John Washington



Name: John Washington

Position: Staff member in shipping and receiving in the Department of Physics. Handling all the outgoing and incoming shipments for the department.

Quote: "There's always something exciting going on here. I like to talk to the professors about their experiments -- I'm always learning something."

Other interests: Works part-time as a janitor at the University League Nursery School.


Andrew Wiles, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities. He will be inducted in a ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 17.

Wiles, who joined the faculty in 1982 and is widely celebrated for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Science. He is one of only five Foreign Fellows named this year to Canada's senior national body of eminent scientists and scholars. Sixty new Fellows and one Specially Elected Fellow also will be inducted.

"The work and research accomplished by each of these distinguished men and women have had a profound impact on sciences and humanities in Canada," said William Leiss, Royal Society president. "The Society is proud to welcome them as Fellows, and in so doing to recognize and salute their outstanding contribution to their disciplines."

England, France, Germany and Israel are among other countries that have recognized Wiles for his outstanding contributions.

Music faculty members Paul Koonce and Paul Lansky have been chosen as recipients of 2000-01 ASCAPLUS Standard Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers. The cash awards reflect the organization's continuing commitment to assist and encourage writers of serious music. They are granted by an independent panel and are based on the unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions as well as recent performances of those works.


Effective Oct. 1: in finance, assistant to the payroll manager Bruce Davis, after 28 years; in the residential colleges, office support staff member Evelyn Malyszka, after 14 years; in annual giving, associate director Judith McCartin, after 16 years; in philosophy, office support staff member Bernice Romano, after 25 years; and in astrophysical sciences, office support staff member D. Wrae Tankins, after 18 years.


Current employee

September: Hugh Gilliard, 58 (1977-2000, building services).

Retired employees

September: Daniel Klinger, 69 (1982-1992, Plasma Physics Lab); and John Opperman, 86 (1964-1979, maintenance).

October 9, 2000
Vol. 90, No. 5
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Vivian Shapiro looks forward to the next chapter
Search moves ahead
New trustees named to board
Alliance with Yale, Stanford, Oxford paves the way for life-long learning
Research heats up in Princeton Materials Institute
Alumnus strings together ideas to explain physics
QRL archives a treasure
Pre-game lectures kick off Oct. 14
Gridders honored as scholar-athletes

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