Volume 7, Issue 16
March 23, 2005
In this issue:
- Faculty awards and honors
- Bioengineer to deliver Smith lectures
- MSE features Ruoff, Islam
- Reminder: Robbins lectures in CTC series
- Annual alumni conference set for April 21-23
- All-Ivy Environmental Career Fair in NYC
- BEE senior is NCAA wrestling champ
- Correction to Mattin's Cafe hours
Faculty awards and honors
Asst Prof Michal Lipson, ECE, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award for her proposal, "Overcoming the Limitations of Microelectronics Using Si Nanophotonics: Solving the Coupling, Modulation and Switching Challenges." The NSF Career program is intended to support the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating discovery process, in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning.
Bioengineer to deliver Smith lectures
George Georgiou, PhD '87 ChE, the Joe C. Walter Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the 18th annual Julian C. Smith Lectures in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University Monday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 19. Both talks will be given at 4 p.m. in 255 Olin Hall and will be preceded by a 3:15 p.m. reception in the Fred H. Rhodes Lounge in 128 Olin Hall. Both lectures are free and open to the public. The topic of the April 18 lecture will be "Synthetic Biology: Biochemical Engineering Revisited?" The April 19 lecture will focus on "Engineering and Structure-Function of Therapeutic Antibodies and Enzymes."
MSE features Ruoff, Islam
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in 140 Bard. Refreshments will precede the seminars at 4:00 p.m. in the MSE Lounge, 260 Bard.
Mar 31: Prof. Arthur L. Ruoff, Cornell University, MSE, "The Energy Future"
Special seminar and date:
Apr 4 (Monday): Dr. Mohammad F. Islam, University of Pennsylvania, "Single- Wall Carbon Nanotube Dispersions: Gels, Liquid Crystalline Phases, Optical and Magnetic Anisotropies"
Reminder: Robbins lectures in CTC series
The Cornell Theory Center Distinguished Lecture Series on Computational Materials and Engineering presents Mark Robbins, Johns Hopkins University, whose topic is "Contact and Friction: Connecting Atomic-Scale Interactions to Macroscopic Behavior." The lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. in 166 Hollister Hall (McManus Lounge), is open to Cornell Community. Refreshments at 4:00 p.m.
Annual alumni conference set for April 21-23
This year the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (formerly CSE) is featuring a theme of leadership at the annual conference. Engineering alumni who have been successful in running companies -- such as Abiomed's David Lederman '66 EP, PhD '73 ME, and Premier Rides' Jim Seay '84 ME -- will share their success stories. Selected students in the LeaderShape program will be featured, as well as faculty in the Systems Engineering program.
Engineering faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend any of the conference sessions of interest; there is no charge to attend (except for meals) but pre-registration is required. Many alumni attend this annual conference, and it is a good chance for networking.
To see the complete agenda and to register online (choose "conference" from the menu at the top):
All-Ivy Environmental Career Fair in NYC
An All-Ivy Environmental Career Fair will be held on April 8 at Columbia University in New York. This is an opportunity for representatives from public agencies, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, and business and industry to connect with top undergraduate and graduate students to discuss careers, internships, graduate, and full-time opportunities in wide range of fields.
Registration deadline is April 1. There will be free bus transportation from Cornell ($20 refundable reservation); however, seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. When you register on-line for the fair, you will receive an email to ask if you would like bus transportation.
Questions? Contact Mary Ellen Buhl
BEE senior is NCAA wrestling champ
Cornell senior Travis Lee '05 BEE won his second title at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis on Saturday. He is only the third Ivy League wrestler to win two career NCAA championships, and the first to do so since 1960. He is also the first Ivy League wrestler to earn All-America honors four times.
Read more on the Cornell Athletics web site:
Correction to Mattin's Cafe hours
Cornell Dining has announced changed hours for Spring Break at Mattin's Cafe in Duffield Hall. Hours from Friday, March 18, through Friday, March 25, are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cafe will return to regular hours -- which are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (not 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as announced previously) -- on Monday, March 28.
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