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Clarkson University President Denny Brown has appointed Gary F. Kelly, of Potsdam, vice president for Student Affairs. Kelly has served as associate dean of students/Student Development since 1988 and as headmaster of The Clarkson School since 1982.
Chris Bernard, a Clarkson University senior from Brasher Falls, N.Y., has been named the 1998-99 Mike Morrison Memorial Scholar. Bernard, a technical communications major and son of Doug and Kathleen Bernard of Brasher Falls, is the sixth recipient of the esteemed scholarship, named for the late Clarkson hockey star Mike Morrison.
Clarkson University students posted a strong showing at the annual Environmental Design Contest held recently in Las Cruces, N. M.
Clarkson University Summer Soccer Camp 1998 is pleased to announce the Second Annual North Country Soccer Coaches Clinic, which will take place on Tuesday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. at Clarkson University.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has appointed Michael E. Cooper, of Potsdam, vice president for Institutional Advancement. Cooper had served as vice president for Student Affairs since 1993.
The effects of Ice Storm '98 were very apparent throughout the North Country this spring. One of the obvious signs was the sight of broken and fallen trees on local college campuses, which left the atmosphere quite barren.
Cyberspace visionary and author Esther Dyson of New York, N.Y., and her father, physicist and author Freeman J. Dyson of Princeton, N.J., will receive honorary doctor of science degrees and speak at Clarkson University's commencement on Sunday, May 17.
With home ice, sufficient motivation, and perhaps superstition on their side, the Rensselaer Engineers will host the Clarkson Golden Knights in men’s hockey action on Friday, Feb. 13, at Houston Fieldhouse in Troy, N.Y.
Richard E. Partch of Hannawa Falls, Senior University Professor of Chemistry at Clarkson University, was a recent symposium organizer at the Fifth Chemical Congress of North America in Cancun, Mexico. The Congress was co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society, Sociedad Quimica de Mexico [Chemical Society of Mexico], and the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
"Amistad," Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated film, will be shown at special times on Sunday, Mar.1, at the Roxy Theater, Main Street, Potsdam.
MidKnights, Clarkson University's weekend entertainment series, presents an evening of poetry featuring Bruce Jacobs and jazz by the Michael Karn Group on Friday, Feb. 27 in the Cheel Campus Center beginning at 8 p.m. The free public event is sponsored by the Clarkson Union Board, SPECTRUUM, and Campus Programming.
Clarkson University Names New Chief Information Officer: Will Supervise Computing, Library And Media Technologies
Clarkson University has appointed Elizabeth A. Rivet as the school's new Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO, a member of the president's cabinet, oversees academic and administrative computing, libraries and media technologies. Rivet, who is currently the executive director of Information Technology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., will begin her duties at Clarkson this spring.
Former Clinton Administrator To Speak At Clarkson Wednesday, Topic: Who's Managing Your Government And Why Aren't You?
Johnson's topic will be "Who's Managing Your Government and Why Aren't You?" He will entertain questions from the audience during his presentation.
As Kermit the Frog says, "It's not easy being green." But 70 graduating seniors at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., and Roger W. Sant, who is receiving an honorary degree with the students on Sunday, are doing just that.
We're excited about having Brian join our team in Institutional Advancement, said Sischo. "He brings to the University the technical expertise needed for our developing planned giving program, coupled with the necessary interpersonal skills to be successful in this field."
Clarkson University Vice President for Student Affairs Gary F. Kelly has appointed Stephen Newkofsky, of Colton, dean of students. Newkofsky has served Clarkson for 18 years in various Residence Life and programming capacities, most recently as associate dean of students for Residence Life and Co-Curricular Programs.
Restoring The Past: Clarkson Student Paul Finnegan Is Helping To Recreate A Piece Of Automotive History
This summer, many of Clarkson University's 2,700 students will go back home for a break. Paul F. Finnegan will go back to the 1890s.
Clarkson University Vice President for Academic Affairs Anthony G. Collins has announced that Victor P. Pease of Canton will leave his position as dean of the School of Business (CUSB) on June 30 and return to teaching and research as a faculty member. Fredric C. Menz of Colton has agreed to accept the position of interim dean of the School of Business effective July 1.
Clarkson University's Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live via the Internet on Sunday morning, May 17. Parents, friends and alumni who can't make it to the University's Potsdam, N.Y., campus will be able to tune in using a Web browser– like Netscape or Internet Explorer– and the free RealPlayer software. The broadcast begins at 10:00 a.m. EDT and can be found on the Web at http://www.clarkson.edu. The RealPlayer software can also be downloaded from a link at the Clarkson Web site.
Clarkson University's Internet Consulting Group (ICG) is offering a new World Wide Web Workshop, "Website Layout and Design." It is intended for those who have begun Web pages for their schools, businesses, etc. It is especially useful for teachers who supervise students designing Web pages. The workshop teaches one to make a website usable, effective and professional.
But Clarkson University Chemistry Professor Josip Kratohvil could tell you how the beautiful hues at the end of a long summer day are caused by the way light rays scatter through fine particles of dust in the atmosphere.
The Institute of Nonlinear Studies of Clarkson University will host a Nonlinear Optics Workshop on Saturday, February 28, in room 176 of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing on campus.
When asked what it's like to be a Liberal Arts scholar at what has always been considered "an engineering school," Clarkson Professor Charles Francis O'Brien likes to tell the story of one of his students who seemed to be enthusiastic about the subject matter but falling behind in her work.
Today's Presentation By Roger Johnson Postponed Due To Weather: Former Clinton Administrator Was To Speak At Clarkson
A presentation by former Clinton Administration member Roger W. Johnson, scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. at Clarkson University, has been postponed. Johnson's plane was delayed to the inclement weather.
