IT welcomes new students and faculty

The Institute of Technology will welcome an estimated 800 new freshmen to campus this fall. Incoming students will arrive early on campus for a six-day student experience before classes start. Welcome Week expands upon previous programming designed to acclimate new students to campus. It runs Aug. 27 through Sept. 2 on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.

Eleven new faculty will join the Institute of Technology during the 2008-09 academic year. They are: professor Laura Gagliardi (chemistry); associate professor Alexander Heger (physics); and assistant professors Shai Ashkenazi (biomedical engineering), Volkan Isler (computer science and engineering), Daniel Keefe (computer science and engineering), Connie Lu (chemistry), Andre Mkhoyan (chemical engineering and materials science), Yoichiro Mori (mathematics), Jian Sheng (aerospace engineering and mechanics), Panagiotis Stinis (mathematics), and Alena Talkachova (biomedical engineering).

September 15, 2008