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Robert Black, associate professor of biology, is using radio telemetry to locate the eastern ornate box turtle, which he and a Mount Mercy College professor began studying seven years ago. The researchers are studying the life cycle and habitat of the turtle, a threatened species in Iowa that is known for its burrowing ability.

In April the Cornell economics and business department hosted a panel discussion, "Economics and the Liberal Arts: Careers of Three Cornell College Graduates," honoring retiring professor Don Cell. Pictured with Cell are panelists (seated, from left) James McWethy '65, Sydney Hicks '69, and (standing) Daniel Hart '79.

Flute instructor Jan Boland’s book, Method for the One-Keyed Flute, was a winner in the 2000 Newly Published Music Competition of the National Flute Association. Published in 1998, the book teaches modern flute players how to play the 18th-century, one-keyed wooden flute.
   

Five Cornell physics alums spoke at a campus symposium in May honoring retiring professor Harlan Graber. Pictured are (from left): John Sarff '82, research scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Craig Vickstrom 92, medical student at the University of Iowa; Julia Thompson '64, professor of physics at the University of Pittsburgh; Graber; Joyce Guzik '82, deputy group leader, Thermonuclear Applications Group, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; and Dale Chimenti '68, senior scientist at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University.

Former associate professor of English Catherine Burroughs (1988-1996) is associate professor of English and co-chair of the women’s studies program at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y., and a lecturer at Cornell University. Her edited volume, Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790-1840, will be published this summer by Cambridge University Press. She has received a contract from Oxford University Press for a two-volume anthology of British closet drama that will cover the Renaissance to 1900.

Former associate professor of English David Evans (1991-2000) is professor of English and chair of the department of English, speech, and journalism at Georgia College and State University. Ursula McCarty, former lecturer in art and women’s studies, will teach a papermaking class during the fall semester at Georgia College and State University. She and Cornell art instructor Janet Lauroesch have received a grant from the Iowa Arts Council to help fund the installation of their exhibition, “House and Home,” at the Quad City Arts Center in February 2001.

Politics professor Craig Allin was faculty speaker at commencement

Former assistant professors of philosophy Amy Ihlan (1994-2000) and Geoffrey Gorham (1997-2000) have relocated to the Twin Cities area. She is an attorney with the Minneapolis firm Briol and Associates. He will teach philosophy at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

Virginia “Ginny” Lent ’90, former secretary in the offices of Public Information and Academic Affairs (1974-1988), and her husband, Loyd “Bud” Lent ’87, are spending their 12th summer working at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo. She is administrative assistant to the managing director; he is senior assistant to the chaplain. Their permanent home is in Ocala, Fla., where she is a substitute teacher and volunteer reader. Bud had quintuple heart bypass surgery in 1999.

A theatrical adaptation of the Last Supper, written by Dennis Moore, dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs, was performed at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. The play, Among Friends: A Dramatic Adaptation of the Last Supper, is an enactment of biblical passages selected for a conversation about the ministry of Jesus, carried on by the Apostles during the Last Supper. Moore wrote the play in the late 1980s.

Religion professor David Weddle will resign effective Dec. 31, 2000, to chair the department of religion at Colorado College beginning Jan. 1, 2001.

 
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