<<August 25, 2000>>
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Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto <frmlitto@usp.br>

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

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

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(1) I am very delighted to announce, on behalf of Tapio Varis, that Dr.
David A. Johnson and Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto have kindly
accepted to be the Special Advisors of our Global University System
(GUS). Their bio's are in ATTACHMENT I and II. They will advise
various matters of our GUS projects and operations.

(2) The officers of our GUS are;

Dr. Tapio Varis Acting President,
Former Rector of the United Nations
University for Peace in Costa Rica

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias Vice President for Administration,
Former Director, Division of Higher
Education of UNESCO

Dr. Takeshi Utsumi Vice President for Technology and Coordination,
Chairman of GLOSAS/USA

Dr. Pekka Tarjanne Trustee Member.
Former Secretary General of the
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Dear David:

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

My list distributions in the coming days will also mention about the
future of higher education in the 21st century -- in relation to the
discussions made during my attendance at the conferences in Sao Paulo last week.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

If you are Fulbrighter, pls try to attend this session during the
Fulbright Association's National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Best, Tak

Biosketch of David A. Johnson

David A. Johnson, AICP, is Professor of Planning at the University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, and has been at UTK for 16 years. He is also an adjunct
faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Previously he taught in and directed planning departments at Syracuse
University and Ball State University. Prof. Johnson received bachelors and
masters degrees in architecture and city planning from Yale University and a
PhD in regional planning from Cornell University. He has been a Fulbright
Scholar in India, Thailand, and the Soviet Union, and is a past President of
the Fulbright Association of the United States. He has directed educational
projects in Amazonas, Brazil and Coimbra, Portugal. Prof. Johnson also has
served as a professional planner on the staffs of the Washington National
Capital Planning Commission and the Regional Plan Association of New York. His
published writings have focused on planning theory and history and most
recently have examined planning activities of the Tennessee Valley Authority
and the development of the New York Metropolitan Region. He has served on the
editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association and is the
author of Planning the Great Metropolis, Chapman & Hall, 1996. Dr. Johnson is
active in international distance education and is an advisor to the Global
University. He was a member of the planning design team for Tennessee's
Bicentennial Mall at the State Capitol in Nashville, dedicated in June 1996.

Biosketch of Fredric Michael Litto

Since 1971, Dr. Litto is Full Professor in the Department of Cinema, Radio &
Television in the School of Communications and Arts of the University of Sao
Paulo. In the last 15 years has concentrated his teaching and research
efforts in the field of Computer Mediated Communication, and over his career
has directed more than 30 masters and doctoral theses. Consultant to the
Brazilian Ministry of Education (1974-1980), the Brazilian National Research
Council (1980-1985), and the Foundation for the Support of Research of the
State of Sao Paulo (1990--to the present). Worked in Educational Radio
(Pacifica Foundation-KPFK-FM, 1959-60, and UCLA Radio, 1958-1960), and
Educational Television (under Rudy Bretz, UCLA Educational TV, 1959-1960).
Was a Consultant for Project SACI--Satellite-based Teacher Upgrading Program
of Brazilian National Space Agency (INPE, 1972); for the Foundation Padre
Anchieta --Sao Paulo State Public Radio & Television (1977-78); and was Member
of the Minister of Education's Advisory Committee on Computers in Education
(1985-1992). Was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Communications at
Stanford University (1987-1988).

Since 1989 is the Founder and Scientific Coordinator of the "School of the
Future", an interdisciplinary research laboratory of the University of Sao
Paulo investigating the educational applications of new communications
technologies [www.futuro.usp.br]. In 1995 was elected President of the
Brazilian Association for Distance Learning (ABED) [www.abed.org.br], and
re-elected in 1999 for a second mandate. Since 1999 is a Member of the
Editorial Board of the new journal Education, Communication & Information,
published by Routledge. His most recent publication in English is "Culture
and Entropy at the Interface of Freedom of Expression and the New
Communications Technologies" in Freedom of Expression and the New
Communications Technologies, eds. Mich”le Par« and Peter Desbarats (Montreal,
Canada: UNESCO and IQ Coletif, 1998). Participated in recent years in
numerous international meetings on distance education [Moscow (1994), Saratoga
Springs (1995), Lisbon (1996), Toronto (1997), University Park, Pennsylvania
(1998), Vancouver (1998), Tel Aviv (1998), Vienna (1999), Caracas (1999),
Montreal (1999), and Berlin (1999)] and on new technologies in education Santa
Clara, California (annually, 1989-1999), London (1994), Barranquilla (1995),
Cartagena (1996), Aguascalientes, Mexico (1999).

Born in New York City in 1939, B.A. (Radio and Television), University of
California, Los Angeles, 1960; Ph.D. (Speech & Drama), Indiana University,
1969; Livre Docıncia (Communication in Science), University of Sao Paulo,
1977. Taught at Indiana University (1960-1964), Bowdoin College (1964-1965),
and University of Kansas (1965-1971).

Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 20:54:01 -0400
From: djohnutk <djohnutk@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: FWD: FA Int'l Educ.Task Force


Am forwarding this in case you have not seen.


Dave Johnson
Original Message From "Jenny K. Johnson" <jjohnson@polaris.umuc.edu>


International Education Task Force

Jenny K. Johnson, Chair

Dear Task Force Members,

Fulbright Intƒl Education Task Force 2000 annual conference update

Our 2000 Conference session is on Sunday morning Dec. 3 beginning at 9 am in
the conference hotel. During this last morning of the conference our Task
Force has a very special speaker, Dr. Gerald A. Heeger, President of
University of Maryland University College. He came to Maryland last year from
NYU where he was Dean of the New School for Social Research and led the School
of Continuing and Professional Studies. Dr. Heeger's Fulbright was as a
Senior Faculty Research Fellow to Pakistan.

Dr. Heeger was the speaker at the 1999 annual banquet of the FA National
Capital Area Chapter. His speech was so very very interesting, I asked him if
he would share his ideas as our speaker for the 2000 conference Intƒl
Education Task Force. He will speak about the Future of Education and the
Fulbright Program. We have two discussants for his speech, Dr. E. B. Smith
and Dr. David Johnson, both Past Presidents of the Fulbright Association and
founding members of this Task Force.

I hope you can attend our Sunday morning sessions; free coffee will be
available. Following Dr. Heeger's speech and discussion, we will have a task
force business meeting on the future activities of the task force. Watch for
mailing from FA headquarters with registration & program materials.

See you in D.C.,
List of Distribution

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus, School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
Tel: +1-865-974 5227
Fax: +1-865-974 5229

Prof. Dr. Fredric Michael Litto
President, Brazilian Association of Distance Education
Professor and General Coordinator
Technologies as Applied to Education
Research Nucleus Investigating the New Communications
The School of the Future
University of Sao Paulo
Av. Prof. Lucio Martins Rodrigues, Travessa 4
No. 33 - Bloco 18 - Cidade Universitaria
CEP - 05508-900 - Sao Paulo, SP
Tel/Fax: +55-11-3816-8168
Tel/Fax: +55-11-815-3083

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
Tel: +358-3-614-5247--office in Hameenlinna
Tel: +358-3-215 6243--mass media lab in Tampere
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503

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
+33-1-45-68-3009 (UNU office in Paris)
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
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