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Clarkson University President Denny Brown has announced that Michal Borkovec of the Department of Chemistry and Rajesh Sethi of the School of Business, both of Potsdam, have been granted tenure and promoted.
Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) recently hosted a meeting to discuss Clarkson's role in the newly proposed New York State Center of Excellence in Infotonics. The Center will be based in Rochester, N.Y., and hopes to receive funding of $300 million over five years from New York State, Xerox, Corning, Kodak, other companies and the federal government. A number of universities, including Clarkson, will also participate in the Center.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has announced that Stefan J. Grimberg of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. Grimberg is a resident of Potsdam.
Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies this Sunday, May 13. The weekend will also be marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force officers on Saturday, May 12.
Retired Dresser Rand Division President John S. Welch Jr. Awarded Clarkson University Honorary Degree
Retired Dresser Rand Division President John S. Welch Jr. received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 108th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y., on Sunday, May 13.
Deka Research & Development Corporation President Dean Kamen Awarded Clarkson University Honorary Degree
DEKA Research & Development Corporation President Dean Kamen of Manchester, N.H., received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 108th Commencement in Potsdam, N.Y., on Sunday, May 13.
The degree was awarded "for his wide-ranging contributions to social progress through journalism and purposeful community activism, and for his invaluable counsel to Clarkson with respect to the interests of the North Country."
Jennifer L. Caufield, daughter of Kim and Carol Caufield of Pulaski, N.Y., received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 108th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13.
Stefan J. Grimberg of Potsdam, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the 108th Commencement Ceremony on May 13.
Professor M. Sathyamoorthy of Potsdam, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, was awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award during the school's 108th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13.
Nearly 600 students from 29 states, 21 countries and 57 of New York's counties were granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University's Commencement today (May 13). (One hundred sixty-five more students received degrees at an earlier ceremony in December.) Close to 4,000 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 12.
The degree was awarded "for her pioneering leadership in streamlining the delivery of justice through jury reform and as a forceful champion of pragmatic, innovative improvements across New York State's judicial system."
Ronald W. Chorba of Winthrop, a professor of management information systems, and Eugene E. Kaczka of Hannawa Falls, a professor of operations and production management, will each be given the title professor emeritus in honor of, and appreciation for, their years of service to the University.
Two Clarkson University students have been named recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2001-2002 academic year. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
AT COMMENCEMENTLeona A. Karnali of Jakarta, Indonesia, daughter of Mr. Harry Karnali and Mrs. Yanti Handojo of Jakarta, Indonesia, received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 108th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13.
AT COMMENCEMENTLeona A. Karnali of Jakarta, Indonesia, daughter of Mr. Harry Karnali and Mrs. Yanti Handojo of Jakarta, Indonesia, received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 108th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13.
Leona A. Karnali of Jakarta, Indonesia, a senior at Clarkson University, received first prize in an oral presentation competition that took place during the recent American Society of Mechanical Engineering Region III Student Conference, hosted by Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
The Shipley Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, housed in the School of Business, coordinates student-run consulting groups, leadership development activities, and executive education programs.
In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a dramatic one-man show about the life and times of the late civil rights leader will be presented on Monday, January 15, in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center.
Clarkson University and Parishville-Hopkinton Central School invite the community to an Open House on Tuesday, January 16, from 7-8 p.m. at the school cafeteria. The Open House will showcase the work 7th and 8th graders have completed while investigating solid waste generation in their school cafeteria and their methods of composting food wastes.
Clarkson University has received a $300,000 competitive grant from the GE Fund's Learning Excellence initiative to expand team-based learning opportunities for students. The Fund’s Learning Excellence program invests in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary curricula and teaching methods in engineering and business disciplines, all with a focus on measurably increasing student learning.
Philip K. Hopke, professor of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, has been appointed chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) of the EPA. This committee is currently reviewing the scientific basis for airborne particulate matter air quality standards in preparation for the possible promulgation of new regulations in 2002. Airborne particulates have been implicated statistically to additional deaths and illness, and their reduction is a key target of current clean air standards.
