Thursday, January 5, 2017  
Kolla serves as Fulbright-Nehru Fellow in India | Mills named to working group on air service
Sri Kolla

Kolla to teach, research as Fulbright-Nehru Fellow in India

Dr. Sri Kolla, a professor of electronics and computer engineering technologies, left the cold of northwest Ohio on Jan. 1 for the warmth of India to serve as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. An expert in the application of artificial intelligence to smart energy grids, Kolla will teach classes and work with researchers there to develop systems that conserve electrical energy and properly control the electrical power network.

“It’s the merging of information technology with the electrical power grid,” he said. “It can help with both control and protection.”

The effort has great potential for countries worldwide, as the energy supply struggles to keep up with growing demands. “For example, we can learn to detect blackouts early on and control them,” Kolla said. “We can also develop systems to predict the load demand and automatically begin generating power to meet that need.”


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Mills named to working group on air service to small communities

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Dr. Russell Mills, a Research Fellow at the University’s Center for Regional Development and faculty member in political science, has been named to the Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

DOT is looking to help smaller communities attract and retain air service so that residents of smaller communities like Toledo can enjoy direct, nonstop air service, and to bolster businesses’ interest in remaining in or relocating to these communities.

The announcement was made Dec. 19 by Acting Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Jenny T. Rosenberg.

“As we know here in the Toledo region, airline consolidation, pilot shortages and competition from nearby airports have drastically limited air service options at Toledo Express and other small airports across the United States,” Mills said. “Commercial air service is a significant enabler of economic growth, particularly in small rural communities. I am very excited to serve on the DOT working group to assist small communities and Congress in identifying best practices in attracting and retaining sustainable air service."


Kathy DeBouver, 69, died Dec. 19 in Findlay. She worked first in Alumni and Development and later Continuing and Extended Education, from 1991-2008.

Annette Ecker, 91, died Dec. 23 in Indianapolis. A classified staff member, she worked in a number of University areas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Richard and Annette S. Ecker Award in Instrumental Music Education through the BGSU Foundation Inc.

Arthur Neal, 87, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of sociology, died Dec. 9 in Portland, Ore. He taught at the University from 1960-93.