornell Women in Engineering

Members of the campus community are invited to visit Carpenter Hall beginning March 3 to view a new display, "A Tradition of Excellence: Cornell Women in Engineering." The exhibit highlights the accomplishments of College of Engineering graduates Nora Stanton Blanch '05, Gertrude Goodwin '31 ME, Amy Spear, BEE'48, Jill Cornell Tartar '65 BEP '66, and Jessica Trancik '97 MSE. The display will be up from March 3 to April 30.

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