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News Digest
June 15, 2005 -
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Campus News
Margaret Kent Bass, associate professor of English and associate dean for faculty affairs, has been named interim vice president and dean of student life, effective immediately, according to a June 13 announcement by President Daniel F. Sullivan.
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Students at St. Lawrence University have earned awards for research conducted on topics of regional interest, from Hispanic workers on area dairy farm to the environmental impact of a proposed Wal-Mart "supercenter." For more
Four reporters – including a University graduate – at St. Lawrence's National Public Radio affiliate, North Country Public Radio, have been selected as runners-up in the radio category for the 2005 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism contest; a winner of the top prize in the category is a University alumna who began her career at North Country Public Radio. The award honors distinguished coverage of children and families, particularly the disadvantaged. For more
James Buchanan '06, of Calgary, Alberta, is a member of Canada's Under 21 men's rugby team, competing in the world championships in Mendoza, Argentina, June 9 through 25.
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Alumni News
A number of organizations, including The New York Times and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, have made recent announcements of St. Lawrence graduates being hired or promoted. For more

Four members of the Class of 2003 have had book reviews published in Cadernos da Tradução, a journal from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil that specializes in literary translation. The reviews were written while all four were students in Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Steven White's class Spanish 345, Literary Translation: Theory and Practice. Many former students of White's have had works published in past issues of the journal.For more

Science Project News: Sustainable Design Materials, Part II
The exterior of Sarah Johnson Redlich '82 Hall of Science will feature Arriscraft manufactured stone. This company in Cambridge, Ontario, makes in 12 hours what Mother Nature takes millions of years to do. Pulverized silica sand and limestone are mixed, with oxides sometimes added for color, and pressed in a mold at about 1000 tons of pressure. The block can then be fractured into 4 or 5 uniform sizes. The blocks are pressure-cooked at 400 PSI of steam for 10 to 12 hours and once cooled, the result is stone uniform in size and can be more easily masoned than quarried irregular stone products, allowing for less waste. The manufactured stone is more stable in absorption of water as well.

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