steve sartori
MulconrySandi Tams Mulconry '75 has been named associate vice president for University communications.
      Mulconry, who joined the University's staff in 1979, had served as interim associate vice president for public relations since July 1998, when Vice President Robert Hill retired. She also is publisher of Syracuse University Magazine.As associate vice president, Mulconry oversees the five offices within University Communications: Electronic Media Communications, Internal Communications, National Media Relations, News Services, and Publications."
      Sandi has done an outstanding job in her interim position, as evidenced by the unprecedented number of awards won by the department this year," says Lansing G. Baker, senior vice president for university relations. "She has had a long career with the University. We are very fortunate to have someone who is so knowledgeable about the institution leading these efforts."
steve sartori Morrow
      In addition to Mulconry's appointment, Kevin Morrow has been named University spokesman. Morrow, who began working at Syracuse University in 1988, also assumes the titles of director of news services and executive editor of the Syracuse Record,the University's newspaper.
      It also was announced that the University's Department of Public Relations has been renamed University Communications.


Fiction enthusiasts take note: Two faculty members from SU's creative writing program were named among the "20 best young fiction writers in America today" by The New Yorker magazine.In a June issue on "The Future of American Fiction," the esteemed literary magazine selected Department of English professors George Saunders G'88 and Junot Diaz as two writers from the 40-and-under set who've established themselves in the literary world. "They love literature at The New Yorker and really made a sincere effort to consider a lot of people," Saunders says. "It's a nice honor for us and the Syracuse University program."
      Saunders and Diaz are frequent contributors to the magazine and both had short stories published in The New Yorkerthat were chosen as finalists in the fiction category of the 1999 National Magazine Awards.
      Saunders, a National Magazine Award winner in 1994 and 1996, is the author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline,a collection of stories. His "I Can Speak'" is featured in the June 21 and 28 issue. New Yorkerfiction editor Bill Buford cites the satirical story for its "dramatic monologue."
      Diaz, a former Guggenheim Fellow, wrote the best-selling short-story collection Drown.Buford points to "Otravida, Otravez" in the issue as an outstanding example of a contemporary take of "the immigrant's twilight account of leaving home."
      In honor of the writers, The New Yorkerheld a party and a series of readings featuring professional actors. Rosie Perez performed in "Otravida, Otravez" and Oliver Platt tackled "I Can Speak." "For me, the party was like being in a dream," Saunders says. "People who I've been reading and admiring for years were there."

This summer physicists from Syracuse and Cornell universities loaded a $5 million device onto a temperature-controlled tractor trailer. The Ring Imaging Cherenkov Counter (RICH), designed by SU physicists, was then transported under police escort to Cornell University to be installed in the electron-positron collider at Wilson Laboratory.
      The RICH detector, a one-of-a-kind machine, is part of the CLEO III detector that will be used to produce, detect, and identify minute particles of matter that were present when the universe was born billions of years ago. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the detector was built by a team of 25 researchers at SU, Southern Methodist University (SMU), the University of Minnesota, and SUNY Albany. SU High Energy Group physicists Sheldon Stone, who has been involved with CLEO since its inception, Marina Artuso, and Tomasz Skwarnicki are the project's lead researchers.
      RICH is the heart of the CLEO project, which enables scientists from 20 universities to study the properties of so-called b quarks and anti-b quarks. These particles existed in nature when the universe was formed. Today they occur only under tightly controlled experimental conditions and disappear almost as quickly as they are born. The quarks are produced by a 10.6 billion electron volt particle accelerator.
Mr_Universe michael prinzo
      RICH consists of two cylinders. The outer cylinder, which was built at SU, is made of panels containing hundreds of tiny circuit boards and gold wires that will detect the particles and transmit data to computers. The inner cylinder, which was built at SMU, is lined with lithium fluoride crystals that will radiate the Cherenkov light.
      The first CLEO particle detector was built in 1978. A new version, CLEO II, was constructed 10 years ago. CLEO III will allow scientists to perform experiments that were not possible with CLEO I or II.

Continued on page 4
Back to page 2
Back to page 1

Main Home Page Contents Chancellor's Message Opening Remarks
In Basket Drinking to Excess Grassland Guru Y2K on Campus
A Sense of Belonging Quad Angles Campaign News University Place
Student Center Staff Circle Faculty Focus Alumni News/Notes
View From The Hill

E-mail the magazine
E-mail the web guy
820 Comstock Ave., Rm. 308
Syracuse, NY 13244-5040