Alumni Newsletter Sep 2005

Alumni Newsletter - Sep 2005

Math Dept. Announces Outstanding Staff Award Winners

The Department of Mathematics has announced the winners of its sixth annual Outstanding Staff Awards. Awards of $750 and a certificate suitable for framing were won by Cindy Bernlohr and Gretchen Sabin. Gift certificates of $100 were awarded to Diana Bevilacqua, Ann Logan and Jeff McCune. The selections were made by the chair and vice chairs based primarily on a vote of the staff with additional input from faculty.

Math Alumna to be Installed as Lincoln University President

Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney will be officially installed as Lincoln University of Missouri's 18th President on Friday, October 7. Mahoney earned both her master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from Ohio State. Mahoney assumed the Presidency of Lincoln University in February. She most recently served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. She has also served as a member of the mathematics faculty at Ohio State. Tom Dowling, professor of mathematics and Mahoney’s thesis advisor, will attend the event and represent Ohio State in the ceremony.

First Physics Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Laura H. Greene (BS '74, MS '77), Swanlund Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the First Department of Physics Distinguished Alumni Lecture. The title of her lecture is High-Temperature Superconductivity: From Broken Symmetries to Cell Phones. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wexner Film/Video Theatre, 1871 N. High St. For more details, see

Physics Research Building Dedication

The official dedication of the Physics Research Building will take place on Wednesday, November 2 from 3-5 p.m. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to join the Department of Physics in celebrating the new building's dedication.