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                                                                                 celebrates 100 years on campus.                             about tracking near-Earth objects.

                                                  Volume 34 Number 9           October 10, 2002

Noted speakers address ‘The Idea of the University’ at SHC conference
By Franklin                                                                                    academic humanities today during a two-           speakers include: Stanley Fish, dean of the
Crawford                                                                                       day conference on campus, “The Idea of the        College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and
                                                                                               University,” sponsored by the Society for         professor of English and criminal justice at
   The university                                                                              the Humanities at Cornell (SHC).                  the University of Illinois-Chicago; Catharine
system increasingly                                                                               Conference events will be Friday, Oct. 18,     Stimpson, dean of the Graduate School of
resembles a corpo-                                                                             2 to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to    Arts and Sciences and University Professor at
rate or business en-                                                                           6 p.m., with all sessions in 700 Clark Hall.      New York University; and Daniel Fallon,
terprise for a vari-                                                                           The conference is free and open to the public.    chair of the Carnegie Corp.’s education divi-
ety of reasons,                                                                                   Dominick LaCapra, director of the SHC          sion. Joining the concluding panel discussion
largely economic                                                                               and the Bowmar Professor of Humanistic            will be Cornell Provost Biddy Martin and
but also societal. Rawlings                      Rudenstine             Fish                   Studies at Cornell, will provide opening          President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes. (See
While this shift has                                                                           remarks on Friday, to be followed by guests       complete schedule on Page 2.)
benefited many academic units in terms of        ences, say leading academic humanists.        speakers, including Cornell President Hunter         “While there are many good historical,
resource allocation, it has tended to               These issues, among others, will be ad-    Rawlings and Neil Rudenstine, Harvard             sociological and economic studies of the
marginalize the humanities and social sci-       dressed by some of the foremost thinkers in   University president emeritus. Saturday’s                                 Continued on page 2

CU’s James York is                                                  An inside run in the sun
winner of physics’
Heineman Prize
By David Brand
    James W. York, a professor of phys-
ics at Cornell who theorizes about
universal time, space and gravity, has
been awarded the prestigious Dannie
Heineman Prize for Mathematical
Physics by the American Physical So-
ciety and the American Institute of
Physics. The prize is regarded as one York
of the world’s major scientific awards, and at least six Nobel
Prize winners are among previous recipients.
    York, a theorist in the rarified field of mathematical
physics, shares the prize with Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat of
the Faculté des Sciences de Paris, who in 1979 became the
first woman elected to the 300-year-old French Academy of
Sciences. The value of the prize is $7,500.
    The prize was awarded for the two scientists’ separate
and joint work in proving the existence of solutions to
Einstein’s gravitational field equations. “The new form of
the equations was required to be practical from the point of
view of developing computer simulations,” said York. “The                                                                                              Robert Barker/University Photography
                                                                    Julie Ryckbost ’06, who runs three times a week, gets in some laps in Barton Hall Oct. 8. She said
original form of the equations was unwieldy in this respect,        this was the first time this semester she’s come inside to run.
and no one had been able to carry out even the first step of
                                        Continued on page 6

CU’s 19th century teaching machines collection to be part of digital library
By Bill Steele                                                                                                                                   tion. The NSDL project is scheduled for
                                                                                                                                                 completion in two years.
    Cornell’s collection of 220 mechanical                                                                                                           The kinematic models were developed
teaching machines from the 19th century,                                                                                                         for research and teaching by German engi-
the largest such collection in the world, soon                                                                                                   neering professor Franz Reuleaux (1829-
will be available on the Internet to students                                                                                                    1905), who taught at a technical university
and teachers.                                                                                                                                    in Berlin. He was the founder of modern
    The National Science Foundation (NSF)                                                                                                        kinematics, or the science of motion, and a
has awarded Cornell University Library a                                                                                                         forerunner of modern design theory of ma-
$725,088 grant to create a digital collection                                                                                                    chines. Some 800 Reuleaux machines were
of the machines for the National Science                                                                                                         built, but most of those stored in Europe
Digital Library (NSDL).                                                                                                                          were destroyed during World War II.
    “We’re trying to bring the models back                                                                                                       Reuleaux believed that machines could be
into use as they were originally designed.                                                                                                       deconstructed into simple elements, and the
They were designed for classroom use,”                                                                                                           collection was supposed to illustrate these
explained Francis C. Moon, the J.C. Ford                                                                                                         principles. The machines range from simple
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace                                                                                                            examples of basic gearing mechanisms to
Engineering and curator of the Cornell                                                                                                           detailed reproductions of watch movements.
Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Models.                                                                                                             Cornell’s collection was purchased in the
“But rather than being limited to one class-                                                                                                     late 1800s by Andrew Dickson White, the
room, this will be a national resource. We                                                            Nicola Kountoupes/University Photography   first president of Cornell and American am-
plan to have more than just static pictures.     John Saylor, left, principal investigator for the K-MODDL Project, and Francis                  bassador to Germany, who is believed to have
                                                 C. Moon, curator of the Cornell Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Models, hold
We will allow the user to walk around the        two of 220 machine models that will be depicted in virtual reality and in
                                                                                                                                                 met Reuleaux during his diplomatic service.
models and even move them, see them move,        simulation in an online version of the collection that will become part of the                      The K-MODDL project will expand a
and associate the [physical] models with the     National Science Digital Library.                                                               pilot database of still images and descriptive
mathematical models.”                                                                                                                            records of Cornell’s Reuleaux models, de-
    The Kinematic Models for Design Digi-        of digital images (still and moving) of me-   the underlying principles by which machines       veloped with funding from Cornell Univer-
tal Library (K-MODDL) will be a collection       chanical models that were designed to teach   work, focusing initially on Cornell’s collec-                              Continued on page 2
2     October 10, 2002                Cornell Chronicle

Conference continued from page 1
university, there is relatively little good criti-
                                                               Going up                                                                                       NOTABLES
cal analysis of its current state and how it
came about,” said LaCapra in describing the                                                                                                                      Keven Uchida, a research associate with
importance of the conference that, he said,                                                                                                                   the Space Infrared Telescope Facility
is intended to help fill that gap.                                                                                                                            (SIRTF) team in the Department of As-
    “Another closely related issue is the na-                                                                                                                 tronomy, has been awarded a certificate of
ture of a liberal arts education given the                                                                                                                    appreciation by the Jet Propulsion Labora-
structure of the contemporary university                                                                                                                      tory (JPL). The certificate recognizes
and its relation to the larger social, eco-                                                                                                                   Uchida’s work in aligning each of SIRTF’s
nomic and political world,” LaCapra added.                                                                                                                    three instruments with the telescope. This
    The conference is part of SHC’s yearly                                                                                                                    involved the writing of code to directly
theme-focused fellowship programs that                                                                                                                        control the motions of the mission’s space-
attract innovative scholars from around the                                                                                                                   craft. JPL, in Pasadena, Calif., is manager
world. SHC was established at Cornell in                                                                                                                      for SIRTF, the last of NASA’s four large
1966 to support research and encourage                                                                                                                        orbiting observatories. The launch is sched-
imaginative teaching in the humanities. It is                                                                                                                 uled for Jan. 9, 2003. Uchida’s JPL certifi-
intended to be, at once, a research institute,                                                                                                                cate reads: “Certificate of Appreciation for
a stimulus to educational innovation and a                                                                                                                    your groundbreaking and back breaking
continuing society of scholars.                                                                                                                               work on IOC sequence development.” Dave
    SHC promotes research on central con-                                                                                                                     Gallagher, SIRTF project manager, and
cepts, methods and problems in the humani-                                                                                                                    Mike Werner, project scientist, presented
ties and encourages serious and sustained                                                                                                                     the award.
discussion between teachers and learners at
all levels.                                                                                                                                                                        ◆
    For more information about the confer-                                                                                                                        Students Jeff Ericksen and Luke Vernon
ence, contact Mary Ahl at SHC, 255-4068                                                                                                                       have been named winners of the Cornell
or <>.                                                                                                                                        Center for Advanced Human Resource Stud-
                                                                                                                                                              ies “Best Student Paper Award,” sponsored
                                                                                                                                                              by global career services company Lee Hecht
 The Idea of the University                                                                                        Bob Kausner/University Photography
                                                                                                                                                              Harrison and Verizon Communications.
                                                                                                                                                              Ericksen will receive $1,200 for his winning
 conference schedule:                                          Members of the Cornell United Way Cabinet, from left, Mike Esposito,
                                                               Patty Ard, Carolyn Ainslie and John McKeown, stand by the United Way
                                                                                                                                                              graduate-level paper, “Mobilizing and
                                                               campaign thermometer erected on the hill by the A.D. White House. This
                                                                                                                                                              Launching Project Teams to Capitalize on
 Friday, Oct. 18                                                                                                                                              Emerging Opportunities: Initial Findings and
                                                               year’s campaign goal: $560,000. Ainslie, Cornell’s chair, said she hopes
    2 p.m. – Greetings: Dominick LaCapra,                      faculty and staff will show their support for local human service agencies                     Recommendations,” as will Vernon for his
 SHC director; introduction: Cornell Presi-                    by donating generously. “If you’ve never donated before, even a dollar a                       undergraduate work, “The Downsizing Di-
 dent Hunter Rawlings.                                         paycheck can make a difference,” she said.                                                     lemma: A Manager’s Toolkit for Avoiding
    2:45 p.m. – Speaker: Neil Rudenstine,                                                                                                                     Layoffs.” The awards competition, estab-
 senior adviser, Andrew W. Mellon Foun-                                                                                                                       lished in 1999 by Lee Hecht Harrison in
 dation, and president emeritus, Harvard                                                                                                                      collaboration with Cornell’s Center for Ad-
 University, “The Idea of a University:                                                                                                                       vanced Human Resource Studies, provides
 Newman to Now: Altered but Persistent                                                                                                                        an opportunity for Cornell students in hu-
    4 p.m. – Speaker: Daniel Fallon,
                                                           BRIEF                                                                                              man resources and Industrial and Labor
                                                                                                                                                              Relations to showcase their original writing
 Carnegie Corp. education division chair,                                                                                                                     on key issues relating to the future of human
 “On the Past, Present and Future of the                   ■ Paper submissions sought: The or-             organizers particularly encourage papers           resources, labor markets and the employ-
 Liberal Arts.”                                            ganizers of the Harrison M. Trice Compe-        that have a Cornell focus – for example, the       ment relationship. Prize money is spon-
                                                           tition are seeking submissions this aca-        use and abuse of alcohol during Orientation        sored by both Lee Hecht Harrison and
 Saturday, Oct. 19                                         demic year (fall 2002 and spring 2003) for      Week, Slope Day, on or off campus, or              Verizon Communications Inc.
    10 a.m. – Speaker: Stanley Fish, dean of               the best undergraduate papers on the use        among particular groups, such as athletes
 Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois-                and abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs and     or sorority or fraternity members. A special                            ◆
 Chicago, “Take This Job and Do It: The                    campus life. Students may enter individu-       committee appointed by the Cornell                     Undergraduate Daniel Michael Braun
 Work of a Dean at the University in Ruins.”               ally or in teams of two or more. Papers can     President’s Council on Alcohol and Other           has been selected to receive the annual chap-
    11:15 a.m. – Speaker: Catharine                        be written as part of a course or an indepen-   Drugs will select the winners, based on            ter Merit Award from the National Society
 Stimpson, dean of the Graduate School of                  dent project. All entrants are encouraged to    clarity, quality of writing, originality of        of Collegiate Scholars and was honored re-
 Arts and Sciences, New York University,                   find a faculty sponsor. The student author      ideas, synthesis of relevant research, ap-         cently during a campus induction convoca-
 “The Idea of the Corporate University.”                   or authors of each of the two winning en-       propriateness of research methods and ap-          tion program. The Merit Award is presented
    2:30 p.m. – Speaker: Bruce Robbins,                    tries will earn a prize of $1,000. The dead-    plicability toward abuse prevention and in-        to an outstanding new member who embod-
 professor of English and comparative lit-                 line for submissions is March 15, 2003. The     tervention. Winners will be announced May          ies the three pillars upon which the National
 erature, Columbia University, “Merit: An                  competition is sponsored by the School of       8, 2003. For details on the competition, see       Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) was
 Idea of the University.”                                  Industrial and Labor Relations’ R. Brinkley     the R. Brinkley Smithers Institute for Alco-       founded: scholarship, leadership and service.
    4-6 p.m. – Concluding panel discus-                    Smithers Institute for Alcohol-Related          hol-Related Workplace Studies web site at          The Merit Award is a financial award of
 sion with presenters Cornell Provost                      Workplace Studies and is named for              <                 $250 and is presented annually to a new
 Biddy Martin and President Emeritus                       Harrison M. Trice, a professor of industrial    smithers> or the Gannett Health Center             member of each NSCS chapter. The NSCS
 Frank H.T. Rhodes.                                        and labor relations from 1955 to 1990 who       web site at <http://www.gannett.cornell.           is a selective, national, nonprofit honors
                                                           studied the affect of alcohol and other drugs   edu>, or call Associate Professor William          organization. Founded in 1994, NSCS rec-
                                                           on American society and who died in 1994.       Sonnenstuhl, 255-3118. Send copies of pa-          ognizes first- and second-year undergradu-
                                                           In this first year of the Trice competition,    pers to Katie Briggs, <>.          ate students who excel academically.