President Of Czech Republic Academy Of Sciences Rudolf Zahradnik Awarded Clarkson University Honorary Degree
Rudolf Zahradnik, president of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and professor of physical chemistry at Charles University in Prague, today (May 17) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 105th Commencement in Potsdam, New York.
Clarkson University's Honors Program, which just started in the fall of 1997, is off to a flying start.
AES Corporation And World Wildlife Fund U.s. Chair Roger W. Sant Awarded Clarkson University Honorary Degree
Roger W. Sant, chairman of the board of the AES Corporation and chair of the board of the World Wildlife Fund U.S., today (May 17) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 105th Commencement in Potsdam, New York.
Frank M. Rotunno, president and founder of United Sales Concepts, today (May 17) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 105th Commencement in Potsdam, New York.
Clarkson University Electrical and Computer Engineering students in a seminar next week will benefit from Niagara Mohawk's experience in Ice Storm '98. John A. Porteous, Niagara Mohawk supervisor of Electric Sales and Service, and Joseph R. Godlewski, manager of System Electric Operations, will present "Ice Storm 1998: Power Restoration" on Tuesday, April 7, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 311 of Clarkson's Science Center. Refreshments will be served at 3:30.
The days of sitting in the dormitory lounge watching television between classes are over. In a world filled with roller blades, expensive athletic shoes, and new cardiovascular fitness machines introduced every week, college students are into keeping fit. When it comes to keeping up with these trends, Clarkson University is no couch potato either. The school will ceremonially break ground on a new state-of-the-art Fitness Center on Saturday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m.
In the tradition of Alka Seltzer-powered boats, rubber band-powered cars, and robots who hit golf balls just like Tiger Woods, the sophomore students of Clarkson University Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Professor Steven W. Yurgartis' Introduction to Engineering Design course will be engaged in some "monkey business" on Tuesday, April 7. That's when students will show off their latest projects in Science Center Room 111 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
One hundred sixth-grade students from Colton-Pierrepont and Parishville- Hopkinton Central Schools discovered recently at Clarkson University that team-based learning is a "moving experience." The Solar Electric Vehicle Racing Team and the Concrete Toboggan Team met with the young people, showed off their vehicles, and explained their projects to them.
Clarkson Alumni Invited To Honor One Of Their Own April 14: Milford "Red" Curtis '48 To Receive Baker Citation
The award is given annually to the alumnus or alumna who demonstrates exemplary service to the regional chapter, and an overriding commitment to Clarkson and the objectives and ideals of the Alumni Association.
He was a good friend, a model citizen and a loyal supporter of his University. He was always there for his family, friends and community, and now they want to give something back in his name. The Robert F. Cotellessa Electrical and Computer Engineering Endowment Fund should do that. Recently established by Clarkson faculty and friends, students and family of the late Clarkson vice president and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) professor, the special fund will support undergraduate research projects in Clarkson's ECE Department.
Cyberspace Visionary Esther Dyson And Father, Physicist Freeman Dyson, Address Clarkson University Graduates
Celebrating its 105th commencement, Clarkson University today awarded bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to nearly 700 students from 24 states, 16 countries and 52 of New York's counties. Four thousand parents, relatives and friends attended the ceremony.
Freeman Dyson, renowned physicist and educator, today (May 17) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 105th Commencement in Potsdam, New York.
Cyberspace visionary Esther Dyson, chairman of EDventure Holdings, today (May 17) received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 105th Commencement in Potsdam, New York.
Nearly 700 students from 24 states, 16 countries and 52 of New York's counties were granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University's Commencement today (May 17). Four thousand parents, relatives and friends attended the ceremony. The weekend was also marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force officers on Saturday, May 16.
Joseph Duemer, associate professor of Liberal Arts at Clarkson University, has been elected to a four-year term on the national board of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP), a national, non-profit service organization of writers based in Fairfax, Virginia, at George Mason University.
Clarkson University's Mini-Baja team won the Society of Automotive Engineers Mini-Baja East student competition at Tennessee State University in Cookeville, Tenn., in dramatic fashion on Saturday, May 16. The Mini-Baja project is an annual national competition between college engineering teams that must design, build and race an amphibious, off-road vehicle. In essence, these cars are small dune buggies which are powered by a mandatory five horsepower engine provided by Briggs and Stratton.
Clarkson University's Center For Advanced Materials Processing Is Redesignated As Center For Advanced Technology
Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) has been redesignated as a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) by the New York State Science and Technology Foundation (NYSSTF).
Clarkson University Trustee Gregory C. Farrington has been named president of Lehigh University. Farrington graduated from Clarkson in 1968.
The Clarkson University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was named National Chapter of the Year at the annual national convention held recently in Anaheim, Calif. Its award comes in the small chapter category, which recognizes outstanding chapters with 35 or fewer members.
Clarkson University will ceremonially break ground on a new state-of-the-art Fitness Center on Saturday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. The North Country community is invited to attend the event which will take place near the Maple Street entrance to Clarkson’s hill campus.
In the new film "Mercury Rising," a top-secret government code thought to be uncrackable is proven otherwise by a nine-year-old boy. That scenario, of course, is fiction. But the threat, if you ask the government or any business, is all too real.
A new scholarship has been established at Clarkson University to help students who need financial assistance in continuing and completing their studies.
Professor Susan E. Powers Of Potsdam Receives Clarkson University's John W. Graham Faculty Research Award
Clarkson University Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Susan E. Powers of Potsdam was recently awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award. This $1,500 research account is presented annually to "a faculty member who has shown promise in engineering, management, liberal studies or scientific research."
Summer means soccer, and once again, a normally placid Clarkson University will serve as host to Clarkson Soccer Camp 1998. The camp provides specialized training for boys and girls six-18 years old. Campers will experience the fun and excitement of playing and training on short-sided, full-field and indoor facilities. Over the past 20 years, the camp has also been a strong supporter of girl's soccer participation.
