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Wednesday, April 19, 1995

MONEY FOR SHELVES: The Ontario government has promised $400,000 for a library storage facility to be shared by UW, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph. Both Waterloo and Guelph already have library books in warehouses. The new facility, somewhere "within easy reach" of all three campuses, is meant to be a more efficient way of keeping them off campus but available for quick recall when needed. The government's news release said the storage facility will let the three universities make room for new library acquisitions for the next 25 years.

CONVOCATION HONOURS: Four retired faculty members will be named "distinguished professor emeritus" at next month's convocation ceremonies. They are David Winter of kinesiology, Melvin Lerner of psychology, Warren Ober of English, and Erwin Dumbroff of biology. In addition, Arthur Beaumont of applied mathematics will be named an "honorary member of the university".

And UW will give nine honorary degrees. The recipients:

Charles Bronfman, chairman of Seagram
Kenneth Murray, retired president of J. M. Schneider
Theresa Lau Po, Hong Kong business and community leader
Andrew Sarlos, Toronto financier and member of UW's board of governors
Felix Franks, plant scientist at Cambridge University
Digby McLaren, Canadian earth scientist
Hans Buhlmann, actuarial professor in Zurich
Norio Okada, disaster researcher at Kyoto University, Japan
Chang-Lin Tien, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

NO GAZETTE is being published today, so the Positions Available list is being circulated to departments by the human resources department, and is also available on UWinfo. Two jobs are listed today:

Apprentice painter, plant operations
Secretary, psychology, grade USG 3

Also, here's word of a PhD oral defence:

Candidate, Mohammad Mahjoob-Jahromi, department of mechanical engineering. Thesis title: "On the Identification and Control of Adaptive ER Fluid-Based Structures". Supervisors, H. Martin and F. Ismail. Oral defence: Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at 10 a.m. in Carl Pollock Hall room 4335.

NATURAL GAS will be shut off in Engineering 1 (A and B wings only) tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the plant operations department advises.

GRAPHICS EXPRESS manager Colette Nevin reports that last week's Easter egg hunt was a great success, with 37 winners -- including Mike Rowe, former director of graphic services and patriarch of the staff association. Nevin reports that the camera has been fixed at last, and the passport photo service is operational again at Graphics Express, on the South Campus Hall concourse.

FORUM TONIGHT: An "investment and technology forum" on "Angel Financing: Not Always Made in Heaven" takes place from 6:30 to 9 tonight in the Festival Room, South Campus Hall. Information: 579-7834.

Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004