              Chronicle                                    Digital collection continued from page 1
 Henrik N. Dullea, Vice President for University
    Relations                                              sity Library. The web site will include com-    The project team also plans to develop col-
 Linda Grace-Kobas, Director, Cornell News Service         puter simulations of the models’ movements,     laborations with museums in Europe and
 Simeon Moss, Editor                                       related full-text documents in digital form     Japan to create a worldwide museum and             To the editor:
 David Brand, Science Editor                                                                                                                                     I noticed with interest your stories this
 Jacquie Powers, Education Editor                          and sample teaching modules to be used at       digital library of machine mechanisms.
 Karen Walters, Editorial Assistant                        the undergraduate, high school and middle           The K-MODDL project is a collaboration         week [Cornell Chronicle, Sept. 26, 2002] on
 Aggie Morrison, Circulation                               school levels. Users will be able to view the   of librarians, professors of mathematics and       two major awards given to Cornell faculty –
 Writers: Franklin Crawford, Blaine Friedlander Jr.,       mechanisms from several perspectives and        mechanical engineering, and education spe-         the MacArthur Fellowship to Paul Ginsparg
    Susan Lang, Linda Myers, Roger Segelken and                                                                                                               and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Bill Steele
                                                           control their movement on the web.              cialists at Cornell. John M. Saylor, director of
                                                               The NSF grant includes funding for the      the Cornell Engineering Library, is the princi-    Professorship to Ronald Hoy. That faculty
 Address: Surge 3, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853
 Phone: (607) 255-4206           Fax: (607) 255-5373       digitization of related historical and rare     pal investigator. Co-principal investigators,      from one university should receive these two
 E-mail:                                books from the Cornell University Library       in addition to Moon, are David W. Henderson,       awards in the same year is noteworthy.
 Web:               collections. “Cornell has some very impor-      professor of mathematics; and Hod Lipson              I thought you should note, however, that
                                                           tant books on the history of machines,”         assistant professor of mechanical engineer-        in addition to the two Cornell alumni who
    Published weekly during the academic year, ex-
                                                           Moon noted. These materials will be incor-      ing and computing and information science.         also received MacArthur awards this year,
 cept during university vacations, the Cornell Chronicle                                                                                                      three of the HHMI professors were Cornell
 is distributed free on campus to Cornell University       porated in full-text form into the online       Daina Taimina, courtesy associate professor
 faculty, students and staff by the News Service.          collection, allowing educators at other uni-    of mathematics, will oversee preparation of        undergraduates: biology majors Manuel
                                                           versities and schools to take advantage of      learning modules for schools; and Donald           Ares, on the faculty of the University of
 Mail Subscriptions:
    $20 per year. Make checks payable to the Cornell       Cornell’s collections in engineering and        Bartel, professor of mechanical and aero-          California at Santa Cruz, and Tim Stearns,
 Chronicle and send to Surge 3, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853.        applied science.                                space engineering, will collaborate on uni-        at Stanford, and agronomy major Jo Han-
 Periodical rates paid at Ithaca, N.Y. POSTMAS-                The K-MODDL project team will work          versity-level learning modules. Other team         delsman, from the University of Wisconsin.
 TER: Send address changes to the Cornell Chronicle                                                                                                           This is an impressive record of training of
 (ISSN 0747-4628), Cornell University, Surge 3,
                                                           closely with local middle- and high-school      members include project manager Kizer
 Ithaca, N.Y. 14853.                                       teachers in the vicinity of Ithaca and with     Walker and web site designer Kristina              which Cornell should indeed be proud.
                                                           Cornell faculty to develop learning modules     Buhrman of the Cornell Engineering, Math-             Sincerely yours,
 Copyright Notice:
   Permission is granted to excerpt or reprint any         that will be available to any teacher. Users    ematics and Physical Sciences Libraries.                      Peter J. Bruns, Vice President,
 material originated in the Cornell Chronicle.             will be able to add to K-MODDL with                 The Reuleaux collection is on display on                  Grants and Special Programs,
                                                           annotations and links to related materials.     the second floor of Upson Hall on campus.                 Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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CU food science celebrates centennial with symposium, Oct. 13-15
By Blaine P. Friedlander Jr.                                        “The food science department’s greatest achievement is       Anderson, director general of the International Food Policy
                                                                probably the export of graduate students, who became             Research Institute. “The Current State of the Art in Food
    To commemorate its centennial, Cornell’s Department         faculty members at other great institutions,” said David K.      Science” will be addressed by Pat Fox, professor emeritus of
of Food Science will hold a symposium, “Building on a           Bandler, Cornell professor emeritus of food science.             University College in Cork, Ireland, and David M. Barbano,
Century of Excellence: Food Science at Cornell Univer-              The centennial symposium opens Oct. 13 at noon in 204        Cornell professor of food science.
sity,” Oct. 13-15, featuring many distinguished food science    Stocking Hall with poster presentations. At 3 p.m. there will       The Oct. 14 afternoon session, beginning at 2:40 p.m.,
experts. The symposium is free and open to the public.          be an overview of the past century’s work and achievements       features “Improving the Quality and Safety of Food,” with
    During the past 100 years, Cornell’s department – a         in food science at Cornell, discussed by Bandler.                Elsa A. Morano, undersecretary for food safety with the
leader in the field – consistently has focused on improving         On Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. in the David L. Call Alumni Audito-     U.S. Department of Agriculture, and three Cornell research-
food safety, from refining the pasteurization process to        rium of Kennedy Hall, the symposium’s morning session            ers: Robert B. Gravani, professor of food science; Martin
developing modern, sanitary food-handling practices. Re-        focuses on “Food Science in the 21st Century: Vision for the     Wiedmann, assistant professor of food science; and Carl
search at Cornell improved the shelf life of milk, and          Future,” and features commentary from Susan A. Henry,            Batt, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of food science.
Cornell food science professors, Arthur C. Dahlberg and         dean of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,         On Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. in Call Auditorium, the symposium’s
Frank V. Kosikowski, developed the hot-pack process of          and New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and               final session focuses on “Delivering the Benefits of the Life
making cream cheese. This process stabilized cream cheese,      Markets Nathan Rudgers. Additionally “Food Science and           Science Revolution to the Consumer” and features discus-
keeping it from spoiling.                                       the World Food Situation” will be discussed by Per Pinstrup-                                             Continued on page 6

Speakers: Anti-sweatshop policies at CU and elsewhere make a difference
By Linda Myers                                                                                                                                   resources to a huge surge in the number of
                                                                                                                                                 overseas factories due to the mobility of capi-
   Anti-sweatshop organizations at colleges                                                                                                      tal. “We’re seeing factory after factory in
and universities are making a difference in                                                                                                      buildings never intended to be used for those
the lives of workers. That was the central                                                                                                       purposes,” he said. “Manufacturers are essen-
message from two leaders of the anti-sweat-                                                                                                      tially operating in an unregulated environ-
shop movement who came to campus to                                                                                                              ment,” leading to, he said, such abuses as
give reports from the field Oct. 1 in Barnes                                                                                                     dangerous working conditions, harassment
Hall auditorium.                                                                                                                                 and firing of workers who attempt to orga-
   The speakers were Auret van Heerden,                                                                                                          nize, sexual harassment of women workers,
executive director the Fair Labor Associa-                                                                                                       overly long working hours and inadequate
tion (FLA), and Scott Nova, executive di-                                                                                                        pay even by Third-World standards.
rector of the Worker Rights Consortium                                                                                                               FLA and its member organizations now
(WRC). Henrik N. Dullea, Cornell vice                                                                                                            seek to inspect 3,000 factories out of an
president for university relations, moder-                                                                                                       estimated 50,000 in the apparel industry,
ated the event and introduced the speakers                                                                                                       which van Heerden called “a drop in the
to the audience, which included Edward                                                                                                           ocean.” Since monitoring them all is not a
Lawler, dean of the School of Industrial and                                                                                                     possibility, he recommended that watch-
Labor Relations; Patsy Brannon, dean of the                                                                                                      dog groups “act in concert” and called for
College of Human Ecology; and many mem-                                                                                                          “greater transparency” on the part of the
bers of Cornell Students Against Sweat-                                                                                                          manufacturers so that consumers “can see
shops. Dullea’s and Lawler’s offices, the                                                                                                        what’s going on in the factory where the
ILR School, Human Ecology’s textiles and                                                                                                         shoes they are considering buying were
apparel department and the student anti-                                                                                                         made.” Collecting meaningful, up-to-date
sweatshop group co-sponsored the talks.                                                                                                          data on factories and organizing an infor-
   “We have made significant progress, as                                                                   Bob Kausner/University Photography   mative rating system that consumers can
measured by tangible results, to improve         Scott Nova, right, executive director of the Workers Rights Consortium,                         use, however, is still a long way off, he said.
the working conditions of men, women and         answers a question from the audience, while fellow panelists Henrik N. Dullea,                      The encouraging news is that major
children in factories around the world,”         left, Cornell vice president for university relations, and Auret van Heerden,                   brands are now acknowledging that they
said Dullea. He noted that Cornell was one       executive director the Fair Labor Association, look on in Barnes Hall, Oct. 1.                  have some responsibility in how the goods
of the founding members of the WRC,                                                                                                              they sell are manufactured, reported Nova,
which now represents 105 colleges and            sure that clothing and other items manufac-    labor standards in a global economy.” He         calling that development “an enormous
universities and was an original member of       tured for their member institutions are made   related how a hierarchy of protections for       change, due in part to colleges and universi-
the FLA’s University Advisory Council, a         under fair labor conditions.                   workers set up under the International Labor     ties requiring that manufacturers take re-
group that now includes 176 colleges and            Van Heerden said: “Our challenge is to      Organization were not being enforced for         sponsibility and put in place codes of con-
universities. Both groups work to make           ensure some kind of protection and basic       reasons ranging from too few regulators and                               Continued on page 6