Professor Farzad Mahmoodi Of Hannawa Falls Receives The Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award
Farzad Mahmoodi, associate professor of operations and production management at Clarkson University, was recently awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award. Organized in 1960 as the Excellent Teaching Award and renewed in 1970 as the Distinguished Award, this $1,500 award is given "in recognition of the importance of superior teaching" by nomination of alumni and selection of a faculty committee.
Cyberspace Visionary Daughter And Futurist Father Among Five To Speak And Receive Clarkson Honorary Degrees On May 17
Cyberspace visionary and author Esther Dyson and her father, physicist and author Freeman J. Dyson, are among five people who will speak and receive honorary degrees at Clarkson University's 105th Commencement on Sunday, May 17.
Dr. Len J. LaScolea Jr., president of the Institutes for Antibiotics and Infectious Diseases and head of Century Pediatrics in Buffalo, N.Y., will present a lecture titled "Revenge of the Germs: Antibiotic Resistance" on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Barben Room B of Clarkson University's Cheel Campus Center. Dr. LaScolea will discuss the increasingly frightening incidents of germs that have become resistant to antibiotics and what will happen when even the most powerful antibiotics, considered the miracle drugs of the 20th Century, become ineffective.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown announced on Thursday (23 April) that Dennis T. Brown has resigned as Vice President of Institutional Advancement, citing personal reasons.
Clarkson University senior David Steele of Cincinnatus, N.Y., credits much of his academic success to Cincinnatus Central School mathematics teacher Paulette Fry of East Freetown, N.Y. Steele nominated Fry for Clarkson's Inspirational High School Teaching Award, which she will receive during Clarkson's upcoming Commencement Weekend Activities, May 16-17.
James Manaro has been named vice president for business and financial affairs at Clarkson University. Manaro, who is currently vice president for finance and treasurer at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., will assume the Clarkson position on August 1.
Clarkson University senior Elizabeth Glass of Manchester, Mass., credits much of her academic success to Triton Regional High School natural sciences teacher David Taylor of Byfield. Glass nominated Jones for Clarkson's Inspirational High School Teaching Award, which he will receive during Clarkson's upcoming Commencement Weekend Activities, May 16-17.
Clarkson University Professor Philip Hopke is on a committee of the EPA Science Advisory Board that meets on August 3 to review a document telling companies how to analyze air pollutants they're emitting. The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 list 189 hazardous air pollutants.
The House Appropriation Committee has commended a National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on which Clarkson University Professor Philip Hopke serves. The House committee's report stated: NAS assembled an extraordinary group of science and medical professionals who produced a very high-quality report ...
r. Dana M. Barry, editor and technical writer for Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), received an APEX '98 Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts Inc. in Springfield, Va. Dr. Barry's winning entry was the 1996-97 CAMP Annual Report newsletter. Awards were based on editorial content and the achievement of overall communications effectiveness and excellence. "I am very thrilled and honored to have received this award three years in a row," exclaimed Barry.
A gift from the estate of a Syracuse woman who died in 1996 has been used to set up a scholarship for engineering students from Saranac Lake.
National Weather Service Forecasters To Get The Lowdown On Ice-jam Flooding At Clarkson Ice Symposium
Recent flooding around the nation brought the country's attention to the fragile relationships we maintain with our rivers. The danger is not diminished in the winter months, when ice-related flooding threatens many communities along northern waterways.
Television and film star M. Emmet Walsh returns to the Clarkson University campus for his class reunion this weekend. Well-known for his role as Jill's father on TV's "Home Improvement" and his supporting roles in dozens of movies including "A Time to Kill," "My Best Friend's Wedding," and "Romeo and Juliet" the Ogdensburg, N.Y., native and Swanton, Vt., summer resident will be available to the media at a news conference on Friday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Barben Room C.
The Clarkson University campus is undergoing $3.6 million in renovations this summer. Projects include $1.8 million for a new fitness center and campus entryway, $1 million for rewiring academic buildings, $650,000 to convert Graham Hall from electric to gas heat, and $150,000 for a new floor in the Indoor Recreation Center.
Brian C. Sischo of Hannawa Falls has been appointed director of Development at Clarkson University. Sischo, who has served at Clarkson since 1991, was formerly director of Major Gifts. "Brian's knowledge and expertise, developed throughout Clarkson's last capital campaign, and more recently in the planning stages of the Campaign for Clarkson, will be vital in assisting me with providing the leadership necessary to meet our Campaign goals," said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Michael E. Cooper. As director of Development, Brian will continue to have responsibilities in the Major Gifts area. He will also supervise the Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Annual Giving areas.
James Barry, a Canton High School chemistry teacher, is spending some time on the Clarkson University campus this summer gathering details about research projects and careers in science. Barry, chair of the high school's science group hopes to use the knowledge he gains in advising his students about careers in science. Barry is conducting one-hour interviews with Clarkson scientists and graduate students. His visits to campus are part of Clarkson's technology outreach program.
Clarkson University senior Cynthia J. Fraser of St. Regis Falls, N.Y., credits much of her academic success to St. Regis Falls Central School social studies/economics/government teacher Robert Lavoie of West Stockholm, N.Y. Fraser nominated Lavoie for Clarkson's Inspirational High School Teaching Award, which he will receive during Clarkson's upcoming Commencement Weekend Activities, May 16-17.
A little bit of gold has been added to the green of Potsdam's Sandstoner Park green 'n' gold, that is. Leftover fill from Clarkson University's new entryway project has been donated to the village for expansion of the Pine Street recreation park. Clarkson's renovated Maple Street entrance is slated for completion by late summer.
