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UNIVERSITY BRIEFS

Cady to manage executive education

John Cady was named associate dean of executive education at the Fuqua School of Business, Fuqua Dean Doug Breeden announced last week. Cady succeeds Richard Staelin, who is now deputy dean of the business school.

Cady will manage Fuqua's non-degree, open-enrollment executive education operation. Its courses range from the four-week general management courses to the specialized courses focused on strategy and leadership, finance and accounting. In total, Fuqua offers eight short courses and a series of learning-on-demand courses for students worldwide.

Negroponte to speak on digital technology

Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder and chair of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory, will speak Nov. 1 about technological developments since the publication of his book, "Being Digital."

The free public lecture, "Beyond Being Digital," begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Richard White Lecture Hall on East Campus.

The MIT Media Laboratory, which opened in 1985, is known for its pioneering collaboration between academia and industry and has led in the development of areas such as digital video and multimedia. It continues to focus on the study, invention and creative use of digital technologies to enhance the way people think, express and communicate ideas and explore scientific frontiers.

Negroponte is also the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology at MIT.

McNeill to lecture

Environmental historian John McNeill will speak about "Forests and War in World History" Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. in the White Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

McNeill, Graduate School '81, and professor of history at Georgetown University, will address connections between forests and warfare in history, focusing on both the impacts of war upon forests and the role of forests in warfare.

The lecture is sponsored by the Forest History Society, the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences and the department of history as part of the Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship.

Hiwar hosts Zunes

Stephen Zunes, an associate professor of politics and chair of the Peace Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco, will lecture Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the White Lecture Hall. The lecture, "The Case against a U.S. Invasion of Iraq," is sponsored by HIWAR.

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