                  I N T R O D U C I N G N E W M E M B E R S O F T H E FA C U LT Y
   To help introduce to the Cornell commu-       English, Harvard
nity the new members of the university’s         University, 2000-
faculty, the Cornell Chronicle is publishing     02; assistant pro-
brief, new-faculty profiles each week dur-       fessor, English,
ing the semester.                                Princeton Univer-
                                                 sity, 1993-2000.
            Anne M. Blackburn                        Academic back-
     Assistant professor, Asian studies          ground: B.A., biol-
    College: Arts and Sciences                   ogy, Harvard Uni-
    Academic focus: History of Buddhism          versity, 1987; and
in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, with par-       Ph.D., English, Yale   Blackburn               Mao                      Riles                   Simon                    Sunder
ticular attention to the 18th century and        University, 1993.
forward; Buddhism under colonialism; Bud-                                                       social anthropology, London School of Eco-           College: Johnson Graduate School of
dhist modernism; Buddhist education and                         Annelise Riles                  nomics, 1990; J.D., Harvard Law School,          Management
formation of identity; and Buddhist textual          Professor of law and of anthropology       1993; Ph.D, social anthropology, Univer-             Academic focus: Research interests are
traditions in Sinhala and Pali.                      College: Law School, Arts and Sciences     sity of Cambridge, 1996.                         in the area of corporate finance, focusing on
    Previous position: Associate professor,          Academic focus: Comparative and in-                                                         capital structure choice, going-public deci-
2002, and assistant professor, 1996-2002;        ternational law and East Asia-Pacific region                 Daniel H. Simon                    sions, venture capital financing and bank-
both at the University of South Carolina.        legal studies. Riles is widely published in                Assistant professor,                 ing. Her teaching interests include corpo-
    Academic background: B.A., Asian             scholarly journals on law and sociology.           applied economics and management             rate finance and valuation, entrepreneurial
studies, Swarthmore College, 1988; M.A.,         She is the recipient of numerous fellow-           College: Agriculture and Life Sciences       finance and financial institutions. Her dis-
religious studies, 1990, and Ph.D., history      ships, including a Ford fellowship in public       Academic focus: He conducts research         sertation is titled “Information Spillovers
of religions/South Asia, 1996, both from the     international law at Harvard Law School,       on a variety of issues relating to competitive   and Capital Structure: Theory and Evi-
University of Chicago.                           1991-94. She did dissertation fieldwork        strategy, internet strategy and human re-        dence.” She was a senior consultant with
                                                 among regional and international institu-      source management.                               A.F. Ferguson & Co. (formerly the KPMG
               Douglas Mao                       tions and nongovernmental organizations            Previous position: Assistant professor at    associate in India) and has taught a corpo-
        Associate professor, English             in Fiji and at United Nations conferences      Lowry Mays College and Graduate School           rate finance topics course at New York
   College: Arts and Sciences                    attended by Pacific Islanders. She is direc-   of Business, Texas A&M University.               University.
   Academic focus: British and American          tor of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law        Academic background: B.S., econom-               Previous position: Doctoral student,
poetry and fiction since about 1890; inter-      and Culture at Cornell.                        ics and history, University of Wisconsin,        New York University.
disciplinary study of modernism; literary            Previous position: Professor, North-       1989; and MBA, 1994, and Ph.D., strategic            Academic background: Bachelor’s de-
theory; and gay, lesbian and bisexual studies.   western University School of Law.              management, 1999, both from the Univer-          gree in commerce, Madras University, In-
Current scholarship focuses on treatments of         Academic background: A.B. with cer-        sity of Maryland.                                dia, 1988; MBA, finance, Jamnalal Bajaj
aesthetic environment and human develop-         tificate in East Asian studies, Woodrow                                                         Institute of Management Studies, India,
ment in early 20th-century literature.           Wilson School of Public and International                   Jayanthi Sunder                     1990; and Ph.D., finance, Stern School of
   Previous position: Assistant professor,       Affairs, Princeton University, 1988; M.Sc.,            Assistant professor, finance             Business, New York University, 2002.
4    October 10, 2002         Cornell Chronicle

