March 09, 2006 Volume 27, No. 22
DeFleur schedules all-faculty meeting
President Lois B. DeFleur’s
all-faculty meeting as specified
by the Faculty Senate bylaws is
scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday,
March 21, in UU-133. All
are invited to attend and hear
her update on University issues.
Former physics professor Noel Yeh dies at age 68
Noel K. Yeh, 68, professor
emeritus of physics, died unexpectedly
on Feb. 15. He joined
the Department of Physics, Applied
Physics and Astronomy
faculty in 1969 and chaired the
department from 1981 to 1987.
He retired in 2002.
He received his bachelor’s
degree from Williams College
and master’s and doctoral degrees
from Yale University.
Yeh held research appointments
with Nevis Laboratories,
Columbia University; Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center; and
Brookhaven National Laboratory.
He also served as a visiting
professor and physicist at
Max-Planck Institute of Physics
& Astrophysics in Munich.
His research interests covered
particle physics, biomedical
physics, radiation physics, particle
interactions in solid state
physics and radiation in the environment.
He is survived by his wife,
two children and their families.
Libraries plan special exhibit
The University Libraries will
feature an exhibit titled “Information
Ages: Modes of Knowledge
Transmission” from March
The displays are designed to
provide an overview of the tools
used to disseminate information
Materials from the Libraries’
collections will illustrate
the use of cave paintings and
petroglyphs, the emergence of
clay tablets and then scrolls using
papyrus and animal skins.
The exhibit will continue with
materials on the era of illuminated
manuscripts and lead
into the revolutionary impact of
the invention of moveable type
and the evolution of the modern
book, microformats and the
current development of electronic
and digital texts. It will
conclude with materials that
might provoke speculations
about the “post-digital” era.
Displays will be available
during regular library hours on
the first floor and mezzanine of
the Bartle Library, in Special
Collections and at the Science
Fundraiser to aid Liberty Partnerships
A fundraiser for the Liberty
Partnerships Program will be
held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March
23, in the Helen Foley Theatre
at Binghamton High School.
Performers will include University
faculty members Timothy
Perry, Margaret Reitz and Steven
Stalker. There will also be
The Liberty Partnerships
Program, which serves children
in middle and high school with
mentoring, tutoring and other
activities, is run by the School
of Education and Human Development.
Admission for the event, coordinated
by the Binghamton High
School PTSA, is $15. For more
information, call 777-2468.