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Volume 3, Issue 8
November 22, 2000

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New faculty members in the college

Have you noticed some new faces on the Engineering Quad this fall? Please welcome the following new faculty members to the College of Engineering:

Prof. Krishna B. Athreya, ORIE Assoc. Prof. Lynden A. Archer, ChE Asst. Prof. Rachel A Davidson, CEE Asst. Prof. Lois Pollack, AEP Asst. Prof. William E. "Evan" Speight, ECE Prof. Philip E. Protter, ORIE Asst. Prof. Martin Burtscher, ECE

Keep on Truckin' December 7 Special Event

All are invited to listen to Chip McClure '75 ME, president of Detroit Deisel Corporation (DDC), speak on campus Thursday, December 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the DeFrees Auditorium, Hollister Hall. With 6600 employees, DDC manufactures a full line of deisel engines and had $22.5 million in sales last year. Named "Company of the Year" by the Society of Automotive Engineers last year for the innovations in its DDC Series 4000 engine, DDC is one of the world's largest heavy duty engine manufacturers. McClure has led Detroit Deisel since 1996. His talk should be have special appeal for anyone interested in management, manufacturing, and trucks. This is part of the manufacturing seminar series, the last of the fall semester.

Hall to serve as interim dean of students

Susan Murphy, vice president, Student and Academic Services, announced recently that Associate Dean of Students Tanni Hall has agreed to serve as interim dean of students beginning January 3, 2001. She will remain in the position until a new dean is appointed.

Looking for a few good workshops

EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS at Cornell is seeking Engineering workshops. EYH is a one-day conference to be held at Cornell on April 28h, 2001, in which 7th and 8th grade girls will participate in hands-on workshops organized and run by Cornell students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in running a workshop, or would like to have more details, please contact Jennifer Hampton by December 1st (

Digital Libraries--Applied Information Science

The Cornell University Library defines a digital library as "the components of our collections and services that are in electronic form." There are several digital library initiatives underway at Cornell described at bin/manntom2.cgi?section=about&URL=about/about.html.

Other digital libraries answer the simple question "what's in the library?" based on a focused mission. The National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library Program, for example, will include "any digital resource that can be reused to facilitate SMET education and pointers to analog (non digital) resources."

For a comprehensive progress report on the NSDL Program visit The Cornell project, under the direction of Prof. Bill Arms, CS, is described in the Core Integration System Track.

For more information contact Carol Terrizzi 5-2702 or

Tune in to TODAY

First-year engineering student Grace Bull Tail will be featured on the weekend edition of the Today Show on NBC on Sunday, November 26, in a segment on "A Better Chance," a program established in 1963 to identify, recruit, and develop leaders among under-represented minority students ( Grace says "I was selected to speak about my experiences in boarding school and my involvement with the A Better Chance program. The Today Show producer came to Cornell and filmed and interviewed me. The segment will include footage of me, Cornell, my crew team, my dorm, my room, my roommate, etc." Check your local listings for air time.

Obituary: Alumnus and former associate dean Seebass

A. Richard Seebass, former dean of the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science and past chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Boulder Community Hospital after a short illness. Seebass, who earned his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Cornell in 1962, was a member of the Cornell faculty from 1962 to 1975; he served as associate dean of the college from 1972 to 1975. For more information:

Benefits enrollment information session

Benefit-eligible members of the college community are invited to the Engineering Benefits Information Session as part of Cornell's open enrollment period for benefits. The session, sponsored by the College of Engineering, will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 3 to 4 p.m. in McManus Lounge, Hollister Hall. Staff from Benefits Services will do a brief presentation of the plan changes to health, dental, and select benefits. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

Please stop in for the presentation, question and answer period, and to enjoy the refreshments!!

Tischler joins ECMR as assistant director

We are pleased to announce that Marie Tischler will join the staff of Engineering Communications and Media Relations on December 4 as assistant director of the office. Tischler holds a degree in graphic design and is currently employed as graphic designer at McBooks Press in Ithaca. Her responsibilities at the college will include art direction of the Engineering Magazine and coordination of the college web site. Tischler replaces Carol Terrizzi, who is now working on the National Digital Science Library project with Prof. Bill Arms in CS.

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.