Announcements

Mar
09
2015

Department of Residence Life highlighted on ResLife.net as featured institution this month

The Department of Residence Life is featured on ResLife.net this month as the featured institution. The site is dedicated to providing resources to other residence life departments across the country and globe. Announcement
Mar
09
2015

Mining Engineering professor receives Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc. President’s Citation

Associate Professor Hugh Miller (MN) recently received the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Inc. President’s Citation. SME recognized him for “his outstanding work and leadership on the development of the SME Ph.D. Fellowship and Career Grant Programs.” Miller serves on the SME board of directors and is the chair of the Education Sustainability Committee. The committee has developed programs to address the daunting challenges associated with faculty scarcity that threaten U.S. universities offering degree programs in mining engineering and extractive metallurgy. Announcement
Mar
02
2015

LAIS professor publishes six commentaries, teaches short course on science policy

In response to a recent perspectives article by Carl Mitcham (LAIS) on "The True Grand Challenge for Engineering: Self-Knowledge," Issues in Science and Technology (the policy journal of the National Academies) published six commentaries, including one by Roel Snieder (GP). During the month of February, Mitcham also taught a short course on science policy at the University of the Basque Country and gave a lecture at the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastian, Spain. Announcement
Mar
02
2015

LAIS professor edits issue on "Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa Contributions"

Kathleen Hancock (LAIS) was the guest editor for and contributor to a special issue on “Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Announcement
Feb
16
2015

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering professor named to the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2015 Class of Fellows

David Matlock (MME) has been named to the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2015 Class of Fellows. The award, the highest bestowed by TMS, is given for exceptional and sustained leadership in materials education and research, and for sustaining academic interest in the steel industry. The award recognizes TMS members for their outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science and technology. The 2015 Fellows will be recognized at the 144th TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, set for March 15–19 in Florida. Announcement
Feb
16
2015

Geology and Geological Engineering professor awarded Belle van Zuylen Chair at Utrecht University

Reed Maxwell (GE) has been awarded the prestigious Belle van Zuylen Chair at Utrecht University for summer 2015. Normally awarded for distinguished authors and playwrights, this is the first one awarded in hydrology. Maxwell and his family will be in the Netherlands from May through July. Announcement
Feb
03
2015

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering professor awarded J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award

John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering John Speer has been awarded the J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award by ASM International. The citation reads: "For innovative applications of fundamental phase transformation principles in ferrous systems, development of quenching and partitioning process (Q&P) and contributions to phase equilibria education.” The Gibbs Award (that honors J. Willard Gibbs, one of America's greatest theoretical scientists) was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of phase equilibria. Announcement
Feb
03
2015

ME distinguished professor to deliver lecture at Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO

George R. Brown Distinguished Professor Bob Kee (ME) will deliver a plenary lecture at the Office of Naval Research Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO held Feb. 4-5 in Washington D.C. Announcement
Jan
26
2015

Carr named Fellow of the American Physical Society

Physics Professor Lincoln Carr has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). His APS Fellow's citation reads, "For contributions to the theory of ultracold quantum gases, including solitons, vortices, and nonlinear dynamics.” In any given year only 0.5 percent of the total membership of APS can be elected; as APS now has just under 50,000 members, less than 250 can receive this honor in any year. Carr joins a growing list of fellows in the Physics Department: Thomas Furtak, Reuben Collins and Craig Taylor (APS Fellows), Chuck Stone (AAPT Fellow), Chip Durfee, Jeff Squier and Matt Young (OSA Fellows). Announcement
Nov
10
2014

Economics and Business professor elected Rapporteur at the OECD Conference on Trade in Raw Materials

Professor Graham Davis (EB) was elected Rapporteur at the OECD Conference on Trade in Raw Materials held at OECD Headquarters in Paris on Nov. 3. The conference was aimed at reducing export restrictions on raw materials. Mines was the only university to be invited to participate. Announcement

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