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June 1, 2004, 6 p.m.
Health Care Symposium

Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams St.
The Stuart Graduate School of Business presents the fourth in its ongoing Health Care Symposium series. Jill Carter, former VP of Corporate Communications at Baxter Healthcare, will discuss “Healthcare Public Relations at a Major Medical Products Company.” For more information, contact Susan O’Brien at 312.906.5250 or visit http://www.stuart.iit.edu/mc/symposium.

June 1, 2004, 1 p.m.
TeleRehab Conference

MTCC Executive Conference Room
Professor Alan Tam of Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences will discuss “TeleRehab: The Next Generation in Rehabilitation.” For more information, contact Chow Lam at 312.567.3515 or lam@iit.edu.

June 4, 2004, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
23rd Annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations

Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams St.
The Continuing Legal and Professional Education department at Chicago-Kent College of Law hosts the 23rd annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations, a daylong seminar geared toward attorneys, accountants, executives and board members of not-for-profit organizations. For more information, visit the Web site: http://www.kentlaw.edu
/depts/cle/nfp/ index.html
.

June 11, 2004, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Effective Transactional Writing

Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams St.
Chicago-Kent College of Law hosts a daylong, interactive seminar to train lawyers to write more effective transactional drafts. The hands-on training includes audience analysis tips and writing and editing tools. For more information, visit the Web site: http://www.kentlaw.edu
/depts/cle/etwriting/
index.html.

View the university calendar at: http://webservices.iit.
edu/calendar
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33rd STREET CLOSURES THIS WEEK
Workmen to paint new rail bridge

This week, Main Campus commuters will encounter off- and on-road closures along the west side of campus, as workmen paint a new Metra rail bridge recently installed over 33rd Street near Main Building, just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Beginning today and all week, Walsh Construction will close 33rd at Federal from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The roadway will reopen in the evening and overnight hours. IIT Facilities expects the painting work to be completed by Saturday, June 5.


IIT HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION CONFERENCE
Program to include scientific whiskey tasting

Data analysis, clustering and statistical problems will be on display as the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) hosts its biennial international conference, Classification, Clustering and New Data Problems, July 15-18, 2004, at the HUB and The McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

The IFCS is an international linguistic-based science organization dedicated to promoting idea exchange among those interested in scientific principles, numerical methods and practice of data analysis and classification. The group brings together the worlds of sciences, business, marketing, computer science, biology, math and statistics, among others. It is only the second time the group will meet in North America.

The sessions will discuss different aspects of data and cluster analysis and has applications along a broad spectrum. On Saturday, July 17, the conference will host a special “classification” whiskey tasting for attendees, featuring a whiskey expert from Scotland. For more information on the conference, visit the Web site: http://www.classification
-society.org/ifcs04/
or contact Diana Martinez at 312.567.7014 or martinez@iit.edu.


CROWN HALL GLASS REPLACEMENT BEGINS FIRST STEP

Testing began in May on five candidates for the new glass windows surrounding S.R. Crown Hall. The glass that is ultimately chosen will be the one that most similar to the original glass installed in the 1950s. The exterior wall glass and steel is scheduled for replacement in the summer of 2005.

The five candidates were installed last week and will be judged on appearance, performance (energy and code compliance), maintainability, availability and cost. The recommendation panel comprised of faculty, architects and glass and steel window industry experts, will discuss the glass options at a June 4, 2004, meeting and offer suggestions as to which type would be best.

The clear, half-inch, low-iron float glass at the main level, which was selected in December 2003, was also installed last week. The translucent glass will eventually be installed to replace the larger lower lites at the main level and the hopper windows at the lower level.

Of the five translucent glass options, four consist of half-inch-thick assemblies of a variety of glass types, including low-iron, clear float glass and etched float glass and coupled with interlayers or films for either color rendition or energy performance. The fifth option is similar to the original, quarter-inch-thick, sandblasted glass, but also contains a sealer.


Michael Tillmans, assistant professor of technical communication participated in the national conference of the Society of Technical Communicators in Baltimore May 10-12. Tillmans led a discussion on the effect of learner control on success in online learning attended by technical writers, instructional designers, information architects and other professionals in documentation and usability studies.