Kodak's Steenburgh Elected To Clarkson Board Of Trustees
Kathleen A. Ernst, RN, CCM of Vestal, N.Y., president and owner of EMAssociates, Inc., has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. As one of the first rehabilitation case managers in New York state, Ernst pioneered one of the first case management companies in the nation in the mid-'70s. EM Associates, Inc. is an integrated workers' compensation and health management company. Ernst was named New York State's Small Business Person of the Year in 1994. Ernst graduated from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing and Allied Health College in St. Louis, Mo. As a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Binghamton Rotary Club and the Broome County United Way. While her daughter, Lori '97, was a student at Clarkson,Ernst and her husband, Carl, served as chairs of the Parents Committee and Parents Fund.
Stephen Newkofsky of Colton, dean of students at Clarkson University, has been selected for alumni membership in the SUNY Plattsburgh Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the National College Leadership Honor Society for college students. Founded in 1914, Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and the creative and performing arts. Among the 181,000 of Omicron Delta are such prominent figures are George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Cokie Roberts, Bob Hope, Margaret Thatcher, and Arnold Palmer. A 1975 graduate of Plattsburgh State,Newkofsky has been at Clarkson since 1980, serving as associate dean of students/residence life and campus programming. He will be initiated in a ceremony held during the Residence Hall Staff Reunion at SUNY Plattsburgh this weekend.
Turkish President Süleyman Demirel received the honor last year. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will receive the honor next year.
Clarkson University senior Ryan Henry of Charlton, N.Y., credits much of his academic success to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School English teacher Gary Jones of Ballston Lake, N.Y. Henry nominated Jones for Clarkson's Inspirational High School Teaching Award, which he will receive during Clarkson's upcoming Commencement Weekend Activities, May 16-17.
Clarkson University senior Daniel Morrill of Scotia, N.Y., credits much of his academic success to Scotia-Glenville High School English/Advanced Placement English teacher Nancy Chant of Ballston Spa, N.Y. Morrill nominated Chant for Clarkson's Inspirational High School Teaching Award, which she will receive during Clarkson's upcoming Commencement Weekend Activities, May 16-17.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has granted tenure to Susan E. Powers of Potsdam, effective February 13. Powers is also promoted to associate professor as of that date.
Clarkson University's Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 536 recently received the "High Flight" award as the top Air Force ROTC detachment in the Northeast Region for 1997.
Clarkson University Trustees Designate $1.6 Million For First Step In Redevelopment Of Downtown Campus
The first step in the redevelopment of Clarkson University's downtown campus was announced today by President Denny Brown. The University Board of Trustees has designated $1.6 million to be used for the renovation of Clarkson Hall into a health care complex.
A Clarkson University professor will testify before Congress tomorrow. Dr. Philip K. Hopke will be a witness at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.
Clarkson Hosts 2nd Annual College Fair: Fourteen Colleges From Northern N.Y., Ontario, Quebec To Attend
Two hundred students from 13 area high schools will converge on Clarkson University March 31. The University will host the Second Annual North Country College Fair that Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Cheel Campus Center.
Three student recruiting publications produced by the Clarkson University Office of University Communications have won national recognition in the 13th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards competition.
Michael Cooper, director of Public Affairs at Alcoa in Massena, N.Y., was recently honored by Clarkson University at Alcoa's corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa.
A concert lecture that takes a look at society's attitudes toward women and women's feelings expressed in folksong, will be presented at Clarkson University next Saturday. "Images of Women," with Robin Greenstein, will be featured on Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 p.m. in MidKnights at Clarkson's Cheel Campus Center. The show is being presented by Clarkson's offices of Campus Programming and Women's Programming.
Backcountry skiing and snowboarding will come alive at Clarkson University on Friday through an entertaining blend of routes, people, and history that's sure to leave everyone with a smile– and a yen for wild snow. The "Wild Snow Show" will be presented at MidKnights in Clarkson's Cheel Campus Center on Friday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. This event, sponsored by the Clarkson Union Board, Campus Programming and the Outing Club, is free and open to the public.
A winner at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Toronto, Seattle International and Telluride Film Festivals, "Use Your Head" sets out to uncover something larger from the small, everyday philosophies by examining them closely and humorously. The comic philosophy of this film entertains, but in the end there's something tangible left behind.
Clarkson University was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $450,000 by the GE Fund to provide students with opportunities to learn within the context of a real world, hands-on professional environment. This grant is earmarked for Clarkson's SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) Program through GE's Learning Excellence initiative.
The game will be aired live on Saturday, March 28, at noon (EST). Clarkson will also broadcast the national quarterfinal game on Sunday, if Clarkson advances to face Boston College. That game will be aired live at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29.
The WCKN television broadcast of this weekend's NCAA hockey championship has been expanded to cover more North Country viewers. Time Warner Cable has extended the reach of the WCKN hockey broadcast to include the Ogdensburg-Massena (channel 30), Watertown-Carthage (channel 44), and Malone-Champlain (channel 44) Time Warner systems, as well as the originally announced Potsdam-Gouverneur system (channel 30).
The Clarkson University Solar Electric Vehicle Racing Team, the Solar Knights, has been awarded first place for their proposal to enter Sunrayce '99. The award comes with a $9,000 grant the team will use in building their fifth car. The first-place proposal was chosen from among 44 colleges and universities across North America.
The "natural cycles of change" are the topic this Friday, April 3, at 8:00 p.m. at the Midknight's Coffeehouse in Clarkson University's Cheel Campus Center. Dan Coyhis, president and cofounder of White Bison Inc., a non-profit American Indian organization that promotes personal growth and community development, will present "Seasons of Change."
