<<March 20, 2000>>

Waguih H. Elmaraghy <welmaraghy@hotmail.com>

Dear Waguih:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) with your cordial invitation to
     your very important AEAS conference.  Yes, I recall you.

(2)  However, I regret to say that June 2 overlaps with our Manaus mini-workshop -- see <http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/workshop/workshop.htm>
     and click an American flag in the left column to get to English version.

(3)  On the other hand, pls visit  Possible collaboration with Egyptian group
     - March 12, 2000" at <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/global-univ-2000.html>.

     You may recall it as one of my listserve distribution.

     ATTACHMENT II is a copy of Dalia's msg to Paul at Open University.

(4)  I wonder if you can also attend our mini-workshop at Open University in
     UK -- probably in June.  Pls visit
"Grant application to IREX for mini-workshop at UK Open University - February 23, 2000" at

(5)  You may ask following person for your travel fund;

          Dr. Gilles Seguin
          Senior Education Marketing Strategist
          Education Marketing Unit (ACET)
          Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
          125 Sussex Drive
          Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
          (613) 992-6289
          FAX (613) 995-3238

     I wish to have him also at the workshop so that you may urge him to attend, too.

Wishing you a very good luck to your conference, and hope to meet with you
again at the Open University in U.K.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

From: "Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy" <welmaraghy@hotmail.com>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Cc: welmaraghy@hotmail.com, wem@ims.uwindsor.ca
Subject: AEAS Conference, Toronto 2-4 June 2000
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 11:25:18 EST

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

You will recall that we had met in Montreal during the Telelearning

I have also earlier invited yoiu to our AEAS (Association of Egyptian
American Scholars) Conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada on June 2-4,
2000. The topic is Education & Technology.
As we would very much like your participation in a Session /Panel on
telelearning, I wonder if you can confirm your participation. A title and
short Abstract would be appreciated.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,

Waguih ElMaraghy
Professor & Director IMS Centre
University of Windsor

Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy, P.Eng., FASME, FCSME
62 Tetherwood Blvd.,
London, Ontario, Canada N5X 3W2
Tel.: (519) 642-7228  Fax.: (519) 642-7100
E-mail: welmaraghy@hotmail.com
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 17:57:45 +0200
To: <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>
From: Dalia Moawad <dmoawad@ritsec2.com.eg>
Subject: Global University System
Cc: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@friends-partners.org>

Dear Dr. Lefrere,

Reference my correspondence with Dr. Tak Utsumi (below), I can clearly see
that attending the workshops which are intended to be held this year would
be very benificial in developing any possibility for respective

I have been navigating the website of the Open University and I can see
that we are actually implementing the same concept. The applications might
be different but we tend to overlap at certain points. I believe we should
have a lot to exchange in terms of expereience and lessons learnt.

Dr. Utsumi has advised me to contact you for possible assistance in
introducing me to the British council in Egypt for any available travel
grant provision for the Open University Workshop in the UK this coming
June. I would appreciate your advice on this particular issue.

Thank you and best regards.

Dalia Moawad
Project Coordinator
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Waguih H. Elmaraghy, Ph.D., P.Eng., FASME, FCSME
Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Director, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Centre
Faculty of Engineering, 240 Essex Hall
University of Windsor
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Windsor, Ontario
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E-mail: welmaraghy@hotmail.com

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