The Fred L. Emerson Foundation of Auburn, N.Y., has authorized a $500,000 challenge grant for renovation of science laboratories at Clarkson University. The grant is contingent upon the University raising $500,000 or more in matching funds from other donors by November 2002.
Clarkson University's Dana Barry To Serve As Visiting Professor And Receive Honorary Degree In Malaysia
Dana M. Barry of Canton, editor and technical writer at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has been invited to serve as a visiting professor in Malaysia during March. She will present science education seminars in Penang and Kuala Lumpur to students, faculty, government officials and other distinguished guests.
S. V. Babu of Potsdam, N.Y., professor of chemical engineering at Clarkson University, has been appointed director of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). Babu had been serving as interim director since October 1999.
“We live in an era of astounding technological transformation – the information revolution – that is as profound as the two great technological revolutions of the past – the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.”
Somewhere on the campus of Clarkson University early one Saturday morning, a group of college students and North Country high school students gathered recently in a small, dark room at the Educational Resources Center to receive their instructions via a NASA satellite broadcast.
Clarkson University, Potsdam, and General Motors Powertrain, Massena, have been awarded $525,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for research on improvements to the lost foam casting process. The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has also committed $125,000 in cost sharing to this project.
The Corning Incorporated Foundation has provided a generous lead gift to Clarkson University for construction of a team project laboratory addition to the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) building. The “Corning Foundation Team Learning Center” will serve as the home base for student team projects, part of the University’s innovative SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) initiative.
Larry D. Compeau of Canton, associate professor of Marketing in the Clarkson University School of Business, has been elected executive officer of the Society for Consumer Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.
Mark R. Frascatore (FRAS-ka-tor) of Norwood, associate professor of Economics at Clarkson University, was recently appointed director of School of Business Undergraduate Programs by Dean Timothy Sugrue.
David DuBois, son of W.E.B. DuBois, will discuss the life and times of his father in a program titled “The Legacy and Influence of W.E.B. DuBois” on Friday, February 16, at 6:45 p.m. in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus center. Doors open at 6:35 p.m.
National Engineers Week is February 18-24, and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, a group of Clarkson University students will show off their engineering skills in a competition on Saturday, February 17, from 1-3 p.m. at the Andrew M. Schuler Indoor Recreation Center.
High school students from Colton-Pierrepont, Massena, Potsdam and Salmon River central schools, as well as Clarkson University students and faculty combined to form the team named “Division by Zero,” to produce the robot named “Undefined” for the 2001 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
Nearly 800 high school juniors from around the North Country will attend the fifth annual “College 101 Experience” at Clarkson University’s Cheel Campus Center on Wednesday, March 7. The event is sponsored by Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton.
Cherry A. Murray, physical science research senior vice president, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, will present a lecture on “The Future of Communications” on Thursday, March 1, 4:15 p.m. in room 360 of the Clarkson University Science Center. The lecture is preceded by a reception at 3:30 p.m.
Two Clarkson University graduate students are exhibiting an invention which has the potential to revolutionize the trucking industry as part of “March Madness for the Mind” – an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., which spotlights the most innovative inventions of student scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs from around the nation.
Hung Tao Shen of Potsdam, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University, has been appointed to the Hydraulics and Hydrologic Modeling Technical Work Group of the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study Board.
The Clarkson University Golden Knights have won their third ECAC hockey regular season title in five seasons. They host the University of Vermont Catamounts in the first round of the ECAC playoffs this Friday and Saturday night at Cheel Arena in Potsdam. Face-off is at 7 p.m. on both nights. A third and deciding game, if necessary, will be played on Sunday evening at 7 p.m.
Clarkson University Liberal Arts Professor Emeritus Harry W. Paige of Potsdam will be presented his second prestigious Spur Award by the Western Writers of America at their annual convention in June.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has donated $2,000 to Clarkson University’s FIRST Robotics team.
Clarkson Professor, Associate Research Director To Address Technical Writing Conference In Denver Mar. 14
Clarkson University Technical Communications Assistant Professor Brenton D. Faber and Associate Director of Research Rebecca J. Sutcliffe, both of Potsdam, have been asked to speak at this year's Association of Teachers of Technical Writing conference in Denver on March 14.
