Press Release for Monday, April 7, 2003

Media Tip Sheet (April 7 . 21, 2003)




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Each week we prepare a “TIP SHEET” for Jacksonville-area media highlighting events and activities of interest to the community. Please feel free to contact the Office of News&Publications at (904) 620-2140 for additional information on any event. Information also can be obtained by visiting the UNF Web calendar at Individuals attending all events on campus are reminded that $2 parking permits are required and can be purchased at the Information Booth as they enter campus.

Bright Futures

Changes in the Bright Futures scholarships are being discussed by legislators, and Dr. Mary O. Borg has looked at the distributional effects of using lottery money that comes from mostly poor people to fund merit-based scholarships that go to mostly upper-income families. If you would like to speak with Borg about Bright Futures, please call the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140.

Irish Poet Returns to UNF

Irish poet Katie Donovan will make a return appearance at UNF on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre at the Robinson Student Center as part of the John Francis Reilly Irish Studies Performance and Lecture Series. A reception and book signing will follow.

Donovan, who visited UNF in 1997, has published three volumes of poetry . Watermelon Man, Entering the Mare and Day of the Dead . and wrote Irish Women Writers: Marginalised by Whom? She also spent 10 years working for The Irish Times.

Donovan is available for interviews, including via e-mail, before her arrival at UNF. A photo also is available. For more information, contact the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140.

Creator of Pretty Good Privacy to Speak at UNF

Philip Zimmermann, the creator of the software Pretty Good Privacy, will speak on "Total Information Awareness" on Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. His talk is part of the UNF Distinguished Voices Lecture Series.

Zimmermann is a privacy advocate and will speak about privacy issues and advancements in technology after 9/11. PGP, which was released to the world in 1991, is widely used to encrypt e-mail for privacy. The U.S. government investigated Zimmermann during a three-year criminal investigation because it said export restrictions for cryptographic software were violated with the release of PGP. The case was dropped in 1996.

For more information, contact UNF's Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140.

Computing Sciences and Engineering Symposium

The College of Computing Sciences and Engineering will hold its first student-organized Career Showcase and Symposium on Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Center.

The free event will include employers in engineering, information technology, and building construction management. Students will present their research findings and projects, and industry, academic and government speakers will hold breakout sessions. On the schedule: a representative from the Department of Defense, an enterprise software developer roundtable, and research spanning from robotics to graphics.


The event will culminate in Philip Zimmermann’s speech that night.

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