FreundDeborah Freund, formerly vice chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University- Bloomington, is SU's new vice chancellor and provost. She also is a professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
      Freund succeeds Vice Chancellor Gershon Vincow, who is returning to teaching after 14 years as the University's chief academic officer.
      "Deborah Freund is a scholar with an impressive record of administration to her credit," says Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw. "She is a proven leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to continuous improvement and to students. I look forward to the work she will be doing with the faculty, students, and staff on this campus."
      Freund, an economist who specializes in health care policy, joined the Indiana faculty in 1988 as a public affairs professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She served as chair of the health sciences and administration faculty and then as associate dean for academic affairs before her appointment as vice chancellor. In 1990, she founded the Bowen Research Center, an endowed multidisciplinary health policy research center at IU.
      Freund, who earned a doctorate in economics at the University of Michigan and was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is the author of two books and more than 100 articles and chapters. She has earned more than $30 million in grants from such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
      Freund's husband, Thomas J. Kniesner, joins the Maxwell School economics department. The former IU-Bloomington economics professor is an internationally respected scholar on labor and health economics.

Syracuse University has donated several acres of the old Carrier Dome roof to Food For The Poor Inc., a charitable organization that supports and carries out relief efforts in impoverished Latin American and Caribbean countries.
      According to Pat Campbell, managing director of the Carrier Dome, Food For The Poor received 84 percent of the roof (228,000 square feet) and 97 percent of the acoustical liner (242,000 square feet). "I am delighted that continued good use can be made of our first Dome roof," says Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw. "I am grateful to Congressman James Walsh, Food For The Poor, and the Carrier Dome staff for making this possible."
      The Dome fabric was shipped to El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras, and placed in areas that have a high
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Workers remove a section of the old Dome roof this summer. Part of the old roof was donated to a hurricane relief effort.
risk of damage during hurricane season. In emergencies, the material will be used to construct mess halls, medical clinics, schools, and living shelters. "The idea is to do something before the hurricanes hit," says Cliff Feldman of Food For The Poor. "These facilities will help the poorest of the poor."
      The removal of the old Carrier Dome roof was part of a $14 million roof replacement project that began in May and was completed this summer.

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