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ISSUE DATE: January 8, 2001


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Life Returns Next Week
While move-in week for the spring semester will not feature the massive influx of new students experienced in August, the campus will still get a sharp jolt back to life beginning Jan. 16 when new freshmen and international students arrive. The residence halls will open for returning students on the 18th. Even though the logistics for this move-in period will be much less demanding than the fall move in, Student Development will gladly welcome volunteers to help with the new and international students on the afternoon of Jan. 16. Call Robin Cohen at x3616 for more information.



Hamid Azari (Economics) presented a paper entitled "Turnover Times of Production Capital in U.S. Manufacturing (1976-1994)" at the International Workshop on Production, Planning and Control, hosted by Facultes Universitaires Catholiques de Mons at Mons-Belgium in October.

Oil Paintings on canvas by Susan Miiller (Fine Art) were presented in the following national exhibitions:

Simin Mazayeni (Economics) presented "Comments on Educational Attainment and Labor Market Entry of Second Generation Immigrants" and "Comments on Decentralization and Economic Development: An Evolutionary Approach" at the 56th Congress of the International Institute of Public hosted by the University of Seville, Spain, in August.

Wenshan Jia (Communication and Media) presented "Chinese mediation and its cultural foundation" and "Chinese communication scholarship as an expansion of communication and culture paradigm," and acted as a respondent for the panels "The Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Chinese-Western Intercultural Communication" and "Hong Kong's Transition, Media and Culture" at the National Communication Association (NCA) annual convention in Seattle, Wash., in November. He has also been elected as one of the six paper reviewers for the International and Intercultural Division of NCA and one of the four paper reviewers for Association of Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS, an affiliate of NCA). He will judge and select papers submitted to the two divisions for public presentation at the NCA 2001 convention in Atlanta, Ga.

Noreen van Valkenburgh (Economics) presented a paper titled "Medicaid Managed Care and the Physician Market Place - the Case of Orange County, New York" at the Northeast Business and Economics Association's 27th annual conference in Islandia, N.Y., in October.


Appointments, Awards, Honors, and Recognition

C. R. Seshu (Economics) was selected by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to participate in the Bank's 41st Central Banking Seminar, which is being held today in New York City.


Alumni in the news

Michael Fox, a 1989 graduate, published his first novel,"Luck to Lose." The novel is a mystery and the action takes place in and around Queens, N.Y., and is loosely based on Fox's experiences while employed at the Queens District Attorney's Office.


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