School of Business dean Robert Ullrich announced his plans to
retire after the current school year. A national search for a replacement
is in the works.
Politics professor and chair Asma Barlas was
recognized by the New York State Senate as a 2003 "Woman of Distinction" (district
53). In June she was presented with a certificate and proclamation
at the annual awards ceremony, held in Albany.
Allison Kapner '04, an organizational, communication, learning,
and design major, was awarded one of nine New York Women in Communications
Foundation scholarships. Undergraduate and graduate students as
well as high school females are eligible. Kapner was awarded the
largest scholarship amount of the three undergraduates chosen ---
Matthew Sprague, a junior with a double major
in chemistry and physics and a minor in music, is one of 300 undergraduates
from a national pool of 1,093 applicants to have been awarded a
Goldwater Scholarship for this academic year. The scholarship program,
named for former U.S. senator Barry Goldwater, is for outstanding
students who intend to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics,
the natural sciences, and engineering. Sprague is the eighth IC
student to receive this honor. He has been working with LeRoy Whinnery
'85 (see ICQ
2002/4, page 35) a principal member of the technical
staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Liver-more, California.
Sprague says he was awarded the Goldwater because of the reseach
he's done with Whinnery (for which he was recommended by chemistry
professor Glenn Vogel).
The recently formed division of interdisciplinary studies has
been renamed to reflect its inclusion of the Office of International
Programs. It is now known as the Division of Interdisciplinary
and International Studies. Tanya Saunders remains its dean and
has also assumed the title and responsibilities of director of
There are a number of new people in important positions on campus.
We'll have more in our next issue about new directors for the library,
multicultural affairs, athletics, and the Handwerker Gallery, as
well as news of academic appointments.