<<November 20, 1999>>

Waguih H. Elmaraghy, Ph.D. <welmaraghy@hotmail.com>

Renee Ebert, MPH <sathealth@aol.com>

Dear Waguih:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

I am very glad to know that you are now initiating a movement for your
Egypt and Arabic region.

(2) The Toronto Conference sounds very interesting. The subjects you will
discuss there are very similar to those at our workshops/conferences in
Manila, Amazon, and at Open University in U.K., etc.

Pls keep me informed with your progress.

Dear Renee:

(3) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

You may be interested in attending the Toronto conference.

(4) As mentioned in my previous distribution, I am passing through LAX
airport on 11/26th on my way to Fiji. Shall we meet there?

Best, Tak

From: "Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy" <welmaraghy@hotmail.com>
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tselim@gwu.edu, wem@ims.uwindsor.ca, welmaraghy@hotmail.com,
Subject: Tele-Learning Meetings/Egypt..etc.
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 23:16:37 EST

Dear Takeshi, Mohamed, Ahmed, Alaa, and Jusri:

It was a pleasure meeting with you at the Tele-Learning Conference in
Montreal, and discussing our interest in global education using current and
future technology.

[I would like to thank Dr. Kamel for forwarding Dr. T. Utsumi's latest
e-mail. In case a server is down, I now ask everyone to use both of my
e-mail addresses, given below. I will also be looking-up the suggested
Internet sites, as proposed by Dr. Utsumi].

We have, earlier in Washington, during the Silver Jubilee Conference of the
AEAS (Association of Egyptian American Scholars), discussed with the
Colleagues the future technological needs of Egypt. AEA Scholars have,
particularly individually, contributed significantly to Egypt and to
Technology Transfer, through the UNDP TOKTEN Program, as well as directly.
There is currently a feeling that the time is ripe to make a significant and
visible group contribution, most likely in education and R&D using the
latest available technology. After our meeting in Montreal, we have
discussed various options with colleagues, as well as with a private sector
company offering a virtual training host & management software, based on API
(Application Program Interface). I will also be attending, at the end of
this month in Toronto, the Special Conference by CANARIE on Canada's new
broadband Internet network, and its future applications.

We are now planning for the next AEAS Conference. The Conference, and its
theme: "EGYPT 2020: New Visions of Education in Egypt", is tentatively
planned for the first weekend in June (Friday to Sunday June 2-4, 2000) in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Toronto Conference will also act a prelude to
the Cairo bi-annual meeting (the AEAS Cairo 2000 Conference). For the
Toronto Conference, we believe we will have good participation from North
America, and we also hope to have participants from Egypt. In this regard
the experience of RITSEC and others would be of great interest.

With regards to the Toronto Conference, every one interested is invited to
participate and contribute their experience to the topics in question. I
invite anyone receiving this e-mail to contact me with suggestions. Although
I am no longer on the AEAS Board, I have been volunteered to assist with the
preparations, and kicking-off the technological education subjects (FYI, I
presented a paper in Washington entitled: "Cyber universities, a virtual

In addition to presentations, we also hope to have good panel discussions
and one or more round-table discussions. To begin with, I would like to
suggest the following related topics: the infrastructure, the delivery
modes, the content (subjects, syllabus, and modularization), developing
educational software components, management and policies, jurisdictions and
accreditation issues, niche areas (e.g.: graduate, corporate training,
life-long learning, R&D, etc.).

For a productive outcome from the June 2000 Conference, we hope to continue
the discussion by e-mail and other means between now and then.

I look forward to hear from many of you soon.

With my best wishes and regards,
Waguih ElMaraghy

Dr. Waguih H. ElMaraghy, P.Eng., FASME, FCSME
Professor & Director, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Centre
Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 5037 Fax: (519) 642-7100
E-Mail: welmaraghy@hotmail.com, wem@ims.uwindsor.ca

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 11:33:19 -0500 (EST)
From: Sathealth@aol.com
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Egyptian and Arabic connections

Dear Tak:
Thanks for getting back to me. Your correspondence level is certainly very
high. We would be very interested in learning how we can be the GUS presence
in the Middle East.

Our areas for downlink are:

Saudi Arabia through King Faisal University and Dr. Al-Kurashi or Dr Sebai at
the Arab Development Institute

Dr Wagida Anwar at the Ministry of Health in Cairo.

Other contacts are in Palestine

Natal University through Dr. Steven Knight, Dean of the Medical School in
Durban South Africa.

Please advise how we might proceed.

List of Distribution

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
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
519/253-3000 (Ext.5037)
FAX: 519 971-3656
Fax: 519 642-7100

Renee Ebert, MPH
International Distance Learning
School of Public Health
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
310-794-2886 at Media Center (Tues/Thursday)
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
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