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In recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement and in support of his colloid science research, Clarkson University has honored Clarkson Distinguished Professor Goodarz Ahmadi of Potsdam with the Robert R. Hill ’48 Professorship in Mechanical Engineering.
Clarkson Professors' Chemical Engineering Curriculum Units Made Available Online For Educators And Students
A team of Clarkson University faculty has developed several curriculum units in the field of colloidal science and engineering that are now available online for use by educators. The curriculum units were funded through a grant from the Combined Research-Curriculum Development program of the National Science Foundation. They are intended for use in engineering and colloid science classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels at colleges and universities and in advanced high school classes.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown announced today that Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering faculty member Çetin Çetinkaya [CHET-in CHET-in-KY-a] of Potsdam, has been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.
Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies next Sunday, May 11. The weekend will also be marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force officers on Saturday, May 10.
Eric Thacher of Potsdam, associate professor and executive officer in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, was awarded the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award during the 110th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 11.
Clarkson University has redesigned its engineering and manufacturing master’s degree program to offer maximum flexibility for enrolled students and to respond to the changing global industry.
Clarkson University’s Young Scholars, an innovative and challenging program for accelerated students from New York and New England is underway July 13-20.
DuPont has presented Clarkson University with a substantial gift of intellectual property consisting of patents and supporting scientific data. The patents will form the basis of ongoing research at Clarkson.
Clarkson University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Amy Zander of Madrid has received the 2003 Samuel Arnold Greeley Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute, a division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Potsdam native Mark W. Manning of Dedham, Mass.; Joelle B. Maurer of Rochester, N.Y.; and David L. Relyea of Camillus, N.Y., have each received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University.
Clarkson University's 117th Alumni Reunion, held last weekend, was one of the most successful ever, with more than 1,000 visitors to the University's campus, giving the University an opportunity to showcase new directions in leadership and programs, as well as to emphasize the vital importance of alumni in Clarkson's future.
Clarkson University External Affairs Associate and Research Professor Anne S. Williams received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 110th Commencement on Sunday, May 11.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 110th Commencement on Sunday, May 11.
New York State Office of Science, Technology & Academic Research (NYSTAR) Executive Director Dr. Russell W. Bessette M.D. received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 110th Commencement on Sunday, May 11.
Thomas R. Hooper Jr., son of Thomas and Brenda Hooper of Martville, N.Y., received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 110th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 11.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Commends Five Clarkson Physical Therapy Grads For Special Olympics Work
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has recognized five of this year’s Clarkson University Master of Physical Therapy graduates for their volunteer efforts at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games held last month in Dublin, Ireland.
Kirsten E. Griffiths, daughter of James and Patty Griffiths of Chandler, Ariz., received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 110th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 11.
Clarkson University Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Jeffrey Taylor of Potsdam is the co-recipient of the Robert T. Knapp Award, presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The Sigma Chi International Fraternity of Evanston, Ill., has recognized its Clarkson University chapter with its highest undergraduate award for excellent performance in operations and programming for the sixth year in a row.
A coordinated effort to stop an NCAA proposal to eliminate the waiver that allows Division III schools sponsoring a Division I sport to offer athletics scholarships was announced yesterday following a meeting of the Athletic Directors from seven of the eight Institutions affected by the proposal.
Clarkson Professor's Research Into Roadkill Focuses On Impact Of Highways On Native Turtle Population
This summer, North Country residents and seasonal tourists driving cars or riding bicycles over area highways encountered a surprising site: researchers from Clarkson University carefully collecting roadkill, poking around road-side ditches, and wandering waist-deep through marshes holding antennas over their heads.
Mary E. Graham of Canton, professor of organizational studies at Clarkson University's School of Business, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the 110th commencement ceremony held May 11.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity of Richmond, Va., recognized its Clarkson University chapter with its highest award at the annual Grand Chapter Conclave, held in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this month.
Clarkson University will combine its current School of Liberal Arts and School of Science into a new School of Arts and Sciences as of July 1.