Chicago-Kent College of Law is offering a video Web cast of its May 23 Commencement. Web site visitors can now view the video online either by going to the graduation page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/
depts/alums/change.html
and clicking on the video link or just by selecting "Graduation 2004 video" from the Alumni drop-down from anywhere on the Chicago-Kent Web site.

The IIT Archives will be closed the week of June 21-25, 2004. Voice mail and e-mail will not be monitored during that week. Please contact University Archivist Catherine Bruck as soon as possible if you anticipate needing anything from the archives before it re-opens on June 28, at bruck@iit.edu or 312.567.6840.

Institute of Design Research Associate Anjali Kelkar (MDes 2002) and alumnus Alex Kinnebrew (MDes 2004) will present ID's Urban Opportunity Project in India at the annual conference of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) June 10 in Minneapolis. Assistant Professor Chris Conley will also present at the conference about opportunities of the emerging ubiquitous network.


BOOKSTORE SIDEWALK SALE NEXT WEEK
Bargains Galore on Books, Clothing and More!

All next week, June 7-11, 2004, the IIT Bookstore will stage a sidewalk sale, just outside its entrance inside The McCormick Tribune Campus Center. You can find great deals on books, clothing and gifts.

Sale hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Be sure to stop by and check out the sale merchandise.


IIT electrical engineering alumna Erum Frahim has co-authored a major IT certification book in the field of networking. Frahim’s book, “Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks” was published in April by Cisco Press. Frahim, a 2002 graduate serves as a customer support engineer with the ISBU Financial Test Lab at Cisco.


WEEK OF 06.01.04

CAMPUS CENTER LAUNCHES SUMMER HOURS
Center Court to open as ‘Club IIT’ in evenings
Commons to serve as principal dining area

With the spring semester now history, The McCormick Tribune Campus Center has switched gears to summer hours and next week begins some big changes in food service operations and the use of Center Court and the Commons as detailed below. Please direct any questions regarding these changes in services to Paul Terzino, director of Campus Centers, at 312.567.3077 or terzino@iit.edu.

Campus Center building hours - Monday, June 7- Friday, August 13:
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Commons to reopen as a la carte cafeteria
Beginning Monday, the Commons Building will reopen as the Campus Center’s primary dining area. It will operate as an a la carte cafeteria, with all food and drink items individually priced. All-you-can-eat buffet lines will return when the fall semester begins in August. Over the summer months, the Commons will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; brunch and dinner over the weekend.


Commons hours - June 7-August 13:

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


Center Court to take on a ‘pub’ atmosphere as Club IIT
Also beginning Monday, June 7, Center Court will be closed for breakfast and lunch service, opening at 4:30 p.m. Sunday-Friday as “Club IIT” and will offer beer, wine, free snacks and a pub-style menu including wings, burgers and appetizers. Club IIT will also include a mix of live and taped music, video games, a pool table and themed nights offering specialty drinks. Tent cards and signs will be placed throughout Center Court to keep faculty, staff and guests aware of upcoming special events.

Club IIT hours - June 7-August 13:
Sunday-Friday: 4:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed


University Club to open Tuesday nights
Throughout the summer months, the Campus Center’s University Club will remain open for its regular lunch hours, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Starting June 15, the University Club will reopen every Tuesday evening, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., serving dinner, beer and wine.

University Club hours - June 7-August 13:
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday evenings: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed


Global Grounds on summer schedule
The popular coffee shop at the south end of the Campus Center serves a host of coffees, teas, cold beverages, sandwiches and treats.

Global Grounds hours - June 7-August 20:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed


HUB’s Café A la Carte to remain open
For faculty and staff who enjoy grabbing a quick bite at the HUB, Café A la Carte will stay open through the summer months.

Café A la Carte hours - June 7-August 13:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed


Summer Work Hours Begin Today
Policy comes from new Collens-appointed committee

A new summer work policy goes into effect this week, allowing university employees to leave work at noon on Fridays, provided they work an hour extra each Monday through Thursday and get their supervisor’s approval.

