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U.T. Dallas To Host International Workshop
Conference Will Include Speakers from New Zealand, China
RICHARDSON, Texas (Aug. 21, 2002) - Representatives from several Texas and international institutions of higher learning will speak at a workshop entitled "Issues Facing 21st Century Research Universities" on Sept. 20 at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the McDermott Library Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Speakers scheduled to participant include:
"Research university administrators are looking internally and externally for opportunities to collaborate and develop larger, more intensive projects," said Dr. Da Hsuan Feng, vice president for research and graduate education at UTD. "This provides great opportunities for the researchers and a multitude of challenges for the administrators. This workshop will provide a sneak peek into those challenges, a chance to share best practices and an opportunity to build the relationships required to continue successful research growth."
The workshop is being held in conjunction with a visit by a delegation from Nanjing University to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Special guests, who will serve as panel heads for the workshop, will be Dr. Peter Englert, chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Dr. Yui Whei Chen-Yang, vice president and professor of the chemistry department at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor , enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's Web site at www.utdallas.edu.
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