C. Michael Elliott of Bethel, Conn.; Cynthia Dowd Greene of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; Paul M. Horne of Ridgefield, Conn.; Alan D. Nolet of Los Altos, Calif.; Michael Santarcangelo of Latham, N.Y., and Michael A. Smith of West Tisbury, Mass., and Chicago, Ill. have been honored with Clarkson University’s highest alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award.
Clarkson University Trustee Charles W. "Skip" Deneka of Dundee, N.Y., received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 110th Commencement on Sunday, May 11. Deneka is a retired Corning Incorporated executive vice president and chief technology officer.
Genny Pond of Pulaski, an engineering professor in the Department of Mathematics and Engineering at Jefferson Community College (JCC) and an alumna of Clarkson University, is the recipient of Clarkson’s 2003 Charles S. Ehrlich ’56 Alumni Admission Award.
More than 700 students from 29 states, 31 countries and 55 of New York's counties were granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Clarkson University's Commencement today (May 11). (One hundred sixty-nine more students received degrees at an earlier ceremony in December.) Close to 4,500 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 10.
Clarkson University is joining St. Lawrence University, Colorado College and Rensselaer in publicly expressing its deep concern about proposed NCAA legislation that would eliminate Division I athletic scholarships for student athletes from eight colleges that offer mostly Division III sports.
Clarkson History Professor's Research Offers Alternative Theory Of Modern Medicalization Of Childbirth
In researching and writing the history of American health care, scholars have emphasized the medicalization of motherhood after the Second World War.
Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Technical Writer Dana M. Barry of Canton has been appointed an honorary president of the scientific board for Ansted University in the British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom.
Clarkson University Professor of Economics H. Sonmez Atesoglu (SOON-mez Ah-TESH-a-loo) has been selected to be included in Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2004, the preeminent biographical reference work of the highest achievers and contributors from throughout the country.
Clarkson University’s Department of Technical Communications will host the 30th annual conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) October 2-4.
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Clarkson’s Chemical Engineering program during the 2003-04 school year. The program was initiated during the academic year 1903-04.
Two Clarkson University students are among ten students from colleges and universities across the state to receive undergraduate engineering scholarships from the New York Association of Consulting Engineers (NYACE).
Expert On Innovative Rehabilitation Programs That Improve The Lives Of Disabled People To Speak At Clarkson
Clarkson University will host Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Sally Gammon on Monday, August 25. Gammon will deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture at the Clarkson Convocation. Her lecture, “Technology Serving Humanity,” will be presented at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Gym on the Clarkson campus and is open to the public.
Clarkson Trustee And Alumnus Paul Horn Of Ibm And Dominick Ventura Of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Keynote Speakers At Technical Meeting
Clarkson University Trustee and Alumnus Paul Horn, a senior vice president and director of research for IBM, and Dominick Ventura, vice president of Global Technical Services for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, were the keynote speakers at the recent Clarkson Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Technical Meeting.
Clarkson University Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Anne Mamary (MAY-MERRY) is a literary consultant for the exhibition “Women: A Gallery Anthology” currently at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. One of Mamary’s writings is also featured in the show.
Clarkson University Professor and Chair of the Department of Technical Communications Bill Karis of Potsdam has been elected vice president of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). He will assume the office of ATTW president in 2005.
The Clarkson University Board of Trustees voted at their meeting Saturday to conclude The Campaign for Clarkson on June 30, one year ahead of schedule and well ahead of its goal. To date, The Campaign has raised $115 million, exceeding its goal of $70 million by 65 percent.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has promoted four faculty members. Daniel ben-Avraham (Potsdam) of the Department of Physics, Scott Fulton (Colton) of the Department of Mathematics, Johndan Johnson-Eilola (St. Regis Falls) of the Department of Technical Communications and Amy K. Zander (Madrid) of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have each been promoted from associate professor to professor, effective July 1.
Clarkson University’s official president’s residence, known as Hepburn House, will be sold. Clarkson Board of Trustees Chair John S. Welch made the announcement in a statement to the Clarkson community this morning.
Clarkson University will celebrate two significant events in October.
The Clarkson Invention Institute (CII) is accepting proposals from inventors and entrepreneurs to design, develop, and potentially market inventions and products. Projects must produce a product that serves a real need, and must be within the capabilities of students working with mentors.
