EINSTEIN SENATE MEETING
October 17, 2012
The September minutes were approved.
Dean Allen Spiegel reported on his attendance at the dedication and opening symposium, in Durban, South Africa, of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV. He also noted the passing of distinguished faculty member Stanley Nathenson.
Senate Speaker Jeff Segall reported on the composition of the Faculty Interactions Committee and announced their first scheduled event, a faculty mixer to be held on November 8th at 4:30 PM in Max and Sadie.
Committee on Committees
Vinayaka Prasad, Chair of the Committee on Committees, was unable to attend the meeting. In his stead, Jeff Segall nominated Todd Olson as Parliamentarian. This was approved by the Senate. The Senate also approved the proposed members of the Promotions Committee for Associate Professor and Professor.
Election of Senate Officers
The election of officers was presided over by Todd Olson. The current Speaker (Jeff Segall), Vice-Speaker (Elyse Sussman), Secretary (Teresa DiLorenzo), and Treasurer (Amos Orlofsky) all ran unopposed and were re-elected.
Teresa DiLorenzo: The Website of the Einstein Senate
Teresa DiLorenzo, Secretary of the Senate, demonstrated the newly designed and updated website of the Einstein Senate. Of note, complete transcripts of the Senate meetings are now available behind a secure login.