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Volume 7, Issue 10
December 15, 2004

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Faculty awards and honors

Prof. Harold Craighead, AEP, has received the AVS Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division (NSTD) 2004 Nanotechnology Recognition Award. The award acknowledges Craighead's extensive contributions to the fields of nanofabrication, optical nanostructures, mechanical and transport nanodevices, and nanobiotechnology. Craighead has also recently received notification of election to the status of Fellow of the International Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, and the American Vacuum Society (AVS).

Asst. Prof. Yong Joo, CBE, has won a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty award for 2005. This award, funded by the 3M Contributions Program, is designed to support untenured faculty in the pursuit of basic research in the physical and/or biological sciences

Prof. Phil Liu, CEE, received the 2004 International Coastal Engineering Award at the 29th International Conference for Coastal Engineering in Lisbon. The award was established to provide international recognition for outstanding leadership and development in the field of coastal engineering. Liu received the award "in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to the advancement of coastal engineering through research, education, engineering practice and professional leadership."

Prof. Tom O'Rourke, CEE, has recently been selected for the 2005 Ralph B. Peck Award, from the Geo-Institute of ASCE. The Peck award recognizes his work in "elucidating the effects of construction activities on ground movements associated with braced excavations." O'Rourke has also been selected to receive the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the University of Illinois College of Engineering, to be given in April 2005 at the U of I Commencement.

Renovations begin in Carpenter Hall

Renovations will get underway for portions of the second floor of Carpenter Hall beginning at close of business Friday, December 17, through approximately February 28. This will require some temporary relocation of staff and will also affect access to offices. Some items to note:

Rm 240 (conference room) will be used as the project staging area and will therefore be unavailable beginning Dec 18 through project completion.

The Dean's office reception and waiting areas and the Dean's administrative staff, Debbie Guisado and Jocelyn Tubbs, will be relocated to 222 Carpenter Hall (ORGSPE offices off of hallway to Career Services). Michele Conrad, Nancy Gehres, Nancy Jordan, and Renee Lobdell, are relocating to vacant office space in Ward Lab from Dec 23 until project completion. Phone numbers remain the same.

Beginning January 3, second-floor offices will be accessible from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through project completion.

Temporary signage will be installed to help building visitors find where they need to go. We regret any inconvenience.

Duffield Hall to close briefly on Dec 22

Duffield Hall will be closed to the general public from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, to test emergency and standard power systems. Signs will be posted at public entrances and in other locations to restrict access. This planned power outage affects Duffield proper, the atria, and the remodeled part of Phillips Hall.

Please contact Duffield Hall facilities director Bill Bader ( if you have questions or concerns.

Mattin's Café announces revised hours, services

Over the next six weeks, Mattin's Café in the Duffield Hall atrium will be open on the following schedule:

Dec 16-Dec 23: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (opening at 11 a.m. on Dec 22, power permitting; see news item above) Dec 24-Dec 31: Closed Jan 03-Jan 21: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The deli portion of the cafe will be closed Dec 20-23; service will be limited to pastries, snacks, drinks, coffees, grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, and hot soups.

On Monday, January 23, Mattin's Cafe will resume regular hours, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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