A symposium sponsored by Cornells College of Engineering to honor John Hopcroft, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, who is leaving the deanship on June 30.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend thursday, May 24, 2001, 155 Olin Hall

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m. Cornell President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes, Professor of Geological Sciences
Introduction by John Silcox, the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering, School of Applied and Engineering Physics, and Vice Provost for Physical Sciences and Engineering.

10:00 a.m. Margaret Wright, Bell Labs Fellow, "Will the future of engineering be optimal?"
Introduction by Vice Provost Silcox

11:00 a.m. Faculty panel: Assistant Professors Yuri Suzuki, George G. Malliaras, Associate Professor Ulrich B. Wiesner
Christopher K. Ober, the Francis Norwood Bard Professor of Metallurgical Engineering and Director of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will introduce the panel.

2:00 p.m. Faculty panel: Assistant Professors Rajit Manohar, Mark A. Heinrich, W. Evan Speight, Martin Burtscher
Charles Van Loan, the Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Department of Computer Science, will introduce the panel.

3:00 p.m. Faculty panel: Assistant Professors Antje J. Baeumner, Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Lois Pollack
Michael L. Shuler, the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering and Director of the School of Chemical Engineering, will introduce the panel.

4:00 p.m. Charles R. Lee 61, Cornell Trustee and CEO, Verizon
Clifford R. Pollock, the Ilda and Charles Lee Professor of Engineering and incoming Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will introduce Mr. Lee.

5:00 p.m. President Emeritus Rhodes will make closing remarks. Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room

5:30 p.m. Reception - Brief remarks by Professor Steven H. Strogatz, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Susannah Hobbs, Ph.D. 00 CEE and founding president of the Engineering Graduate Student Association; and others. Professor Kenneth C. Hover, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will preside.