                                                E N D O W E D                                            C H A I R S
   The following endowed chair elections        ongoing work in-                                  Central America won the Gustavus Myers           through contact and
and reports were presented to the Cornell       cludes measuring de-                              Prize; and The New Empire: An Interpreta-        frictional forces. An-
Board of Trustees at its meetings in May        viations from Hubble                              tion of American Expansion, 1860-1898            other aspect of his
and June of this year. They all became          expansion in the local                            won the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the         research concerns
effective July 1.                               universe and trying to                            American Historical Association.                 rapid deformations.
                                                understand the origin                                                                              Geophysical ex-
      College of Agriculture and                of scaling relations in                                   College of Engineering                   amples are avalanches
            Life Sciences                       spiral galaxies. In                                   Claude Cohen, a professor in the School      and rock slides.
    Jeffrey G. Scott, professor of entomol-     1989, she was                                     of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineer-               Rapid deformations
ogy, has been appointed the first Daljit S.     awarded the Henry Haynes                          ing, has been elected the Fred H. Rhodes         of dry, relatively dense Jenkins
(Ph.D. ’48) and Elaine Sarkaria Professor in    Draper Medal by the                               Professor in Engineering. The chair is named     granular materials also
Insect Physiology and Insect Toxicology,        National Academy of Sciences for her work         for the first director of                        occur in many industrial processes, such as
which was created with generous support         on the mapping of the three-dimensional           the School of Chemi-                             the movement of cereals, ores and pharma-
from the Sarkaria family last spring. The       distribution of galaxies in the local uni-        cal Engineering, from                            ceuticals down slopes and through chutes. In
appointment is for a                            verse. She is a member of the National            1938 to 1957.                                    his program of experiment, numerical simu-
five-year term.                                 Academy of Sciences and the American                  Cohen’s research                             lation and theoretical modeling, Jenkins is
    Scott’s research                            Academy of Arts and Sciences.                     involves the structure                           attempting to discover the relationship be-
focuses on the evolu-                              Haynes earned her Ph.D. at Indiana Uni-        and properties of elas-                          tween stress and deformation.
tion, genetics and                              versity in 1978 and was a research associate      tomers, unique rub-                                  Jenkins came to Cornell in 1971 after
molecular biology of                            at Arecibo Observatory from 1978 to 1981.         ber-like materials that                          spending two years as a research associate
insecticide resistance,                         Since joining the Cornell faculty in 1983,        are made from cross-                             in France and Scotland, where he contrib-
insecticide toxicology                          she has been director of undergraduate stud-      linked polymers. Elas- Cohen                     uted to the development of continuum theo-
and pesticide metabo-                           ies in the astronomy department for 11 of         tomers have many ap-                             ries for liquid crystals. He has held visiting
lism. He also exam-                             the last 13 years.                                plications, such as tires, heart valves, gas-    positions at Sandia National Laboratory and
ines cytochrome P450 Scott                         In 1993 she was awarded the Dean’s             kets in supersonic jets, super absorbents,       at a number of universities. He has received
monooxygenases,                                 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Ad-         implants and drug-delivery vehicles. A num-      distinguished fellowships from the Univer-
which are vital enzymes that help to me-        vising. She is a faculty participant in the       ber of synthetic and physical techniques are     sity of Pisa, Italy; McGill University,
tabolize chemicals such as drugs, hormones,     Knight Institute Writing in the Majors pro-       used in Cohen’s research to achieve the goal     Canada; and the University of Canterbury,
pesticides and plant toxins.                    gram and this fall is teaching a Knight           of relating the structure to the properties of   New Zealand. In March 2001, he received
    Scott joined the Cornell faculty in 1986    sophomore seminar.                                these materials in order to tailor-make novel    an honorary doctorate from Université de
as an assistant professor. He become an                                                           materials. A current interest of his is the      Rennes 1, France.
associate professor in 1992 and a professor        Ronald R. Hoy, professor in the Depart-        synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles for use
in 1998. He received his B.S. (1979) in         ment of Neurobiology and Behavior, has            in soil remediation, the removal of pollut-          David Ruppert, a professor in the School
biochemistry (with honors) and his master’s     been elected the                                  ants from contaminated soil.                     of Operations Research and Industrial Engi-
degree (1981) in entomology from Michi-         Merksamer Professor                                   Cohen earned his B.Sc. in chemistry,         neering, has been elected the Andrew Schultz
gan State University. He earned his doctor-     of Biology.                                       with high honors, from American Univer-          Jr. Professor of Industrial Engineering.
ate in entomology from the University of           Hoy’s research fo-                             sity in Cairo in 1966 and his Ph.D. in chem-         Currently Ruppert
California-Riverside in 1985. Scott received    cuses on the bioacous-                            istry from Princeton University in 1972.         is co-principal inves-
the 1997 Orkin Award for Research Excel-        tics and neuro-                                       Before coming to Cornell, Cohen was a        tigator on an Environ-
lence and the Prominent Achievement             ethology of insects.                              research associate at the California Institute   mental Protection Ad-
Award from the Pesticide Science Society        His dedication to un-                             of Technology from 1975 to 1977. He was          ministration-funded
of Japan in 1996. He is a member of editorial   dergraduate-level                                 a visiting faculty member at the Technion-       project, “Statistical
boards for Pesticide Biochemistry and Physi-    education and devel-                              Israel Institute of Technology in 1983; at       Modeling of Water-
ology and Insect Biochemistry and Molecu-       opment of innovative Hoy                          the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,         borne       Pathogen
lar Biology.                                    teaching tools, such as                           Calif., in 1989; and at IBM, San Jose, Ca-       Concentrations.” He
                                                the “Project Crawdad” curriculum, which           lif., in 1993.                                   also is a member of
    College of Arts and Sciences                demonstrates the principles of nervous sys-                                                        Cornell’s Semicon- Ruppert
    Laura S. Brown, professor in the Depart-    tem electrophysiology in all animals via the          Emmanuel P. Giannelis, a professor in        ductor Manufacturing
ment of English, has been elected the John      common crayfish, recently was recognized          the Department of Materials Science and          Research Team, which aims to create novel
Wendell Anderson Professor of English.          with a Howard Hughes Medical Institute            Engineering, has been elected the Walter R.      modeling approaches and analysis tech-
    Brown joined the Cornell English fac-       Professor award.                                  Read Professor in Engineering.                   niques for semiconductor manufacturing.
ulty in 1981 after                                 Before joining the Cornell faculty in              His research is in polymer nanocom-          It was established in 1997 with grants
teaching at the Uni-                            1973, Hoy earned a B.S. degree in 1962 at         posites, which offer the prospect of a new       from the National Science Foundation
versity of California-                          Washington State University, a Ph.D. in           materials technology                             and Semiconductor Research Corp. The
Riverside. She earned                           1968 at Stanford University, conducted post-      that can function as                             goal is to help semiconductor manufac-
her B.A. with highest                           doctoral research at University of Califor-       low-cost alternatives                            turers to make the best possible capacity
honors, Phi Beta                                nia-Berkeley in 1969-70 and taught at the         to high-performance                              acquisition decisions.
Kappa, from Stanford                            State University of New York at Stony             composites for appli-                                Ruppert is a fellow of the American
University in 1971                              Brook from 1970 to 1973.                          cations ranging from                             Statistical Association and the Institute of
and her Ph.D. from the                                                                            automotive to food                               Mathematical Statistics and won the
University of Califor-                              Walter LaFeber, the Marie Underhill           packaging to biotech-                            Wilcoxon Award in 1986 for the best appli-
nia-Berkeley in 1977. Brown                     Noll Professor Emeritus of American His-          nology. The nano-                                cations paper in Technometrics. He is now
She received the Re-                            tory, has been ap-                                composites exhibit                               completing his third book, Semiparametric
gents fellowship from the University of         pointed the first                                 properties superior to Giannelis                 Regression, to be published by Cambridge
California and has twice been the recipient     holder of the Andrew                              conventional compos-                             University Press next year.
of a faculty fellowship from the Society for    H. and James S. Tisch                             ites, such as strength, toughness, thermal           His interests include robustness, semi-
the Humanities at Cornell.                      Distinguished Profes-                             stability and barrier properties, as well as     parametric modeling, measurement error
    Brown, widely known and recognized as       sorship at Cornell                                unique behavior such as flame resistance,        models, environmental statistics, applica-
a scholar and critic of the English 18th        University for a three-                           controlled biodegradation and lasing (a          tions of statistics to finance, applied Baye-
century, also is an active graduate teacher     year term.                                        material or device acting like a laser).         sian statistics and data mining.
and adviser. Her own work includes studies          LaFeber came to                                   Before coming to Cornell, Giannelis was          Ruppert obtained his Ph.D. in 1977 in
of women’s roles in the literary imagina-       Cornell as an assistant                           a postdoctoral associate at the Center for       statistics from Michigan State University.
tion, the relationship between literature and   professor in 1959 at LaFeber                      Fundamental Materials Research in 1985-          Before coming to Cornell in 1987, he was
history, the nature of culture, the emergence   age 26, with a Ph.D.                              86 and at the Composites Center in 1986-87       associate professor of statistics at the Uni-
of imperialist thought and the effects of       from the University of Wisconsin. He be-          at Michigan State University. He serves on       versity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
ideas of racial difference. She is the author   came a professor in 1967 and gained the           the editorial boards of Chemistry of Materi-
or editor of five books, which treat a range    Noll Professorship, a permanent appoint-          als and Macromolecules Recent News. His             Christine A. Shoemaker, a professor in
of genres and ideas in 18th-century literary    ment, in 1968.                                    research has been featured on the Nanotech-      the School Civil and
culture, including: English Dramatic Form,          LaFeber has written and co-authored           nology Top 25 list by ISI (Institute for         Environmental Engi-
1660-1760; Ends of Empire: Women and            nearly 20 books, dozens of articles, as well      Scientific Information). For the past two        neering, has been
Ideology in Eighteenth-Century Literature;      as op-ed pieces in The New York Times, The        years he has taught a popular freshman           elected the Joseph P.
and Fables of Modernity: Literature and         Boston Globe and Newsday, among others.           course in nanotechnology, which this se-         Ripley Professor in
Culture in the English Eighteenth Century.      He has been a Guggenheim fellow, is a             mester has an enrollment of 170 students.        Engineering. The pro-
    Brown has been active in promoting new      member of the American Academy of Arts                                                             fessorship was estab-
approaches to the study of the English 18th     and Sciences, has lectured at dozens of              James T. Jenkins, a professor in the          lished in May 1968
century, most notably in her co-edited col-     universities and has appeared widely on           Department of Theoretical and Applied            by Ripley and funded
lection The New Eighteenth Century:             television and radio, including on Walter         Mechanics, has been elected the Walter S.        in part by the Ford
Theory, Politics, English Literature, which     Cronkite’s “American Presidencies,” PBS’s         Carpenter Jr. Professor of Engineering.          Foundation.               Shoemaker
helped to sponsor a re-evaluation of 18th-      “American Century” and the BBC’s “End                Jenkins is interested in the mechanics of        Shoemaker, who
century materials in the light of new theo-     of the Cold War?”                                 granular materials. One aspect of his re-        served as chair of the Department of Envi-
retical and historical methodologies.               He is the author of many important books      search concerns the slow deformation of          ronmental Engineering at Cornell from 1985
                                                on U.S. foreign policy. LaFeber’s America,        granular materials, which is of interest in      to 1988, received the prestigious Humboldt
   Martha P. Haynes, professor in the           Russia and the Cold War, 1945-1989, pub-          soil mechanics and geotechnical engineer-        Research Prize in 2001. Previously, in 1999,
Department of Astronomy, has been elected       lished in 1966, is in its ninth revised edition   ing. For example, the predictability of cata-    she was awarded the Julian Hinds Award by
the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy.       His The Clash: America Japan Relations            strophic liquefaction in loose, water-satu-      the American Society of Civil Engineers
Her scientific research concentrates on ob-     Throughout History won both the Bancroft          rated sand, such as sometimes occurs during      (ASCE) “for her leadership and research in
servational cosmology and the evolution of      Prize and the Ellis Hawley Prize; his Inevi-      earthquakes, depends on an understanding         ecosystems management, water resources
galaxies in different environments. Haynes’     table Revolutions: The United States in           of how discrete systems of particles interact                           Continued on page 6
                                                                                                                                            Cornell Chronicle         October 10, 2002         5

Burns tells Congress why U.S. should
spend $125 million for new telescope
By David Brand                                    and the number of new comets with impact
                                                  potential “is large and unknown.”
    Cornell astronomer Joseph Burns told a            Burns quoted a section of the survey
U.S. House of Representatives space sub-          report (titled “New Frontiers in the Solar
committee Oct. 3 that Washington should           System”): “Important scientific goals are
spend $125 million for a new type of ground-      associated with the NEO populations, in-
based telescope that could detect hundreds        cluding their origin, fragmentation and dy-
of asteroids and numerous comets that pose        namical histories, and compositions and
a potential threat to the Earth from space        differentiation. These and other scientific
over the next century.                            issues are also vital to the mitigation of the
    Reporting on a government-commis-             impact hazard, as methods of deflection of
sioned review of solar system exploration         objects potentially on course for an impact
by some of the nation’s leading scientists,       with Earth are explored. Information espe-
he said that the new wide-field telescope is      cially relevant to hazard mitigation includes
needed to produce a weekly digital map of         knowledge of the internal structures of near-
the visible sky in order to track space rocks     Earth asteroids and comets, their degree of
called near-Earth objects (NEOs), the great       fracture and the presence of large core pieces,
majority of which have yet to be discov-          the fractal dimensions of their structures,
ered. There is, he said, a 1 percent probabil-    and their degree of cohesion or friction.”                                                                           House Committee on Science
ity of an impact with Earth by a 300-meter-           However, Burns said, a survey for poten-      Cornell astronomer Joseph Burns testifies before a U.S. House of Representa-
diameter (350 yards) body in the next 100         tially threatening NEOs “demands an exact-        tives space subcommittee Oct. 3 on the need for a new type of ground-based
years, resulting in many deaths and wide-         ing observational strategy,” and to locate        telescope that could detect hundreds of asteroids and numerous comets that,
spread devastation.                               most of the objects with diameters as small       he said, pose a potential threat to the Earth over the next century.
    Burns, the Irving Porter Church Profes-       as 300 meters requires a capability 100
sor of Engineering and professor of as-           times better than that of existing survey         large-aperture synoptic survey telescope            A previous NRC astronomy and astro-
tronomy at Cornell, is a member of the Solar      telescopes. Because NEOs spend only a             (LSST), “to survey the entire sky relatively    physics survey also had recommended the
System Exploration Decadal Survey’s steer-        fraction of each orbit in Earth’s neighbor-       quickly, so that periodic maps can be con-      building of an LSST. The new survey, how-
ing group. His comments to the House Sci-         hood, “repeated observations over 10 years        structed that will reveal not only the posi-    ever, recommends that NASA and the Na-
ence Committee panel came during his pre-         would be required to explore the full vol-        tions of target sources, but their time vari-   tional Science Foundation pay equally for
sentation of a small portion of the findings      ume of space occupied by these objects.”          ability as well.” The LSST would be a 6.5-      the telescope’s construction and operations,
of the survey, which had been commis-             Such a survey, said Burns, would discover         meter-class, very-wide-field (3 degrees)        said Burns. The new survey, he said, projects
sioned by the National Research Council           NEOs at the rate of about 100 per night and       telescope that would produce a digital map      the costs of the LSST at $83 million for
(NRC) at the behest of NASA.                      obtain astrometric information on the much        of the visible sky every week and carry out     capital construction and $42 million for
    The impact of an object of this size, he      larger, and growing, number of NEOs that it       an optical survey of the sky far deeper than    data processing and distribution over five
said, would deliver 1,000 megatons of en-         already had discovered. (Astrometry is the        any previous survey.                            years of operation, for a total cost of $125
ergy and (assuming an average population          technique used to calculate the orbits of             Such a telescope, he said, “could lo-       million. Routine operating costs, including
density of 10 people per square kilometer)        NEOs and assess the hazard that each poses        cate 90 percent of all near-Earth objects       a technical and support staff of 20 people,
result in a million fatalities. The damage        to Earth.) “Astrometry at weekly intervals        down to 300 meters in size, enable com-         are estimated at approximately $3 million
caused by an impact near a city or into coastal   would ensure against losing track of these        putations of their orbits and permit as-        per year, he said.
water would be “orders of magnitude               fast-moving objects in the months and years       sessment of their threat to Earth. It would         The construction of the LSST, Burns
higher.” As of November 2001, he said, 340        after discovery,” said Burns.                     discover and track objects in the Kuiper        told the legislators, “would provide a cen-
objects larger than a kilometer had been cata-        To do this, he said, requires construction    Belt, a largely unexplored, primordial          tral, federal-sponsored location” for track-
loged as “potentially hazardous asteroids,”       of an entirely new type of telescope, the         component of our solar system.”                 ing the potentially threatening objects.

