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Volume 5, Issue 21
June 18, 2003

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New director appointed for Systems Engineering

Dean Kent Fuchs has announced the appointment of Prof. Peter Jackson, ORIE, as the new director of Systems Engineering for the coming year, effective July 1, 2003. The dean also expressed his gratitude to Prof. Robin Roundy, ORIE, for serving as director of the program this past year.

Engineering faculty committee election results announced

The following Engineering faculty members have been elected to the University Appeals Panel, Faculty Advisory Committee on Tenure Appointments (FACTA) and College Grievance Committee:

University Appeals Panel
Term 2003-2008
   J. Robert Cooke
   Richard Rand

Faculty Advisory Committee on Tenure Appointments (FACTA)
Term 2003-2005
   Stephen Pope

College Grievance Committee
Term 2003-2006
   Linda Nozick
   Michael Kelley

CHESS/MacCHESS poster contest includes cash awards

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) invites you to submit one or more posters to the annual CHESS/MacCHESS poster contest on x-ray science and technology to be held June 24-25, 2003, on campus. Cash awards will be given for the best posters in 3 categories: science, instrumentation, and graphic design.

Come learn about the world-class x-ray resources here at Cornell, meet the staff, and showcase your work in science and engineering.

Posters need not involve work done at CHESS or MacCHESS and there is no charge for talk and poster-only registration.

Some topics of interest:

X-ray crystallography & solution scattering supercomputing (clusters/parallelism/GUI's) automation/robotics (handling & visualizing small samples) structural biology radiation damage nanofabrication techniques and devices

For registration and information, please visit the CHESS web site:

Reminder: Nanobiotechnology symposium will be June 27

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."

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:

Game Project's Spring 2003 gallery now online

The CS 490 "Game Project" gallery for Spring 2003 is now ready!

If you would like to try out the games that were demonstrated in BOOM 2003 and at the Spring Final Game Exhibit event in May 2003, please feel free to check out descriptions and screen shots and download the games:

Click on "Game Gallery (Spring 2003)" under Contents. Instructions for downloading and playing are given at the bottom of the gallery page.

Instructors Rama Hoetzlein and Asst. Prof. Dave Schwartz would like to offer a special thanks to all students who participated and made this project a success! Students interested in participating next year, please e-mail Dave Schwartz ( for more information.

Engineering Quad project update for summer 2003

The Duffield Hall project is entering the next phase of construction this summer, including the start of landscaping improvements planned for the Engineering Quad. An announcement of the schedule of activities was distributed to the Duffield listserv in early June; it's posted on the web at:

As details become available, updates will be provided through the listserv (to subscribe: and signage on the site. The Duffield management team apologizes for any inconveniences this may cause this summer, but they expect to have the disruptions minimized prior to the start of the fall semester.

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