I recently finished redrafting and editing an  "Edu Tainment"  novel, Arcadia. The “Edu”part draws attention to the plight of the world’s two billion persons who have incomes of less than two dollar per day. In the book, the Arcadia Foundation implements innovative model programs to address extreme poverty. The “Tainment” part of the book is my attempt to write prose which  attractss and holds its readers. I am now looking for an agent/publisher to take the book to the next stage and am anxious to begin work on a new project.


In 1995,  I was appointed the  Director of International Programs at the Colorado School of Mines.  It is challenging trying to internationalize the culture of a U.S.oriented engineering institution, even though more than half of its graduate students are  from abroad. Over eight years, there was progress. The school, in cooperation with the government of Qatar, recently founded and now  administers a petroleum and chemical engineering undergraduate college in Doha. Several professors from Colorado teach at  the new college in Qatar.


During a recent trip to Myanmar, I met with several staff members of the Save the Children program. It is one of the few international NGOs allowed to operate there. Although closely monitored and restricted, it provides basic health and education services for adults and children in rural areas. My hosts were alumni of the Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright entity,  which I directed from 1979-1989. Meeting with the colleagues in Myanmar was a uniquely informative and rewarding personal experience. I look forward to revisiting CIE, and attending the 40th anniversary conference.  [11-07]


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