Monday, July 02, 2007

Mason gets Prez job at Iowa University

The bad press associated with Purdue's investigation of bubble fusion did not keep Sally Mason from landing the job of President of Iowa University. The Indianapolis Star reported:

Mason, a biology professor and provost at Purdue University, has impressive credentials, including a Ph.D. in cellular, molecular and developmental biology from the University of Arizona. But, what may be most impressive about her rise through academia is that she was the first in her family to earn a college degree.


She belongs to professional and academic organizations around the world, including serving as president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, member of the Advisory Committee to the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources, president of the Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research, and chair of the board of Inproteo, a start-up company collaboration between Eli Lilly and Co., Indiana University and Purdue University, the Web site said.

Steven V. Krivit's report on bubble fusion gets into the Purdue investigations (findings made on June 20 and Dec. 15, 2006, but NOT publicly released at those times) at page 79 of the white paper.

At page 84 of the white paper, there is text from an email of Rusi Taleyarkhan to Ken Chang of the New York Times, including the words: "Fundamentally, why would Purdue administration [sic] want to side with me rather than the accusers..."

At page 88, there is mention of how Butt's name got onto a paper to Nuclear Engineering and Design [which has some relevance to the Cha/Kim business at Fertility & Sterility]: "Xu prepared his manuscript and and added Butt's name to it as a courtesy gesture."

At page 95, Suslick's name comes up in an interview between Krivit and Taleyarkhan.


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