Clarkson University has once again been ranked among the Best National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2004.
Clarkson University Director of Research Rebecca Sutcliffe of Potsdam attended the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration sponsored jointly by Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services Mid-America.
Subrahmanyam S. “Mani” Venkata has been appointed dean of Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, effective January 1, 2004. Venkata is the Palmer Chair in Electrical Engineering and former chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.
Frederick Stone, a 1989 Clarkson University alumnus and registered professional engineer in New York State, has been appointed the director of Clarkson’s award-winning Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) program.
Anthony G. Collins will be inaugurated president of Clarkson University on Saturday, October 11, at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Gym.
Clarkson University junior Thomas Berez (Holland Patent, N.Y.) will have something to put on his resume that few students have: a published article in the premier scholarly journal in the history of science.
Senator Hillary Clinton Recognizes Clarkson University's Role In Joint North Country Economic Initiative
When U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton recently visited the North Country to launch an e-commerce initiative in St. Lawrence County, she recognized Clarkson University faculty and students who have been working successfully with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to help local businesses sell products in the global Internet marketplace.
Biomedical Engineer To Discuss Groundbreaking Work In Repairing Damaged Nervous Systems As Part Of Dedication Of Wallace H. Coulter School Of Engineering Oct. 10
Whether the damage is from a spinal cord injury, a stroke, or a disease like Parkinson's, the common perception is that there's little doctors can do to repair a damaged central nervous system.
Clarkson University And Good Shepherd Announce Partnership To Develop Technological Innovations For People With Disabilities
Clarkson University and Good Shepherd today announced a partnership to develop innovative programs and technologies to help individuals with disabilities reach their greatest potential. The joint announcement was made by Anthony Collins, incoming president of Clarkson University, and Sally Gammon, president and chief executive officer of Good Shepherd, during “Good Shepherd Day” in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The Clarkson University Solar Knights drove their alternative fueled vehicle to top place finishes at the 2003 Tour de Sol: The Great American Green Transportation Festival held during National Transportation Week (May 10-14). The Tour de Sol, which this year featured three festivals in addition to the road-rally competition, took place in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
Mountaineer And Inventor With Disability To Speak As Part Of Wallace H. Coulter School Of Engineering Dedication Oct. 10
Peter Rieke has always been an outdoorsman — working as a logger in Montana, rock climbing in the deserts of the Southwest, and conquering the mountain ranges of South America and Canada.
Clarkson University’s 107th Alumni Reunion will take place July 10-13 on the school’s campus in Potsdam. The event is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the Potsdam Summer Festival and SUNY Potsdam’s Alumni Reunion.
Clarkson University graduate student Jonathan Otter of Oriskany, N.Y., a master’s degree candidate in electrical engineering, received a first prize in the Power Engineering Society’s (PES) 2003 Poster-Paper Contest in the Master’s degree category. The contest took place during the PES general meeting held recently in Toronto.
Undergraduate Research A Priority At Clarkson: 50 Students Deliver Poster And Oral Presentation At Annual Research Symposium
From the development of a treatment technology to remove arsenic from drinking water in small water and domestic water systems to the synthesis of a durable, nontoxic polymer coating for a prosthetic heart valve, some 50 Clarkson University undergraduates presented the results of original research projects at the annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) held recently on campus.
Clarkson Celebrates Anthony G. Collins Inauguration And Wallace H. Coulter School Of Engineering Dedication This Weekend
The dedication of Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the inauguration of Anthony G. Collins as the University’s 16th president take place this weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, on the Clarkson campus in Potsdam.
Dr. Russell W. Bessette, as executive director of NYSTAR, is bringing New York State to prominence in high technology research and economic development. Bessette has led NYSTAR's creation of university-business research partnerships, recognizing that New York's world-class public and private research universities and academic centers are powerful economic development engines that can create new high-tech jobs and opportunity for New Yorkers. Bessette was appointed executive director of NYSTAR by Governor George E. Pataki and unanimously confirmed by the State Senate on January 31, 2000. He was the director of the Instrument and Devices Clinical Laboratory at the Center of Advanced Technology (CAT) at Buffalo from 1985-1989. He has been a leader in academic research for more than 30 years in the fields of science and technology. He has authored or co-authored more than 55 peer-reviewed academic publications, reports and research papers and has authored eight textbook chapters on reconstructive surgery. Most recently, Bessette served as the executive director of the Buffalo Technology Transfer Center at Sisters' Hospital. Bessette also served as a member of President George Bush's Transition Team for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) Technical Writer Dana M. Barry of Canton has received a 2003 APEX Award for Publication Excellence.