Members of IIT’s special “Quality of Work Life” committee, appointed by President Lew Collens, won approval for the new policy last month. The program will end on August 20, prior to the start of the fall semester.

It is the first suggestion to be implemented by the committee, its members representing a cross section of the university’s academic units, departments and campuses. President Collens established the committee this spring, asking the group to seek new suggestions on how to improve the quality of life for all IIT employees.

The Quality of Work Life committee welcomes suggestions and ideas from all IIT employees. You can contact a committee member directly or submit a suggestion via the IIT Suggestion Box posted in Contact every week at http://suggestionbox.iit.edu/.


IIT Hosts Politicos In Washington
More than 80 guests attend DC event

IIT was in the Washington, D.C. spotlight last month, as the university hosted a reception and program showcasing a variety of IIT research projects for elected representatives and federal agencies. More than 80 people attended the event called “Strong Science for a Safer America,” May 19, 2004, including U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago), congressional and senate staff members and members of federal agencies that sponsor ongoing IIT research.

More than a dozen displays featuring IIT research were set up in the Longworth Office Building including handheld bio and chemical detectors, accelerator and particle physics, wireless communications and pervasive computing, medical imaging, law and bioethics research and hybrid motor research projects.

A number of IIT and Chicago-Kent alumni also attended the event, which included awards presented to several representatives for their continued support of IIT. Guests also received a taste of home, including Gino’s East Chicago-style pizza and Goose Island beer.


Aussie Named to Head IIT's Food Safety Center
Brings wealth of international industry, government experience

Dr. Martin Cole, the International Association for Food Protection’s 2004 International Leadership Award winner, will join the National Center for Food Safety and Technology in June as its new director, Vice President and Motorola Chair Darsh Wasan announced in May. Cole served as Deputy CEO of Food Science Australia, a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Victoria's Australian Food Industry Science Centre.

Cole has 15 years of international experience in food industry and government R&D management, including serving as Group Director of Food Safety, Microbiology and Chemistry at Nabisco USA and as Head of Microbiology and Preservation at Unilever in the Netherlands. He serves as the Chairman of the International Commission for the Microbiological Specifications of Food and is a member of the Editorial Board of Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies.


Alumnus Leonard Koch Receives International Energy Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin will present Leonard Koch, a 1943 graduate of IIT, with a Global Energy International Prize at a ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 20, 2004. Koch will be recognized for his role in the development of the Experimental Breeder Reactors I and II at Argonne National Laboratory, where he worked as an engineer from 1948-72.

Koch, who received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at IIT, is an international expert on fast reactor technology. He pioneered Argonne's efforts to launch the EBR-I, which was the first rector to generate usable quantities of electricity from atomic energy; the first to use liquid-metal as a coolant and the first plutonium-fueled reactor. Its successor, the EBR-II, demonstrated the feasibility of a closed fuel cycle.

Koch and the two other award recipients – Russian scientists honored for work in fast reactor technology and thermophysics – were chosen from a field of 60 nominees. The award honors originality and significance of achievements to the science and energy world. Nobel laureate Zhores Alferov established the award in 2002. It is sponsored by Russian gas, oil and energy companies.


Seats Still Available to Hear Astronaut James Lovell
Apollo 13 captain to speak at IIT Alumnifest June 12
BOG TO REOPEN FOR ONE NIGHT

Former astronaut James Lovell visits the IIT Main Campus next weekend, as part of this summer’s Alumnifest. And there are still a limited number of free tickets for faculty, staff and students to attend the lecture. Lovell, captain of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission made famous by the movie of the same name, discuss the mission beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the HUB Auditorium. Contact Ellen Woods, director of Alumni Relations, at 800.IIT.ALUM (800.448.2586) or woods@iit.edu to reserve a seat.

On Saturday evening, after the Lovell speech, IIT will reopen the BOG in the basement of the HUB from 7-11 p.m., featuring a cash bar, food and entertainment.

For the first time, Alumnifest will also feature a “Meet the Authors” reception featuring alumni and campus authors from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bookstore inside The McCormick Tribune Campus Center. Refreshments will be provided and authors will be signing and discussing their works.