Longtime Clarkson University employees were recently honored at a dinner for their service to the University. Among those feted were employees with 25 years of service to the school.
The Clarkson University FIRST Robotics Team came in third place at the regional competition held March 8 – 10 on Long Island. The robot’s excellent performance led to some of the highest team scores in the competition against other robotics teams from New York and New England.
Clarkson's Center For Advanced Materials Processing Receives $850,000 Chemical-mechanical Planarization Machine
Speedfam-IPEC of Chandler, Ariz., a leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer, has loaned a chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) machine valued at $850,000 to Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). The 676 CMP tool polishes both eight-inch and six-inch diameter semiconductor wafers uniformly, as well as copper and oxide layers. Silicon wafers, with thin layers of metals and dielectrics applied, are the starting material for the manufacture of computer chips.
A Clarkson University graduate business forum, “mCommerce – Business in a Wireless World,” will be webcast live on Wednesday, March 28, from the Cheel Campus Center. The event, sponsored by the University’s Center for Canadian-U.S. Business Studies, begins at 1 p.m. at http://media.clarkson.edu.
Watertown Daily Times Managing Editor John B. Johnson Jr., Inventor Dean Kamen and Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye are among the five people who will receive honorary degrees at Clarkson University's 108th Commencement on Sunday, May 13.
The roll call of notable earthquakes over the years might leave you with the feeling that earthquakes happen only on the West Coast. Not so.
Clarkson University is one of eight universities recently awarded state-of-the-art networking equipment valued at $40,100 by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) for a hands-on Internet Teaching Laboratory.
The Clarkson University FIRST Robotics team will take part in the national competition April 6 and 7 at the Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. The competition will be webcast live at http://robotics.nasa.gov/first2001.html. Scores will also be posted on the US FIRST Web site at http://www.usfirst.org.
Petr Zuman, Distinguished University Research Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Clarkson University, recently received a $20,000 award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award, part of the Senior Scientist Mentor Initiative, was awarded to Zuman for his commitment to close advising and mentoring of undergraduate research participants.
The Clarkson Theatre Company will present two short comedies, “Black Comedy” and “The Real Inspector Hound” in the downtown Snell Auditorium on April 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., and April 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sponsored by WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development, the contest challenges student teams to provide solutions to environmental problems that have been submitted by private industry and government agencies.
The George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Mass., has donated $150,000 for innovative renovations to undergraduate teaching laboratories and research facilities in the Cora and Bayard Clarkson Science Center at Clarkson University.
Clarkson University Liberal Studies Professor Anne Mamary (MAY-mary) recently had students in her Great Ideas class partake in transcribing, the method by which books were reproduced until the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. Students used quill and ink to put their favorite quote or phrase onto paper in the same magnificent style of writing taken up by their predecessors centuries ago.
A team of faculty at Clarkson University has been selected as one of three national finalists for the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award. This prestigious award recognizes educators who have made exceptional contributions to improving undergraduate engineering education.
Clarkson University Technical Communications Professor Johndan Johnson-Eilola knows better than anyone that all of the knowledge imparted in the classroom means nothing unless it is applied.
Sung P. Lin of Potsdam, professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson, was recently elected to the grade of Fellow in ASME International.
Clarkson University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program will upgrade equipment in its laboratories as the result of a $10,000 sponsorship received from IBM through the efforts of a dedicated alumnus. The gift was orchestrated by Fram Akiki, manager of IBM’s Semiconductor Contract Manufacturing organization. Akiki is a 1986 graduate of Clarkson University’s ECE program and an industry representative on Clarkson’s School of Engineering Advisory Council.
A team of students from Clarkson University recently partnered with Plattsburgh High School (PHS) students and Georgia-Pacific (GP) representatives to design a recreational park for GP employees. The project was completed as part of the Business Educational Partnership Program at Clarkson University, a special program that brings together local businesses and educational institutions to solve current business issues.
