Forums for provost finalists set for today
Public forums will be held today for the three finalists for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.
The three candidates are:
* E. Daniel Hirleman, professor and William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering. Hirleman has been at Purdue since 1999, when he was appointed head of mechanical engineering. He's the founding director of GlobalHub.org, a National Science Foundation Engineering Virtual Organization. Hirleman holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering and a doctorate, all from Purdue.
* Richard J. Kuhn, professor and head of the Department of Biological Sciences and Gerald and Edna Mann Director of the Bindley Bioscience Center. Kuhn has been at Purdue since 1991, starting as an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. He was named director of Bindley Bioscience Center in 2007. Kuhn has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a doctorate in molecular biology from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
* Timothy D. Sands, Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering in the schools of Materials Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of Birck Nanotechnology Center. Sands has been at Purdue since 2002, when he was hired for a joint appointment in materials engineering and electrical and computer engineering. He was named director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center in 2006. Sands has a bachelor's degree in engineering physics and a master's degree and doctorate in materials science from University of California-Berkeley.
The forums will be held in Room 302, Stewart Center. Sands will speak at 8:30 a.m., Kuhn at 9:45 a.m. and Hirleman at 11 a.m.
A live webcast will be available at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/Provost during the forums.
Viewers may watch the live stream using Microsoft Windows Media Player. Microsoft Windows Media Player version 11 for Microsoft Windows XP users is available from Microsoft and can be downloaded at www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx.
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A streaming archive of the forums will be available at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/bns/General/Provost/Provost100205.wmv after the event.
More information on the search can be found at www.purdue.edu/provost/shtml/provost_search.html.