Two Clarkson University students have been named among the nation's top undergraduates majoring in science, mathematics and engineering by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for the 2003-04 academic year.
Five Clarkson Physical Therapy Grads Head To Ireland To Volunteer At 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games
Although the ink may still be wet on their diplomas, five recent Clarkson University Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program graduates will donate their expertise and their time serving as volunteers at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held next month in Dublin, Ireland.
Chemical Engineering Professor Ruth E. Baltus Honored With Society Of Women Engineers 2003 Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
Ruth E. Baltus, professor of chemical Eengineering at Clarkson University, is being recognized for her excellence in teaching and contributions to the engineering profession at the Society’s national conference.
Kathryn Johnson of Hannawa Falls, executive director of the Career Center at Clarkson University, was recently elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).
Clarkson University celebrated the dedication of the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering Friday, October 10, at a ceremony and reception held on the Clarkson campus.
Clarkson University sophomore Christopher S. Naro of Corning, N.Y., has been presented with a Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Award from the New York City Post of the Society of American Military Engineers.
Clarkson Master Of Physical Therapy Students Team Up With Local Ranch To Offer Horseback Riding Program For Children With Special Needs
Students in Clarkson University’s Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree program are working with Jonesey’s Riverside Ranch in Ogdensburg to give children with special needs the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding and therapeutic horseback ride.
Anthony G. Collins was inaugurated 16th president of Clarkson University at an installation ceremony held today on the Clarkson campus in Potsdam, N.Y.
The Clarkson University chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a national organization that challenges student groups to create and operate entrepreneurial projects that improve the lives of others through free enterprise, received first place in a regional competition held recently in Connecticut.
Charles R. Craig of Painted Post, N.Y., vice president, Science & Technology, at Corning Incorporated, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.
Ivar Giaever, Institute Professor of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present two lectures at Clarkson University on Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31. The lectures are part of the Shipley Distinguished Lecture Series and are open to the public.
Clarkson Chapter Of National Society Of Black Engineers Wins Region's Small Chapter Of The Year Award
For the second year in a row, the Clarkson University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was recognized with a top award at NSBE’s Region One Spring Conference held recently in New Jersey.
Clarkson University pre-physical therapy students will offer a free “FUNfitness” screening at the Cheel Campus Center on Saturday, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is being conducted in observance of National Physical Therapy Month.
Clarkson University student Erin O’Driscoll of Evans Mills, N.Y., a junior majoring in technical communications, is a recipient of a 2003-04 scholarship from the Society for Technical Communications (STC), a national organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communications.
Why do film and television portray Latinos in unflattering stereotypes and do these industries have an obligation to defuse stereotypical images of Latinos?
A team of four undergraduate students from the Clarkson University School of Business finished in second place at the first annual Bombardier Case Competition hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh last month. Schools from New York, Vermont and Canada participated in the competition. As the second place winner, the Clarkson team received $500 and a Bombardier State Competition cup
Clarkson University has announced the recipients of the 2003 Clarkson Awards for Inspirational High School Educators. The winners will be honored during Commencement Weekend, May 10-11.
Larry Compeau of Canton, professor of organizational and consumer studies at the Clarkson University School of Business, has been named to the editorial review board of the Journal of Retailing, a professional quarterly publication issued by the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University and edited at Babson College in Maryland.
A team of Clarkson University students will compete against 13 U.S. and Canadian university teams in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge March 19-23 in Houghton, Mich.
Clarkson University will hold a public memorial service for Harry W. Paige on Saturday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of Clarkson’s Downtown Snell Hall (downtown campus) across from the Potsdam Village Offices.
Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) has received the first annual Leadership in Nanomaterial R&D Award from Business Communications Company. CAMP Director and Vice Provost for Research S. V. Babu accepted the award on behalf of the Center at a ceremony held yesterday evening during the national Nanoparticles 2003 conference in Cambridge, Mass.
The NCAA Division III Presidents Council voted today to not withdraw Proposal 2-69 from the agenda of the January 2004 NCAA III Convention.
Philip K. Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and director of the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) at Clarkson University, became president of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) at its recent national meeting in Anaheim, Calif. He is completing a three-year cycle that began with his election as vice-president elect, after which he served as vice president of the organization.
Clarkson University’s Mini Baja Team will be one of more than 40 teams competing in the 17th annual SAE Mini Baja East Competition, April 4-6 in Orlando, Fla.
Three Clarkson University undergraduates were among seven students who spent eight days this semester working alongside scientists aboard the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 180-foot scientific research boat the R/V Lake Guardian as it cruised around Lake Ontario.
A generous gift from Robert and Mildred Hill of Hammond, N.Y., has established the Robert R. Hill '48 Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University. The $1-million endowment was created through the gift from the Hills and matching funds designated from the University's $30-million gift received from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation last year. Robert Hill is a native of Canton, N.Y.
Working on solutions to real-world problems is the hallmark of a Clarkson education.
Students will continue to get a boost in their pursuit of graduate studies, thanks to a Department of Education continuing grant recently received by Clarkson University.
“Diversity is not about counting heads but about making heads count” was a central theme of two seminars presented recently to Clarkson University staff, faculty and students by world-renowned motivational speaker and diversity expert Samuel Betances.
The Clarkson University fraternity and sorority community has been honored with a national achievement award by the North American Interfraternity Conference for "contributions and efforts in advancing the fraternal movement."
Economist and environmental regulations expert Dallas Burtraw will speak at Clarkson University on Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in room 213 of Bertrand H. Snell Hall on the Clarkson campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Clarkson University’s Construction Management Team took top-place finishes at the Associated Schools of Construction Region One Construction Management Competition held Saturday and Sunday in Fairfield, N.J. Competing against 12 other university teams, the Clarkson students finished in first place in the heavy/highway division and second place in the commercial building division.
Clarkson University School of Business graduate students have partnered with local middle school and high school students at Massena and Clifton-Fine Central Schools to solve real business problems – from researching additional uses for natural gas to improving tool-cleaning methods at Alcoa.
The Clarkson University chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), an entrepreneurship network serving more than 500 colleges and universities worldwide, received three awards at the organization’s national convention held earlier this month in Chicago.
Clarkson University student Michael Nyberg is becoming accustomed to media attention. After all, the college freshman has been answering reporters’ questions and posing for cameras with the mosquito eradication device he invented since he was just 15 years old.
Clarkson University Named One Of Top Universities For Entrepreneurial Programs By Entrepreneur Magazine
The Clarkson University School of Business ranks among the nation’s top entrepreneurial education programs, according to a recent survey published in the April issue of Entrepreneur Magazine.
Chantal Line Carpentier, an economist for the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), will deliver a lecture at Clarkson University on Monday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in Science Center Room 362 on the Clarkson campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Clarkson Physical Therapy Students Offer Performing Arts Wellness Program To Crane Musicians And Suny Dance Majors
Can musicians who spend hours a day practicing avoid or minimize stress-related injuries? Can dancers who are susceptible to lower extremity and back problems avoid serious injury or recurrent pain?
In a Clarkson University residence hall, business students are on the Internet reviewing federal business opportunities, assessing strategies for bidding on jobs, tracking down service and trade equipment suppliers, and getting together for regularly scheduled board of directors meetings.
Two students and a student team from Clarkson University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) received top awards this year at NSBE’s Region One Fall Conference held recently in Boston.
Daniel ben-Avraham of Potsdam, N.Y., professor of Physics at Clarkson University, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).
Elaine Brown, author, activist and former chairman of the Black Panther Party, will appear at Clarkson University on Monday, February 17, at 8 p.m. in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center.