Thomas H. Ortmeyer of Potsdam, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University, has been named chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective June 1.
A team of 12 Clarkson University students finished third overall at the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Construction Management Competition in Matamoras, Pa. It is the third top-three finish for Clarkson following a second-place finish in 2000 and a first-place finish in 1999.
The Clarkson University Partners in Education (PIE) Program recently dedicated a park bench in front of the A.A. Kingston (AAK) Middle School in Potsdam.
Leave it to a little boy in 30-second television ad to succinctly sum up the importance of teachers. For without them, the world would devoid of doctors, architects, chemists, computer programmers, attorneys, journalists, bankers and, yes, teachers.
Bubbles are everywhere, even in outer space, says Clarkson University Chemical Engineering Professor R. Shankar Subramanian, who recently co-authored a book on the subject.
Michael T. Walsh, Jr., son of Barb and Mike Walsh of Downingtown, Pa., has been named the 2001-2002 Clarkson University Mike Morrison Memorial Scholar.
The Clarkson University Formula SAE Team overcame an early setback to place 22nd out of 125 competitors at the annual Formula SAE Student Design Competition held recently in Pontiac, Mich.
Marc Compeau of Potsdam, director of consulting services at the Clarkson University School of Business, has been named a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow for his work with Clarkson’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team.
The Clarkson University Invention Institute (CII) is still accepting proposals for future CII projects from faculty, students, individuals and businesses. Proposals are due Monday, July 2.
The Golden Knight Battalion, Clarkson University’s Army ROTC unit, has once again been recognized as one of the top units in the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command.
The Center for Environmental Management at Clarkson University is hosting the 2001 Symposium on Sustainability from June 16-19. The Symposium will bring together an international audience of scholars in industrial ecology, ecosystem health, environmental policy and ecological economics.
Clarkson University’s Office of Student Affairs has announced that Jason Libby has joined the Dean of Students staff as Greek Affairs coordinator.
Clarkson University’s Mini Baja team placed fourth in the 25th Annual SAE Mini-Baja East competition held recently in Fort Jackson, S.C.
Team projects in engineering - such as the solar vehicle and Formula SAE racecar - have a long history at Clarkson University. However, this year a group of students in the School of Business initiated a new team and firmly established their place at the institution through a strikingly successful year. The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter included 20 undergraduates, advised by two graduate students and Organizational Studies Instructor Marc Compeau. Despite the challenges of establishing a team and accomplishing their ambitious project goals, they took first place at the regional competition, placed 33rd at the nationals and won a Rookie of the Year award.
Jarell T. Hutton of Syracuse, N.Y., an engineering studies major at Clarkson University, was recently named a GE Fund Scholar. Hutton, who will be a sophomore this fall, is one of only 15 students nationwide to receive the honor.
Clarkson University’s 105th Alumni Reunion takes place July 12-15 on the school’s campus in Potsdam. Scheduled in conjunction with both the Potsdam Summer Festival and SUNY Potsdam’s Alumni Reunion, the weekend at Clarkson promises to have something for everyone.
For more than a decade, teams of Clarkson University students have annually labored over engineering design projects, solving problems, working as a team, building mechanical and electrical systems, and keeping within a budget. The experience gained by participating on these teams is one of the most rewarding aspects of their education, according to the students, and develops skills that are highly valued by employers.
A team of engineering professors from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., has been selected to receive the prestigious 2001 Boeing Outstanding Educator Award. As the winner, the team members and university will share a $50,000 award.
M. Fram Akiki of Williston, Vt.; Lori Parisi Butler of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; and Michael E. Caporali of Endicott, N.Y., have each received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University.
William D. O’Flaherty of Potsdam, N.Y.; Robert S. Menchel of East Rochester, N.Y.; Pam Morin Nelson of Aurora, Ohio; and William Robb of Newcastle, Maine, have been honored with Clarkson University’s highest alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award.
Goodarz Ahmadi of Potsdam, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University, has been awarded the title of "Clarkson Distinguished Professor." Ahmadi is the first recipient so honored.
