Faculty, staff and students are taking orders for daffodils to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Orders are due Monday, March 5. Delivery of the flowers is set for the week of March 22.
For more information, contact Gretchel Tyson, ext. 6609, or Betty Allen, ext. 6620.
Robert Hislope, assistant professor of political science, traveled recently to Macedonia to research cross-border Albanian networks (legal and illegal) and their impact on Macedonian stability and regional security.
Hislope is particularly interested in the relative stability of the former Yugoslavian republic, particularly at a time when ethnic and political turmoil affect neighboring countries. Among the contributing factors are that Albanians and Macedonians live closely among each other (ethnic Albanians comprise about 23 percent of the population, with most of the largely-Muslim group concentrated on the western border) and that Macedonian governments have long had Albanian participation.
Over the last several weeks, however, an Albanian paramilitary group has been clashing with Macedonian army units along the border of Kosovo.
During his trip to Macedonia, Hislope interviewed Arben Xhaferi, leader of the Democratic Party of Albanians, the most prominent Albanian politician in the country. (He was aided in this interview by translator Mjellma Mehmeti, sister of Vlora Mehmeti '03, a native Albanian from Macedonia who is a political science and history major and advisee of Hislope's. Mehmeti's family also took Hislope to several Albanian cultural events.) He also interviewed the former president and founder of the state, Kiro Gligorov, and 15 other top journalists, academicians, and public figures.
In addition, he participated in two scholarly conferences in Macedonia (one in Skopje, one in Ohrid), and was televised on Macedonian national TV, and interviewed by the BBC. His research is supported by a grant from the National Research Council.
John Sowa, professor of chemistry, is chair of the technical advisory commission for the town of Glenville. Over the past year, the commission has been concerned with the Glenville Energy Park, the proposed electric generation facility for the Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park. Set up to advise the town on technical matters of the proposed plant, the commission also includes Carl George, professor emeritus of biology; and Phillip Snow, associate professor of civil engineering.
Robert Baker, professor of philosophy, has written a paper, “The Facts of Bioethics,” to appear in American Journal of Bioethics. He also has written a chapter, “Transplantation: A Historical Perspective,” in Advances in Bioethics: Vol. 7: The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, W. Shelton, ed. (Elsevier Science Publications).
A general faculty meeting is set for Monday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center Auditorium.
On the agenda are a report on the Trustees meeting, and continued discussion on motions to change the honors criteria and the WAC program.