Faculty role key to
quality of distance learning, says Bulger
Courses and degrees for the new system-wide distance-learning
initiative will be subject to the same faculty governance procedures
as other University courses, President William M. Bulger and Vice
President for Academic Affairs Selma Botman told a crowd of about
260 at a Sept. 28 meeting.
complete genome sequencing study
A team of University scientists led by Microbiology
professor Shiladitya DasSarma, in collaboration with noted molecular
biotechnologist Leroy Hood of the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB)
in Seattle, has completed the genome sequence of Halobacterium species
NRC-1, an "extremophilic" microorganism that grows best
in an environment 10 times saltier than sea water.
regional economic development plans
The University and its partners in the newly
formed Regional Technology Alliance (RTA) have been awarded a two-year,
$600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Partnerships
For Innovation program to boost the region's technology strengths
and to attract new companies to the area.
New facilities chief
surveys state of campus
"There's a lot going on and a lot that needs
to go on." That's how new associate vice chancellor for Facilities
and Campus Services Ted Weidner sizes up the varied and far-flung
operations that he now leads.
Computer virus appears
A computer virus that originated in China was
discovered in more than 30 campus computers two week ago, according
to Office of Information Technology (OIT) network operations manager
Oct. 13 workshop
to plan cross-campus curriculum for IT minor
A meeting to plan a cross-campus information
technology (IT) curriculum is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 in the Campus Center Auditorium.
Schmidt and Ryan-Newton
named to permanent posts
Two acting administrators in Auxiliary Services
have received permanent appointment to their positions. Meredith
Schmidt became director of Business and Facilities Services on Sept.
1, and Brenda Ryan-Newton became operations manager of Retail Food
Services on Sept. 29.
Schafer joins Library
Gerald (Jay) Schafer has joined the Library staff
as coordinator of Collection Development at the rank of librarian
Larson weighs in
on wetlands case on Supreme Court docket
Joseph S. Larson, professor emeritus and former
director of The Environmental Institute, is one of 18 nationally
known wetland scientists to participate in a friend-of-the court
brief for a case that will be heard next month before the U.S. Supreme
Heinel named head
coach for women's water polo
Former assistant coach Donna C. Heinel has been
named head coach of the women's water polo team, replacing Dan McOsker,
who resigned earlier this year. She is the first woman and first
full-time coach in the program's seven-year history.