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ENE Memo: November 28, 2011

From the Head: 11/28

Our legacy

As we enter these very hectic few weeks at the close of the semester, we should not lose sight of the bigger picture, of the opportunities that are before us. The Internal Review document created as part of the External Review process provides us with a timely self-examination of our collective accomplishments – which are extraordinary by any measure – plus food for thought on what we can do better and what we still have to achieve. The Review Committee will make recommendations which we are obliged to respond to and act upon. However, the real opportunity of the review process is for us to reflect critically upon what we want ENE to become and what together we want to achieve. Back on December 2006 we held an ENE Advance on what we wanted our legacy to be. Five years later it is timely that we look over the horizon again and ask the question again. We can all find something to grumble about in the present, but where does this get us? This is an imperfect world, after all. Nevertheless, in spite of our imperfections, we have a unique opportunity, through who we are and what we do as a School, to leave a legacy over the long haul that will have a lasting impact on engineering, on education and on society.

 - David

News and Information: 11/28

ENE Research Seminar (Thursday)


Dr. Larry Shuman,
Senior Associate Dean of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Title Publishing: An Academic Necessity

3:30-4:20 p.m., Dec 1,  Forney G124

Independence and National Days around the World

...from near the equator to the arctic  

Calendar: 11/28

  • Thurs, Dec. 1: ENE seminar:  Dr. Larry Shuman. (FRNY G124)
  • Fri/Mon, Dec. 23, 26: Purdue holiday
  • Fri/Mon, Dec 30, Jan 2: Purdue holiday

Spring 2012

Kudos: 11/28 everyone who contributed to the very successful site visit by the External Review committee last Monday and Tuesday, especially Cindey.  We expect to get their report in the coming weeks, and early indications are that they were very impressed. 

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