<<September 19, 2007>>
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Dr. Robb Burlage <Robb.email@example.com>
Greg Cole, Ph.D. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yaman Barlas, Ph.D. <email@example.com>
P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D., Professor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ksenia Avetisova <email@example.com>
(1) Many thanks for your very interesting msg (ATTACHMENT I), in response to my following list distribution;
(09/14/07) Possible creation of GUS/Croatia
(2) About our connection with European Union/European Commission, pls visit the following greetings;
Viviane Reding, Commissioner of European Commission
"The Global University System and the European Union"
This is in the Part I of our following book which I showed to you at our mtg;
Global Peace Through The Global University System
Tapio Varis - Takeshi Utsumi - William Klemm (Eds.)
University of Tampere, Finland 2003
The entire contents of this book can be retrieved at;
In the bottom line of this page, you can find the
“Interview with Takeshi Utsumi” by Parker Rossman
Viviane Reding was the Commissioner of European Commission, which may be equivalent to the Minister of Education. I understand that she is now the vice prime minister of the European Union.
(3) Pls visit the following list distribution;
(09/13/07) (1) GSEEED Project, (2) Mini-workshop on
As the Item (14) of this distribution mentioned, we are working to form GUS/Turkey so that students in Ankara, Turkey would be able to take courses from the University of Tampere and Helsinki University of Technology, etc. For this, those universities in Finland would help TOBB Economic and Technology University (ETU) in Ankara, Turkey obtaining funds from the European Commission — BTW, Polytechnic University in Brooklyn may join in this GUS/Turkey project as offering their courses from Brooklyn, also. Polytechnic may also help them to get fund from the European Commission.
Subsequently, we may be able to help GUS/Romania to get funds from the EC, in the similar fashion as for our Turkish colleagues.
(4) You may also ask Mr. S. Sava if Romanians would be interested in joining our
Quantitative Policy Analysis of Global
Socio-Economic-Energy-Environment Development (GSEEED) Project
As mentioned in the list distribution of Item (3) above, our Turkish colleagues are now joining in it.
(5) You may also suggest Mr. S. Sava to solicit Romanians to deploy a high speed optical fiber submarine cable around the peripheries of the Black See, which may be dubbed as the “Black Sea Ring” -- see <http://preview.tinyurl.com/2stu23>;
Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II). I hope to have your help and cooperation when this Black Sea Ring will be enacted by the consortium around the periphery countries, because of your hard track record of successful deployment of the GLORIAD.
You may consider to include the effect of this Black Sea Ring for the regional development in your modeling of the GSEEED project. Do you know anyone who may be interested in this project in your Turkey?
While you are now at the Taganrog State University of Radio Engineering nearby Rostov-on-Don of Russia, pls inquire their interest in (a) the creation of GUS/Russia/Taganrog (or Rostov-on-Don), (b) joining in GSEEED project, and (c) the possibility of Black Sea Ring consortium. You may discuss these matters with Dr. Karina Avetisova, Vice Rector for Educational Affairs of the university.
Pls convey my best personal regards to Ms. Ksenia Avetisova with my thanks for her effort during our last videoconference in May of 2005.
And it may also connect with GEANT2 <http://tinyurl.com/2vs9o6>;
Pls see Item (2) of my following previous list distribution;
(08/05/07) NYTimes.com: "Africa, Offline: Waiting for the Web"
As said in it, the unit cost of laying the submarine cable is about US$37,000/mile. Assuming the total length of this Black Sea Ring is about 3,000 mile, the total cost would be about US$110 million.
If the peripheral countries around the Black Sea can form a consortium for this ring, they may be able to raise such amount from the European Union or with the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) fund (*). The Japanese cable boat would be available for this job after it will finish a similar job between Japan and Siberia by March of the next year, as mentioned in the list distribution of the Item (3) above.