Filmmaker With Clarkson Connection To Speak On Campus Next Monday: "Big Budget Movies: Behind The Scenes"
How are movies really made? How do you get your foot in the door of the movie industry? What's it like to work with Hollywood's greatest stars? Come meet filmmaker Lisa Davison next Monday at Clarkson University and get the lowdown on these questions. Davison, daughter of Clarkson Associate Dean for Health Sciences Sam Feitelberg, will speak on April 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Clarkson's Cheel Campus Center.
The Clarkson Theatre Company will present "Break a Leg" by John O'Brien, a great comedy for people of all ages, on April 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m., and April 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. in Clarkson's Snell Hall Auditorium.
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightens standards for airborne particulates, it should redirect some research and maintain an integrated study program ensuring that the most serious public health risks posed by the particles are addressed, says a new report by a committee of the National Research Council.
The Commencement Planning Committee, a working group of student, faculty and staff representatives charged with accomplishing the Commencement exercises, has provided this article to explain some of the key points about Commencement '98 to students in general, and especially to the graduating seniors, graduate students, and their families. We urge them to save the article and share it with their families.
For the second consecutive year, Clarkson University's Formula SAE racing team posted a top-25 finish at the recent Formula SAE competition in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
David M. Craig has been at Clarkson since 1977 and is currently an associate professor of humanities in the School of Liberal Arts and director of the University's Honors Program. Craig's professional interests are in the novel, contemporary American fiction and narrative theory. He has published the book Tilting at Mortality: Narrative Strategies in Joseph Heller's Fiction, as well as essays and articles in publications such as the CEA Critic, War Literature and the Arts, Aethlon, The Dickens Studies Annual and The Centennial Review.
Employees receive service awards.
Clarkson University was recently awarded $100,000 for its "Laboratories of the Second Century" project from the George I. Alden Trust, after successfully raising an additional $300,000 for the project. The Alden Trust grant will be used toward the upgrade and enhancement of the School of Engineering's Multidisciplinary Laboratory, which is just one component of the campus-wide initiative to upgrade laboratory equipment to state-of-the-art levels, with a total project goal of $2.6 million.
Clarkson's traditional strength in engineering provides a unique perspective in physical therapy, says Clarkson PT Professor Leslie Russek, physical therapist and Orthopedic Certified specialist. "I am both a clinician and a biomedical engineer, and this is an exceptional opportunity to link the two."
The Clarkson University Odyssey of the Mind team recently participated in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at the EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Clarkson University Professor of Anthropology Daniel A. Bradburd of Potsdam has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in this year's Summer Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Summer is here, and that means only one thing: Baseball.
What do Clarkson's Solar Car, the Iditarod, acne and oil paintings have in common? They're all topics which will be presented in one-hour seminars during Clarkson University's 102nd Alumni Reunion, July 9-12 in Potsdam.
Janelle Snider of Star Lake has been awarded a 1998 GE Fund Graduate Fellowship. Snider will begin study toward a master of science degree in civil and environmental engineering this fall at Clarkson University. The fellowship was instituted to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities who receive their doctorates and join the faculties of U.S.
Clarkson Professor's Study: Full National Employment And Elimination Of Trade Deficit Are Mutually Exclusive
If unemployment rates continue to drop, the U.S. can't eliminate its trade deficit, says a Clarkson University economics professor.
M. Emmet Walsh Of Culver City, Calif. And Swanton, Vermont, Receives Clarkson University's Highest Alumni Honor
After receiving a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1958, Mike moved to New York City and graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first job in professional theater was at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope Pennsylvania, where he worked as a prop man. He performed stock theater throughout Vermont, Kentucky, and with the Berkshire Festival in Massachusetts over the next 10 years. He also did regional theater in Buffalo, New Haven, Philadelphia, and numerous off-Broadway productions. He made his Broadway and film debuts in 1969 in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and an unaccredited appearance in Midnight Cowboy. His roles in early 1970s films like Alice's Restaurant, Cold Turkey, They Might be Giants, What's Up Doc?, and Airport '77 helped to establish Mike in Hollywood.
Clarkson University In Top 15 Of Best Values In National Universities Says U.S. News And World Report
Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., is among the top 15 best values in national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's 11th annual "America's Best Colleges" guidebook, which hits newsstands and bookstores on Monday, August 24.
Peter J. Radosta graduated from Clarkson in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Following graduation, he spent two years with O'Brien & Gere Engineers Inc., in Syracuse, N.Y. as a design engineer, before taking a personal sabbatical to work as a national ski patroller and emergency medical technician in Park City, Utah. He returned to O'Brien & Gere in 1992 as a project engineer, where he spent two years before departing to become a sales engineer and marketing manager for Koester Associates Inc., in Canastota, N.Y. Today, he is a partner with that firm, a leading water and wastewater equipment manufacturer. Peter is a professional engineer registered in the State of New York and completed his master of business administration degree at Syracuse University in 1994.
Peter Radding received his bachelor of science degree in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson in 1963. Pete joined Corning Incorporated one month after graduation, and is now a 35-year corporate veteran. He began his career in product and application engineering positions. He subsequently served in technical sales and marketing management positions in four Corning divisions. In 1989, Pete became director of new business development, and in 1997 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Omega One Communications, a joint venture of Corning, with operations in the United States and Australia. Pete was the leader of the commercial team that introduced optical fiber to the telecommunications industry in the early 1980s, and also contributed to the early development of color television picture tubes and specialty glasses for the integrated circuit industry.
Lisa G. Niles graduated from Clarkson in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance. Following graduation, she began a 20-year career in the banking industry, first serving as a trust administrator with the Trustco Bank Corporation in Schenectady, N.Y. In 1981, Lisa joined Key Trust Company in Albany, serving as vice president and portfolio manager. She joined the Glens Falls National Bank and Trust in 1988 and today serves as vice president and senior investment officer. In 1981, Lisa received her master of business administration-finance degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and also was awarded designation as a chartered financial analyst in 1987. Lisa serves as a board member of the New York Bankers Association Bank Fiduciary Funds.
