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U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland), principal author of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act, will be awarded an honorary degree during a visit to the Isenberg School of Management on Monday, Nov. 21.

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Undergraduates Katherine Hofmann and Curt Bellemer will be honored as this year''s recipients of the F. Bulger Award in Classics on Nov. 18 at the University Club.

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The acclaimed documentary, "ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room," will be shown Monday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Flavin Family Auditorium, 137 Isenberg School of Management. Joseph Nocera, a New York Times business columnist and former editor of Fortune magazine, will introduce the documentary and participate in a discussion following the screening.

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Two faculty members were appointed to named professorships by President Jack M. Wilson following the Nov. 16 meeting of the Board of Trustees at the Mullins Center.

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Professor Anna Nagurney of the Isenberg School of Management is the leader of a team that has translated a 1968 paper on the Braess paradox that states that within some types of transportation networks, the addition of a new road may not improve travel time, and instead may make everyone worse off.

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Anna Nagurney

Starting Sunday, Nov. 27, the Learning Commons on the main floor of the Du Bois Library will be open 24 hours a day, five days a week.

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The U. S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $100,000 to the Renewable Energy Research Laboratory to investigate operating a desalination plant that is partially powered by wind energy.

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The campus has joined the Fair Trade coffee movement by adopting Pura Vida, a fair trade coffee provider, as one of its coffee suppliers in the dining commons and other retail outlets like the Blue Wall Eatery in the Campus Center.

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The new 50-foot-tall tower atop Orchard Hill houses the prototype unit for a new radar network that can beam into a critical blind spot of the atmosphere that conventional radar systems cannot currently monitor, promising to transform the way human beings monitor weather and track storms.

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Robert Francis has been appointed associate vice chancellor for Facilities and Campus Services by Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Joyce M. Hatch. He will begin his new duties Nov. 14.

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