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Dr. John W. Mills, professor of biology at Clarkson University, has received a grant from the Danish Research Council to serve as visiting professor at the August Krogh Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark.
When Mark Holmes received a diploma and a handshake from Clarkson University President Denny Brown during Clarkson University's 104th Commencement Exercises in May, the two might have shared a moment of conversation as their picture was taken for posterity.
Once again, the Potsdam Summer Festival and SUNY Potsdam's alumni weekend will coincide with Clarkson's reunion.
School of Liberal Arts professors Sheila F. Weiss and John N. Serio, both of Potsdam, have been awarded Fulbright Grants to lecture and conduct research in Germany and Belgium, respectively.
More than a year after its opening, Technical Communications (TC) students at Clarkson University are taking full advantage of all the hi-tech "toys" that the department's Multimedia Lab has to offer.
Professor Abdul J. Jerri of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University was recently honored at the International Workshop on Sampling Theory and its Applications held in Aveiro, Portugal. The workshop was dedicated to Jerri, on the occasion of his birthday, for "his thirty years of dedicated contributions to the subject of the workshop, Sampling Theory."
In his many years at Kodak, Bourcy worked in some of the company's core business areas,including the motion-picture and sheet-film division and roll-film division, where he served in numerous increasingly responsible positions from production supervisor to superintendent and finally organizational manager for the finished products group which included six separate divisions.
Donald R. Dangremond of Potsdam, N.Y., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Joseph E. Bourcy of Penn Yan, N.Y., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Stephan N. Yelenik of East Brunswick, N.J., has received a Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.
Cleighton D. Smith of Forest Park, Ill., and Stephan N. Yelenik of East Brunsick, N.J. have each received a Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.
Cleighton D. Smith of Forest Park, Ill., has received a Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.
Ridings earned his business administration degree from Clarkson in 1952, then enrolled at the University of Colorado, where he received his master of business administration degree. After serving in the United States Army with the Second Armored Division in Germany, Ridings returned to the Syracuse area, where he had been raised, to embark upon a long and successful career in the insurance industry. Beginning as a casualty claim adjustor for the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, he eventually established his own agency and served as president of Dixon-Ridings Inc. until his retirement.
David D. Reh of Victor, N.Y., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Retired Clarkson University Professor and former Dean of Undergraduate Studies Edward T. Misiaszek was presented with the 1997 Engineering Education Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers during their annual meeting held recently at Lake George.
Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recently received three grants totaling $40,000 from the DuPont company for further research and teaching efforts. DuPont Senior Research Associate Daniel Juers and Process Associate Thomas Henzler presented the check to Anthony G. Collins, acting vice-president for Academic Affairs and dean of the School of Engineering.
Clarkson University's efforts to bring more minority students into the traditionally homogenous fields of math and science recently received a welcome boost.
Thode has been a member of the Alumni National Executive Council for three years and served on its Career Development Program Committee. In 1995, he worked closely with the Regional Chapter Development Program Committee and was responsible for developing the concept of "Knight Sites" which promotes informal alumni networking in regional areas throughout the United States. This past year, he served as first vice president of the Alumni Association.
Robert D. Kerr of Warwick, N.Y., account representative at Syncort Corp., was recently elected a member-at-large of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York. Kerr's term runs until the year 2002.
Peter J. Gordon of Short Hills, N.J., general manager of Lucent Technologies, New York, N.Y., was recently elected the 1997-98 first vice president of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York, where he is also a member of the Alumni Board of Governors.
Elmer E. "Stub" Estey III of Washington, D.C., vice president for government affairs at AT&T, was recently elected the 1997-98 third vice president of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York, where he is also a member of the Alumni Board of Governors.
Elliott graduated from Clarkson in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering. Upon graduation, he secured a position at O'Brien and Gere Inc. as a civil engineer and progressed through several assignments of increasing responsibilities before joining Stearns & Wheler in 1989.
Roger H. Dilmore of Binghamton, consulting engineer with the New York State Electric and Gas Company, was recently elected a member-at-large of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York. Dilmore's term runs until the year 2002.
Robert J. Storms of Adams, vice president of Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing, was recently elected a member-at-large of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York. Storms' term runs until the year 2002.
Peter J. Radosta of Erieville, sales engineer at Koester Associates, was recently elected a member-at-large of the Alumni Association at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York. Radosta's term runs until the year 2002.
The Clarkson University Department of Psychology will offer a course titled "Learning and Memory (PY 360)" on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m. during the fall 1997 semester.
Meier Announces Funding For T-3 Link: Clarkson University, St. Lawrence County To Benefit From Faster Internet Access, State Senator Says
Senator Raymond A. Meier, R-C, Western, today announced that he has secured state funding to improve and expand Internet connections for universities and businesses throughout St. Lawrence County.