Other events during Alumnifest include a presentation on the restoration of S.R. Crown Hall at 2 p.m., June 12 at S.R. Crown Hall and an architectural boat cruise beginning at Navy Pier at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 13. Following the cruise, alumni will attend the White Sox game against the Atlanta Braves at 2 p.m. For more information visit:
http://www.iit.edu/alumni/reunions/index.php.


Beach 2004 Brings International Physics Experts to IIT
Famed physicist Nicola Cabibbo to give keynote address

Nicola Cabibbo, president of the Pontifical Academy of Science in Rome and a professor at the University of Rome, will deliver the introductory talk and Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman is expected to deliver a speech at the banquet for the Sixth International Conference on Hyperons, Charm and Beauty Hadrons June 28-July 3, 2004, at The McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

The conference brings together international experts on particle physics for a weeklong series of discussions that is making its first appearance in the United States. The focus of the conference centers on quarks – the smallest known particles – and their relation to many aspects of physics. Physics professors Nickolas Solomey and Howard Rubin were instrumental in bringing the conference to IIT. The conference’s logo was designed by a student at the Institute of Design.

Cabibbo, whose speech will begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 28 developed the standard model of particle physics in the 1960s, which was known as the Cabibbo Model. He will discuss a historical perspective of particle physics and needs for the future.

For more information on the conference, visit the Web site, http://capp.iit.edu/beach04/index.html.


IIT Becomes Part of the Super Computer
Researchers can now tap into I-WIRE network

After an unexpected, long delay, IIT is now connected to Illinois’ I-WIRE, an optical “dark fiber” network linking major research institutions and universities in Illinois. IIT’s Office of Technology Services (OTS), led by Chief Technology Officer Ophir Trigalo, completed the connection to the IBM cluster at the Scalable Computing Laboratory in the Stuart Building in late April. I-WIRE links the IBM cluster with high performance computer systems at Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Chicago to form the Distributed Optical Testbed (DOT) computing environment. Using advanced software systems, DOT makes the high performance computers at the six institutions function as one super (distributed) computer, which delivers a super computing and communication power. Computer Science Professor Xian-He Sun is the primary IIT researcher involved with the DOT project.

This advanced optical network and computing environment put IIT researchers at the frontline of high performance computing and will accelerate research in both collaborative and work environments and help develop new partnerships between universities like IIT and national laboratories and the communications industry. The I-WIRE system is part of a nationwide effort known as the TeraGrid, an ultra fast network linking supercomputers with vast data repositories, electron microscopes and other instruments with the capacity to store more than 20 times the information available in the Library of Congress.


Campus Center Becomes Home to 'FlamesCity'

Colorful miniature model houses and buildings making up a replica city have descended on The McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

The vibrant buildings are collectively known as FlamesCity, a project by students of Lycée Français, a French-language school on Chicago’s North Side. Architecture Assistant Professor Ben Nicholson’s son attends the school.

Each year the school hosts artists-in-residence to work with its students on special arts projects. The FlamesCity exhibit was built in conjunction with Périphériques Architectes, a group of architecture artists whose work has been included in shows in Japan, South Korea and France. The houses are on display across from the bookstore through June 9.

The group was charged with inventing a city that is well-thought-out, but also innovative. The project incorporated work from every student in the middle- and junior-high classes and includes a “confrontation of styles, expressions and techniques,” according to a statement by David Trottin of Périphériques Architectes on the Lycée Français Web site, http://www.lyceechicago.org/lycee/web/artists/architects.html.


Crown Hall Exhibits Bring Student Work to Life
Seen strange objects lingering on the grounds outside S.R. Crown Hall? It’s a portion of the student projects on display through June 15, 2004, inside and outside the College of Architecture building. The works were on display for the College’s Open House May 14, in which students were honored for top work and projects from every level of undergraduate and graduate work were shown.

