<<September 29, 1999>>

Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak <ik@litech.net>

Zolotarev, Vladimir, Ph.D. <abin@mail.ru>

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Docent Antti Kasvio <ttanka@poph.uta.fi>

Dr. Paul Lefrere <p.lefrere@open.ac.uk>

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias <m.dias@unesco.org>

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

Greg Cole, Ph.D. <gcole@www.friends-partners.org>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

(1) Dear Ihor:

Many thanks for your msgs.


ATTACHMENT II from me to Ihor,


(2) Dear Ihor:

I re-read this IREX program more closely, and I think that we should get
together with the colleagues listed above to apply for their grant --
particularly for our European Group's operation.

Good to hear that you have a good relation with the IREX program officer
in Kiev.

Once you have agreement to cooperate from the schools of our colleagues
listed above, you should have no problem to get their letters of

(3) Dear Vlad:

Since this program includes Russia, you may join together.

(4) Dear David:

We talked about our approach to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for
our visit (you, Kim and me), after our strategic mtg on fund raising at
PAHO in Washington, D.C. on 10/18th. This visit to Carnegie could be on
10/20th. Have you contacted with them? -- you once did contact with
them for our Tampere event last year.

If you make an appointment with them for our visit on 10/20th, we may
mention of this IREX program, and ask them about their guidelines.

(5) Dear David and Greg:

This program mentions about Greg's Friends and Partners" project.

So, your University of Tennessee/Knoxville (UTK) may also participate in
our application to have some distance learning program with our
Ukrainian and Russian colleagues, say, through Greg's MIRNet to Moscow
and beyond.

(6) Myron:

If possible, you may bring the Jaggs School of Law and the University of
Virginia with your Russian army colleagues for your Peace Keeping
project. As mentioned to you before, Jaggs School can connect with
Moscow via Greg's MIRNet.

(7) Dear Tapio, Antti, and Paul:

Since this program also includes European universities, your University
of Tampere and Open University may join in the application for realizing
the distance learning course exchange of our European operation.

Best, Tak

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 15:49:29 +0300
To: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>
From: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
Subject: Fwd: IREX Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Cc: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>, "Tapio Varis":;

Dear Tak,
Can I ask you to make a call to main IREX office and investigate how we can
get a support for our DL European project from IREX Consortium for the
Humanities and Social Sciences.
P.S. Did you receive (yesterday) my letter "Proposal for InfoDev Activity"?
I don't now why my e-mail didn't work during last weekend. Sorry for making
you confusing.


>IREX Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences
>The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) has created the new IREX
>Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Consortium, created
>in response to needs raised by academics in the field, will strengthen
>institutions of higher education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia,
>and Ukraine. The Consortium is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New
>Humanities and social sciences institutions are central to the foundation of
>a strong, healthy civil society. The IREX Consortium for the Humanities and
>Social Sciences is designed to give university and scholarly leaders in
>Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine the tools and knowledge
>needed to strengthen their institutions and build effective regional centers
>of learning. Three synergistic program components within the Consortium
>encourage partnership and participation between scholars from the US,
>Western and Central Europe, Turkey, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia,
>Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
>The program components are:
>(1) The Targeted Exchanges Program, geared toward individual academics,
>curriculum developers, and educational institution administrators;
>(2) The Small Grants for Partnership Development Program, in which
>universities exchange information and cultivate new partnership linkages;
>(3) The Information Resources and Dissemination Program, *)
>which will provide a forum for the creation of on-line databases and the
>dissemination of scholarly papers and new curricula over the Internet.
>All three programs are interrelated, and IREX encourages individuals and
>universities to apply for multiple components of the Consortium to ensure
>maximum benefit to both individuals and institutions.
>Applications for the Targeted Exchanges Program are due January 14, 2000.
>Applications for the Small Grants for Partnership Development Program and
>the Information Resources and Dissemination Program will be available after
>December 1999.
>Staff contacts:
>Targeted Exchanges: Emilie Dickson, Program Officer, e-mail:
>Information Resources and Dissemination Program: Jennifer Ragland, Program
>Officer, e-mail: jragland@irex.org
>Small Grants for Partnership Development Program: Melissa Mooza, Program
>Officer, e-mail: mmooza@irex.org
>*) The Information Resources and Dissemination Program
>The objectives of the Information Resources and Dissemination component of
>the Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) are: to broaden
>the impact and use of Internet technology in the social sciences and
>humanities of the New Independent States (NIS); provide the tools and
>knowledge to empower academics to place scholarly research and data on-line;
>strengthen local academic networks by encouraging local joint projects and
>pan-regional Internet initiatives; and help to develop local information
>infrastructures. The Information Resources and Dissemination component
>enables institutions to move from mere open Internet access and training to
>directly creating and designing the kind of information tools that will best
>suit their needs.
>The Information Resources and Dissemination component includes a creative
>series of interlocking projects specifically for the social sciences and
>humanities communities of Russia, Ukraine, and the Caucasus:
>On-Line Database Support Project
>IREX will conduct a major selection competition in Russia, Ukraine, and the
>Caucasus in spring 2000 identifying approximately ten institutions to
>participate in on-line database projects. IREX will provide participating
>universities and faculty with technical support and training to communicate
>their completed research and to translate compiled raw data resources and
>information into searchable on-line databases.
>Web-Publishing Project
>IREX will conduct an open grant competition in spring 2000 that will help
>provide the appropriate administrative support to create Internet-based
>publications and resources. This project will support departments and
>faculty in publishing dissertations, academic journals, and other research
>projects. The grant amounts range from $500 to a maximum of $2,000.
>Electronic Mailing List Management Training Project
>Launched in January 1999, IREX will build upon the existing electronic
>mailing list management-training project to include several more electronic
>lists in Ukraine and the Caucasus. This project, which will eventually
>include five professional academic electronic mailing lists, consists of a
>series of training workshops and financial support for hardware and
>Reference Resources and Publications
>IREX will produce two reference publications for the academic community. The
>first publication, to be developed in cooperation with the Friends &
>Partners Foundation, will be a compendium of Internet/telecommunication
>assistance programs in Russia and lessons learned, and will include
>recommendations for future Internet initiatives pertinent to the academic
>community. The second publication will be an authoritative collection of
>academic resources, including web sites and organizations, available on the
>Internet in Russia, Ukraine, and the Caucasus. Both publications will be
>published by winter 2000.

