VOLUME 32, NUMBER 15 THURSDAY, December 7, 2000

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Shambhu Upadhyaya, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and director of the Electronic Test Design Automation Lab, has received an IBM Faculty Partnership Award for $40,000 and an IBM Equipment Award worth $42,285.

He will use the funds to enhance his research activity in the area of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Testing and to build a research-and-educational facility in the area of VLSI Testing. The award was one of 50 given out nationwide in 2000-01 to recognize the quality of a researcher's work and its importance to IBM Corp.

Alan Selman, professor of computer science and engineering, will assume the editorship of Theory of Computing Systems in January. The journal publishes original research from all areas of theoretical computer science.

Susan Bennett, clinical associate professor and director of the Physical Therapy Program in the Department of Physical Therapy, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, has been named one of Kaleida Health's Women in Medicine award winners for 2000. Bennett also was honored recently at the 22nd annual Multiple Sclerosis Dinner of Champions.

Donna S. Rice, associate vice president for student affairs, recently was part of the Women in Society Delegation to Egypt sponsored by the People to People Ambassador Programs. The delegation visited Cairo and Luxor and met with officials of such Egyptian educational and self-help programs as the government-run Community Development Program, the Social Fund for Development and the Young Moslem Association.

An article written by Sarunas Milisauskas, professor of anthropology, entitled "Marija Gimbutas: Some Observations about her Early Years, 1921-44," about the well-known Lithuanian archaeologist and feminist, will be published in the December issue of Antiquity.

Donald Pollock, associate professor of anthropology, participated in a conference sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the Wenner-Gren Foundation on the various Arawakan Indian tribes in South America.

The academic catalog of the Law School is the recipient of a prestigious silver award from the internationally renowned University and College Designers Association (UCDA). The UCDA Awards Competition and Show selects and exhibits the best in contemporary printed and electronic communications for educational institutions. Members of the catalogue team are graphic designer Rebecca Farnham of the Office of Creative Services in the Division of University Communications; Ilene Fleischmann, associate dean for alumni and communications in the law school; Peter Pitegoff, vice dean for academic affairs in the law school, and Jack Cox, the school's associate dean for admissions and financial aid.

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