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The Nobel Plaza, honoring the two Nobel laureates with U of S connections,
will be officially opened during a
ceremony in front of the old Administration Building, Friday, October 24,
beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Last week, Paul Juneau, assistant v-p (facilities management), decided to
close Convocation Hall when new
evidence of deteriorating support pillars in the old Administration
Building was brought to his attention.
The University's Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) will
receive guaranteed funding from the province to a maximum of $2.8 million
over the next four years.
The U of S suffered a tragic loss on October 4 when Martin Hoetzel, a PhD
student in Mechanical Engineering, died in a single-engine plane crash
The October 6 issue of Maclean's carries a cover feature ranking
16 law schools - an off-shoot of the magazine's annual (since 1991)
ranking of the country's universities.
The University will hold its annual Fall Convocation on Saturday, October
25, in the Centennial Auditorium.
The University will award an Earned Doctor of Science degree to Dr. Wayne
Evans , currently professor of environmental science at Trent University,
Dr. Ming Huang, of the Department of Soil Science, will receive the
University's Distinguished Researcher Award at Fall Convocation.
The second 1997 winner of the President's Service Award, established three
years ago to "recognize staff members who have made outstanding
contributions to the learning and working environments of the University,"
is Jacquie Fraser, administrative assistant in the Department of History.
The latest recipient of the University's Master Teacher Award is Professor
David Hay, of the Department of Sociology.
Professor Desmond Conacher, who began his scholarly career at the
University of Saskatchewan, where he taught in the Department of Classics
from 1947 until 1958, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature
degree next week.
The 1997 Alumni Award of Achievement is being awarded jointly to a
community-minded couple - Hartley Fredeen, BSA'43, MSc'51, and Margaret
(Stephens-Newsham) Fredeen, BSN'47 - who are now living in retirement in