Fuel cells, methods of statistical analysis, and pesticide resistance in fruit flies were some of the topics of conversation among faculty and students at Clarkson University recently during a symposium on student research.
Twenty-five executives and managers from 16 companies in 11 states will meet at Clarkson University for the Global Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar, which begins Wednesday, August 8, and ends on Saturday, August 11. Among those participating are individuals from such corporate heavyweights as Accenture, Bank of America, Carrier Corporation, Corning Inc., Dell Computer Corporation, Delta Air Lines, General Electric, General Motors Powertrain, Grainger, ITT Industries and Xerox Corporation.
Anthony Cortese, founder and president of Second Nature, kicks off Clarkson University’s yearlong sustainability initiative when he speaks at Cheel Arena on Thursday, August 30, at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Stephen Camp of Potsdam has been appointed dean of Student Development and Institutional Assessment at Clarkson University.
The Clarkson University chapter of the Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity recently received two national awards for outstanding leadership and commitment to fraternal ideals.
Peter C. Rieke, president of Mobility Engineering Inc. and the first wheelchair user to climb Mt. Rainier, will address graduate business students on Thursday, August 23, at Clarkson University's Bertrand H. Snell Hall.
A rule for removing arsenic in drinking water put in place by outgoing President Bill Clinton may have been sufficient, according to an Environmental Protection Agency panel, which includes Clarkson University Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Amy K. Zander.
The Sigma Chi International Fraternity of Oxford, Ohio, has recognized its Clarkson University chapter for excellent performance in operations and programming.
Each day, we are reminded of how large and diverse the world is,and we usually observe it from the confines of our own homes. But for one day each year, the Village of Potsdam, SUNY Potsdam and ClarksonUniversity bring the many cultures of the world together in our ownbackyard, to allow us to interactively learn about and celebrate all that makes us different and unique.
Thirty-three elementary, middle- and high-school principals from throughout New York State recently took part in a Principal’s Academy at Clarkson University designed to improve leadership skills.
The Phi Sigma Sigma National Women’s Fraternity of Boca Raton, Fla., has recognized its Clarkson University chapter for outstanding academic achievement.
The public is invited to an event celebrating the official opening of Clarkson University’s Internet Teaching Laboratory on Thursday, September 6, from 4-7 p.m. in room 101 of the Educational Resources Center.
S.V. Babu of Potsdam, director of Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has been named vice provost for Research. Babu will continue to serve as director of CAMP and provide leadership for the Division of Research and other research centers.
North Country resident and sustainability advocate Ann Heidenreich will speak on “Applied Sustainability: From Concept to Action” as part of the Clarkson University Sustainability Seminar Series on Thursday, September 6, at 4 p.m. in Room 213 of Bertrand H. Snell Hall.
Young-Ji Han, a doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, was selected as a recipient of a scholarship from the Air Pollution Educational and Research Grant (APERG) Program for the 2001-02 school year.
“This was a dream opportunity, to do research and live in a place like China,” said Gayle Willis, a senior civil engineering major at Georgia Tech who participated in Clarkson University’s summer research program in China.
Clarkson University is once again among the nation's Best National Universities and has one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2002.
Clarkson University responded to today’s tragic national events, setting up an on-campus crisis center and asking students, faculty and staff to be supportive of each other in this difficult situation.
The "World in Potsdam" Diversity Festival Committee has decided to post pone the Diversity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, in downtown Potsdam.
Dana M. Barry, editor and technical writer at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has received an APEX 2001 Award for Publication Excellence.
Clarkson University School of Business Dean Timothy F. Sugrue has announced a reorganization of the faculty, appointing three faculty members to serve as faculty representatives.
No one knows more about the food on the Clarkson University campus than the students and faculty who eat it daily. To them, Michael R. Zahner, the new executive chef for Aramark Campus Dining Services, would like to send this message: the lines of communication are open.
Richard Ernst, recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will speak at Clarkson University on October 8 and 9. He will present two lectures as part of the Shipley Distinguished Lecture Series; both lectures are open to the public.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has announced that John Moosbrugger of Colton, associate professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University has been promoted to professor and appointed department chair.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has announced that Ruth E. Baltus of Potsdam, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been promoted to professor.
