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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 --- $10,000.

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 international programs.

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.

 

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A. Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications, 29 October, 2003