In Brief

Faculty Given Adjunct Appointment

Thomas J. Kinney, senior research associate in the Office of the Provost in Rockefeller College, and Richard A. Rose, assistant dean in the College of Art and Sciences, have both been extended temporary appointments as adjunct lecturers for Fall 1995. Kinney receives his appointment in the School of Social Welfare, Rose in the Department of Women's Studies.

Friends Seek Books

As part of the University's Homecoming and Parents' Weekend, Friends of the Libraries will hold their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Library on the Uptown Campus. Book donations are needed and all proceeds will benefit University Libraries. To donate books contact Collection Development, Library Room 210, or call 442-3583.

Institute Solicits Economic Research

A "Call For Papers" has been made by SUNY's Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute Of Government, the hub for the New York State Network for Economic Research (NYSNER), for the fifth NYSNER Research-in-Progress Conference to be held in Albany on Friday, Dec. 1. NYSNER, sponsored by the Institute and First Albany Corpor-ation, serves as a vehicle for allowing researchers with an interest in the state's economy to share their expertise and research findings with state government officials.

Presentations may be based on current or recently completed research that deals with any aspect of the State's economy or any of its regions, industries, programs, or policies. Proposals should be submitted by Nov. 1 to Frank J. Mauro, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State St. Albany, NY 12203, 786-3156.

Presentations on the following topics are particularly called for: The Northeast Region and the National Economy; State and Local Economic Development Policies and Programs; Understanding the Economies of New York's Regions; Corporate Restructuring and the Impact on New York; Federal and State Tax and Budget Changes: Social and Economic Effects; Using Labor Force Analysis in Formulating Economic Development Strategies; Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Care Policy and Finance; Edu-cation Finance and Property Tax Issues.

Who's Who Nomination Time

University offices, departments and units are invited to nominate students for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1995-96 Edition. Students eligible for nomination are matriculated juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and who show participation and leadership in academic and extra-curricular activities, service to the University, and potential for future achievement.

Nominations should be made in letter form to John Murphy, AD 129, indicating basis for nomination. Nominees must provide a resume and application form, available at the Campus Center information desk or in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

All materials must be received in the office of the VP for Student Affairs by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20. For more information contact John Murphy at 442-5501.

Students' Plan Wins; Aids Stuyvesant

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has announced that "Town of Stuyvesant: Alternatives Analysis," prepared by students in the master's program in Urban and Regional Planning (MRP) has been cited as a 1995 Outstanding Student Project, and is now being used to craft the town's new Comprehensive Plan.

According to Thomas O. Carey, chairman of APA's awards committee, the students' project was found to be professionally prepared and innovative, utilizing a methodology that developed various land-use scenarios for the town to choose from.

Students examined a number of potentially competing land uses such as agriculture, conservation, and economic development, and issues such as historic preservation and scenic resource protection.

The APA, a nonprofit organization concerned with urban and rural development issues, presented the award to the group at a special luncheon during the chapter's annual conference held in Buffalo on Sept. 28 and 29.

Feast of Abundance

The Patroon Room presents its annual Italian Night Buffet on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. Epicurean delights include chicken marsala, cavetelli with broccoli and garlic, baked rigatoni with ricotta cheese, sausage and peppers, pizza d'Napoli, antipasto, stromboli and an array of desserts — all for $6.25. Quads Plus and Podium Cards accepted. For reservations, call 442-5985 or 5994.

Auxiliary Gives Grad Scholarship

Kathleen DeJong of the master's program in the School of Social Welfare is the recipient of a 1995-96 graduate scholarship awarded by The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc., a charitable service organization with emphasis on children.

Book Probes 'Execucrats'

A new book by Norma M. Riccucci, professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, Unsung Heroes: Federal Execucrats Making a Difference (Georgetown University Press) uses in-depth biographical profiles to illustrate her theory of "execucrats" — career executives and bureaucrats who are not elected nor appointed to office but are behind the making of positive social and political decisions that affect our country. The work also explores the various factors that contribute to effective execucratic performance.

Lemon Award to Grad

Michael Kadlec M.S. '94 in the School of Public Health has been presented with the 1995 Paul C. Lemon Ecology Award for his masters thesis on the concentrations of PCBs in rainbow trout in the St. Lawrence River.

The award, endowed by Lemon, a former chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, is presented "for a thesis that is an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the ecological and environmental problems, inter-relationships and challenges in the natural world." Kadlec is the first member of the School of Public Health to be honored since the award, given every two years, was first presented in 1973. Presentation of the monetary prize and a certificate will be made on Thursday, Nov. 2, in BIO 248 at 4:10 p.m. at a seminar which will outline his scholarship. A reception will follow.

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