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Volume 9, Issue 21
June 13, 2007


In this issue:


Academic leadership appointments announced

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the following academic leadership appointments effective July 1, 2007:

School of Applied and Engineering Physics
Prof. Frank Wise has been appointed as director for a three-year term

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Prof. Paulette Clancy has been re-appointed as director for another three years

School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering
Prof. James Renegar has been re-appointed as director for another two years

Systems Engineering Program
Prof. Peter Jackson has been re-appointed as director for another two years

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Prof. Christopher Ober, MSE, has been appointed for a two-year term, beginning September 1, 2007

Please join me in congratulating these faculty members on their academic appointments and in thanking faculty members completing their terms -- Joel Brock, director, AEP, and Michael Spencer, associate dean of research and graduate studies -- for their outstanding leadership and service to the college.

With warm regards,

W. Kent Fuchs
Dean of Engineering


Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community

Prof. Stephen Pope, MAE, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society, the national academy of the United Kingdom. This is the highest distinction for mathematicians, scientists, and engineers within the UK system.

Professors Larry Bonassar and Paulette Clancy have received the Diversity Programs in Engineering 2007 Commitment to Diversity Award. Clancy was recognized for her commitment to advancing women in engineering and her achievements as director of the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recruiting a diverse faculty and student population. Bonassar was cited for his work as a mentor and teacher as well as his continued involvement in diversity activities, including participation in two highly rated seminars on Ethics in Engineering. He will also serve as the faculty lead for this year's CURIE Academy project.

Assoc. Prof. Mark Lewis, ORIE, has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering 2007 Frontiers of Engineering symposium in Redmond, Wash., in September


Faculty members elected to university committees

The following College of Engineering faculty members were elected to University committees:

University Appeals Panel
term: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012
Philip Liu, CEE
Leslie Trotter, ORIE
C. Richard Johnson Jr., ECE
(term: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008, replacing Bob Cooke who has retired)

Academic Integrity Hearing Board
term: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010
Terrence Fine, ECE
Michael Shuler, BME

College Grievance Committee
term: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010
Michael Thompson, MSE

Faculty Advisory Committee on Tenure Appointments
term: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009
Paul Kintner, ECE

Nominating Committee
term: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010
Thomas Avedisian, MAE
Robert Kay, EAS
Thomas O'Rourke, CEE
Wolfgang Sachse, TAM


EWISE conference begins next week

Diversity Programs in Engineering and the CU ADVANCE Center are co-sponsroing the first Cornell Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE) conference June 22-23. Registration for the conference is open to all members of the Cornell community; however, primary target audiences for the workshops on June 23 are women graduate students and faculty in science, math, technology, and engineering disciplines.

Contact Sara Xayarath Hernandez in Diversity Programs in Engineering for more information.


Staffing updates

Mark Malkin joined the Duffield Hall staff as facility engineer on May 14. He is a Cornell electrical engineering graduate and most recently has been an engineer, consultant, and project manager independently and for engineering design and construction management firm Thomas Communications and Technologies. Previously he worked at Cornell including about 10 years in biomedical engineering services in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Maria Montesano, Engineering Co-op & Career Services, has accepted a new position in University Admissions as program coordinator for the Pathway to Success Program. In this role, she will coordinate efforts to attract transfer students to Cornell, initially in partnership with Monroe Community College in Rochester and SUNY Morrisville State College in Morrisville.


Update on Cornell's technology transfer services

Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization (CCTEC) helps Cornell inventors commercialize and patent their inventions, both in Ithaca and at Cornell Weill Medical College. CCTEC exposes Cornell inventions to the private sector by marketing them to companies that license them for product development and plays a role in regional economic development by connecting Cornell faculty to venture capitalists to generate startups based on Cornell inventions.

To better serve the inventor and entrepreneurial communities, CCTEC will begin issuing regular news bulletins. If you would like to be added to CCTEC's mailing lists, please email cctecconnect@cornell.edu and include your contact information and the research or technology areas that you are interested in.

Read more about CCTEC activities.


Mattin's Cafe to close on Independence Day

Mattin's Cafe in the Duffield atrium will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.


Information Update Summer Schedule

Information Update is published only once a month over the summer (June 13, July 11); it will resume a biweekly publishing schedule in mid-August.


Submitting announcements to Information Update

Please send your news notes to engr_info_update@cornell.edu. Announcements will be published no more than twice and should be limited to about a hundred words or less. The next issue of Information Update, published biweekly during the academic year and monthly in the summer, will be July 10, 2013. The deadline for submissions to this next issue is Friday, July 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. Information received after the deadline will be published in a future issue if appropriate.