Clarkson University Electrical Engineering Professor Thomas H. Ortmeyer recently returned from a three-week stint at Kumamoto University in Kumamoto, Japan. He shared his expertise with his Japanese peers as part of the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Short Term Fellowship Program, done in conjunction with the National Science Foundation. It was Ortmeyer's second trip to Japan. He made a previous trip in 1993.
Clarkson University Center For Advanced Materials Processing Newsletter Is Apex Award Winner For Second Straight Year
For the second consecutive year, the Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Annual Report Newsletter was a winner at the APEX Awards, recently receiving an award for excellence in the 1997 competition. The contest was sponsored by Communications Concepts, a Springfield, Va.-based communications firm.
In a quiet room on the second floor of Clarkson University's Science Center, amidst an assortment of high-tech equipment, user manuals, and computer paraphernalia, a team of students will meet this fall to expand the limits of technology. What began three years ago as a student-initiated project to bring virtual reality capabilities to Clarkson on a recreational level has developed into the course known as Undergraduate Research in Virtual Reality. Students enrolling in this course will meet weekly to discuss the design and development of new software utilizing and enhancing the field of virtual reality.
In its 11th annual America's Best Colleges issue and guidebook, which will arrive on newsstands Monday, August 25, U.S. News and World Report again ranks Clarkson University among the nation's best national universities. The survey categorized 1,400 accredited four-year institutions using classifications based on the categories established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Clarkson is placed in the category of "National Universities.”
Clarkson University is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Tessier(TESS-ee-ay) as its new Greek Affairs Coordinator. Tessier's appointment comes as a result of a national search to fill this new position at the University.
Clarkson University has received a $1.5 million gift from Mrs. Luella LaMer Slaner of Scarsdale, N.Y., to create an endowed chair in memory of her late father, the renowned chemist, Victor K. LaMer. This gift is in recognition of Clarkson’s leadership in colloid and surface science, a field pioneered by LaMer.
The following memo was distributed this week on the Clarkson University campus: To: The Campus Community From: Suzanne Liberty, Dean of Admission and Associate VP for Academic Affairs Subject: New Admission Office Staff
Few subjects have been more talked-about in this decade than the depletion of the ozone layer, an atmospheric barrier of ozone that lies anywhere from nine to 18 miles above the earth's surface and absorbs ultraviolet radiation and prevents heat loss. The depletion of this layer has led to, among other things, unusual weather patterns, from warmer-than-usual winters to wetter summers. Many scientists believe that such depletion is the result of human doing, rather than nature.
Nobel Laureate's Lecture To Be Broadcast Live Via The Internet From Clarkson University. New Internet Broadcast System Will Also Be Used For Hockey Games!
In Monday's inaugural program of Clarkson University's new Internet broadcasting system, a Nobel Laureate will discuss how a human may have caused the chemical instability of the atmosphere which created the "Antarctic Ozone Hole."
Poojitha D. Yapa, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, has been invited to help develop an oil-spill model for Singapore and the Malacca straits. The research will be funded by a grant from the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore. Singapore is the largest port in the world.
Gregory C. Farrington of Swarthmore, Pa., dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.
Internet users will be able to hear and see a broadcast from Clarkson University in today’s inaugural program of the school’s new Internet broadcasting system. Using their Web browser and the free RealPlayer program, science fans can attend a lecture “virtually,” as Nobel Laureate Paul Josef Crutzen discusses the chemical instability of the atmosphere which created the “Antarctic Ozone Hole.”
North Country teachers will soon have the opportunity to upgrade their computer skills thanks to a grant received by Clarkson University.
Four members of the Clarkson University faculty have been lauded for their work in helping students.
Former Clarkson University President Richard H. Gallagher died this afternoon (Tuesday, 9/30/97) at a hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Gallagher, the 14th president of Clarkson University, retired in 1995 after 45 years as an engineer, scholar and academic administrator. Gallagher was 69.
The Clarkson University Space Grant Program's "Adopt A School" project has entered its second year. This year's adopted school is Potsdam High School.
On Saturday, October 25, the School of Science at Clarkson University is inviting high-school and junior-high-school students and teachers to come to Clarkson for its annual Math and Science day. The aim of the program is to let students and teachers explore math and science together and gather valuable information on careers in those fields. This is an opportunity for students eager to do things like dig for DNA, explore virtual reality, discover the secret of the torque, learn about dreams and about where mirrors come from.
Clarkson University Associate Professor of Marketing Larry D. Compeau of Canton has been selected to serve as an editor for a special issue of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing to be published in 1998. Compeau will join his long-time collaborator, Dhruv Grewal of the University of Miami, in publishing the first complete journal issue devoted solely to pricing public policy issues.
