The authority issues revenue bonds to help private institutions of higher learning in the expansion and construction of nonsectarian educational facilities. Members receive no salary and appointment does not require Senate confirmation.
Cummins was appointed along with Odile Disch-Bhadkamka, director of finance and business development for Stanford University.
Models of the finalists' submissions were exhibited in city hall during the first week of February; public commentary was solicited.
The two other finalists are Bruce Beasley of Oakland and Kieko Nelson of Kensington. The winner, to be announced this month, will receive a $250,000 commission. A model of Slusky's proposal may be viewed online at (www.hypersphere.com/slusky).
"This is an extraordinarily competitive award, involving nominations for most of the very best scientists of your generation from around the country," wrote Ralph Gomory, foundation president, in his letter of congratulation.
The fellowship carries with it a grant of $40,000, to be used in a flexible and largely unrestricted manner to support research.
snag BSA career development awards
Lin, a student affairs officer in electrical engineering and computer sciences, will use her scholarship to attend two professional meetings, the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education conference and a joint conference for the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators and the Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network.
McElhinney, who works at the Education Abroad Program, plans to expand his evaluation and advising skills by attending an Association of International Educators conference and creating a Berkeley-initiated education abroad option in Italy for sophomores who need to fulfill breadth requirements.
Taylor, who works with the Animal Care and Use Committee, plans to use her award to take a business writing class through University Extension.
Assistance for the scholarship program is provided by Cal State 9 Credit Union and USE Credit Union. See http://bsa.berkeley.edu for information about Berkeley Staff Assembly's scholarship program.
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