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Elam hopes 'Faculty College' will rejuvenate undergrad ed

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Under a new initiative announced by Harry Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, left, small groups of faculty will be given the resources to create new team-taught courses, make major departmental curriculum changes or establish new cross-disciplinary teaching endeavors.

June 19 memorial service planned for Sullivan Marsden

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Sullivan S. Marsden, who taught in the petroleum engineering department from 1947 to 1992, died April 26 after a brief illness. An expert on oil resources, Marsden advocated for the United States to wean itself from foreign oil and encouraged Congress to lift a ban on offshore drilling.

Loess Plateau connects China's past with its future

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The Loess Plateau can be a desolate place – a land of dry, brown mountains built over thousands of years by sand blown in from the Gobi Desert. In a good year on the plateau, rain comes just once to bring barely enough water for measly crops of wheat, corn and potatoes.

Minutes of the June 9 Faculty Senate meeting now online

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The June 9 Faculty Senate meeting was shorter than usual, but the agenda was chock-full. Before adjourning for the annual year-end reception, members heard four memorial resolutions, an update on undergraduate education and a side-splitting sendoff of Senate chair David Spiegel.

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ANTHONY WEEKS  and THEO RIGBY win silver and bronze at the Student Academy Awards . . .


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