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:44:55 -0400
From: "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Organization: GLOSAS/USA
To: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
CC: Tak Utsumi <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>, Paul Lefrere
"\"Tapio Varis\":;"@columbia.edu
Subject: Re: Fwd: IREX Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Dear Ihor:

(1) You may firstly visit their web site and choose the program to apply.
Those URLs are;

(a) http://www.irex.org/index.htm,
(b) http://www.irex.org/about-irex/index.htm,
(c) http://www.irex.kiev.ua/field.html,
(d) http://www.irex.kiev.ua/.

(2) It may be the best for you to find out which of their grant programs would
be most suitable for you, as contacting their Kiev office at the URL of the
Item (1)-(d) above.

(3) After you choose which of the programs, we can fingure out how to apply
its grant. Pls let me know your results with the Kiev office.

Good Luck!!

Best, Tak

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 20:02:52 +0300
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Ihor Katerniak <ik@litech.net>
Subject: Re: Fwd: IREX Consortium for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Cc: Paul Lefrere <P.Lefrere@open.ac.uk>, Tapio Varis <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Dear Tak, Paul and Tapio.
I had meeting in IREX Kyiv representative office with Oksana Majdan hour
ago. She is administrator of the Targeted Exchanges Program for Ukraine. We
are keeping a friendly relationship from our last "Institutions
partnership" project with UCSC (Philadelphia) which was administrated by
her too.

She strongly recommended me to take part in this program with
purpose to develop spacial course or international program, to promote
distance learning or other new learning technologies. I should have a
recommendation support from US or European universities. Due date for
application is January 14, 2000. Grants will not exceed $10 000 and may be
conducted between April and December 2000 for individual.

The regulations for another two programs (The Small Grants for Partnership
Development Program and The Information Resources and Dissemination
Program) is not existing right now but main idea is exchange information
and cultivate new partnership linkages between universities. And the last
stage project will be oriented on installation these courses in the main
Ukrainian servers (for example- LIM server) and dissemination new curricula
over the Internet. I will ask my colleges from our coalitions to take part
in this program for developing other DL courses too. It will be chance to
co-teach, attend seminars, workshops, conference and make a short research
projects in US, Europe or Eurasia.

I understood same program will open and for US and West European University
professors or administrators. They may provide guest lecture; co-teach;
take part in conferences and collaborative workshop; provide consultation
to LIM in curriculum development, distance learning and administration.

I'm looking for your comments,
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Dr. Ihor B. Katerniak
Technology Promotion Center
Lviv Institute of Management
57, 700-ritcha Lvova Str., Room 706
290 601 Lviv
Tel: +380-322-52 2681
Fax: +380 322-52 2682
Fax: +380-322-52 4463

Zolotarev, Vladimir, Ph.D.
Institute of Biology of Inland Waters
Russian Academy of Sciences
Founder of Noosphere Information Fund
P. O. Box 25
Borok, Yaroslavl obl. 152742
Tel: +7-852-25 38 45
Fax: +7-852-25 38 45
http://www.ecoline.ru -- for Socio-Ecological Union

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503

Docent Antti Kasvio
Research Director
Information Society Research Centre
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 7633
Tel: +358 40 5551362
Fax: +358-3-215 7932

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Tel: +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax: +44-1-908 67 28 02

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Vice President, Global University System
Consultant of United Nations University
Former Director, Division of Higher Education of UNESCO
36, Rue Ernest Renan
92.190 Meudon
Tel: +33-1-45 34 3509
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4051
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229

Greg Cole, Ph.D.
Center for International Networking Initiatives
The University of Tennessee System
2000 Lake Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
(423) 974-7277
FAX: (423) 974-8022

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
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