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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
And there's bound to be talk of
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
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
"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:
- To honour Joan Hadley and Ted Cross of the office of research,
tomorrow (May 22) from 3 to 5 p.m. in Needles Hall room 3004.
Information: Cindy Futher, ext. 6040.
- To honour Peter Brillinger, Larry Davidson, Betty Weber and
Ron Dunkley of the faculty of mathematics, Wednesday, June 5, from
4 to 6 p.m. at the University Club. Information: Wendy Zehr, ext. 6508.
- To honour Roger Downer, Bill Inniss, Jack Pasternak, Lili
Pasternak, Joan Venn and Kuruvila Zachariah of the biology
department, Thursday, June 6, starting at 4 p.m. in the Flamingo
Room, South Campus Hall, with a dinner to follow. Information: Wendy
Mertz, ext. 3943.
- To honour Trevor Boyes, Jim Boniface, Steve Little and Bruce
Pinder of the registrar's office, Thursday, June 13, from 4 to 6
p.m. at the University Club. Information: Pat Kalyn, ext. 2264.
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.
- Board members for an "umbrella literacy organization", with
expertise in resource development, board process and structure, or
media, public relations and marketing. Listing 078-1352.
- Newsletter assistant for an agency providing mediation,
victim-offender reconciliation and sexual abuse treatment. Listing
- Cinema volunteer to coordinate a weekly video presentation for
residents at a long-term care facility. Listing 024-1579.
- Volunteers for the Multicultural Festival set for June 29 and
30 in Victoria Park -- to do face painting, help as parking
attendants, unload supplies or work in the information booth.
Call 745-2531 for more information.
- Therapeutic garden program assistant for Sunnyside Home, someone
to work with Alzheimer patients about two hours a week. Listing
Chris Redmond -- email@example.com
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