Clarkson University recently conducted strength tests on a new type of beam that may have an impact on how bridges are built in the future. The fiber reinforced polymeric (FRP) beam is anticipated to be more durable and require less maintenance than conventional materials such as steel or concrete. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) requested Clarkson’s assistance in conducting the test in order to better understand the properties of the beam. NYSDOT engineers are designing an FRP slab bridge to be built next year using the properties of the tested beam.
Clarkson University has been awarded $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation to establish the Center for Quantum Device Technology. The 5-year grant will fund the research activities of the Center, which will be housed in Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Clarkson University technical communications professor and director of Clarkson’s Eastman Kodak Center for Excellence in Communication, has written a new book on Web design for the average person who wants to design sites that will attract and keep an audience.
On Friday, October 5, Robert Spitzer, vice president for university relations and technical affiliations at The Boeing Company, presented Clarkson University with the 2001 Boeing Outstanding Educator Award.
Stephen Doheny-Farina, professor of technical communications at Clarkson University, will be present to discuss and sign copies of his new book The Grid and the Village (Yale University Press) at two upcoming events.
Disaster on a large scale has been on everyone’s minds lately, with the September 11 attacks precipitating grief, fear and anger throughout the United States. But not only did those events induce stressful responses, they have also shown communities pulling together in the face of overwhelming trauma.
Daniel C. Heintzelman, vice president and general manager of operations for GE Engine Services in Cincinnati, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.
Clarkson University is extremely saddened to report the deaths of two Clarkson students as the result of a vehicle accident in Bombay, NY. Yesterday evening, a Clarkson University van carrying 13 students went off the road and overturned when it failed to negotiate a sharp curve.
Thanks to generous donations by staff, faculty and students, Clarkson University last week shipped two pallets of supplies needed by workers at the World Trade Center site.
Active and alumni members of Clarkson University’s Zeta Nu Fraternity, 27 Main Street in Potsdam, have helped to raise $10,000 for the New York City Relief Fund. The fraternity raised more than $2,500 through individual donations within the organization. After matching funds contributed by Verizon, the total donation amounted to $10,000.
Clarkson University’s Master of Physical Therapy program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This certifies that the program meets the APTA professional standards for quality and that graduates of the program are qualified to become licensed physical therapists.
Geoff Brown has been appointed director of Athletics Fundraising at Clarkson University, a newly created position. In this role, Brown will lead a significant fund raising effort to support all aspects of Clarkson’s athletic and recreational programming.
Clarkson University Physical Therapy Professor Leslie N. Russek will be the featured speaker at Clarkson’s “Access-Ability Day” on Wednesday, November 7. There is no admission charge for this event, which will feature Guide Dogs for the Blind, disability awareness skits by "Kids on the Block,” blood pressure screening, and many presentations and exhibits from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center.
The Clarkson Open Source Institute and the Clarkson Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) are sponsoring a presentation by IBM on Thursday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. in room 212 of Bertrand H. Snell Hall. Greg Lacey, manager of z/OS Integration Testing at IBM, and several members of his staff will give a presentation on the Linux operating system. The presentation will run until 7:30, with time for discussion afterwards.
The "World in Potsdam" Diversity Festival, originally scheduled for September 2001, has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2002. The eighth annual "World in Potsdam" Diversity Festival will be held in Clarkson University's Cheel Campus Center throughout the day, preceding Clarkson's Culture Night.
Pragasen Pillay, Jean Newell Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Clarkson University, delivered the prestigious 50th Annual Bernard Price Memorial Lecture at the September joint meeting of the Council of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Philip K. Hopke, Robert A. Plane Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Clarkson University, will deliver the keynote address at the 16th International Clean Air and Environment Conference to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, August 18-22, 2002. The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) is sponsoring the conference.
Clarkson University has linked up with the Nicholville Telephone Company to connect downtown residence hall rooms to the University’s high-speed computer network.