Cynthia Dowd Greene graduated from Clarkson in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. She began her career as a research engineer with General Foods and has held positions of increasing responsibility with Stauffer Chemical Company, and now Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where she has been an area sales manager, director of bio/chem sales, and senior director of supply management. She is currently the senior director of franchise development for the Oncology/Immunology Division. Cindy received a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1983.
Richard F. Boziwick graduated from Clarkson with his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1973. After graduation, Rich worked in the construction industry as an engineer with Pullman Kellogg Company, Gibbs and Hill Inc., and Dravo Corporation. In 1983, he left Dravo where he served as supervisor of the eastern regional office, to join R.P. Luce and Company as supervising engineer. He subsequently served as a corporate vice president and was named president of the corporation in 1990.
Clarkson University Economics Professor H. Sonmez Atesoglu (SOON-mez Ah-TESH-a-loo) recently presented a paper at the Fifth Post Keyenesian Workshop, cosponsored by the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability in Knoxville, Tenn., and the University of Tennessee. The June workshop, at which Atesoglu was invited to present his paper, was attended by academics and professionals from the United States and many other countries.
Twenty-five years ago, a young Daniel Bradburd and his co-researcher and wife, Ann Sheedy Bradburd, traveled to Iran to live among the Komachi tribe. They spent two years observing Komachi customs and becoming involved in their everyday affairs. Now, a quarter of a century later, Bradburd, a professor of anthropology at Clarkson University, reflects on that fieldwork in a recently published book titled Being There: The Necessity of Fieldwork.
Most people working a full shift don't have much energy left for heavy-duty activities after work, let alone heavy thinking. But Potsdam Village Police Sergeant Neal P. Martin isn't most people. He's the first Potsdam Police officer to earn his bachelor's degree while working full time on the force. And not just any degree. Martin received his bachelor's degree in management and business administration with great distinction -- a grade-point average of more than 3.75.
Clarkson University is featured today on the ABC News Web site, http://www.abcnews.com/sections/tech. Clarkson Chief Information Officer Elizabeth Rivet was interviewed for the feature about which personal computers are hot at colleges across the nation. The article refers to Clarkson as one of the top engineering and computer schools in the country and a computer pioneer. Rivet discusses the virtues of the Dell Optiplex and NEC Powermate PCs, which Clarkson students can obtain on campus.
What do you get when you combine a raw egg and 64 cubic feet of water in a container and drop it from 20 feet? Hopefully, nothing if you're the team from Clarkson University, one of eight college teams competing for the $15,000 award from Energy Challenge '98, taking place Sept. 12 at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga.
Clarkson University will host the first of two Fall Open Houses for high school seniors and their families on Saturday September 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clarkson University’s Solar Racing Team will be in New York City the weekend of October 2-4 to participate in Ecofest ’98, an annual ecological festival which features conferences, music, a fashion show, a 5K walkathon, and a parade of alternative energy vehicles. Helios, Clarkson's 1995 Sunrayce vehicle featured in Ecofest ads, will participate in the parade and be on display throughout the day at the festival. A news conference with Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani is scheduled for Friday, October 2, at 11 a.m. at City Hall.
Nate is nationally recognized in the computer industry. He has served on the board of directors and as president of the Information Technology Services Division of the Information Technology Association of America. He has also been active with the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses.
More than 1,000 Clarkson University students will meet with 80 business and industry representatives on Tuesday and Wednesday in Clarkson University's largest career fair ever. "The level of activity for the career fair is a strong indicator that the job market for this year's students should be very strong," says Kathryn B. Johnson, executive director of Clarkson's Career and Professional Development Center. She says that the career fair is the perfect opportunity for companies like IBM, General Electric, Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, Exxon and Kodak to meet students in an informal setting to discuss opportunities for employment.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Tet offensive in Vietnam, Clarkson University will be presenting movies, a photo exhibit, and discussions with writers of the Vietnam experience. The events are as follows:
Final design plans for a New York State bridge reconstruction project on the Akwesasne Reservation near Massena, N.Y., were changed this summer, when 35 Native American high-school students at a Clarkson University summer program weighed in with their environmental concerns.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced that it will put $2 million toward the establishment of a new doctoral program at Clarkson University with the theme of Environmental Manufacturing Management. Faculty from all four of Clarkson's schools (Engineering, Business, Liberal Arts, and Science) will participate in the program which is aimed at providing graduate students with strong technical skills, coupled with the environmental, managerial, ethical, economic, policy and communications skills needed to be successful in the management of wastes associated with industrial manufacturing processes.
This year, the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity chapter at Clarkson University marks 40 years of continuous service to the college and the community. The chapter will host an anniversary reunion this Saturday, October 10, on campus.
The Clarkson University chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity will once again host their annual haunted house on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 27 and 28, from 6-9 p.m. at their fraternity house, 209 Outer Sisson Street, Potsdam. Visitors are asked to bring a donation of $1, canned food or winter clothing, with money and food going to the local food bank. [042-98] [For more information, contact Tau Epsilon Phi, 315-265-1270]
The Clarkson Theatre Company will present "Once Upon a Mattress," a musical based on the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Performances are Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, October 24, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All performances will be at the Snell Auditorium, located on Clarkson University's downtown campus. Tickets are $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for adults. For reservations, please call the Clarkson Theatre Company at 315-268-3783, or Sue Conto at 315-265-3660.
