Campus News - November 12, 2001

In Brief

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 Community Services.

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 quickly.

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 ISI’s Science Citation Index, which measures the number of times a paper is cited by other researchers.
Abhaya K. Datye, director of UNM’s 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 UNM’s 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.

Call 277-6605.

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