Professors from the Clarkson University School of Business recently shared valuable information on the latest trends in business technology, technical communications, management and entrepreneurship with 21 area high school business teachers at a professional retreat co-sponsored by the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and the Clarkson School of Business. The retreat was part of the St. Lawrence County’s Superintendents’ Conference Day held at Clarkson’s Bertrand H. Snell Hall.
Lisa M. Dietrich, a junior majoring in biology at Clarkson University, is the recipient of a 2001 Undergraduate Scholarship sponsored by the Entomological Foundation, a resource development organization for the Entomological Society of America. The $1,500 award was given in recognition of research Dietrich conducted on the European fruit fly.
Levon Minnetyan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The designation is considered one of the highest honors that civil engineers can receive from their peers.
Even small steps taken to conserve energy can have a significant impact on the environment. As part of Clarkson University’s theme year on environmental sustainability, students in the Honors Program were challenged with developing ways for the University to reduce its energy consumption without compromising function of the buildings or human comfort. This week the students will present their findings.
Clarkson University student Toby Brooks of Maynard, Massachusetts, was named a Wall Street Journal 2001 Student Achievement Award winner. The award is presented annually to a graduating senior selected by the University’s School of Business in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in the area of finance and business administration.
Preliminary results from a Clarkson University graduate student study of people with fibromyalgia show that using relaxation and stress reduction techniques reduces pain.
Hockey Knights Collect Gifts For Potsdam Holiday Fund
Scientists have been alarmed by “Arctic haze,” the concentration of aerosol pollutants in the Arctic region, since it was first detected in 1957. Aerosol pollutants (in particular, black carbon particles with a high capacity for absorbing light) have the potential to significantly affect the environment and modify the Arctic climate.
Clarkson University Dean of Students Stephen Newkofsky will have an additional reason to celebrate this holiday season. Newkofsky is one of 11,500 people across the United States who have been chosen to carry the Olympic Flame during its 13,500-mile journey from Atlanta to Salt Lake City. Newkofsky will carry the torch in Lake Placid on December 29.
This fall, students in professor Brenton Faber’s technical communications class at Clarkson University have taken the skills they have acquired inside the classroom and applied them directly to a real-life business situation in the outside world. The students provided technical communications consulting to North County Legal Services (NCLS), a St. Lawrence County non-profit organization dedicated to providing free legal services to people with low incomes, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Clarkson University alumna Debbie Modrovsky (class of ‘83) decided to surprise her father, Lake Placid resident Bob Allen, by nominating him as a torchbearer in the Salt Lake City 2002 Torch Relay. But it was Modrovsky herself who was in for a big surprise when she learned that not only had her father been selected to carry the flame, but that she had as well. Modrovsky, a resident of Park City, Utah, will return to her hometown of Lake Placid on December 29 to receive the Olympic flame from her father who will pass it to her.
Clarkson University senior Amanda Heitzke of Shrewsbury, Vt., has won a winter term research fellowship in the molecular biology and biological chemistry program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The prestigious fellowship is the latest research opportunity for Heitzke, whose interest in scientific investigation was sparked while studying biology at Clarkson.
Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi), a professional business student organization at Clarkson University, recently hosted its annual community holiday party to benefit local children in need. The students organized games and activities and distributed new winter coats, hats, gloves and toys to more than 15 children.
North Country High School Students "challenge" Their Minds At Clarkson University Beginning January 19
Clarkson University’s Project Challenge, a unique weekend academic enrichment program for North Country high school students, returns Saturday, January 19.
“It is very exciting to play a role—even a minor one—in research that has important implications for our future,” said Clarkson University senior Corey Lawrence of Eaton, N.Y. Lawrence, a biology and environmental science & policy double major, spent eight weeks at the remote Toolik Lake Field Station in Alaska participating in a long-term monitoring and research project as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
The New Shanghai Circus, an award winning, highly acclaimed troupe of Chinese acrobats, will bring their amazing feats of artistry and athleticism to Potsdam on Monday, February 4, 2002. The show begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in Clarkson University’s downtown Snell Hall Auditorium. The event is free and is part of the “World in Potsdam Festival” Diversity Festival.