    Citizen-scientist volunteers advised to check for impact of West Nile virus
    By Allison Wells
        Thousands of volunteers have a new assignment from                 North America’s Top 10                                    ‘Because Project FeederWatch has
    the Cornell Lab of Ornithology – documenting the im-
    pact of West Nile virus while counting birds for the 2002-
                                                                               Feeder Birds*                                          more than 15 years worth of data, we
                                                                                 1. Dark-eyed junco – 83%                             have a strong baseline to determine
    03 season of Project FeederWatch. This is the second
    time the volunteers have been asked to help scientists                       2. Mourning dove– 79%                                population changes in recent years
    track an epidemic. Previously they kept notes on the                         3. Downy woodpecker – 77%                            that may be attributable to West Nile
    spread of house finch conjunctivitis.                                        4. House finch – 76%                                 virus. But to be able to make an accu-
        Since 1987 the Cornell lab has run the winter                            5. American goldfinch – 75%                          rate assessment, we need as many
    FeederWatch survey, asking bird enthusiasts of all ages,                     6. Blue jay – 74%                                    people as possible to tell us which bird
    skill levels and backgrounds to record the numbers and
                                                                                 7. Northern cardinal – 69%                           species they are seeing at their feed-
    kinds of birds that visit feeders across North America
    from November through early April. Cornell researchers                       8. White-breasted nuthatch – 62%                     ers and in what numbers.’
    then analyze the data to determine changes in population,                    9. American robin – 57%
                                                                                                                                                         – David Bonter, project leader
    distribution and abundance of some 100 species of birds.                     10. House Sparrow – 56%                                                      for Project FeederWatch
        Although crows and jays were among the first                   Reported by Project FeederWatch participants to the
    species known to be affected by West Nile virus, more              Cornell Lab of Ornithology during winter 2001-02.
    than 110 species of birds have been infected, accord-
    ing to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention              * ranked by percentage of feeders visited                  the irruptive movements of the common redpoll. “These
    (CDC). Ornithologists anticipate that bird enthusiasts                                                                        findings have been possible simply because so many
    will share their curiosity about what the rapid spread                                                                        bird-feeding enthusiasts are serving as our eyes and ears,
    of West Nile virus will mean for North America’s                first detected in songbirds on the East Coast in the late     since researchers can’t be everywhere at once,” says
    beloved feeder birds.                                           1980s, Project FeederWatch immediately asked partici-         Wesley Hochachka, assistant director of Bird Popula-
        “Because Project FeederWatch has more than 15               pants across the continent to report birds showing signs      tion Studies at the Cornell lab. Adds Hochachka, who is
    years worth of data, we have a strong baseline to deter-        of infection by the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum:       a co-author of scientific reports that are based on
    mine population changes in recent years that may be             swollen, crusty eyes and blindness.                           FeederWatch findings: “Involving the public in our
    attributable to West Nile virus,” said David Bonter,                The year-by-year, region-by-region spread of what         research is the best way to acquire vast amounts of data.”
    project leader for Project FeederWatch. “But to be able to      became known as house finch eye disease was chronicled           Participants in Project FeederWatch receive a re-
    make an accurate assessment, we need as many people as          in great detail by FeederWatchers. Their reports helped       search kit with a full-color feeder bird poster, a
    possible to tell us which bird species they are seeing at       scientists understand and analyze the dynamics of a bird      calendar and the FeederWatcher’s Handbook con-
    their feeders and in what numbers.”                             disease that has become an epidemiological model for          taining bird-feeding tips and other useful informa-
        The CDC points out that the virus is transmitted to         infections of many kinds, both in humans and animals.         tion. They receive summaries of FeederWatch data
    birds and to people by mosquitoes and that there is no              Currently almost 17,000 citizen-scientists from           and other findings published in the Lab’s quarterly
    risk to humans from casual contact with infected                across the United States and Canada are signed up for         newsletter, “Birdscope.” A $15 fee helps cover the
    birds. Crows have been the most obvious avian vic-              Project FeederWatch, and ornithologists at Cornell            cost of materials and data analysis.
    tims of West Nile virus because of their size. But              hope to add more in the coming winter season. Par-               The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit
    uncounted numbers of smaller birds also have suc-               ticipants count birds for as long as they wish on             membership institution interpreting and conserving
    cumbed to the virus, although their bodies are less             selected days throughout the winter. They can submit          the Earth’s biological diversity through research, edu-
    frequently found by the general public or health                their observations over the Internet or on mailed             cation and citizen science focused on birds. For more
    authorities. Project FeederWatch hopes to document              forms. Data are combined, and findings are published          information about Project FeederWatch or to sign up,
    the virus’s impact by comparing 2002-03 bird-count              in scientific journals, magazines and on the lab’s web        call the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at (800) 843-2473
    numbers with those from previous years.                         site at <>.                      (Canadians, contact Bird Studies Canada at (888)
        The request is not unusual for veteran FeederWatchers.          Project FeederWatch also was the first study to docu-     448-2473), or visit the FeederWatch web site at
    When a new strain of an established poultry disease was         ment cyclical changes in varied thrush abundance and          <>.
6    October 10, 2002           Cornell Chronicle

                                                  E N D O W E D                                             C H A I R S
Continued from page 4                              ence and the Johnson School. It reflects                                 fessorship was estab-     ogy. The chair origi-
systems analysis, and groundwater model-           Neafsey’s belief in the future importance of                             lished by Michael         nates in the College of
ing and protection.” She also was elected a        technology to business management prac-                                  Louis, great-grandson     Arts and Sciences.
fellow of ASCE in 1996.                            tices and Cornell’s strengths in this area.                              of Samuel Curtis             Cerione’s research
    Shoemaker has participated in National             Huttenlocher joined the Cornell faculty                              Johnson, founder of       into the causes of can-
Academy of Sciences panels on groundwa-            as assistant professor of computer science in                            S.C. Johnson and Son,     cer focuses on under-
ter contamination and pest management and          1988, became associate professor in 1994                                 and was named in          standing the molecu-
has been a keynote speaker at international        and was promoted to full professor in 1999.                              honor of Louis’           lar mechanisms by
conferences on hydrogeology and on ap-             He earned his undergraduate degree in com-                               mother, Henrietta         which signals are trans-
plied mathematics. In 1993 she was ap-             puter science from the University of Michi-      Frank                   Johnson Louis.            mitted from cell sur- Cerione
pointed by the U.S. secretary of health and        gan in 1980 and his master’s and Ph.D. from                                 Frank is an econo-     face receptors to bio-
human services to the Scientific Advisory          the Massachusetts Institute of Technology        mist with interests in public policy, the work    logical effectors. His laboratory has identi-
Board of the Agency for Toxic Substances           in 1984 and 1988, respectively.                  force, compensation practices and consumer        fied and characterized new signaling mol-
and Disease Registry.                                  He is an award-winning teacher and a         behavior. He received the Johnson School          ecules, such as cdc42, that influence the growth
    Shoemaker’s research focuses on appli-         former Presidential Young Investigator           Award for Exceptional Research in 1999-           and differentiation of mammalian cells.
cations of optimization algorithms and other       (1990-95). He won the Faculty of the Year        2000, has published on a wide variety of             He earned a B.S. in 1973 and a Ph.D. in
aspects of computational mathematics to            Award from the Association of Computer           subjects in academic journals and in such         1979 in biochemistry, both from Rutgers
environmental problems. She received her           Science Undergraduates at Cornell in 1992.       major media as The New York Times and is          University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in
B.S. degree from the University of Califor-        In 1993 he was selected as New York State        a frequent guest on television news pro-          chemistry at Cornell, as well as a senior
nia-Davis in 1966 and her M.S. in 1969 and         Professor of the Year by the Council for the     grams. His book The Winner-Take-All Soci-         research associate in the Howard Hughes
Ph.D. in 1971, both in mathematics, from           Advancement and Support of Education             ety (with Philip Cook) was named a Notable        Medical Institute at Duke University before
the University of Southern California.             and the Carnegie Foundation. Also in 1993,       Book of the Year by The New York Times            joining the Cornell faculty as an assistant
                                                   he earned the Russell Distinguished Teach-       and was included in Business Week’s list of       professor of pharmacology in 1985.
       Faculty of Computing and                    ing Award in the College of Arts and Sci-        the 10 best books for 1995. He also is the
        Information Science and                    ences and the Tau Beta Pi and Cornell            author of Luxury Fever; Passions within              William E. Hornbuckle, professor of
       Johnson Graduate School                     Society of Engineers Award for Excellence        Reason; Choosing the Right Pond; and                                      small animal medi-
             of Management                         in Teaching in the College of Engineering.       Microeconomics and Behavior.                                              cine, has been ap-
   Daniel Huttenlocher, professor of com-          In 1996 Huttenlocher was named a Stephen             Frank earned a B.S., with a major in                                  pointed the Rudolph
puter science, has                                 H. Weiss Presidential Fellow by President        mathematics, from the Georgia Institute of                                J. and Katharine L.
been elected the first                             Hunter Rawlings, and he has been named           Technology in 1966; and an M.A. in statis-                                Steffen Professor of
John P. and Rilla                                  three times by Cornell Merrill Presidential      tics, 1971, and a Ph.D. in economics, 1972,                               Veterinary Medicine,
Neafsey Professor of                               Scholars as their most influential educator      both from the University of California-Ber-                               for a seven-year term.
Computing and Infor-                               at Cornell.                                      keley. He joined the Cornell economics                                       Hornbuckle’s re-
mation Science and                                     Huttenlocher’s research interests are in     faculty in 1972 and the Johnson School                                    search involves ani-
Business.                                          computer vision, computational geometry,         faculty in 1990. He was named the Goldwin                                 mal models for viral
   John and Rilla                                  interactive document systems, electronic         Smith Professor of Economics, Ethics and          Hornbuckle              diseases, such as
Neafsey are long-time                              trading systems and software development         Public Policy at Cornell in 1991 and held                                 hepatitis B. A mem-
Cornell and Johnson                                methodologies. This fall he is teaching a        that chair until this year, when he assumed       ber of the clinical sciences department fac-
Graduate School of Huttenlocher                    course in computer vision, and, in the spring    his current chaired professorship.                ulty, he serves as coordinator of Commu-
Management bene-                                   of 2003, he will teach a new course at the                                                         nity Practice Service rotation for veterinary
factors. John Neafsey ’61, BME ’62, MBA            Johnson School on the strategic role of              College of Veterinary Medicine                clinical students.
’63, is a Cornell trustee emeritus and a           information technology in business.                 Richard A. Cerione, professor of phar-            He earned a B.S. degree in 1965 and a
Cornell Presidential Councillor, as well as a                                                       macology in the Department of Molecular           D.V.M. degree in 1967 from Oklahoma State
member of the Johnson School’s advisory                   Johnson Graduate School                   Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine,         University and is board certified as a diplo-
council. The new professorship deploys the                    of Management                         and professor of chemistry and chemical           mate of the American College of Veterinary
endowed fund currently named the Neafsey              Robert H. Frank, professor of econom-         biology in the College of Arts and Sciences,      Internal Medicine. Hornbuckle joined the
Endowment Fund to support the synergies            ics, has been elected the Henrietta Johnson      has been elected the Goldwin Smith Profes-        veterinary medicine faculty in 1977 as an
between Computing and Information Sci-             Louis Professor of Management. The pro-          sor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biol-            assistant professor.

