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Vol.24, No. 01 Sept. 4, 1998

Additions to Record Newspaper Staff Include Dunlap-Smith and Fairfield; Communications Director Anne Canty to Depart for Museum Position

Aimery Dunlap-Smith and Hannah Fairfield have joined the editorial staff of the Record and Jennifer Russo has been appointed supervisor of visitors' services, the Office of Public Affairs announced last summer.

Dunlap-Smith, who has degrees from Columbia College (1982) and the Graduate School of Journalism (1987), joined the Public Affairs staff in 1996 as a press officer. Prior to that, he had worked as a foreign correspondent for Time and Business Week.

A magna cum laude graduate of William Smith College, Fairfield recently completed a master's degree in earth and environmental sciences at Columbia and is pursuing a second master's in the Graduate School of Journalism. She spent the 1997-98 academic year as a science writer intern at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and, in that capacity, contributed a number of articles to the Record.

"The Record staff is now loaded with professional journalists who posses a special understanding of higher education reporting and of Columbia in particular," said Amy Callahan, managing editor of the University's official newspaper. "As a teamwe hope to serve Columbia well."

Russo, who recently completed a master's degree in Slavic languages and literature at Columbia, has taught Russian at Columbia and English in St. Petersburg Russia. She had worked, since 1995, as an administrative assistant in the office of Executive Vice President Emily Lloyd.

Also during the summer, long-time university photographer Joseph Pineiro left the university to develop his commercial photography business. However, Pineiro will still be available to photograph university events and can be booked through the new Office of Photographic and Video Services at extension 42375.

Finally, Anne Canty, who has been director of communications in the Office of Public Affairs since 1994, announced last week that she had accepted the position of director of marketing and public relations at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, where she will have responsibility for marketing, media relations, publications, government and community relations, and the museum store.

"Accomplished, dedicated, and blessed with an ability to remain calm and insightful under the most trying circumstances are a few of the attributes that come to mind when I think of Anne Canty," said Associate Vice President for Public Affairs Virgil Renzulli. "Our distress at losing Anne to the Brooklyn Children's Museum is tempered only by the fact that Anne considers her new position the 'perfect job' and one that will put her on the long-term career track that she has chosen for herself.

"We all wish Anne and Joe great success and happiness in their new ventures."