Clarkson Professor's Research Shows Vital Role Of Drugs In Economic Expansion From Colonial To Present Times
Today, people everywhere consume sugar, chocolate, coffee and tea; many smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol; and to a lesser extent, use drugs derived from opium poppies, coca leaves, and hemp plants.
Sergiy Minko, an expert in colloid science and former senior scientist at the GW Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany, was recently named the Egon Matijević Chair of Chemistry at Clarkson University.
The Clarkson University Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Anthony G. Collins to serve as Clarkson’s 16th president. Collins will take office on July 1, 2003, upon the retirement of current President Denny Brown.
The NCAA's national organizations for faculty athletic representatives and student-athletes have voted to support Clarkson University and seven other Division III schools in the battle to defeat NCAA Proposal 65.
Clarkson University’s Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi), a co-ed professional business student fraternity, earlier this month hosted its annual community holiday party to benefit local children. The business students organized games and activities and distributed new winter coats, hats, gloves and toys to more than 15 children.
An interdisciplinary project at Clarkson University is giving students a valuable opportunity to put to work the engineering and computer skills they have learned in the classroom and giving disabled persons in the North Country a better chance at independent mobility.
Clarkson University President Denny Brown has announced that assistant professors Mary Graham of Canton, and Alexis Maciel, Somendra Pant and Leslie Russek of Potsdam have each been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor.
New York State Governor George E. Pataki and Senator Raymond A. Meier today announced a $4.5-million grant to Clarkson University for biotechnology research. The grant, part of the Senate’s Gen*NY*sis program, will fund Clarkson’s Center for Assistive and Adaptive Technologies, with a focus on rehabilitation engineering and biomaterials.
New York State Governor George E. Pataki received Clarkson University’s highest community service award, the Bertrand H. Snell Award, at a ceremony held today on the Clarkson campus in Potsdam, N.Y.
Fifteen teams, comprising three students each, have signed up to compete in the "End of the World Competition." The project includes design, construction, safety, testing, teamwork, recycling and clean up. The participants, who will be competing for cash prizes, are not given instructions or any project specifications until they arrive for the on-site competition.
Clarkson University’s Center for Health Sciences and Physical Therapy recently expanded its facilities and renovated space to meet the demands of its growing master’s degree program and to improve clinical services available to North Country residents.
Clarkson University's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter has been recognized for a business ethics educational video that team members developed and exhibited in public schools last October as part of a SIFE's National Business Ethics Month.
Noted historian, author and engineer Carl Bernard Mack will speak on African-American history and heritage at Clarkson University on Saturday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center and is open to the public.
This fall, Clarkson University students in the junior Honors course "Art & Literature on Water in Motion" studied fluid mechanics and aesthetics as they designed water fountains. The students' designs included a memorial reproduction of the World Trade Center and a fanciful Yorkshire terrier named "Lily."
The 2003 award winner will be announced during USASBE's annual conference held later this month, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. During the conference, Clarkson will make a presentation to the judges on its undergraduate business and entrepreneurship curriculum. The other finalist, the University of Illinois, will also make a presentation.