The projects are the culmination of semester-long work and are set up by year. First- and second-year projects test structural limits of materials and explore volume and shapes, while third- and fourth-year and graduate projects represent hands-on design initiatives. Exhibits range from model bridges and buildings to peaked wooden structures and a load-bearing wall made of Styrofoam cups. The larger project, such as the Styrofoam cups and mesh ball made of wood, were team projects describing a method of building true form while recognizing inherent properties and potentials of material whether found or manipulated, said Architecture Assistant Professor Catherine Wetzel.

During the open house, nearly 45 student awards were presented, including the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to Aaron Adams. The medal is awarded to a graduating student who has shown leadership and service and demonstrated the potential for professional merits. Eight undergraduate students received the $3000 Samuel Horwitz Memorial Scholarship and graduate student Sara Stevenson was given a special commendation by the jury for the prestigious Schiff Foundation Fellowship.


New Health Insurance Cards in the Mail

All IIT employees who are covered by the university's CIGNA Health Plan will be receiving new membership cards from CIGNA in the mail. Effective June 1, 2004, CIGNA has migrated to an enhanced claims and membership processing system, resulting in a change to our group/plan numbers. Please be sure to note this change with your health care providers for any services rendered after June 1.

In addition, pre-printed claim forms with the new group number for PPO participants are now available online at www.iit.edu/hr under the 'Forms' option. If you have any questions please contact Mary Henry in Human Resources at 312.567.5323 or henry@iit.edu.


See who's in the news

The June 1 Chicago Sun-Times mentioned IIT as a sponsor and host of this fall's Innovation Awards.

A story in the June 1 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the "Unbuilt Chicago" exhibit at the Art Institute, including Peter Pran's 1980 rendering for a townhouse at IIT.

IIT was mentioned in the May 28 Chicago Tribune as the host location for the annual Model UN Conference for high school students from 19 Chicago public schools.

The May 28 Warsaw (Ind.) Times-Union profiled IIT alumnus George Lenke, who served in World War II.

A May 28 University of Chicago Chronicle story about the university's alumni awards, mentioned that U of C alumnus Marshall Hartman taught at IIT's Chicago-Kent College of Law.

The cover story in the June issue of Fast Company magazine profiled Institute of Design alumna Kathleen Brandenburg (MDes 1998) and ID Board member Sam Farber.

Stuart Graduate School of Business Associate Professor Bob Laurent was quoted in the May 27 Australian Financial Review regarding rising world oil prices.

Naperville real estate agent and IIT alumnus Sam Khan was mentioned on eMediaWire.com May 26 regarding his being awarded e-PRO Certification.

Institute of Design Associate Professor Sharon Poggenpohl authored an essay on graduate design education and the nature of living life as a professional designer, in the May issue of AIGA Chicago's InForm Journal.

A story on WBBM-AM, Newsradio 780 mentioned IITRI Tower as the location for a May 25 news conference by Chicago Fire Commissioner Cortez Trotter.

The May 25 Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel reprinted last week's Chicago Tribune story mentioning IIT and commencement speaker Martin Cooper in a story about how universities select their commencement speakers.

The May 24 edition of the Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal included a story on IIT engineering alumnus Henry Fallerius, who's planning a return trip to Normandy, France, where he served in World War II.

Chicago-Kent alumna Jean Whitehead Frydman was mentioned in the May 24 edition of Yahoo News regarding her appointment as VP and Chief Counsel at NovaDel.

Associate Clinical Professor Bob Laurent, Stuart Graduate School of Business was quoted in the May 24 edition of Bloomberg News regarding the continued rise in oil prices.

The May 23 Portland Oregonian mentioned IIT's McCormick Tribune Campus Center in a story about this past weekend's opening of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Public Library.

The May 21 Chicago Tribune mentioned IIT and commencement speaker Martin Cooper in a story about how universities select their commencement speakers.

A couple of IIT Indian students including Piyush Patel were mentioned in a feature story about Indian-made movies in the May 21 Chicago Tribune.

The June issue of Biotech Equipment magazine reported on the IIT biosensor breakthrough including quotes from researchers Joe Stetter and Bill Penrose.

The May edition of CDW-G Solutions magazine featured IIT’s Galvin Library and State Street Village in a story about staying connected on campus, including quotes from Chemical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Nima Nemaei.

