Campus News - November 12, 2001
Gordon to stay at UNM
UNM President William C. Gordon was named one of three finalists for the position
of chancellor of the University System of Georgia early last month.
Recently, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents announced that Thomas C. Meredith, chancellor of the University System of Alabama, accepted the position, effective. Jan. 2, 2002. He succeeds Chancellor Stephen R. Portch, who announced in May that he was stepping down.
Give and take continuing eduction classes
UNM faculty and staff can still use their tuition waiver benefit for several
non-credit courses offered through the Division of Continuing Education and
Classes that start mid-semester are primarily computer and information technology
related, but include personal and professional development classes, said Kim
Jarigese, division marketing manager.
Registration for the 2002 spring semester opens Dec. 3. Popular classes fill
Employees may also want to consider a non-credit Continuing Education class as a holiday gift, Jarigese said. Gift certificates are available in the registration office, 277-0077.
UNM ranked for materials science citations
UNM is ranked 5th out of the top 100 federally funded institutions for the
impact of materials science papers during the years 1996-2000 by the Institute
for Scientific Information (ISI).
The list is published in ISIs Science Citation Index, which measures
the number of times a paper is cited by other researchers.
Abhaya K. Datye, director of UNMs Center for Micro-Engineering Materials (CMEM), said the ranking shows that UNM has a broad-based materials science effort, since it includes all papers from UNM and their citation frequency.
Jeff Brinker, co-director of UNMs Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, said, The fact that out of hundreds of universities conducting materials science research, UNM has the fifth-highest citation ranking means that our collective materials science research effort is highly valued within the scientific community.
Library dean is on leave
UNM General Library Dean Robert L. Migneault is on leave effective immediately,
UNM Provost Brian Foster has announced.
Frances C. Wilkinson, assistant dean in the General Library, will serve as acting dean, he said.
Foster said Migneault is on leave because of confidential, personnel matters.
Signed language interpreters available
Departments who would like signed language interpreters for events, programs
and lectures should notify the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Office four
days in advance with the pertinent information handy.
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