Professor Georgina S. Hammock of Ogdensburg has been appointed chair of the Department of Psychology. Professor Hammock joined the Clarkson faculty as an assistant professor in Psychology in 1987 and was promoted to associate professor in 1993. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Dr. Hammock's research interests focus on the perception of harm and the willingness to inflict harm. She has researched variables that influence the use of physical and verbal aggression, the perception of culpability in sexually violent behaviors, and the use of physical and psychological abuse in intimate relationships. "The number of majors in the Department of Psychology is rising rapidly, thanks to the hard work of a number of people," said Vice-President for Academic Affairs Anthony G. Collins. "I am confident that Dr. Hammock's leadership will lead to even more successes in the future."
Clarkson University will host the biographical drama "Galileo" on Monday, October 19, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., in the Barben Rooms of the Cheel Campus Center. The show, written by playwright Rusty Bynum, features veteran actor and director Roy Henderson in the lead role. Painstakingly researched and historically accurate, "Galileo" tells the story of the world-famous scientist whose discoveries opened the door to space and invoked the wrath of those who didn't agree with his findings.
Professor Susan E. Conry of Potsdam has been appointed chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Professor Conry brings to the position significant national professional experience with regard to accreditation and outcomes assessment issues. She currently serves, among other roles, as president of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, as an ABET Program Evaluator for Computer Engineering and as a representative director (IEEE-CS) to the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. "Under her leadership, I look forward to continued growth of the teaching and scholarly pursuits that have been a strength of the department in the past as well as continued development into new curricula and research areas," said Vice-President for Academic Affairs Anthony G. Collins.
Professor Gregory A. Campbell of Canton has been named dean of Engineering at Clarkson University on an interim basis, pending a national search for a permanent dean.
Solar Racing Team In New York City Parade
Dr. Michael R. W. Bommer of Canton, professor of business administration at Clarkson University, has been appointed to a Fulbright-FLAD Chair in Science and Technology Commercialization in Portugal for the spring 1999 semester. Bommer will teach a graduate seminar in innovation and technology transfer, advise on ongoing research projects, and help develop new initiatives in technology transfer in cooperation with industry at the Technical University of Lisbon, the largest engineering and business school in Portugal.
Clarkson University Receives Alcoa Foundation Grants
The Clarkson Integrator has been named Most Outstanding College Newspaper in the American Scholastic Press Association’s 1997-98 annual review and contest.
Attention all jugglers, magicians, singers, comedians, musical groups and knife throwers! Well, maybe not the knife-throwers. WCKN TV’s “Not So Late Show” is looking for talented North Country performers for the weekly comedy and variety show where almost anything goes. The show is also looking for anyone who has unique or interesting hobbies or collects unusual or uncommon things.
A Clarkson University professor will conduct research for the U.S. Department of the Interior to see what happens if oil is spilled in ultra-deep ocean water drill sites. Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Poojitha D. Yapa [POO-jee-tha YAH-pa] has received a $275,000 research support from the Minerals Management Service of the Department of the Interior for the project.
Clarkson University’s Space Grant Program has adopted Norwood-Norfolk Junior-Senior High School as its adopted school for the 1998-99 school year. Program Administrator Dr. Dana M. Barry recently presented a certificate of participation to Norwood-Norfolk Principal James Short and presented the school’s science faculty with software, NASA posters from Earth’s observing systems and other educational resources. The “Adopt a School” Project assists and enhances science and space-related education to qualified students to further pursue these fields after high school. Adopted schools receive links on the Internet, NASA handouts and other educational resources, guest speakers from Clarkson, tours, workshops and more. Professor Daniel T. Valentine is director of the program.
The community is invited to join Clarkson University students, trustees, faculty and staff at a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 31, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Schuler Educational Resources Center. This event will celebrate the public kick off of the most important fund-raising effort in the University's history, "The Campaign for Clarkson."
Clarkson University professors Liya L. Regel and William R. Wilcox, both of Potsdam, recently received the prestigious Basic Sciences Best Book Award from the International Academy of Astronautics at a conference held recently in Melbourne, Australia.
Clarkson University's Internet Consulting Group Provides Computer Workshops For North Country Community
The Internet Consulting Group at Clarkson University will soon offer workshops on Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and FrontPage which will be open to teachers, students, professionals, and anyone else interested in learning more about these applications.
Clarkson University publicly launched a $70-million fund-raising campaign Saturday night. The school's most ambitious fund-raising effort to date, the "Campaign for Clarkson" will support academic excellence, consolidation of Clarkson onto its "hill" campus, and student scholarships and financial aid. Two hundred alumni, friends, faculty and students gathered on the Potsdam, N.Y., campus for the occasion.
Clarkson University will be the site of the world's first "NEARLink Mission," slated for Wednesday, November 18. Dr. Dana M Barry, who serves as the University's Space Grant Program Administrator, is organizing the mission.
Mark J. Cornett of Potsdam has been appointed the director of Clarkson University's Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management (E&M) Program, effective January 1, 1999.
Four members of Clarkson University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 536 made a strong showing in the second annual Air Force Marathon held recently in Dayton, Ohio.
Clarkson University will be open only to all Physical Plant, Procurement, Business Services and Campus Safety employees, who are able to safely report to work at normal times and places, starting Monday morning.
Due To The Ice Storm And Declaration Of A Federal Disaster In Potsdam, N.y., Would You Please Announce/print The Following Message For All Clarkson University Students Home In Your Area On Winter Break:
Due to a major ice storm, Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., is presently part of a Federal Disaster Area. No travel is allowed in St. Lawrence County, and many other northern New York counties.
Would You Please Announce/print The Following Message For All Clarkson University Students On Winter Break:
Due to the continuing emergency, the Clarkson University campus is currently closed to students, except to those on campus in shelter facilities. Students are asked to call 315-268-6638 on or after Wednesday before they return to campus from winter break, for updated information as to when they may return to campus. Once again, Clarkson University students are to call 315-268-6638 before returning to campus.
