Library programs also receive supportThe college also has been awarded $200,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for strengthening the role of the library and improving student research skills. The grant will fund a four-year project in which faculty members and librarians collaborate to develop a series of workshops to provide hands-on instruction in essential library research competencies. The library will develop a hands-on computer classroom for library instruction, in addition to web pages and other resources.
At the conclusion of the four-year project, a colloquium will be held for selective liberal arts colleges in the Northwest and comparable national institutions to discuss and compare experiences with similar library initiatives. This colloquium will provide an opportunity for interinstitutional cooperation in the development of discipline-based library instruction programs.
The Mellon Foundation recently supported the development of an information gateway at Reed College that provides a variety of electronic resources for student and faculty research through a single computer interface.
Engelman '62 and de la Huerga '73 join the board of trusteesTwo new trustees were elected to the Reed College board in April. Donald M. Engelman '62 has been named a regular trustee and will serve a five-year renewable term, and Carlos de la Huerga '73 has been named an alumni trustee and will serve one four-year term.
Engelman, a leader in the field of biophysics for over 25 years, serves as the Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and director of the division of biological sciences at Yale University. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1997. After completing a B.A. in physics at Reed, he received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale. Engleman's current research focuses on membrane biology; he has published over 150 articles in scientific journals. His many honors include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Francis I Medal. A director of the Stryker Corporation, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, since 1989, Engelman serves on the advisory panel for the Brookhaven National Laboratory and as a consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was editor in chief of the Annual Review of Biophysics from 1984 to 1993. Engelman is a donor to Reed's National Academy of Sciences research fund, which supports summer research for Reed students.
de la Huerga is the president and founder of Telaric, in Milwaukie, Wisconsin, a company devoted to the development and licensing of new medical technologies. He graduated from Reed with a B.A. in mathematics in only three years. After working briefly as a medical school research assistant, he went on to work for over 20 years at Marquette Medical Systems in Milwaukee, serving as corporate vice president of engineering until he left to found Telaric. In 1994 he established the Carlos de la Huerga Mathematics Scholarship Fund at Reed for math and science students. He has been an active alumni volunteer and is a member of Reed's Technology Advisory Council.