<<December 23, 1999>>

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias <mardias@club-internet.fr>

Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>

Dr. Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

Dear Marco:

(1)  I would like to express my sincere congratulations on your receiving a
     knightship into the Legion of Honor by the French Academy of Letters in
     Paris.  You have well deserved this honor with your dedicated public
     service at UNESCO for many years, and particularly, with the
     organization of the highly successful conference on the future of higher
     education which was held last year in Paris.

     We are proud of having you as the Vice President for Administration of
     our Global University System and as one of our listserve members.

          Dear Steve:

          Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2)  My previous distribution dated 12/18th included your msg of 11/26th.

     It must be your acceptance speech for the knightship.

     I would like to have it read by our listserve members.

     I would then greatly appreciate it if you can kindly send a copy of its
     original to Parker Rossman, as an attachment to your msg.

          As you see in his msg in ATTACHMENT II below, he is now having
          trouble with the text I distributed.

          Dear Parker:

          Many thanks for your willingness to translate it into English.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:19:18 +0800
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
Subject: Notes on GUS regions


For your information, Monsieur Dias was knighted into the Legion of Honor by
the French Academy of Letters in Paris. The message also details his accomplishments.
        <<December 23, 1999>> Removed here by T. Utsumi,
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 09:26:48 -0600 (CST)
From: G Parker Rossman <grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu>
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>
Subject: Re: Mini and large workshops for Amazon Region operation

Tak, I have printed out this long paper of Dias in French, but before I
try to send you a translation you must tell me what kind of use you wish to make of it.
BECAUSE the e-mail has left out, not only all of the accent marks
above letters, which are essential for accurate translation of French,
it has also left out the letters below the accent marks.!
That is, as if the sentence I just sent to you came through like this:

BCAU he email has let ou, not onl al of th accnt mark agov
lett, whi are essnetal for accura tranlaton of..."

So a translation adequate for transmission to others is almost impossible.
If you just want to read it yourself, I can send you a rough translation.
He tells why he enjoys French music, he tells about his favorite child
book when he was age 12...etc, so maybe all you really want is a
translation of the last section about UNESCO? I will of course provide
you with what you request, but I need to know for whom it is intended.

Parker Rossman               grossman@mail.coin.missouri.edu
3 Lemmon Drive           author, EMERGING WORLDWIDE ELECTRONIC
Columbia MO 65201        UNIVERSITY (Praeger, 1993)
            home page: http://www.trib.net/~prossman
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Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Vice President, Global University System
Consultant of United Nations University
Former Director, Division of Higher Education of UNESCO
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Steve McCarty
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President, World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
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http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/jpublist.html -- publications (Japanese)
(an Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library 4-star site)
("Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi")
(Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework)

Dr. Parker Rossman
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