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May 12, 2005

Frieze elected president of University Senate

Winners of the recent University Senate elections were announced May 3 at the Faculty Assembly by outgoing Senate President Nicholas G. Bircher.

Irene Hanson Frieze, professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies, won the presidency; Michael R. Pinsky, professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering and anesthesiology, School of Medicine, is the new vice president, and Ellen Ansell, associate professor of mathematics education, will serve as Senate secretary. Officers serve one-year terms that begin July 1.

Bircher reported that the election response rate was 27 percent; 1,065 ballots were returned, with 41 invalidated for incomplete information or late submission.

Also announced at the May 3 Assembly meeting were newly elected members to Faculty Assembly for 2005-08.

Faculty Assembly members serve the first year of their three-year terms on the Assembly; during their second and third years, they serve on both the faculty-only Assembly and on Senate Council, which includes faculty, staff, students and administrators.

Arts and sciences (A&S)

• A&S humanities: Jean Ferguson Carr (English) and Clark Muenzer (Germanic).

• A&S natural sciences: Gregory Constantine (mathematics).

• A&S social sciences: Van Beck Hall (history) and Robert Hayden (anthropology).

Professional schools

• Business: Josephine E. Olson.

• Education: Sean Hughes.

• Engineering: Patrick Smolinski.

• Information sciences: Paul Munro.

• Law: George Pike.

• Public and international affairs: Jerome McKinney.

Schools of the Health Sciences

• Dental Medicine: James J. Sciote.

• Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Walt Alan Stoy.

• Health Sciences Library System: Ansuman Chattopadhyay.

• Medicine: John Kirkwood.

• Nursing: Judith Kauf-mann.

• Pharmacy: Kim C. Coley.

• Public Health: Joseph Costantino.

—Peter Hart

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