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March 09, 2006  Volume 27, No. 22
DeFleur schedules all-faculty meeting
President Lois B. DeFleur’s all-faculty meeting as specified by the Faculty Senate bylaws is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in UU-133. All are invited to attend and hear her update on University issues.

Former physics professor Noel Yeh dies at age 68
Noel K. Yeh, 68, professor emeritus of physics, died unexpectedly on Feb. 15. He joined the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy faculty in 1969 and chaired the department from 1981 to 1987. He retired in 2002.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College and master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University.

Yeh held research appointments with Nevis Laboratories, Columbia University; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; and Brookhaven National Laboratory. He also served as a visiting professor and physicist at Max-Planck Institute of Physics & Astrophysics in Munich.

His research interests covered experimental elementary particle physics, biomedical physics, radiation physics, particle interactions in solid state physics and radiation in the environment.

He is survived by his wife, two children and their families.

Libraries plan special exhibit
The University Libraries will feature an exhibit titled “Information Ages: Modes of Knowledge Transmission” from March 13-Aug. 31.

The displays are designed to provide an overview of the tools used to disseminate information throughout history.

Materials from the Libraries’ collections will illustrate the use of cave paintings and petroglyphs, the emergence of clay tablets and then scrolls using papyrus and animal skins. The exhibit will continue with materials on the era of illuminated manuscripts and lead into the revolutionary impact of the invention of moveable type and the evolution of the modern book, microformats and the current development of electronic and digital texts. It will conclude with materials that might provoke speculations about the “post-digital” era.

Displays will be available during regular library hours on the first floor and mezzanine of the Bartle Library, in Special Collections and at the Science Library.

Fundraiser to aid Liberty Partnerships
A fundraiser for the Liberty Partnerships Program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Helen Foley Theatre at Binghamton High School. Performers will include University faculty members Timothy Perry, Margaret Reitz and Steven Stalker. There will also be an auction.

The Liberty Partnerships Program, which serves children in middle and high school with mentoring, tutoring and other activities, is run by the School of Education and Human Development.

Admission for the event, coordinated by the Binghamton High School PTSA, is $15. For more information, call 777-2468.

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