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Ranveig Jakobsen


 

Name: Ranveig Jakobsen

Position: Administrative assistant in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and personal assistant to Steve Pacala. Organizing workshops, events and traveling schedules for the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, which addresses the greenhouse problem. Running searches for faculty and postdoctoral fellowship positions.

Quote: "I dove into a new and exciting project, working on the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, and I'm liking it very much. I deal with people outside the University, in Europe and Alaska. Learning new things is exciting to me. When Steve Pacala said that the carbon emissions problem could be fixed in our lifetime, his words helped me decide that it was something I really wanted to be a part of."

Other interests: Spending time with her husband and three grown children. Tending her garden, bicycling and taking long walks on the towpath.

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May 21, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 28
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Contents

New president
Professor named 19th president
Time is right for Tilghman
Reaction enthusiastic for new leader
Family comes first for new president
Shirley Tilghman bio

Life sciences
Search is on for genomics institute head
Silver: Doubling not necessarily troubling
Landweber tracks changes in genetic code
Virus leaves trail in brain for researchers

Students and alumni
Thesis sparks thriving teacher corps
Recent grad's first novel attracts attention
Student teaching builds bridges
New program preps local students for success

Other news
Merck funds professorship to honor alumnus
Hair colors literary, artistic representations
Class size makes a difference

People
Remaining discretionary funds to increase staff salaries
Doig announces retirement
Barron is new women's hoops coach
Spotlight
Briefs
Thirteen faculty members transfer to emeritus status

Sections
By the numbers: Reunions
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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