Maria Mercedes-Olivieri, National Hispanic Program manager of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Rights, will present a workshop on "The Hispanic Culture in the Workplace" on Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Barben Rooms C&D of the Cheel Campus Center at Clarkson University.
'The Play's The Thing' For Shenandoah Shakespeare Express: Virginia-based Troupe Will Perform As Part Of Clarkson University Convocation Series
Though he died more than three centuries ago, William Shakespeare's timeless plays continue to be staged worldwide, from high schools, to colleges, to community theater and Broadway. His works have been set in medieval Europe, the Wild West, and unnamed Latin American countries.
Tina comes to us most recently from the National Research Council. She has worked on various campus recruiting and retention activities and she holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry.
On And On: Recently Honored At Acs Symposium, Clarkson University Professor Egon Matijevic Continues To Contribute To His Field
How did he feel about the honor? "Personally, I believe it was more important to see how many people were willing to come," he said jokingly.
In the field of health sciences, Clarkson provides a stimulating and challenging environment for students who wish to explore the possibilities of a professional career in any aspect of health.
The Northern New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association will hold its fall meeting on November 6 at the 8th Floor Lounge of Raymond Hall on the SUNY Potsdam campus.
On November 6 and 7, R. Pierce Reid, Clarkson University, class of '88, returns to Clarkson to meet with students and faculty in the Department of Technical Communications. Reed will talk at the Society for Technical Communication's (STC) student chapter meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, in Clarkson's Snell Hall, room 204. The public is welcome to attend.
Julia Jay-Colbert of Norwood has joined Clarkson University as the new assistant director of the Clarkson Fund. She graduated from Clarkson in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
The following note was distributed today on the Clarkson University campus by Bruce T.H. Knill, Senior Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs:
Students will have the opportunity to submit their projects to an undergraduate conference to be held in the spring at SUNY Potsdam. This will allow for experience in the professional realm, as well as offering a wider audience for the findings of these students.
Alcoa executives Philip L. Collins, vice president and general manager of the Wire Rod and Bar Division of Alcoa Engineered Products, Michael L. Cooper, director of public affairs, and Andrew R. Patton, human resources manager, recently visited the Clarkson University campus to announce that the school has been selected as one of 33 "focus schools" nationwide. This list of schools also includes such universities as Harvard, MIT, Michigan, Cornell and Purdue. As a focus school, Clarkson will be one of the academic centers for recruiting talented graduates for careers with the company.
Lee Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Taylor of Frisco, Texas, recently received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 104th Commencement Ceremony in Potsdam, N.Y. Taylor was selected for the $1,000 award by the University faculty, based on her scholarship and promise of outstanding professional achievement.
Clarkson University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Abul Khondker of Potsdam, was recently awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award. Originating in 1960 as the Excellent Teaching Award, and renewed in 1970 as the Distinguished Award,this $1,500 is given "in recognition of the importance of superior teaching" by nomination of alumni and by selection of a faculty committee.
Clarkson University Professor Amy K. Zander of Madrid was recently awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award. This $1,500 account is presented annually to "a faculty member showing promise in engineering, management, liberal studies, or scientific research."
Bridget M. Ryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ryan of Fairfax, Vt., recently received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 104th Commencement Ceremony in Potsdam, N.Y. Ryan was selected for the $1,000 award by the University faculty, based on her scholarship and promise of outstanding professional achievement.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has promoted five faculty members. Daniel A. Bradburd, Stephen Doheny-Farina, Gabor Forgacs,Charles T. Mosier and Pragasen Pillay, all of Potsdam, will be promoted from associate professor to full professor, effective July 1.
The all-freshmen Clarkson University Odyssey of the Mind (OM) team placed third at the international competition held at the University of Maryland in College Park from June 3-8.
Clarkson University student Jill Harrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Harrington of Anderson, S.C., was recently named the recipient of this year's Clarkson Club Scholarship.
Two years of hard work and sleepless nights turned to dust as Clarkson University's Solar Knights failed to qualify for Sunrayce '97 yesterday. It will mark the first time ever that the team will not participate in the1200-mile, 10-day contest, which this year begins in the Circle City at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and finishes in Colorado Springs.
There is, perhaps, no greater tribute that can be conferred upon an individual than that of a gathering of peers in honor of the person's accomplishments in their field.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown announced today that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) has approved an Urban and Community Development Grant of up to $61,500 for the preparation of a reuse plan for Clarkson University's 15-acre "village" campus. The area is located along both sides of Main Street between Park Street/Pierrepont Avenue and State Street in the Village of Potsdam and is within the State-designated boundaries of the Potsdam Economic Development Zone. Funds for this project were sought by the University, in conjunction with the Village of Potsdam.
Six high school teachers who have made an impact on the lives of graduating Clarkson University seniors received the Inspirational High School Teaching Award during Clarkson's Commencement Weekend Activities.