The May 21 Solar Energy News reported on IIT's participation in the recently-funded Illinois hydrogen energy fueling station project.

Institute of Design alumna Sasie Vadhanapanich was mentioned in the May 21 edition of The Nation in Thailand regarding the launch of her new marketing consulting business in Bangkok.

Stuart Graduate School of Business Associate Dean Paul Prabhaker was profiled in the May 20 Hindu Business Line.

IIT's renewable energy program was mentioned in a story about the Illinois Coalition hydrogen fuel project posted May 20 on Fuel Cell Today in Great Britain.

A story in the May 19 Daily Southtown mentioned IIT alumnus James Marshall and his upcoming archaeology lecture.

The May 19 Kansas City Star reported on Institute of Design Senior Lecturers Katherine and Michael McCoy who received honorary doctorate of fine arts degrees at the K.C. Art Institute's commencement.

The June issue of W magazine mentioned IIT and The McCormick Tribune Campus Center in a story about the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Public Library opening this month.

IIT's Renewable Energy programs were mentioned in a May 17 Illinois Coalition news release regarding new foundation grants for hydrogen energy research.

The May 18 Daily Herald reported on a pizza franchise battle involving IIT engineering alumnus Tony Rezko.

IIT Main Campus landscaping was mentioned in the June issue of Chicago Magazine, in a story profiling local landscape architect Peter Lindsay Schaudt.

The May issue of The New Yorker magazine mentioned some IIT research investigating the properties in squid enzymes and how they can break down poisonous nerve gas.


IIT WINS KEY ROLE IN RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT
Al-Hallaj team to help develop state’s first hydrogen fueling station

IIT’s Renewable Energy program will play a key role in helping develop the state of Illinois’ first hydrogen fueling station powered by renewable sources. In partnership with the Illinois Coalition, IIT has received nearly $23,000 in grant funds from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. The project, to be powered in part by solar and wind energy, will be housed at Rockford's Greater Northwest Chicagoland Regional Airport and represents the Foundation's first investment in fuel cell technology.

IIT researchers will specifically be developing a system design that will take the hydrogen generated by both solar panels and wind turbines and channel it to provide stationary heat and power for an airport building and transportation fuel for zero emission airport vehicles.

“We are thrilled to be on the leading edge of this technology and demonstrate to the world that renewable energies from the sun and wind can be successfully harnessed to fuel vehicles and power facilities,” said Dr. Said Al-Hallaj, research associate professor and coordinator of IIT’s renewable energy programs. Read the news release at:
http://webservices.iit.edu/iit_news/


RONAN COMPLETES LATEST PROJECT
School Building Dedicated in Hyde Park

Architecture Assistant Professor John Ronan is in the news again! Ronan, who was recently awarded a much-coveted public high school design project in Perth Amboy, N.J., recently completed an addition to the Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The new building was officially dedicated May 23, 2004.

Akiba-Schechter provides secular and Judaic education to a diverse community of children from all over Chicagoland, from preschool through eighth grade. The Ronan-designed addition is a two-story building featuring tilt-up concrete panels inscribed with Hebrew letters. Inside, you’ll find classroom space and a flexible indoor playground area that can be used for plays, assemblies and after school programs and meetings.


NEED HELP WITH PROPOSAL WRITING?
Free workshop to be held this month

Proposal writing is not at all like academic writing. It requires a variety of techniques to ensure your proposal has the best chance of being funded. On Friday, June 11, 2004, the IIT Graduate College will offer a free seminar, “Crafting a Strong Research Proposal,” to be held at the Galvin Library Learning Center from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

In this workshop you will learn ways to create a strong proposal while avoiding common pitfalls, including tips on how to make sure your proposal is truly “cutting edge.” This means knowing how to find all the references and citations that prove you have a solid grasp of the research being done in your field. A Galvin librarian will present an overview of the resources that can help you prove your case.

To sign up please e-mail Glenn Krell at krell@iit.edu. The room accommodates 20 participants. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.



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suggestionbox.iit.edu.
The suggestion box is for anyone who is connected with the university and has ideas on how to improve the quality of the IIT community.



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Updated on May 17, 2004