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Wednesday, August 9, 1995
Road test redux
An experimental "raised walkway," which was supposed to be built Friday but was delayed by rain, was built yesterday across the service road to the Village 2 loading dock, says David Churchill of the plant operations department.
The walkway (and expected future ones) will function like a speedbump and is designed as such to calm traffic along the ring road, especially after existing less-than-standard crosswalks are removed next week. Other traffic controls on campus will come in future weeks.
Banquet ends gathering
The annual board meeting of Children's International Summer Villages, an international organization promoting peace education, wraps up today with a final international banquet at Federation Hall. The banquet will be followed by dancing forthe approximately 250 delegates from over 50 countries.
The past week's meeting at UW marks only the third time the organization (founded in 1951) has held an annual meeting in Canada.
Campus positions aplenty
The week's positions available list is being circulated to departments today, asis normal when the Gazette isn't published. Here's a summary of the listings, also available on UWinfo:
For more information, call human resources at ext. 2524.
- Computing Support Professional, Dept. of Computing Services, USG 9
- Graduate Secretary, Physics, USG 4
- Manager, Federation Hall, Federation of Students, USG 8
- Ergonomist (one-year contract), Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, USG 9
- Course Notes Administrator, Institute for Improvement in Quality and Productivity, USG 4
- Administrative Secretary, Institute for Improvement in Quality and Productivity, USG 4
- Secretary (part-time), Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, USG 4
- Graduate Records Assistant, University Graduate Office, USG 4
PhD oral examinations
From the faculty of mathematics graduate office come these two notices of PhD theses that will be defended in September:
- Adam Kolkiewicz, department of statistics and actuarial science, "M-estimation for Autoregression Processes with Stable Innovations," Supervisor -- Dr. D.L. McLeish. On display in the mathematics faculty graduate office (MC 5090) untilSeptember 6. Oral defence on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. in MC 6091A.
- Andrej Brodnik, department of computer science, "Searching in Constant Time and Minimum Space," Supervisor -- Dr J.I. Munro. On display in mathematics graduate office until September 8. Oral defence on Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. in DC 1304.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Three days after the Enola Gay's drop of "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, a B-29 bomber named Bock's Car carried the "Fat Man" plutonium bomb towards the city of Kokura, but because of clouds and poor visibility over that city, the bomber instead headed for Nagasaki, a secondary target. At 11:02 a.m. local time, the bomb dropped, killing an estimated 70,000 people. Expectedly, controversy still rages over decisions that led up to these fateful days.
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