Ingegerd Palmer, the president of Lulea University in Sweden, recently visited Clarkson University. During her stay in Potsdam, she met with Clarkson's president, Denny Brown.
Juniors Lisa A. Gauger of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Thomas A. Lemanski of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and sophomore Matthew J. Youngers of Arcade, N.Y., were each awarded $1,500 for their outstanding scholastic achievement.
Clarkson University's Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Kathryn Johnson was recently honored at a ceremony at Lulea University in Sweden. The occasion was the opening of "Utgangspunkten"–literally translated, this means the Starting Point–the new career development center at Lulea University, and one of the first of its kind in Sweden. As Johnson herself mentioned, she is seen as "the mother of the career center."
Clarkson University Professor Shen Joins Asce Executive Committee: Will Serve In Engineering/Mechanical Division
Shen has been active in the division since the late 1980s and was division correspondent to ASCE News. She has served as chair of the Fluids Committee since last year and initiated the subcommittee on granular flow twelve years ago.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Garry Makes $20,000 Gift To Clarkson University Racing: Solar Knights, Formula Sae Teams Are Beneficiaries Of Contribution
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Garry has made a gift to Clarkson University Racing in the form of a $20,000 contribution.
Charles L. Trowbridge of Pittsford, N.Y., a retired vice president of Eastman Kodak Company, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.
Michael A. Gillette, president of Bioethical Services of Virginia Inc. and assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will deliver a lecture titled "Clones, Gene Therapy and Other Ethics Issues" on Monday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Science Center room 311 on the campus of Clarkson University.
A Capital Gain: Clarkson University Student Jill Ward Is Learning How D.C. Works In The Washington Semester Program
Some college students learn about politics and government from textbooks. Others, however, prefer to learn at the source. Jill M. Ward chose the latter.
Retired Household International Chairman Donald Clark Elected Chair Of Clarkson University Board Of Trustees
Donald C. Clark of Wilmette, Ill., has been elected chair of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. Clark retired as chairman of Household International, a major financial services company and one of the nation's largest corporations, in 1996.
Clarkson University's Internet Consulting Group (ICG) and the University's School of Business are offering two hands on computer workshops during the month of December. The workshops, supported in part by funds from the U.S. Department of Education for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE), are a form of public outreach available to educators as well as to interested community members.
Clarkson University recently welcomed a group of potential transfer students from Broome Community College in Binghamton. The students took a guided tour of the ALCOA plant in Massena and toured the Clarkson campus.
Sathyamoorthy was invited by CRC Press to write the book in May 1994 as part of a series in mechanical engineering under the editorship of Professor Frank Kulacki, dean of Engineering at the University of Minnesota. The structural elements included in this text are essential components in a variety of structures and vehicles such as spacecrafts and missiles, underwater vessels, off-shore structures and modern housing.
The Clarkson University Alma Mater will be one of the first melodies heard across the campus when the Clarkson Carillon plays for the first time this Friday, December 5. The generous gift of alumnus and trustee emeritus Gordon Babcock '46, a Verdin Singing Tower was recently installed on the Cheel Campus Center.
Clarkson University Students Provisionally Admitted To Franklin Pierce Law Center Under Newly Signed Articulation Agreement
As an increasing number of professions interface with the law, said Franklin Pierce Law Center Interim Dean James E. Duggan, "we applaud high-school students who are already considering careers in law. We see this as a unique opportunity to help students design a curriculum that best prepares them for careers in the legal profession."
The North Country community is being asked to lend a helping hand to a Colton family who lost their home and all of their possessions--including Christmas gifts-- to fire on Sunday night.
Who Would Go To Class On A Saturday? North Country High School Students Will When Clarkson University's Project Challenge Returns January 24
Once upon a time-- when Ike was liked, rock 'n' roll was considered "devil music," and Willie Mays patrolled center field in the Polo Grounds --students in high school were taught to read, write and count, not to mention duck and cover.
Clarkson Professor Appointed To National Research Council Committee: Risk Assessment Of Exposure To Radon From Drinking Water
Clarkson University Robert A. Plane Professor and Dean of the Graduate School Philip K. Hopke has been appointed to the National Research Council's Committee on the Risk Assessment of Exposure to Radon from Drinking Water. The committee was mandated by last year's Safe Drinking Water Act Re-authorization, due to a Congressional mandate that was placed into the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986.
Clarkson University's student-run Internet Consulting Group (ICG) held two hands-on computer workshops at Salmon River Central School this month. The workshops, titled "Internet K-12 Teachers," are a major component of an outreach program supported in part by funds from the U.S. Department of Education for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE).
Clarkson University's Clarkson Fund office has announced that Michael Ogaard, a junior from Berne, N.Y., has been selected as a CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Student Delegate to attend the combined CASE Districts I and II Conference in Toronto, January 31-February 3.