Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
INTERNET PRIVATIZATION TO BE TOPIC OF FORUM
The Technology and Culture Forum at MIT will present a panel, "ICANN and Internet Privatization: Technical Coordination or Cyberspace Governance?" on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7pm in Rm E25-111.
The panel will examine the US government's controversial privati-zation of the Internet, begun in 1998 when authority over technical resources was transferred to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The panel moderator will be Scott Bradner, senior technical consultant at Harvard University. The panel speakers are Alan Davidson, counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology; Hans Klein, author of "Cyber-Federalist," an online journal; Andrew McLaughlin, chief policy officer, ICANN; and Milton Mueller, co-founder, ICANN's Non-Commercial Constituency. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions from the audience.
This program is co-sponsored with Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and the Internet Democracy Project. It is free and open to the public. No registration is required; seating is first come, first served. All Technology and Culture Forum programs can be heard live via the web. For more information, please call x3-0108.
PHARMACEUTICAL CEO WILL GIVE BIOTECH LECTURE
The chairman and CEO of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will discuss the future roles of chemical engineers in biotechnology and the life sciences from the entrepreneurial perspective in a talk Friday, Oct. 13, at 3pm in Rm 66-110.
Mark J. Levin's talk is the second in the Frontiers of Biotechnology Lecture Series launched last year by the Department of Chemical Engineering and made possible by the generosity of Dr. Noubar Afeyan (PhD 1987), president and CEO of NewcoGen Group. The series acknowledges the enabling technologies and developments that have sustained the growth of biotechnology and the life sciences.
CHIEF ANNE GLAVIN SPEAKS AT WOMEN'S LEAGUE BREAKFAST
This is the eighth in a series of informal get-togethers hosted by the Women's League to explore the role of women in the academy. Presentations are usually informal; speakers often discuss their careers, the paths they've taken and the choices they've made.
Each breakfast begins promptly at 8am and features a specially prepared meal, a guest speaker from the MIT community and the opportunity for informal conversation with colleagues. Advance tickets are required and may be purchased for $10 from Sis de Bordenave in the Women's League office, Rm 10-342.
Chief Glavin has been with the Campus Police since 1975, and was appointed Chief of Police in December 1987. She has had a number of "firsts" in her law enforcement career: the first woman graduate of the Waltham Police Academy in fall 1975, the first woman hired as a regular patrol officer at MIT and the first woman in the nation to head the police department of a major university. She is also the first woman member of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.
Chief Glavin earned a master's degree in education from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in government from Wheaton College. She is a graduate of the Wellesley College Management Institute for Women in Higher Education and the University of Louisville's National Crime Prevention Institute.
She holds certificates in numerous police specialty courses and is certified and active as a women's self-defense instructor in the Rape Aggression Defense Program. She has authored articles on crime prevention, including "Acquaintance Rape: The Silent Epidemic," a booklet often used as a reference publication for universities to inform college students about the dangers of acquaintance rape.
She is president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, a commissioner with the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and past president of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Public Safety Directors.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 4, 2000.