A List of Environmental and Telecommunications Events and Issues

April 11 to April 18, 1997

Published, Edited and Written by George Mokray for
Information Ecologies
218 Franklin St #3
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Saturday, April 12

Volunteer work day at the Cambridge Sustainable House
contact 868-7788
136 Appleton St
8:30 am -5:30 pm (Symposium)
and 7:30pm -12 am (Dinner/dance)
Physicians for Human Rights 10th Anniversary Celebration Symposium and Awards Dinner. (You do not have to be a physician to attend or to join)
contact agrunder@phrusa.org, or fax 617-695 0041
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston MA

Sunday, April 13

4 pm
Nature: A memorial lecture in honor of Roger Torey Peterson
Edward O. Wilson, Harvard
contact 496-6972
Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford St, Lecture Hall B

Monday, April 14

12:15 pm
Truth, Lies, and Videotape: The Media, China, and Hong Kong
Mike Chinoy, CNN
Harvard, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St, Room 3

12:30 pm
Human-Centered Control of Indoor Thermal Evnironment
Ming Zhou, MIT
MIT Building 26, Room 110

1:15 pm
A New Type of Insulation Material
Joseph Charlson and Tim Harvey, MIT
MIT Building 26, Room 110

4 pm
How Much Poverty Can Democracy Endure
Oscar Arias Sanchez, former President of Costa Rica
MIT Building 10, Room 250

Tiananmen Three Ways: Text, Film, and Web
Peter Perdue, MIT
MIT Building E51, Room 095

Transforming Violence
Avner Greif, Stanford
Harvard, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St, Room 3

Cultural Lag as Foreign Policy: How the Establishment Fosters Isolationism
Rep Barney Frank
Harvard, Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St, Room 2

4:05 pm
Complexation of Transuranic Ions by Humic Substances: Application of Laboratory Results to the Natural System
Ken Czerwinski, MIT
contact 258-5554 or janiscka@mit.edu
MIT Building 48, Room 316

4:10 pm
The Telecommunicatons Revolution in US Electioneering
David Farrell, Univ of Manchester
Harvard, Taubman Building, Room 275

4:15 pm
The Dynamical Selection of Form: Spiral, Paper, Fish
Andrew Belmonte, Univ of Pittsburgh
http://web.mit.edu/mathdept/www/AppliedMathColoq/spring 97
MIT Building 2, Room 105

5 pm
Gender Based Biology
Florence Heseltine, National Institutes of Health
Harvard Medical School, Carl Walter Amphitheatre, Boston

Tuesday, April 15

11 am
Informational Exhibit on North-South Station Rail Link Project
contact Rep. John A. Businger, Chair at 722-2915
Great Hall, State House, Boston

12 pm
Twist and Shour: How Our Elected Representatives and Those Who Advise Them Make It Impossible for the Rest of Us to Think Intelligently About the Economy
Clay Chandler, Washington Post
Harvard, Taubman Building, Room 275

4 pm
The Sensitivities of Alternative High Speed Circuit Styles
Kerry Brenstein, IBM
MIT Building 34, Room 101

Quantization Noise
Bernard Widrow, Stanford
MIT Building 5, Room 234

5:15 pm
The Space of Social Memory and the Work of the Religious Imagination
James Fernandez, Univ of Chicago
Harvard, 42 Francis Ave, Common Room

7 pm
Turning Conflict into Better Relationships
contact 225-0403 or imagine@world.std.com
3 session seminar, $150 plus $20 materials fee, advance registration required

Wednesday, April 16

9 am - 5:30 pm
Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment: Assessing the Risk to Human Health
contact 628-5000 x3135
Tufts Medical School, Sackler Auditorium, Harrison Ave, Boston

11 am
Fiber Grating Devices for Communication Systems
Thomas Strasser, Lucent Technologies
contact 253-8504
MIT Building 36, Room 428

12 pm
To Keep and Bear Arms
Joyce Lee Malcolm, Bentley College
MIT Building E38, Room 615

4 pm
The Simple Economics of Easter Island
James Brander, Univ of BC
contact 495-1820
Harvard, Kennedy School, Room 332

On the Cause (and Possible End) of the Modern Ice Age
Steven Stanley, Johns Hopkins Univ
MIT Building 54, Room 915
Private Shortage of Common Property
James Brander, Univ of BC
Harvard, Kennedy School, Littauer Building, Room 332

4:05 pm
Nonequilibrium Dissolution of Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Contaminants
Alex Mayer
contact 258-5554 or janiscka@mit.edu
MIT Building 48, Room 316

4:30 pm
How the Internet is Transforming the Software Business
Doug Carlston
MIT Building E15, Room 070 (Bartos Theater, Media Lab)

5:15 pm
Auschwitz: The Devil is in the Details
Robert Van Pelt, Univ of Waterloo
contact 258-8438 or 258-8439
MIT Building 5, Room 216

7 pm
Women, Politics and Justice in the Year 2000
Patricia Ireland, Eileen McDonagh, Lisa Dodson, Kerrien Louise Rollins
Harvard, Longfellow Hall, Appian Way, Askwith Lecture Hall

7-9 pm
Webmasters' Guild/Webgrrls: The Current State of Electronic Commerce
please RSVP to boston-rsvp@webmaster.org, http://www.webmaster.org/boston or http://www.webgrrls.com/boston
MIT Building 6, Room 120
a small pizza fund donation is appreciated

Thursday, April 17

8:30 am - 10:30 am
NBEN Breakfast Meeting: Best Management Practices, ISO 14001, OSHA's Voluntary Participation Program, Continuous Improvement Of Environmental Management Systems, EH&S Assessments In Small Companies
contact NBEN at (508) 557-5475 or execdirector@nben.org
Hewlett-Packard Company, 3000 Minuteman Road, Andover
Members: $10 Non-members: $30, please respond by April 15

12 pm
Public Innovation, Creativity and Leadership
Ronald Heifetz, Harvard
Harvard, Taubman Building, Room 301

12:30 pm
Technology and Economics Assessment in the Montreal Protocol: Successes, Lessons, and Possibilities for Improvement
Stephen Andersen, US EPA
contact 496-9469 or nancy_dickson@ksgrsch.harvard.edu
Harvard, Kennedy School, Littauer 371

1 pm
Relections on Ecological Rationality
Ynhui Park, Pohang Univ
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Longfellow Hall, Eliot-Lyman Room

3:45 pm
The Challenges of Managing Innovation
John Warnock, CEO Adobe Systems
MIT Building 26, Room 100
4 pm
Soil Vapor Extraction in Aggregated Soils
Chiu-On Ng, MIT
contact 253-7186
MIT Building 1, Room 350

Documentary Film as Narrative Art
Steve Ascher & Jeanne Jordan, Ross McElwee, Susan Woll, