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ISSUE DATE: December 18, 2000


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Chancellor's & Distinguished Awards
The Committee on Research, Awards and Leaves is accepting nominations for the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence for 2001 and Distinguished Service Professorships. The awards and professorships fall into three general categories:

The deadline for submissions of nominations to the Committee on Research, Awards and Leaves is Jan. 22. Campus guidelines for these programs are available on the shared "H" drive in the "Chancellor's & Dist. Awards Series" file. Complete policies and procedures are available on the SUNY Web site For additional information, contact Michelle Atkins at x3280.

Residence Hall I Cap-off; Name Next
Builders of the news residence hall, Sweet Construction, will celebrate the completion of the steel framing with a "capping off" ceremony Monday. With the ceremony, the highest steel beam will be put in place, marking a major construction milestone for the residence hall, which is on schedule to open for students for the fall 2001 semester. On Thursday, the College Council approved the university's recommended names for the residence halls and forwarded them to the SUNY Board of Trustees for final approval. The proposed names are Esopus Hall and Lenape Hall, which were chosen to recognize the Native American tribes' ongoing influence in this region of New York.



. . . Ottaway Fellow Sydney Schanberg met with local media, Journalism faculty and students on Dec. 11. He expressed his excitement about the opportunity to work with future reporters and their roles in seeking truth and serving as the voice for the powerless. He was joined by Jim Ottaway Jr., who made the donation that created the endowed professorship named for his father. Ottaway said Schanberg's journalism ethics and values parallel James H. Ottaway Sr.'s.

. . . Nearly 100 diplomats, academics, and human rights and humanitarian experts converged on the Mohonk Mountain House Dec. 7 for the "International Peace Conference: Lessons from the Conflict in Kosovo," convened by the university and supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Mohonk Consultations. Kathleen Dowley (Political Science) and Gail Parisi-Morehouse (Continuing Education) coordinated the conference, which featured participation by the chair and co-chair of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo in a two-day analysis and discussion of the Commission's report, findings and recommendations.


Students in the news

Campus Auxiliary Services recently awarded 10 scholarships to student employees. The $600 scholarships are awarded to full-time students employed by CAS or Food Service based on a short essay submission describing how working in auxiliary services has been a "positive experience" and input from the applicant's supervisor regarding work attitude and reliability. The scholarships went to: Kelli Bonagura, James Fosco, Amy Gambino, Naotaka Higashiyama, Jennifer Lawton, Kimi Maloof, Miki Nishioka, Joshua Reed, Katherine Taisey and Danielle Berardini.


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