UMNEWS – Third provost candidate visits campus

Dr. Thomas J. LeBlanc, the third provost candidate being interviewed for the position, visited campus Tuesday. Dr. LeBlanc is currently vice provost and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering faculty at the University of Rochester. He received his B.S. in computer science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1977 and his Ph.D. in computer science in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where UM President Donna Shalala was a tenured professor and chancellor at the from 1987 to 1993.

The provost search committee presented its findings on the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate to President Shalala Wednesday, and a decision is expected by next week, sources close to the search have said.

Researchers question lethal injection as a form of capital punishment

A letter written by researchers at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and published in the April 16 edition of The Lancet, a prestigious international journal, raises serious questions about lethal injection as a form of capital punishment. They obtained autopsy toxicology results from 49 executions in Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and found that 43 of 49 executed inmates had post-mortem blood anesthesia levels below that required for surgery. The researchers point out that physicians are ethically prohibited from participating in an execution, so adequate anesthesia cannot be assured.

Elsewhere – Iowa State U. solar car team unveils entry for race from Texas to Canada

(U-WIRE) AMES, Iowa-It may look like a spaceship or a giant futuristic surfboard on wheels, but in reality, PrISUm Fusion is the newest solar car designed and created by Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm.

During the unveiling ceremony in the atrium of the Molecular Biology Building on Saturday, Mark Kushner, dean of the College of Engineering, said the car would be entered in the North American Solar Challenge.

Team PrISUm’s adviser, James Hill said he was the adviser to the first Team PrISUm when it was started in 1989.

The team goes to public events such as the Iowa State Fair to look for smaller sponsors.

“I think they have a good car and a good chance of doing well,” he said.


A petition for an overpass on U.S. 1 and the corner of Mariposa Avenue for individuals to safely cross the heavy traffic area has been written. To support this cause, students can sign this petition at the front desk of all Residential Colleges, the Student Government Office (UC 214) and the Smith Tucker Involvement Center (UC 209).

April 22, 2005


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