VOLUME 33, NUMBER 28 THURSDAY, May 9, 2002


send this article to a friend

Myron A. "Mick" Thompson, associate provost and executive director of the Graduate School, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University. Located in Malmö, Sweden, the World Maritime University operates under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. Serving students from more than 140 countries and territories, the World Maritime University is a member of the Association of European Universities, the International Association of Universities and the Council of Graduate Schools (USA).

Alexander C. Brownie, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry, is the co-organizer of the 10th Conference on the Adrenal Cortex, to be held June 15-18 in the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco prior to the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. This conference series was begun by Brownie and his wife, Willie Brownie-Bakhuizen, in 1984 with the initial meeting held at UB. The conference, held every two years, brings together the leading researchers in this field, including basic and clinical scientists from Asia, Europe, South Africa, Australia and South America as well as the United States and Canada.

Alan Selman, professor of computer science and engineering, has been selected to receive the ACM-SIGACT (Association for Computing Machinery-Special Interest Group on Automata and Computability Theory) Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes Selman for years of distinguished service to the SIGACT community. He will receive the award at the annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing conference, being held in Montreal May 19-21.

Kris Spaeth, a senior in the Department of Biological Sciences, will receive the Christopher White Memorial Award honoring an outstanding graduating senior student in the department who will be going on to graduate school. Spaeth will receive the award at the departmental commencement ceremony on Saturday.

J. Theodore Pena, associate professor of classics, has begun a three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the advanced study and publication of Roman-period pottery recovered in Rome. This work, which will be carried out by an international team of eight scholars, involves the application of a battery of techniques to the description, analysis and interpretation of a large quantity of ceramic materiel from the period 50 to 500 C.E.

Front Page | Top Stories | Briefly
Kudos | Mail | Sports | Exhibits, Notices, Jobs
| Current Issue | Comments? | Archives
Search | UB Home | UB News Services | UB Today