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Volume 5, Issue 20
May 21, 2003


In this issue:


Engineering dean announces new appointments

Dean Kent Fuchs has announced the following faculty appointments, effective June 1, 2003 (except as noted):

Prof. David Gries, CS
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Prof. Michael Spencer, ECE
Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies, and Professional Education

Prof. Zellman Warhaft, MAE
Associate Dean of Diversity and Faculty Recruiting

Prof. Terry Jordan, Chair
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Prof. Jim Gossett, Director
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (effective July 1, 2003)

Prof. Sidney Leibovich, has been re-appointed as Director
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


CU SARS policy and recommendations available online

Since mid-March, Cornell officials have been actively monitoring information and recommendations related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from state, national, and international public health agencies, as well as Cornell's peer institutions. Cornell University's goals are clear: to safeguard the well-being of all members of the Cornell community, including students, faculty, staff, guests, and other visitors and to ensure that accurate information and advice are readily available.

Policies and recommendations may change as the SARS outbreak evolves. Please refer to the following news release for current recommendations as well as links for keeping up-to-date as new information becomes available: http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/May03/SARSupdate.5.16.03.html


Opening ceremony today for plastic bridge

At 5 p.m. today (May 21), an opening ceremony for the plastic Gully Bridge will be held at 1519 Slaterville Road (Route 79) just past Pine Tree Road. Undergraduate student volunteers in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering designed and built the 40-foot-span pedestrian bridge, which is made entirely of fiberglass-reinforced, recycled plastic lumber with stainless steel and aluminum fasteners. The bridge crosses a gully that separates 10 acres of former farmland owned by Level Green Institute, a new Ithaca-based, non-profit organization fostering community through campus/community collaborations, educational programs, and the arts. The Gully Bridge is one of its first projects and will enable the opening of a trail down to the Six Mile Creek reserve pathway system and invite development of environmental education programs.

For more information: http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/May03/plasticbridge.adv.deb.html


Nanobiotechnology symposium scheduled for June

The Nanobiotechnology Center will hold its annual symposium on June 27 in G10 Biotechnology Building at Cornell; this year's event is titled "Nanobiotechnology: Exploring Life Processes with Sub-Cellular Probes."

Keynote Speaker: Terry Michalske, Sandia National Laboratories

Speakers: Edward Cox, Princeton University Adam Curtis, University of Glasgow Mathieu Foquet, AEP, Cornell Ishrat Kahn, Clark Atlanta University Daniel Larson, AEP, Cornell Manfred Lindau, AEP, Cornell Brian MacCraith, Dublin City University James Turner, Wadsworth Center, NYS Department of Health

This is an opportunity to learn of recent advances in nanobiotechnology and meet with the center's faculty, researchers, and students. A poster session will present details from over forty research projects supported by the Center.

For more details and registration go to: http://www.nbtc.cornell.edu/June2003.htm


ECP awards Berman prizes

The Engineering Communications Program announces that the following students have been awarded the Roger K. Berman '70 Memorial Prize for excellence in oral presentation, for the academic year 2002-2003. Each student receives $150.

Garrett Barten '03 BEE Nikki Graf '03 ME Craig Lowenthal '03 ECE Michael Nash '03 ORIE Byron Pappas '05 ORIE Rebecca Rounds '03 BEE Prachi Sanghavi '04 ECE Christopher Sims '03 CS Aaron Zahrowski '04 ECE

For more information: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/ecp/Awards_Prizes.htm


Cornell racing team has top-ten finish

Congratulations to Cornell's Formula SAE racing team for a top-ten finish, competing with 140 universities this year at the FSAE design competition in Pontiac. The Cornell team placed 9th overall with 685 points of a possible 1000, including second place in fuel economy, second place (tie) in design, and third place in acceleration. They also brought home the Highest Horsepower Award, the Bosch Engine Management System Award, and the Visteon Powertrain Cooling System award. This year's overall winner was the University of Wollongong (Australia) with 895 points.

For more information: http://www.fsae.com/results.shtml


Information Update next deadline: June 13

Info Update is published on alternate Wednesdays during the academic year; however, this is the final regular issue for 2002-03. The newsletter is published once a month in the summer: June 18 and July 16; the deadline for each issue is 5 p.m. the preceding Friday. Information received after the deadline will be published in a future issue if appropriate.

Info Update will begin the biweekly publishing schedule for 2003-04 on August 13.


Submitting announcements to Information Update

Please send your news notes to engr_info_update@cornell.edu. 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.