James York wins Heineman Prize continued from page 1
such a program for many decades.”                                  scribe gravity as curved space-time geometry – that would          much weaker scale have been indirectly detected by obser-
    York came to the Cornell campus in January from the            more clearly reveal their content.”                                vations of the decaying orbits of a pulsar [a fast-rotating
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), where he               York’s goal was to spur development of highly complex          neutron star] in a binary orbit with another neutron star.”
had been Inter-Institutional Distinguished Professor of            computer models, or simulations, of the problems, and this,           Working at Cornell’s Laboratory for Elementary Particle
Physics since 2001 and the Agnew Hunter Bahnson Jr.                in turn, demanded a “practical” reformulation of the Ein-          Physics and Center for Radiophysics and Space Research,
Distinguished Professor of Physics since 1989. He first            steinian equations. This, York and Choquet-Bruhat succeeded        York is “now shooting for larger, more challenging prey than
joined the UNC faculty in 1973 as an associate professor.          in doing with four of the 10 Einstein equations that deal with     anyone has bagged so far: developing the understanding and
He has been an assistant professor at North Carolina State         possible “snapshots” of curved space at any one time.              implementation of Einstein’s equations even further.”
University (NCSU) and a lecturer and assistant professor at            Current work on this problem deals with how curved,               York is a fellow of the American Physical Society and
Princeton University. He also has been a visiting professor        three-dimensional spaces evolve and change over time.              has published more than 100 research articles in major
at the Université de Paris VI, the University of Texas and         This work brings in the remaining six gravity equations.           journals. He is co-editor of The Complete Works of Cornelius
the University of Maryland. He obtained his B.S. in 1962           “Such a grand undertaking would be to describe clearly how         Lanczos (NCSU, Raleigh, 1997) and, in 1973, helped
and his Ph.D. in 1966, both at NCSU.                               to set up a problem on the scale of a galaxy with an active        organize, at Princeton, the first international meeting to
    York’s research over the years has been in the areas of        nucleus,” said York.                                               discuss the first discovery of a pulsar in the Crab Nebula.
general relativity, gravitation and the extension of statistical       He notes that the “hottest problem” in the field at present    He and Choquet-Bruhat are now writing a book describing
mechanics to relativistic gravitation and quantum gravita-         is to make computer simulations of astrophysical, distant,         their understanding of Einstein’s theory.
tion. But, he said, the work for which he was awarded the          “strong” sources of gravity waves. “An exciting example,              The Dannie Heineman Prize, established in 1959, is awarded
Heineman Prize “was the result of my decision, some 33             very difficult to compute,” he observed, “is the output of         for valuable published contributions made in the field of
years ago, to develop mathematically elegant and faithful          what may be a tornado-like infall and collision of two             mathematical physics. It honors Heineman, the late engineer,
reformulations of Einstein’s field equations – which de-           orbiting black holes as their orbit decays. Such waves on a        business executive and philanthropic sponsor of the sciences.

Food science continued from page 3                                                                  Anti-sweatshop policies continued from page 3
sions by Rui Hai Liu, Cornell assistant pro-       newly completed Dairy Building, renamed          duct at their contract factories that respect     tric shocks from floor cables); improving
fessor of food science; J. Bruce German,           Stocking Hall in 1947.                           workers’ rights.” The code that the organiza-     ventilation, which lowered the factory’s
University of California-Davis; John Finley           In 1943 the dairy-research program at         tion promotes – and Cornell and other mem-        ambient temperature from 95 degrees to
of Kraft Inc.; Mary Schmidl, University of         Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Ex-        ber universities endorse – guarantees the right   more-tolerable levels; providing an adequate
Minnesota; and Joseph Hotchkiss, chair of          periment Station at Geneva, N.Y., was con-       to a safe workplace; dignity on the job; no       supply of clean, cold drinking water (be-
Cornell’s Department of Food Science.              solidated with the dairy activities on the       racial, religious or gender discrimination; no    fore, water had been warm, dirty and in
    Over the past century, Cornell’s food          Ithaca campus. The word “dairy” was              excessive overtime; and the right of workers      short supply); allowing workers to take sick
science department has had several name            dropped from the department’s name in            to associate freely without reprisal and join     leave without harassment (in the past they
changes. In 1902 the Department of Dairy           1966 and replaced with the modern nomen-         a union if they choose to, said Nova.             had been singled out for the toughest duties
Industry was created when work in ani-             clature “food science.” Today the depart-           The WLC, which includes corporate rep-         on their return); and not requiring workers
mal industry was divided into animal hus-          ment is involved with the conversion of          resentatives as well as students and workers      to take extra work home with them after a
bandry, poultry husbandry and dairy in-            biomaterials into foods and concentrates on      on its board, also has proven that small low-     long work week.
dustry, according to Bandler, the                  such areas as food chemistry, food microbi-      cost improvements in a factory can make a             “These changes wouldn’t have happened
department’s historian.                            ology, food engineering, food packaging          huge difference in workers’ lives and still       without colleges and universities taking ac-
    From 1906 to 1923, the department was          and food safety.                                 keep product pricing competitive, Nova said.      tion, without the activists that led them,
housed on campus in East Roberts Hall, one            For further information about the sym-        Among the changes his group was able to           without courageous workers and without
of the first units constructed with state funds    posium, contact Janene Lucia at 255-2892         push for at a plant in Indonesia were: allow-     the help of major brands like Adidas, Nike,
at the university’s College of Agriculture.        or visit the following web site: <http://        ing workers to wear sandals on the job            Reebok and dozens of others,” said Nova. “I
In 1923, the Department of Dairy Industry                     (previously they were required to work bare-      hope we’ll see many similar changes in
moved to its present location in the then-         centennial%20celebration.htm>.                   foot, leading to many foot injuries and elec-     years to come.”
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                                                                                                                                                                   Plant Pathology
                                                       The umbrellas of Bulgaria
                                                                                                                                                                      “Phytophthora Infestans, From Wall to Core –
                                                                                                                                                                   and More,” Adele McLeod, plant pathology, Oct.
                                                                                                                                                                   16, 12:20 p.m., 404 Plant Science Building.
                        from page 8
                                                                                                                                                                   Textiles & Apparel
                                                                                                                                                                      “Polymeric Materials and the Papermaking
publishing, Oct. 11, 9 a.m., Bethe Auditorium,                                                                                                                     Process,” Jeffrey Denton, Albany International
Clark Hall.                                                                                                                                                        Research Co., Oct. 10, 12:20 p.m., 317 Martha
                                                                                                                                                                   Van Rensselaer Hall.

                                                                                                                                                                   Theoretical & Applied Mechanics
                                                                                                                                                                      “Grasping Straws and Other Virtual Objects,”

                                                                                                                                                                   John Soechting, University of Minnesota, Oct. 11,
                                                                                                                                                                   2:30 p.m., 205 Thurston Hall.

                                                                                                                                                                   Wellness Program
                                                                                                                                                                      “Creating a Bridge Between Herbal Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                   and Conventional Medicine,” Carol Spencer, New
Department of Music                                                                                                                                                York state licensed nurse and certified herbalist,
    • Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m., B20 Lincoln Hall: Mid-                                                                                                                  Oct. 10, noon, Biotechnology Building.
day Music at Lincoln: Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano,
will perform Mozart sonatas.
    • Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m., B20 Lincoln Hall: Mid-
day Music at Lincoln: Pianist David Kim and

Malcolm Bilson will perform Schumann’s
Fantasiestücke, op. 12, and Andante and Varia-
tions for two pianos, op. 46.

Bound for Glory
   Oct. 13: Albums from the studio.                    Over fall break Cornell Cinema will premiere Veit Helmer’s magical “Tuvalu,”
   Bound for Glory is broadcast Sunday from 8 to       his debut feature about Anton, an agoraphobic, who inhabits a dilapidated                                   Alcoholics Anonymous
11 p.m. Listen to Bound for Glory on WVBR-FM,          indoor swimming pool in Bulgaria. “Tuvalu” will screen Friday, Oct. 11, at 10                                  Meetings are open to the public and will be held
93.5 and 105.5.                                        p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at 7:15 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 p.m., all in                                 Monday through Friday, 12:15 p.m., in Anabel
                                                       Willard Straight Theatre.                                                                                   Taylor Hall. For more information, call 273-1541.

