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Volume 2, Issue 4
October 13, 1999

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Silcox and Eustis receive MSA paper award

Prof. John Silcox, AEP, and Tyler Eustis, graduate student in MSE, have received from the Microscopy Society of America, 1st Prize - Microscopy and Microanalysis '99 Student Award - Advances in Instrumentation and Techniques for their paper "Electron Beam Induced Damage of GaN and Changes in EELS.

EE announces Schlumberger Foundation Fellows

The Graduate Field of Electrical Engineering is pleased to announce that Jean- Francois Chamberland-Trembly, a student of Asst. Prof. Venugopal Veeravalli, David Crouse, a student of Assoc. Prof. Yu-Hwa Lo, and Bruce Green, a student of Prof. Lester Eastman, have been named Schlumberger Foundation Fellows for the 1999-2000 academic year. They were selected for their excellent records as Ph.D. students in electrical engineering at Cornell, including the promise they have shown for excellence in research. Each Fellow will receive a supplement to his assistantship stipend for the academic year and will have additional funds available for personal educational expenses.

Paul Gentile named engineering registrar

Paul Gentile will join the staff in Engineering Advising and Student Records as engineering registrar on Tuesday, Oct. 19. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Saint Bonaventure University and has been taking classes at the Johnson Graduate School of Business toward his M.B.A. For the past four years, he has beenthe administrator of the Digital Imaging Project at the Johnson Museum of Art and their primary hardware, software, and network administrator. In addition, he has 17 years of corporate experience in account management, strategic planning, systems analysis, and project leadership in a large mainframe environment.

Richard Friend to speak today on

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering presents Richard H. Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge, who is on campus to give the 1999 Herbert H. Johnson Memorial Lectures. Friend will deliver his third and final lecture on campus today:

"Polymer Electronics" Oct 13, 4:30 p.m., 101 Phillips

The lecture is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. in the Phillips Hall Lounge (Rm 231).

Scott, Backhaus-Ricoult featured in MSE seminars

Members of the engineering community are invited to the upcoming lectures in the weekly MSE Fall 1999 Seminar Series:

"Organic Flat-Panel Displays: Beyond the Light-Emitting Diode" Dr. J. Campbell Scott IBM - Almaden Research Center Thursday, October 14, 4:30 p.m., 140 Bard

"Engineering of Adhesion and Other Properties of Metal-Oxide Interfaces through Control of Outer Physico-Chemical Parameters" Visiting Professor Monika Backhaus-Ricoult Centre d'Etudes de Chimie Metallurgique - CNRS, Vitry sur Seine, France Thursday, October 21, 4:30 p.m., 140 Bard

Refreshments will be served in the Bard Hall Lounge (Rm 260) a half-hour before each lecture.

Ron Ehrenberg to speak on

The College of Engineering will sponsor a lecture by Ronald G. Ehrenberg, the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics and director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, on Tuesday, October 19. Ehrenberg will speak on "The Economics of the Research University: Why Science and Engineering Crowd Out Faculty Salaries." A reception is scheduled for 4:15 to 4:45 in Olin Hall Lounge (Rm 128); the lecture will follow immediately in 155 Olin. The event is free and open; members of the engineering community are encouraged to attend.

Library newsletter available online

The current issue (Oct/Nov 99) of the Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences Libraries newsletter, the EMPSL Standard, is available at Here is the table of contents:

* SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts) * Beilstein Crossfire * ACCEL Blue Computer Room Opens * Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (materials science and aerospace) * Engineering Library Reading Room Open Extended Hours * How to Update Your Campus Mailing Address * New Websites from the Scout Report * Library Research Classes for Engr 150, Chem Engr 462, MSE 447, and other classes * EMPSL People * Chem 602, Information Literacy for the Physical Scientist

For more information, contact Jill Powell

Plan to modernize lecture halls is nearly complete

The facilities plan of the College of Engineering to modernize all of its lecture halls rolled into its homestretch last month as Welliver-McGuire of Elmira began reconstruction of B17 Upson Hall. Replacement of its seating and audio-visual teaching media, as well as its floor, wall, and ceiling finishes and lighting is scheduled to be completed before spring semester. Upgrades include a dual-video projector presentation system and power and net access for laptops at each of the auditorium's 200 seats. A women's restroom will be added on the ground floor of Upson, and the existing men's restroom will be remodeled to improve access for individuals with disabilities. A similar project next spring at B11 Kimball Hall will complete the upgrading of all of the college's lecture halls.

--John Benson, director of facilities

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