Once again this winter, North Country high-school students will be offered the chance to take courses that they might not find anywhere else. Every Saturday morning for five weeks beginning January 23, Clarkson University's Project Challenge will offer students an opportunity to participate in any one of six courses that are probably not offered in their high-school curriculum. The program is under the direction of The Clarkson School, with courses being taught by Clarkson University faculty and administrators.
Updated Work Message For All Clarkson University Employees: Faculty and all other staff are still asked to remain off campus until further notice via radio station.
Ringsdorf To Speak On Nature's Cancer Fighting Ways In Fourth Shipley Lecture At Clarkson University
Development of new cancer treatments by the world’s top scientists and researchers have given patients the weapons to fight the disease. Nature has its own way of fighting cancer cells, according to this year’s Clarkson University Shipley Distinguished Lectureship speaker Helmut Ringsdorf, professor of organic chemistry at the Centre of Polymer Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy at the University of London, and at the University of Mainz in Germany.
Over 900 people from around the nation are scheduled to attend Clarkson University's second Fall Open House for high school seniors and their families tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nearly 400 students who want to learn more about Clarkson will tour the campus with current students, attend project-based learning demonstrations, and attend a career fair.
Samuel B. Feitelberg of Potsdam, Clarkson University associate dean of the School of Science and director of the Division of Health Sciences, was honored recently at the University of Vermont with the dedication of the new Physical Therapy Learning Resource Center in his honor.
Clarkson University Provides Shelter For Community And Support For Over 500 Utility Workers In Northern N.y. Federal Disaster Area
In the wake of Ice Storm 1998, Clarkson University has become a home- away-from-home for community members and more than 500 utility workers from the eastern United States, in the northern New York state Federal Disaster Area.
Catherine Avadikian of Potsdam has been appointed director of University Studies at Clarkson University. She will also continue as academic adviser/coordinator in Clarkson's Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management Program (E&M).
Renso Caporali Of Clarence, N.Y., Elected To Clarkson University Board Of Trustees: Former Raytheon And Grumman Exec Is "Father Of The Navy F-14 Tomcat"
Renso L. Caporali of Clarence, N.Y., retired senior vice president, Engineering and Business at Raytheon Company, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. Caporali, who left as chairman and chief executive officer of Grumman Corporation in 1994, has been called "the father of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat," the U.S. Navy's premier carrier-based fighter.
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All Clarkson University academic buildings will remain closed on Wednesday, January 14.
Potsdam, N.Y. – A massive ice storm and state of emergency throughout Northern New York has caused Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.) to delay the start of classes for two days. University officials met today and decided to ask students not to return to the campus until next Monday (1/19/98). Most students were expected to arrive this weekend.
Clarkson's Center For Advanced Materials Processing Sponsors Workshop On Chemical-Mechanical Polishing
Over 100 participants from the United States, Belgium, Japan and Korea and other countries converged on Lake Placid when Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) hosted their third workshop on Chemical-Mechanical Polishing (CMP). The workshop was co-chaired by CAMP Professor S.V. Babu, Dr. Ara Philipossian of Intel and Dr. James Ryan of IBM.
In accordance with the state of emergency throughout the North Country, Clarkson University has decided to delay the start of classes for the Spring semester by two days.
Northern New York residents and businesses have a stake in today's Quebec's provincial elections, says Fredric C. Menz, dean of the School of Business at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Menz says a victory by the Liberal party would put on hold any moves toward separatism, and a stable Quebec would be good news for northern New York and help to improve business ties between the state and the province.
Clarkson University will today (January 20) be the site of the first “Moonlink Mission” with the Lunar Prospector spacecraft. Moonlink is an educational outreach program with NASA's Lunar Prospector Mission and Space Explorers Inc. which links students via the Internet with Lunar Prospector.
After half a century of once-a-year graduations, Clarkson University will once again add a mid-year ceremony to its academic calendar. Not since the years following World War II has Clarkson seen two graduation ceremonies in one year. At that time Clarkson was on a three-term schedule in order to graduate students more quickly during the war.
Due to the recent weather crisis, Clarkson University has postponed its annual Service Awards Dinner, scheduled for Thursday, January 22. New invitations will be mailed when the dinner is rescheduled.
Abdul J. Jerri of Potsdam, professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University, has just published his fourth book. Titled The Gibbs Phenomenon in Fourier Analysis, Splines and Wavelet Approximations, it is the first book dedicated to covering the basic elements and up-to-date research concerning the Gibbs phenomenon as it appears in the various applications of representing signals with jump discontinuities.
Norwood-norfolk And Edwards-knox Students Take Part In World's First Nearlink Mission At Clarkson University
Clarkson University was the site of the world's first NEARLink Mission in November. The Clarkson mission included contact with mission controllers, simulation of a spacecraft launch, and a fly-by of the asteroid Mathilde. Dana M. Barry, Clarkson Space Grant Program administrator, organized the Mission.
Clarkson University Assures Prospective Students That Admission Procedures Are More Flexible Than Ice!
The massive ice storm and state of emergency throughout northern New York caused Clarkson University to lose electrical power for five days and delay the start of classes for two days. While the campus sustained damage to many trees, the buildings and computer systems suffered little negative impact. Clarkson has resumed normal operations and classes started today.
Come and meet Clarkson University's newest racing team this Sunday afternoon, January 25. Join the Concrete Toboggan Racing Team for an afternoon of tobogganing and sledding, as they introduce the “Clarkson Siege” toboggan, from 2:00 p.m. to dusk at the hill by the Clarkson Science Center.
8 Clarkson Prof: New John Travolta Film Tells Story Of Growing Pollution Problem Afflicting Our Nation's Drinking Water
The new John Travolta film "Civil Action," premiering Christmas day, is more fact than fiction, and tells the story of what is still a growing problem for many communities across the nation.