                                                                                                                                                                   Emotions Anonymous
                                                                                                                                                                      Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for

                                                                                                                                                                   those dealing with emotional problems, meets
                                                       Korean Church                                         Local to Regional Scales With Remote Sensing,”        Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at St.
                                                           Sundays, 11 a.m., One World Room (in En-          William Kustas, U.S. Department of Agriculture,       Luke’s Lutheran Church, 109 Oak Ave. For infor-
                                                       glish), and 1 p.m., chapel (in Korean), Anabel        Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., 366 Hollister Hall.               mation, call Ed at 387-8257.
                                                       Taylor Hall. Call 255-2250 for more information.          “The Role of External Information in Manufac-
                                                                                                             turing Companies,” Susan Day,,         Shotokan Club
Sage Chapel                                            Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)                            Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., B14 Hollister Hall.                  The Shotokan Club of Cornell seeks new mem-
   No Service, fall break.                                 Cornell student branch: Sundays, 9 a.m. Call                                                            bers. The club offers free instruction in traditional
                                                       272-4520 or 257-6835 for directions and transpor-     Cornell Institute for Public Affairs                  Japanese karate, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., in the
African-American                                       tation. Basketball on Wednesdays, 8 p.m.                  “Democratic Decentralization in India: A Cri-     North Room of Willard Straight Hall, and Fridays,
   Sundays, 5:30 p.m., Anabel Taylor Chapel.                                                                 tique of the Emergent Institutional Design,”          5:20-7 p.m., in the lobby of Teagle Hall. No previ-
                                                       Lutheran                                              Debiprasad Mishra, Cornell Institute for Public       ous martial arts experience is needed. For more
Baha’i Faith                                               Campus ministry at St. Luke Church, 109 Oak       Affairs, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m., 165 McGraw Hall.         information contact Tamas Nagy at
    Fridays, 7:30 p.m., meet in the lobby of Willard   Ave., in Collegetown, Sundays, 10:45 a.m. and 5                                                             <>.
Straight Hall, speakers, open discussion, games        p.m. Bible study Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. For more        Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
and service-oriented activities. Classes, speak-       information call 273-6811 or e-mail                      TBA, Robert Watson, World Bank, Oct. 10,           Walk-in Writing Service
ers, prayers, celebrations at alternating locations.   <>.                                   4:30 p.m., 255 Olin Hall.                                 • 178 Rockefeller, Sunday, 2-8 p.m., Monday-
For more information, call 272-3037 or send e-mail                                                              “Melt Inclusions, a Window Into the Earth’s        Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
to <>.                                Muslim                                                Mantle,” Alberto Saal, Columbia University, Oct.          • 222 Robert Purcell, Sunday-Thursday, 7-
                                                          Daily congregational prayer at 218 Anabel          15, 4:30 p.m., 2146 Snee Hall.                        10 p.m.
Buddhist                                               Taylor Hall.                                             “Does a Variable Sun Have a Role in Abrupt             • 320 Noyes Center, Sunday-Thursday, 7-
   • Basic Studies in Buddhist Philosophy, “The           Weekly Friday prayer, 1:15-1:45 p.m., One          Climate Change?” Gerard Bond, Columbia Uni-           10 p.m.
Collected Topic,” taught by the Ven. Tenzin Gephel,    World Room, ATH. Weekly Halaqa, Friday, 6:30-         versity, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., 255 Olin Hall.               For information, visit <
Mondays through Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m., 314 Anabel          7:30 p.m., 218 ATH.                                                                                         writing/>.
Taylor Hall. For more information contact                                                                    Horticulture
<> or call 255-4214.                   Orthodox Christian Fellowship                            “Science Meets Spirit: Using Horticulture to
   • Meditations: Monday, Wednesday and Thurs-            Orthodox Christian Vespers, Thursdays, Nov.        Transform Individuals and Communities,” Jane
day, 12:15-1 p.m., Founders Room, ATH.                                                                       Mt. Pleasant, crop and soil sciences, Oct. 10, 4

                                                       7 and Dec. 5, Anabel Taylor Chapel at 6:45 p.m.
   • Zen Meditation practice is Mondays and               Orthodox Christian discussion, Thurdays, Oct.      p.m., 404 Plant Science Building.
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Founders Room, ATH.        17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19, at 6:45 p.m. in Anabel          “Horticultural and Other Bioindicators of Cli-
For information, call Anne Marie at 266-7256.          Taylor Café.                                          mate Change for the Northeast,” David Wolfe,
                                                                                                             horticulture, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., 404 Plant Science
Catholic                                               Pagan                                                 Building.
   Weekend Mass schedule for fall break: Sun-              For information about United Pagan Ministries,
day, 10 a.m., Anabel Taylor Hall Auditorium.           call Cornell United Religious Work at 255-4214.       Hotel Administration                                  Field Hockey (7-2, 3-0 Ivy)
   Daily Masses: Monday-Friday, 12:20 p.m., ATH                                                                 “Ecotourism in the 21st Century,” Raul Arias de       Oct. 12, at Harvard, 1 p.m.
Chapel. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sundays, 4        Protestant Cooperative Ministry                       Para, Panama, Oct. 11, 10:10 a.m., 450 Statler           Oct. 13, at Maine, 1 p.m.
p.m., G-22 ATH.                                          Sunday service at 11 a.m. in Anabel Taylor          Hall.
                                                       Chapel.                                                                                                     Men’s Football (1-2, 0-1 Ivy)
Christian Science                                                                                            Materials Science & Engineering                          Oct. 12, at Harvard, 1 p.m.
    Testimony meetings: Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.,                                                                     TBA, Ken Singer, Case Western Reserve Uni-
Anabel Taylor Hall. Church services: Sundays,                                                                versity, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m., 140 Bard Hall.           Sprint Football (1-1)
10:30 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., First                                                                    “Self-Organization of Ions Near Biopolymers:          Oct. 11, Navy, 7 p.m.

Church of Christ Scientist, 101 University Ave.,                                                             Charge Density Waves, Biomineralization and
Ithaca.                                                                                                      Nanofabrication,” Gerard Wong, University of Illi-    Men’s Soccer (3-3-1, 0-2 Ivy)
                                                                                                             nois at Urbana-Champaign, Oct. 11, 3 p.m., 140           Oct. 12, at Harvard, 11 a.m.
Cornell Christian Fellowship                                                                                 Bard Hall.
  Meets every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the One                                                                    “Temporal Evolution of Microstructures on a        Women’s Soccer (5-2-1, 1-2 Ivy)
World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall.                                                                              Nanoscale: Experiments and Simulations,” David           Oct. 12, at Harvard, 1:30 p.m.
                                                       Animal Science                                        Seidman, Northwestern University, Oct. 17, 4:30          Oct. 16, at Army, 7 p.m.
Episcopal (Anglican)                                      “Individual Fatty Acids Differentially Modulate    p.m., 140 Bard Hall.
    Wednesdays, worship and Eucharist, 5 p.m.,         Adipocyte Differentiation,” Harry Mersmann, Baylor                                                          Women’s Tennis
Anabel Taylor Chapel.                                  College of Medicine, Oct. 15, 12:20 p.m., 348         Microbiology                                            Oct. 11-13, ECAC Championship, Flushing
    Sundays, worship and Eucharist, 9:30 a.m.,         Morrison Hall.                                            “Biodegradation, Biotransformation and Bac-       Meadow, N.Y.
ATH Chapel. For more information, call 255-4219                                                              terial Behavior,” Rebecca Parales, University of
or send e-mail to <>.                  Astronomy                                             Iowa, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., 105 Riley-Robb Hall.           Women’s Volleyball (9-4, 2-0 Ivy)
                                                           “A TEXES Travelogue: High Spectral Resolu-                                                                 Oct. 11, Princeton, 7 p.m.
Friends (Quakers)                                      tion Astronomy in the Mid-Infrared,” Matthew Rich-    Molecular Biology & Genetics                             Oct. 12, Pennsylvania, 4 p.m.
   Meeting for worship, Sunday, 11 a.m., in the        ter, University of California-Davis, Oct. 10, 4:30        “Mechanisms and Control of mRNA Turnover
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall. Child care           p.m., 105 Space Sciences Building.                    in a Simple Eukaryotic Cell,” Roy Parker, Univer-
provided. For information call 273-5421.                   “Radio Astronomy VLBI/AGN,” Leonid                sity of Arizona, Oct. 11, 4 p.m., G10 Biotechnology

                                                       Matveenko, IKI, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m., 105 Space
                                                       Sciences Building.
                                                                                                             Building.                                              Frankenstein-related
     Hindu discussion every Friday at 5 p.m., in 183
Rockefeller Hall.
                                                           “Galaxy Clustering Properties in the 2dF Sur-
                                                       vey,” Diego Garcia Lombas, Universidad de
                                                                                                             Nutritional Sciences
                                                                                                                TBA, Tom Pearson, University of Rochester,
                                                                                                                                                                    events this week
     Weekly religious service is Saturdays at 4 p.m.   Cordoba, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., 105 Space Sciences       Oct. 14, 4 p.m., 100 Savage Hall.                         • Frankenstein Fridays: “The Cabi-
in the Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall, followed      Building.                                                                                                    net of Dr. Caligari,” directed by Robert
by a Gita reading at 5 p.m.                                                                                  Peace Studies                                          Wiene, with Werner Krauss and Conrad
                                                       Chemistry & Chemical Biology                             “MIA: Where Was the Media Before Sept. 11?”
Jewish                                                     “New Polymerization Reactions. The Synthesis      Jay Branegan, former Time magazine correspon-
                                                                                                                                                                    Veidt, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:15 p.m.,
    • Conservative and Reform: Fridays, 5:15 p.m.,     of Carbon Backbone Polymers One Carbon Atom           dent, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., G08 Uris Hall.              Williard Straight Theatre. $4.
Welcoming in Shabbat with song, in the lobby of        at a Time,” Kenneth Shea, University of California-                                                             • Monster Comics: The Comic Book
Anabel Taylor Hall, followed by a community            Irvine, Oct. 17, 4:40 p.m., 119 Baker Lab.            Plant Biology                                          Club of Ithaca discusses Frankenstein and
Shabbat dinner at 6:45 p.m. in the Kosher Dining                                                                “Folate Synthesis and Metabolism in Plants,”
Hall. Saturdays, 9:45 a.m., Conservative services                                                                                                                   the Funnies, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.,
                                                       Civil & Environmental Engineering                     Andrew Hanson, University of Florida, Oct. 11,
in the Founder’s Room, ATH. Call the Hillel office        “Kraft Foods: Driving for Undisputed Leader-       11:15 a.m., 404 Plant Science Building.                Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL).
at 255-4227 for more information.                      ship in the Food Industry,” Michael Polk, Nabisco                                                               • Monster Talk: “Monsters in
    • Orthodox: Friday, Young Israel House, call       Biscuit & Snacks Group, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m., B14       Plant Breeding                                         Children’s Literature,” Alison Lurie,
272-5810 for weekly times; Saturday, 9:15 a.m.,        Hollister Hall.                                           “Breeding Blight-Resistant American Chestnut
Edwards Room, ATH. For daily service times, call
                                                                                                                                                                    Cornell professor emeritus, Oct. 17, 7
                                                          TBA, Keith Porter, LL.M., Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m.,      Trees,” Paul Sisco, American Chestnut Founda-
272-5810; all daily services are at the Young Israel   366 Hollister Hall.                                   tion, Oct. 15, 12:20 p.m., 135 Emerson Hall.
                                                                                                                                                                    p.m., Borg Warner Room, TCPL.
House.                                                    “Mapping Water-Energy-Carbon Fluxes From
8    October 10, 2002              Cornell Chronicle

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                                                                                                                     October 10                      Items for the calendar should be submitted by campus mail, U.S. mail
                                                                                                                      through                    or in person to Chronicle Calendar, Cornell News Service, Surge 3,
                                                                                                                     October 17                  Ithaca, N.Y. 14853. Notices should be sent to arrive 10 days prior to
                                                                                                                                                 publication and should include the name and telephone numbers of a
                                                                                                                                                 person who can be called if there are questions.

