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Volume 3, Issue 4
September 27, 2000

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Kintner is ABET coordinator

Prof. Paul Kintner (ECE) will be serving as the college's ABET coordinator over the next three years. He will work with Rick Cleary, associate dean for undergraduate programs, to help the college prepare for the implementation of EC2000. Paul will work on studies of best practices at other institutions and monitor the evolution of the new standards. He and Rick look forward to working with departments to begin preparation for our next accreditation.

Kleinberg to speak at EGSA lecture series

The Engineering Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the next lecture in the on-going EGSA lecture series: Asst. Prof. Jon Kleinberg, CS, will speak on "The Geography of Information Networks" on Thursday, Sept 28, at 6 PM in B11 Kimball Hall

The lecture will be followed by dinner in Upson Lounge. Come join EGSA and your colleagues for the lecture and free food!

For more information on this event or for information on joining EGSA, contact an EGSA representative or or check out the EGSA Web site (

Bill Nye is back!

Bill "SCIENCE GUY" Nye '77 ME will be appearing on Monday, Oct 2, at 4:30 PM in 155 Olin Hall! This Emmy-award winning alumnus has turned hundreds of young people on to the wonders of science through his television show, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Now's your chance to get sparked in person! Admission is by ticket, open to college students, faculty, and staff. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Thursday, Sept 28, in the Engineering Advising Office, 167 Olin Hall (ask for Char in Women's Programs).

--Marsha Pickens, Assistant Dean, Engineering Alumni Affairs and Development,

Thompson named Engineering Registrar

The office of Engineering Advising and Student Records is pleased to announce that Terry Thompson has accepted the position of Engineering Registrar. Terry comes to us from the university bursar's office where he has been a programmer/analyst with extensive experience in computer systems and student records. Terry joined the college September 25.

(Editor's note: If Terry seems familiar, it's because his twin brother, Tracey, now assistant university registrar, has also held the position of Engineering Registrar!)

--Dan Maloney Hahn, Director, Advising and Student Records,

MAE's Howley honored for

Teresa Moorehouse Howley, a computer graphics illustrator in MAE, has been selected to receive one of ten Graceful Giving Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Community Development Professionals to honor those who have contributed extraordinarily to an individual, a group, or a community through volunteer efforts. Terry was nominated for her relief sculpture project recently completed at Dryden Elementary School, working with 450 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. The awards ceremony and reception will take place in October.

For more information on the Dryden project, visit Terry's Web site ( She will also be featured in the fall issue of Cornell Engineering Magazine.

Duffield Hall update

The City of Ithaca's Planning and Development Board reviewed a draft Environmental Impact Statement (dEIS) for the Duffield Hall project on September 21 and determined that the document was adequate for public review. The document is now available for review. Copies are located at the Ithaca City Hall and the Tompkins County Public Library; an additional copy will soon be available in the Cornell Engineering Library in Carpenter Hall. A public hearing on the dEIS will be held at 7 PM on Oct 17 in Common Council Chambers at 108 E Green Street.

The Duffield Management Team will conduct a series of meetings for college community members to provide an update on the project and to answer any questions you may have. All faculty, staff, and students in the engineering community will be invited to attend one of these meetings. We will announce the schedule of presentations as soon as the dates and locations are set.

Information Science Works-in-Progress seminars

Information science is a rapidly growing area at Cornell. A variety of projects in areas such as digital libraries, web information systems, and electronic publishing are currently being undertaken in colleges and units throughout the university. The Information Science Works in Progress seminar will provide an ongoing vehicle for sharing and dissemination of information about these projects and explore common interests. These are informal presentations with the emphasis on "works in progress" rather than work completed. All seminars will take place in 5126 Upson from 3 to 4 PM Upcoming presentations:

Date: Oct 5 Topic: National Science Digital Library Presenter: Prof. Bill Arms, Computer Science

Date: Oct 12 (postponed from Sept 21) Topic: Evaluation of Nomadic Computing in Teaching Experiments Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Geri Gay, Human Computer Interaction Group

Especially for grad students with kids

The Engineering Graduate Student Association (EGSA) announces a first-ever event specifically for engineering grads with kids!

Grads with kids are invited to bring the family and share their experiences with others who juggle the demands of graduate school and children. It's a great opportunity to meet and network with others who have similar challenges. There will be activities for the children and dinner is provided--so come and enjoy!

4 to 7 PM, Sunday, Oct 1 Ithaca Community Childcare Center (IC3), 579 Warren Road.

If you have questions or think you might attend, please e-mail EGSA ( or with number of adults and the ages of your children so they can get an estimate of attendance. No commitments -- and anyone is welcome to attend (even if you don't contact EGSA).


Grads: Why am I on this list?

Beginning with this issue of Information update, we are now using an updated e-mail distribution list for engineering grad students provided for 2000-2001 by the registrar's office. If you receive this newsletter but are not an engineering graduate student, please let us know by return mail if you want to be removed from the list

--Barbara Cain, Director, Engineering Communications and Media Relations

Information Update publishing schedule

If you have information to be distributed to the college community, send it to us at Info Update is published on alternate Wednesdays; the deadline for each issue is 5 PM the preceding Monday. Info Update archives are online and searchable 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.