Faculty and Staff Notes
Chancellor on Awards Panel
Chancellor James Oblinger served on the Magrath Engagement Award Presidential Review Committee Oct. 8 as part of the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference in Madison, Wisc. The award is named for C. Peter Magrath, former president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), who promoted community engagement as an integral part of the mission of public universities and their faculty. NASULGC will present the $20,000 award at its annual conference in November.
Oblinger also was recently invited to participate in a China – U.S. Higher Education Forum jointly sponsored by NASULGC and the China Education Association for International Exchange in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 24. Oblinger facilitated a panel discussion entitled, “Student Mobility: Program and Degree Integration with Home Campuses.”
Building a Better Lumberton
Professor Emeritus of Architecture Henry Sanoff is mentioned as one of the consultants who is helping the town of Lumberton restore its historic district. See the Fayetteville News article for more.
Charles Joyner Art on Display
Professor of Art + Design Charles Joyner’s artwork will be in an exhibition titled “Patterns of Commonality” at the Long View Gallery, a project of The Collectors Gallery in Raleigh. The exhibition runs from Sept. 7 through Nov. 24 with gallery talks by Joyner on Wednesday evenings.
Dean Connects With 1,000 Students
Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering, had the opportunity to mentor over 1,000 Tampa Bay area middle school students on Oct. 4, as part of a long-term “Global Connectivity” collaboration between students at Centennial Campus Middle School and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Fla. More
Denis Jackson Retires
Denis S. Jackson, assistant vice-chancellor for Extension, Engagement and Economic Development and director of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education is retiring Nov. 1 after 40 years at NC State. More
Judy Beaver in the Information Technology Division is retiring after 30 years of service in state government, including 23 years at NC State. A retirement party is being held at Caldwell Lounge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 29.
Deloitte Gift Supports Professorship
Mark Beasley, director of the ERM Initiative at the College of Management has been named the Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management. The professorship is funded by a gift from the Deloitte Foundation. More
Innovation in Innovation
Mitzi Montoya, Zelnak Professor of Innovation Marketing, and her colleagues in the college have launched the Services and Product Innovation (SPI) Initiative. It draws on the expertise of a number of faculty members who have been working in the area of services management, part of IBM’s Services Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME) initiative. Montoya and Lynda Aiman-Smith are among presenters at the upcoming IBM University Day in Research Triangle Park on Oct. 30. Visit the new SPI website.
New Director for Internship Development
Brendalee McCarthy joins the college as director of career and internship development, a new position that reflects the importance of internships and other real-world work experience for all students as part of their academic programs. The new position complements career resources already in place for graduate students. More
Professor Elected President of European Org
Dr. Thierry Olivry, professor of immunodermatology, has been elected president of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD) for a two-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2008. ECVD is a veterinary specialty organization that was established in 1991 by members of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology in response to a growing demand for specialized veterinary care for companion animals and a need to harmonize the certification of specialists within Europe.