                                                       Mann Library                                          Saturday, 10/12                                       Computer Science
                                                          (M-Th, 8 a.m.-noon; F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.,           “The Son’s Room” (2001), directed by Nanni            “Why Is Graphics Hardware So Fast?” Pat

                                                       noon-6 p.m.; and Sun., noon-midnight)                 Moretti, with Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante and        Hanrahan, Stanford University, Oct. 10, 4:15 p.m.,
                                                           “Abuzz About Bees: An Exhibit on 400 Years of     Jasmine Trinca, 7:15 p.m.                             B17 Upson Hall.
                                                       Bees and Beekeeping,” through Nov. 30. For more          “Nine Queens,” 9:30 p.m.                              “Practical Byzantine Quorum Systems,”
                                                       information call 255-5406.                                                                                  Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas at Austin, Oct.
                                                                                                             Sunday, 10/13                                         17, 4:15 p.m., B17 Upson Hall.
                                                       Explore Cornell                                          “Nine Queens,” 5 p.m.
CAPE Lecture                                               “The Wason Collection on East Asia” launched         “Tuvalu,” 7:15 p.m.                                Cornell Campus Club
    “From Gutenberg to Gigabites: the New Face         this fall at <>.                                                                 “Raising the Bar: The Impact of the Biologic
of the Library,” Mary Ochs, Mann Library, Oct. 17,                                                           Monday, 10/14                                         Revolution on Food and Nutrition Policy,” Cutberto
10:30 a.m., Mann Library.                              Willard Straight Hall Art Gallery                        “Time Out,” 7:15 p.m.                              Garza, nutritional sciences, Oct. 17, 10 a.m., Boyce
                                                          The fourth annual “Staff Fine Art Exhibit,” Oct.      “Tuvalu,” 10 p.m.                                  Thompson Institute Auditorium.
                                                       14-25. Opening reception will be held Oct. 14, from
                                                       11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.                               Tuesday, 10/15                                        Cornell Plantations
                                                                                                                “The Son’s Room,” 7:15 p.m.                           “The Origins, Discovery and Cultivation of the

                                                                                                                “Time Out,” 9:30 p.m.                              World’s Most Popular Garden Plants,” John Michael
                                                                                                                                                                   Grimshaw, Bodegraven, the Netherlands, Oct. 16,
                                                                                                             Wednesday, 10/16                                      7:30 p.m., James Law Auditorium, Schurman Hall.

                                                                                                                 “Brightness (Yeelen)” (1987), directed by
                                                                                                             Souleymane Cissé, with Issiaka Kane, Aoua             Einaudi Center
                                                                                                             Sangare and Niamanto Sanogao, 7:15 p.m.                  “The Fate of an Enlarged European Union:
Johnson Museum of Art                                                                                            “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” (2002),       Economic Giant or Political Dwarf?” Vittorio Parsi,
   The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, on the                                                              directed by Peter Care, with Kieran Culkin, Vincent   Catholic University of Milan, Oct. 10, 12:15 p.m.,
corner of University and Central avenues, is open                                                            D’Onofrio and Jodie Foster, 9:30 p.m.                 G08 Uris Hall.
Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.             Films listed are sponsored by Cornell Cinema                                                                “The Balkan Merchants: Resurrecting the Old
Admission is free. Telephone: 255-6464.                and held in Willard Straight Theatre, except where    Thursday, 10/17                                       Trade Routes in Southeastern Europe,” Aida Hozic,
    • “Xu Bing,” through Oct. 27.                      noted, and are open to the public. All films are $6       “These Are Not My Images” (2000), with guest      University of Florida, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., 201 A.D.
    • “The Hendricksen Collection of Chinese Paint-    ($5 for undergraduates and seniors/$4 for gradu-      videomaker Irit Batsry, 7:15 p.m.                     White House.
ings,” through Jan. 5.                                 ate students and kids 12 and under). Visit Cornell        “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” (2002),
    • “When Reason Sleeps: The Etchings of Fran-       Cinema’s web site at <>.     directed by Sam Jones, 10 p.m.                        Electrical & Electronics Engineers,
cisco Goya,” Oct. 12 through Jan. 5.                                                                                                                               Institute of
    • “The David M. Solinger Collection: Master-       Thursday, 10/10                                                                                                 “The Third Generation of Wireless Communi-
works of Twentieth-Century Art,” Oct. 12 through          “Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao,” with Coeli                                                           cations,” Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm, Oct. 10, 5 p.m.,
Jan. 12.                                               Barry, Cornell Environmental Film Festival (CEFF),                                                          101 Phillips Hall.

    • “Lynn Stern: Photographs,” Oct. 12 through       4:40 p.m., Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin
Jan. 12.                                               Smith Hall, free.                                                                                           Johnson Museum
    • Family Eye Opener: “Family Mural in Clay,”          “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), directed                                                              “Art at Mid-Century: The Solinger Collection,”
Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spend a Saturday           by Robert Wiene, with Werner Krauss and Conrad                                                              Robert Rosenblum, New York University, Oct. 11,
morning together creating a small wall mural in        Veidt, 7:15 p.m., $4.                                                                                       5 p.m., Johnson Museum.
clay. Ceramic artist/educator Dale Bryner will lead       “Blue Vinyl,” with guest filmmaker Judith
this workshop. Fee is $20 for members and $25 for      Helfand, CEFF, 7:30 p.m., Schwartz Center Film        Africana Studies & Research Center                    Psychology
nonmembers, plus $18 per family for materials.         Forum, free.                                             “The Civil War in Liberia and Sierra Leone,”          “Perceiving Spatial Layout: The Role of Effort
    • Art for Lunch: Oct. 17 at noon, tour the exhi-      “Nine Queens” (2002), directed by Fabián           Margaret Kroma, education, Oct. 16, noon, Africana    and Intent,” Dennis Proffitt, University of Virginia,
bition “The David M. Solinger Collection: Master-      Bielinsky, with Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls and       Studies and Research Center, Hoyt Fuller Room,        Oct. 11, 4 p.m., Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin
works of Twentieth-Century Art,” with museum           Leticia Brédice, 9:45 p.m.                            310 Triphammer Road.                                  Smith Hall.
director Frank Robinson.
                                                       Friday, 10/11                                         Chemistry & Chemical Biology                          Science & Technology Studies
Comstock Entomology Library                                “Time Out” (2002), directed by Laurent Cantet,       “Deciphering a Complex Electro-Enzymatic             Jean-Claude Guédon of the University of
  (M-F, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)                                with Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard and Serge          Response. Horseradish Peroxidase,” Jean-Michel        Montreal will give a talk on the crisis in scientific
    “Entomophagy: An Exhibit on Insects as Food,”      Livrozet, 7:15 p.m.                                   Savéant, Université Denis Diderot (Paris 7), Oct.
through Oct. 31. For information call 255-3265.            “Tuvalu” (2001), directed by Veit Helmer, with    10, 11:15 p.m., 119 Baker Lab.
                                                       Terrence Gillespie and Denis Lavant, 10 p.m.                                                                Continued on page 7

Cornell Cinema series showcases classic silent films with live music
    Cornell Cinema presents seven restored                                                                                                                          general, $5 students and seniors, and $4 for
(or new) 35 mm prints of classic silent films                                                                                                                       Cornell graduate students.
between Oct. 10 and Nov. 2, all but one                                                                                                                                Then, on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., Carli
accompanied by live music. Screenings will                                                                                                                          will perform with a restored print of Paul
take place in Willard Straight Theatre, except                                                                                                                      Wegener’s “The Golem” (1920), as part of
where noted. For more information call 255-                                                                                                                         the Frankenstein Fridays series. Based on
3522 or visit <>.                                                                                                                          the legend of the Golem, a creature made
    The series begins tonight, Oct. 10, at 7:15,                                                                                                                    from clay by Rabbi Loew in 16th-century
when cellist Hank Roberts and David Borden,                                                                                                                         Prague to defend the Jews in the ghetto
director of Cornell’s Digital Music Pro-                                                                                                                            against pogroms, this particular version was
gram, team up for an evening of improvisa-                                                                                                                          made with the resources of Germany’s Ufa
tional accompaniment with a new print of                                                                                                                            studio. The spectacular sets were inspired
the classic German expressionist film, “The                                                                                                                         by the medieval architecture of Prague, and
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”(1920). An extraor-                                                                                                                         the hulking figure of the Golem was a key
dinary combination of visual style and psy-                                                                                                                         influence on the portrayal of the monster in
chological horror story, “The Cabinet of Dr.                                                                                                                        “Frankenstein.” Admission will be $4.
Caligari” is one of the most striking and                                                                                                                              Details on the remaining three silent film/
influential of all silent films. Dr. Caligari is a                                                                                                                  live music events will be forthcoming, but
deranged hypnotist who spreads death from                                                                                                                           in the meantime, mark your calendars for
his traveling carnival. His star attraction is                                                                                                                      two screenings taking place as part of “Land-
Cesare, a spidery sleepwalker who obeys                                                                                                                             scapes of the Soul: The Cinema of Alexander
Caligari’s every command. The film is                                                                                                                               Dovzhenko,” a special touring series of new
screened as part of the Frankenstein Fri-                                                                                                                           35 mm prints by Dovzhenko, a contempo-
days series (despite being shown on Thurs-                                                                                                                          rary of Sergei Eisenstein. On Sunday, Oct.
day). Admission will be just $4.                                                                                                                                    27, at 7:30 p.m., local musician Peter Dodge
    Next up is Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”                                                                                                                            will accompany “Arsenal” (1929), and on
(1927), which was one of the most lavish               A restored print of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” will be screened at Cornell Cinema                             Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., the Alloy Or-
productions of the silent era. The new 35              Oct. 18, 19 and 20, and is part of the Frankenstein Fridays series. Admission is $4.                         chestra will accompany “Earth,” a lyrical
mm print was restored by the Munich Film                                                                                                                            evocation of Dovzhenko’s native Ukraine.
Archive and is as close to the original re-            of the Frankenstein Fridays series, admis-            throughout North America and Europe. He                Earlier that same day at 5 p.m., the Alloy
lease print as possible. It has been digitally         sion to all three shows will be $4.                   will accompany a new print of G.W. Pabst’s             Orchestra will perform with a restored print
remastered from all surviving material with               Philip Carli will accompany two of the             “Diary of a Lost Girl” (1929), starring Louise         of the swashbuckling “The Black Pirate,”
the original 60-piece orchestral score by              films in the series. A regular at Cornell             Brooks, who plays a wide-eyed 16-year-old              starring Douglas Fairbanks. Advance tick-
Gottfried Huppertz. It will be screened Fri-           Cinema, Carli started accompanying silent             who is seduced by her father’s young assis-            ets for both Alloy shows can be purchased
day, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.         films at the age of 13. He now accompanies            tant and winds up in a home for delinquent             from the Cornell Cinema office, 104 Willard
in Uris Auditorium, and Sunday, Oct. 20, at            films at the George Eastman House in Roch-            girls. The screening will be Wednesday,                Straight Hall, Monday through Friday, noon
5 p.m. in Willard Straight Theatre. Also part          ester, as well as at numerous festivals               Oct. 23, at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices will be $6         to 5 p.m., starting Monday, Oct. 28.

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