Oct. 10, 2003 Edition
B. Murdoch, professor emeritus of electrical engineering,
is the author of “Illuminating Engineering, from Edison’s
Lamp to the LED (Second Edition).” The book was published
in August by Visions Communications in New York. This text and reference
book is an extensive revision of the author’s 1985 book, and
includes new and expanded coverage of vision, color, light sources,
optics, lighting fixtures, daylighting, energy conservation and
lighting economics. Murdoch is director of the UNH lighting program
and continues to teach the basic lighting course each fall to engineering
Andrew Boysen, assistant professor of music, and
Lori Dobbins, assistant professor of music, have
received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Award. The awards are granted by an independent panel and are based
upon the unique prestige value of each writer’s catalog of
original compositions, as well as recent performances.
William Conk, interim director of Housing and coordinator
of UNH Emergency Planning, has been elected to the Board of Directors
of Doctor’s Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders delivers
emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural
and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to
social or geographical isolation.
Judith Bush, UNH Cooperative Extension educator,
recently received the New Professional Award from the International
Community Development Society. The award recognizes a Community
Development Society member for superior contribution to the field
of community development.
Bud B. Khleif, professor emeritus of sociology,
gave two lectures on ethnicity and immigration at a summer institute
for New Hampshire high school teachers sponsored by the World Affairs
Council of NH. He recently presented a paper on compulsory systems
of education in various Western countries and their relation to
the job market at the University of the Middle East summer institute.
He made a presentation on globalization and the sociology of multiculturalism,
and presented a paper and chaired a session on “Paradigm Shifts
and the Uses of Sociology” at the 11th International Conference
on Thinking held recently. He has been elected to the board of directors
of the 12th International Conference on Thinking.
George Romoser, professor emeritus of political
science and the Technology, Society and Values Program, chaired
a panel on “Relation of Cultural and Political Themes in Exile
Writings of the Thirties and Forties” at the International
Conference on The Alchemy of Exile: Creative Responses to Expulsion
From Nazi-dominated Europe. The conference was held at the Max Kade
Center for German-American Studies at the University of Kansas.
Wendell P. Davis, a senior veterinary pathologist
in the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at UNH, recently
attended the Third Biennial Foreign Animal Disease Training Course
held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was presented by
the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration
with the USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Experts
from around the world presented in-depth discussions of the recognition,
diagnosis and control of foreign animal diseases that threaten livestock
in the United States and the rest of the Americas.