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Volume 8, Issue 9
November 30, 2005

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Faculty and staff awards and honors

Assoc. Prof. Kelvin Lee, CBE, was appointed by the Cornell Board of Trustees as the Samuel C. and Nancy M. Fleming Associate Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, effective November 1 for a term appointment of two years.

The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM), a subdivision of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) has elected Professor Emeritus Bill Maxwell, ORIE, as a Distiguished Fellow, recognizing outstanding research and scholarship in operations management.

Nanette Peterson, MAE, was awarded the first annual employee award from the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for her service to the school and students.

Prof. Sandip Tiwari, ECE, was appointed by Cornell Board of Trustees as the Charles N. Mellowes Professor in Engineering effective November 1.

Prof. Charles Williamson, MAE, has been awarded the Dennis G. Shepherd Teaching Prize in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. This award is made annually in memory of Prof. Shepherd, who was a member of the Sibley School faculty from 1948 to 1978 and continued teaching for another 10 years after retirement. The teaching prize is funded through the generosity of Shepherd's family.

Fall faculty meeting to be held Monday, December 5

The fall 2005 College of Engineering faculty meeting will be held on Monday, December 5, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.* in the Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall.

The agenda includes:
MEng Review (Michael Spencer and Peter Jackson)
EPC Reports on Promotions and Joint Hires (Larry Cathles, chair, Engineering Policy Committee)
Undergraduate Curriculum Transformation (David Gries)

A reception will follow the meeting. All College of Engineering faculty are encouraged to attend.

*Start time is now 4:00 p.m., one-half hour earlier than previously announced.

BME program wins seed-grant funding

An annual two-month clinical research training course at Weill Cornell Medical College for Ithaca campus biomedical engineering PhD students was one of 12 projects awarded one-year $50,000 seed grants intended to promote cross-campus interactions between researchers. The BME project, led by Yi Wang, associate professor of physics in radiology and other researchers at WCMC, and Lawrence Bonassar, associate professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Ithaca, will give first-year BME graduate students exposure to research encountered in clinical practice. The seed grant funding was provided jointly by the Provost's office at each campus.

Boeing offers summer fellowships for faculty

Applications are now being accepted for the 2006 Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowships, a $14K, 8-week summer program for tenured faculty.

The program's goals are two-fold: (1) To provide faculty with a better understanding of the practical industry application of engineering so that they can better prepare undergraduate students for careers in a global industrial environment and (2) to have faculty bring their expertise to bear by documenting what works well at Boeing and what they would recommend for improvements.

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GDIAC showcase set for December 6

The Game Design Initiative at Cornell will host a computer game and game technology showcase on Tuesday, December 6, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in 319 Upson Hall.

The public is invited to play and learn about this semester's exciting batch of new games and research projects

Enterprise Engineering features Mazzei

The Enterprise Engineering Seminar, sponsored by the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA), is open to all. Refreshments are available at 4:15 p.m.; the seminar begins at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Phillips.

Nov 30: Christopher Mazzei '95 ORIE, director, America's Strategy, Ernst & Young: "An Engineer's Role in Corporate Strategy: Helping the Organization Make Better Decisions"

Holiday schedule posted 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

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