Tuesday, March 30, 1999
Houston, Texas
Volume 64, Issue 119

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UH to host latest in new technology

By Frank R. Espinoza
Daily Cougar Staff

Students at UH will have their first opportunity this year to learn and see demonstrations of the latest technology from around the world.

The first annual UH Research and Scholarship Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at the Grand Ballroom in the UH Hilton Hotel.

On this day, students and researchers will be able to attend two feature lectures, exhibitions and demonstrations.

The purpose of the event is to "showcase the types of research done at the university and the different types of scholarships that are available across campus," said Arthur Vailas, vice chancellor and vice president for Research and Intellectual Property Management.

The two lectures at the event will be given by Nobel Prize winning physicist David M. Lee and James Gibson, a distinguished professor at UH and 1998 Farfel award winner, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a faculty member.

Lee, who will be opening the event with a lecture on teaching and research, is a professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University.

He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Gibson will be giving a lecture on the effect truth processes has on perceived fairness and the legitimacy of law.

Teaching at UH since 1983, Gibson has been named both Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Cullen Distinguished Professor.

Scholars and researchers from across campus will also present examples of their work for the general public.

This will be done in order for them "to get recognition for their work, letting the community within the university and out know about what is going on," Vailas said.

Colleges from around the University are also welcomed to showcase their work at the event because "there are many faculty and students who may not be aware of all the different things that are going on," Vailas said.

People who come to the event will be able to see demonstrations of magnetically levitating platforms and the latest in virtual-reality simulators.

Awards and recognition will also be given out at the event by Dr. Tom Hsu, president of Sigma Xi.

UH has invited many other institutions to take part in the event as well as community leaders from around the city and the state.

It is hoped that the event will help UH in promoting the school and showing that "UH is a comprehensive metropolitan university," Vailas said.

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