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Volume 8, Issue 10
December 14, 2005

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Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community

Prof. Terry Cool, AEP, and his colleagues Craig Taatjes (Sandia National Laboratories) and Philip Westmoreland (University of Massachussetts) received the 2005 David A Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the Advanced Light Source Users' Meeting in October for "the surprising and far-reaching discovery of enols in flames."

Pathfinder LLC, a major design and consulting firm, has honored senior lecturer Al Center, CBE, this year as an inductee to its Wall of Fame for "outstanding and significant long-term contributions to the Project Management profession." Wall of Fame members are considered "driving forces behind the technological foundation of this important industry."

News from Engineering Cooperative Education and Career Services

Engineering Cooperative Education and Career Services (ECECS) coordinated an Etiquette Dinner for Co-op students about to depart for their work assignments last August. This event was taped and nationally televised on CBS Evening News a few weeks ago. The program was also mentioned in an article entitled "Behind 'Shortage' of Engineers: Employers Grow More Choosy" that appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (November 16).

On November 29, ECECS sponsored a PhD Student open house. Sessions throughout the afternoon demonstrated career services that are available for PhD students, and individual advising and resume critiques were handled through walk-in appointments. Nearly twenty students attended. The day ended with a panel discussion on how the job search process differs in corporate, research lab, and academic settings, featuring representatives from Lockheed-Martin, MIT-Lincoln Laboratory, Cornell Computing and Information Science

Mark Savage, ECECS director, served on a panel with representatives from SUNY Stony Brook and Forrest Laboratories for a program entitled "Finding New Talent; Recruiting New Graduates" at the Life Sciences Industry Career Development Conference in New York City. Addressing mostly human resource representatives, he related the challenges that career services professionals face in understanding and serving the needs of the biomedical industry.

Savage also attended the 8th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, held November 10-13 at Georgia Tech. The meeting featured successful programs and interesting presentations and was well attended by faculty members, deans, and administrators exchanging ideas on how to internationalize their engineering curricula. The University of Rhode Island, Georgia Tech, Purdue, MIT, and the University of Cincinnati were featured for their international programs in engineering.

Checking university operating status

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Winter overnight parking reminder

Winter overnight parking (1 a.m. to 5 a.m.) at Cornell is restricted to certain parking lots any time between December 1 and April 1 that it is snowing or threatening to snow. Vehicles parked in violation of the restrictions may be ticketed or towed.

For a list of parking lots designated for winter overnight parking, visit the Transportation and Mail Services web site at (Choose "General Info"; you'll find a link to "Winter parking restrictions" in the section under Parking/Cars.)

Repost: Holiday schedule for Mattin's Cafe

Mattin's Cafe in the Duffield Hall atrium will be open the following hours during the winter break:

7 a.m. - 8 p.m., through Dec 15
7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dec 16-21
closed, Dec 22-Jan 2
7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jan 3-20
7 a.m. - 8 p.m., beginning Jan 23

Submitting announcements to Information Update

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