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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 543.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance) (27)
             Subject: Hawaii Intercultural Coursework Development

       [2] From: CPTS <phl002@abdn.ac.uk> (100)
             Subject: Nature and Technology

             Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 21:34:25 +0100
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: Hawaii Intercultural Coursework Development

    14th Summer Workshop for the
    Development of Intercultural
    Coursework for Colleges and Universities

    organized by

    College of Business Administration
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

       will be held in

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    June 21-30, 2000.

    Participants are limited to 25.

    Tuition fee: $950.00 (nine hundred and fifty US dollars).

    Please visit our website for the brochures for this year's program and
    application form.


    Various terms are in common use to describe potential course offerings:
    cross-cultural, intercultural, comparative, international perspective,
    multicultural, interethnic, global, crossnational, and so forth. The
    important underlying commonality is a professor's willingness to integrate
    information on culture and cultural diversity when developing course
    offerings in the behavioral sciences, social sciences, business,
    education, language, and so forth

       D. P. S. Bhawuk
       Associate Professor of Management and Industrial Relations
       College of Business Administration
       University of Hawai'i at Manoa
       2404 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822
       Tel: (808) 956-8732 (w) 955 2052 (h) Fax: 956-2774

             Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 21:35:40 +0100
             From: CPTS <phl002@abdn.ac.uk>
             Subject: Nature and Technology

    > and the
    > Nature and Technology
    > University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    > July 9th-11th 2001
    > The Society for Philosophy and Technology sponsors conferences on
    > philosophical aspects of technology biennially, rotating between
    > North America and Europe. Its next conference is jointly sponsored
    > with the University of Aberdeen Centre for Philosophy, Technology, &
    > Society and will focus on the growing set of epistemological, moral,
    > social, political and conceptual problems related to the juncture of
    > nature and technology. Papers are invited on any topic relevant to
    > the conference theme or to philosophical considerations of technology
    > in general. Specific conference sub-themes include:
    > Moral and Conceptual Implications of Genetic Modification
    > Environment, Technology, and Development
    > Biotechnology in Medicine and Environmental Science
    > High Technology and the Boundary of Nature and Nurture
    > The Concepts of Nature and Artifact in the History of Philosophy
    > Relationships between Philosophy of Technology and Philosophy of
    > Natural Science
    > Conceptual Foundations of the History of Natural Science and Technology
    > Conference Coordinator: Gordon Graham, Regius Professor of Moral
    > Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
    > Program Coordinator: Andrew Light, Departments of Philosophy &
    > Environmental Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton and
    > International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University
    > Two-page (max.) abstracts should be submitted by October 15th 2000.
    > Notification of abstract acceptance by February 15th 2001. All
    > abstracts will be peer refereed and most accepted papers will be
    > assigned a commentator. Please also let us know if you would like to
    > only serve as a commentator.
    > ABSTRACTS should be sent to:
    > Andrew Light, SPT Conference
    > Department of Philosophy
    > SUNY Binghamton
    > P.O. Box 6000 Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 USA
    > Or by e-mail: alight@binghamton.edu
    > Please include an e-mail address with your submission where you can
    > be contacted.
    > The Conference Venue
    > All conference events will take place at the University of Aberdeen
    > Conference Center. The main auditorium, which is situated in the
    > historical, medieval King's College, has seating for 220. Conference
    > participants will be accommodated in a variety of grades of
    > university accommodation close to the auditorium.
    > Aberdeen is the fifth oldest University in the British Isles and
    > philosophy has been taught at Aberdeen since its founding in 1495,
    > the Regius (royal) Chair of Moral Philosophy being established in
    > 1505. Because of the distinctive Scottish curriculum, philosophy has
    > always figured prominently in its intellectual climate (the most
    > famous of its philosophers being Thomas Reid).
    > The Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Society was established in
    > 1990, and reconfigured in 1996 to focus on three distinct research
    > programs -- The Social and Conceptual Implications of Information
    > Technology, Medical Technology and Human Values, and Technology,
    > Environment and Development. All three programs have received
    > research grants from a variety of trusts and charities and produced a
    > considerable amount of published material. The Centre publishers a
    > semi-annual journal, Ends and Means
    > (www.abdn.ac.uk/cpts/techno.shtml).
    > The city of Aberdeen has a population of some 250,000 and since oil
    > was discovered in the North Sea in the late 1960's has developed into
    > Europe's major centre for oil exploration. The city itself goes back
    > very many centuries; the cobbled streets of Old Aberdeen lead to the
    > ancient Cathedral of St Machar overlooking the River Don, while "new"
    > Aberdeen is famous as "the silver city beside golden sands" because
    > of the extensive building in granite which took place in the 19th and
    > early twentieth centuries. This left Aberdeen in possession of a
    > great many fine buildings, including Marischal College the second
    > largest granite building in the world. To the south of the city lies
    > the River Dee leading westward to Deeside and Balmoral Castle, summer
    > home of the British Royal family. In addition, ample opportunities
    > will be available for sight seeing and excursions to the Scottish
    > Highlands prior to or following the conference.
    > Aberdeen has an international airport, but there are no direct
    > flights (other than charters) to North America. Connecting flights
    > are available through London and Amsterdam It is also possible to
    > fly to Glasgow or Edinburgh and take a train (about two and a half
    > hours) to Aberdeen.

    Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Society
    University of Aberdeen
    The Old Brewery
    Old Aberdeen
    e-mail: cpts@abdn.ac.uk
    URL: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cpts/cpts.htm

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