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Tuesday, May 21, 1996

In search of a dean for ES

The environmental studies faculty council has a meeting scheduled for this afternoon -- Environmental Studies I room 221, at 2 p.m. The agenda includes the usual course changes and academic details, including creation of a new course, Planning 100, "The Evolution of Planning and Resource Management".

And there's bound to be talk of the search for a dean for the ES faculty, to take office when Jeanne Kay's term ends in June 1997. UW's provost, Jim Kalbfleisch, reported on the progress of the search when the ES faculty general assembly met on April 29; here's an excerpt from the minutes of that meeting.

Kalbfleisch stated that the nominating committee invites nominations, advertises the position, internally and externally; and establishes criteria against which nominations and applications may be measured. He stated that the committee will consider all candidates and develop a short list. The candidates will be invited to meet with the committee and/or other persons or groups it may determine.

J. Kalbfleisch stated that the application deadline is April 30th and the committee would like to have a ballot distributed by the end of May. The nominating committee hopes to make a recommendation to the President for the June 17th meeting of Senate.

G. Wall questioned how realistic it is to look outside for applicants given the financial situation. J. Kalbfleisch stated that it was decided by the committee to follow policy 45 as stated and not to seek approval to eliminate advertising the position externally. . . .

L. Guelke asked if there is only one candidate for the position of Dean will the candidate be presented to the Faculty. J. Kalbfleisch stated that the nominating committee will do their best to have the candidate(s) meet with the Faculty.

Convocation ceremonies start tomorrow

This is the week for some 3,081 students to get what they came here for: degrees and diplomas handed out at five sessions of UW's 72nd Convocation. Ceremonies will take place Wednesday afternoon (applied health sciences, environmental studies and independent studies); Thursday afternoon (arts); Friday afternoon (science); Saturday morning (mathematics); and Saturday afternoon (engineering).

Convocation is the time for honorary degrees and other awards -- to people from outside the university and also to UW's own, including distinguished teachers, distinguished professors emeritus, student medal winners and valedictorians.

Montse Sanzsole writes from the bookstore: "With convocation coming up, the UW Sports Shop in the PAC Red North will become the UW Grad Shop. The shop will carry many great gift items and necessities such as film and batteries. It will open Wednesday to Friday, 11 to 4, and Saturday 9 to 5."

Convocation visitor speaks today

One convocation guest is giving a public lecture today that should draw a pretty good crowd. He is William Reeves, a UW graduate and computer animator whose credits include "Toy Story", "Young Sherlock Holmes" and other feature films; there's an Academy Award on his mantelpiece and a spark in his eye. Reeves will talk at 2:30 today, in the Theatre of the Arts, about "Toy Story: Computer Animation Goes to Infinity and Beyond". Everyone is welcome. Reeves is in Waterloo to receive the J. W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation at convocation.

More and more retirements

A few more receptions scheduled in the next few days to honour early-retiring staff and faculty members:

Architect's work on display

Work by Hal Ingberg, described as one of Quebec's finest young architects, is on display this week in the architecture school's gallery in Environmental Studies II. Ingberg is credited with "developing a contemporary architecture that is linked to the humanist tradition". The exhibit this week, titled "Topographies of Anomaly and Indeterminacy", presents his photographs of buildings, fragments and landscapes collected during a stay in Rome. The 38 panels and one model are accompanied by slide projections. The exhibit comes to UW from the design centre of the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.

Volunteers are invited

Briefly, some requests from the local Volunteer Action Centre: Fuller information is available from the VAC at 742-8610.

Chris Redmond -- credmond@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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