Charles and Lucia Shipley have donated $2 million to Clarkson University for an endowed chair to honor Victor K. LaMer Professor of Chemistry Egon Matijević for a lifetime of professional achievement in the field of colloid chemistry. The gift from the Shipleys was announced at a formal dinner at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting held in Boston. The dinner followed a special symposium held in honor and recognition of Matijević’s pioneering work in monodispersed colloids and fine particle science and engineering. “Egon Matijević is a positive thinker who radiates optimism and enthusiasm and whose resourcefulness and creativity inspire confidence in others,” said Charles Shipley. “He takes pride in pursuing and achieving the previously impossible. Egon’s knowledge and experience have helped the Shipley Company in so many ways since our association commenced in 1970, from helping us win a patent suit to improving a unique colloidal product that is still in use.” Shipley noted that the establishment of this endowed chair in Matijević’s name recognizes not only an outstanding and creative scientist, but also a brilliant teacher who has shaped many lives. Charles and Lucia Shipley are long-time friends and supporters of Clarkson. Both entrepreneurs, the Shipleys founded and built the Shipley Company into a multi-million dollar international corporation that has made significant discoveries in the field of specialty chemicals for the electronics industry. The company’s early involvement in microelectronics and semiconductors has resulted in many technological innovations and numerous domestic and foreign patents. The Shipley family foundation endows a Clarkson fellowship in chemistry, underwrites the Shipley Distinguished Lecture Series, and named the Shipley Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business. Matijević is currently the Victor K. LaMer Chair of Chemistry at Clarkson. During his 45-year career at the institution he has left an indelible mark through his leadership in research and his dedication to teaching. Matijević’s former students remember him as an entertaining and effective lecturer who held his students to high standards. Matijević’s research focuses on synthesizing minute particles with precise shapes, sizes and composition, and studying their properties. Through his synthesis techniques, he can create particles that meet specific requirements, and the effects of his groundbreaking research are far reaching. Some applications are medical, such as drug particles of uniform size that deliver a medication more quickly and consistently or asthma medication that aerosolizes more effectively. Some applications take advantage of the diverse optical properties of different particle sizes, shapes and composition, and involve pigments for a variety of applications, such as color filters, printer inks and paper whiteners. Other work in which Matijević has been involved includes developing materials for multilayer capacitors, improving materials used in the production of computer chips, and mitigating water and air pollution. Matijević arrived at Clarkson in 1957 as a post-doctoral fellow. In 1965 he established the Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, the first of its kind in the U.S. He has received many honors nationally and internationally. He is the only individual to receive all three major awards of the American Chemical Society in his field of colloid chemistry: The Kendall Award (1972), the Langmuir Distinguished Lecturer Award (1985), and the Ralph K. Iler Award (1993). He was also honored with the Thomas-Graham Award in 1985, the highest prize of the oldest colloidal society in the world, Germany’s Kolloid Gesellschaft. Matijević has published 550 papers and holds more than 12 patents. Although he gave up teaching undergraduates a decade ago, he still maintains a busy schedule lecturing and offering courses worldwide. He has delivered as many as 60 plenary and keynote lectures at meetings and symposia in dozens of countries.
Philip K. Hopke, Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Clarkson University, has been invited to participate in a three-day international scientific symposium to be held May 14-16 in the Netherlands.
Although doctors told Angelo Suriano he'd never walk after a 1986 car accident paralyzed him from the waist down, the now 43-year-old paraplegic of Stockholm, N.Y., is training hard to become the first disabled musher in the famed Iditarod sled dog race.
Clarkson University Professor Egon Matijevic and his wife Bozica have donated a sculpture by Italian artist Domenico Colanzi to the University in honor of Matijevic's 80th birthday and in celebration of his 45 years of professional service to Clarkson.
William Wilcox of Potsdam, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, was recently named "Clarkson Distinguished Professor" in recognition of his high level of scholarly achievement and service to the University.
It is 5:30 a.m. Outside it is still dark. Inside the Science Center building on the Clarkson University campus students crowd a narrow hallway. Some are half asleep on the floor. Others lean against the walls. It looks like a scene outside a box office before tickets for a rock concert go on sale.
The Clarkson University fraternity and sorority community has been honored with a national award for its high academic achievement.
The tradition of interactive learning and appreciating all that makes people unique will continue on Nov. 8, 2003, as SUNY Potsdam hosts the 10th annual World in Potsdam Diversity Festival.
Now the Clarkson team has six weeks to design and create a robot that collects and stacks plastic storage containers within a designated area of a 24 feet by 54 feet playing field.
Over 160 Clarkson University students, faculty and staff attended dinner and a play to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday evening. The event was sold out, filling the Barben rooms in Cheel Campus Center. Student Kazadi Thomas, who helped to organize the program, said, "I was moved by the audience and by the performance. We had high expectations for this event, but this exceeded them."
Clarkson University Chemistry Professor Ramesh Patel was a speaker at a National Institutes of Health-sponsored scientific symposium on the physiological effects of drug abuse held last month in Maryland.
Clarkson University senior Diane Brzozowski of Apalachin, N.Y., is the recipient of the American Microchemical Society's (AMS) 2002 Undergraduate Award.