(*) As mentioned in the following list distribution, the World Bank has allocated US$165 million to lay a similar submarine optical fiber cable around the eastern sea shores of Africa;
(05/26/07) (1) E-Learning Africa Conference in Nairobi,
Kenya, and (2) World Bank's financing into EASSY Project
(6) I look forward to meeting with you upon your return to the NYC next week.
On 9/18/07 5:25 AM, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote:
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:25:38 -0400
Subject: In Romania--Excellent meeting w/ Univ. Subiu Medical College Dean; next Romanian goverrnment regional public health officer/Univ. Public Health Program
Tak--In Romania--Full report and draft prospectus for GUS-Romania upon return this coming Sunday evening the 23r.
Beautiful weather, amazing scenic setting--at European Union Culture Capital '07 Subiu, capital of Transylvania.
Excellent, enthusistic, GUS-promising long meeting with Dean Mihalache of Univ. of Subiu Medical College. Next meeting with Subiu Regional Public Health Officer, Prof. and Head of University Public Health Program.
S.Sava of University Policy Sciences Institute an excellent guide, translator [five languages including German], cultural interpreter, knowledgeable institutional/government officials connector. I will propose/raise a stipend for part-time initiatiing Secretariat staff associate role for S. Sava -- with your review and consent; that is, as contact pont and liaison with University, Medical College/Hospitals responsible, faculties, and government public health officials. This might be for your suggested four month or so period until a Site Visit by you (and others) can be arranged--indeed with S. Sava's able assistance, guidance, hosting, arranging, translating...
Dean Mihalache suggests whomever GUS connections with/as officials in European Union being in immediate contact will be particularly useful, particularly for maximum, most immeiately responsive, approving, and participating Romanian government leadership, healthcare and general.
Sincerely, Salud, Paz, Visione, Solideridade,
From: Greg Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:36:52 +0800
To: "Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D." <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
Hi Tak, I'm not sure what happened but glad it's working.
I'm in China at moment until september 5 (and then in
Korea, Moscow, Prague until September 19) but should
be in pretty good email reach throughout trip - just a bit
slower than usual sometimes.
I'd sure like to talk with you one of these days about our
plans for extending access to GLORIAD to underserved
regions and things we might be able to do with you in
this regard. After all these many years of correspondence,
I'll be glad if we can do some work together.
Best wishes from a sunny (and hot) Beijing!
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Dr. Robb Burlage
Professor, Five Borough Institute
Founding Director, Joint Graduate Degree Program in Public Health & Urban Planning
200 West 90th Street, Suite #6-E
New York, N.Y. 10024
Robb Burlage, Ph.D.
Senior Management Consultant
New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC)
125 Worth Street, Room 504
New York, Ny 10013-4006
Greg Cole, Ph.D.
UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Science
US Principal Investigator
Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Building 5100, Mail Stop 6173, Room 212
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6173
Yaman Barlas, Ph.D.
Professor, Industrial Engineering Dept.
34342 Bebek, Istanbul, TURKEY
Tel. +90-212-359 7073
Fax. +90-212-265 1800
SESDYN Group: http://www.ie.boun.edu.tr/labs/sesdyn/
P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D., Professor
Acting President, Global University System
UNESCO Chair in Global e-Learning with applications to multiple domains
Professor and Chair of Media Education
Research Center for Vocational Education & Hypermedia Laboratory
University of Tampere
Tel: +358-3-614-5608--office in Hameenlinna
Tel: +358-3-215 6243--mass media lab in Tampere
www.ecml-eu.org -- about ECML project.
Principal Research Specialist
Unesco-Unevoc International Centre for Technical and Vocational
Education and Training
53113 Bonn, Germany
MA_05 MediaLab, TAIK, Helsinki
Vice-President of AEGEE-Helsinki
External PR "Tolerance-Acceptance-Peace" of AEGEE-Europe
Kilpolantie 16 C 36 room 1
web (with pictures): spaces.msn.com/members/LisaGri
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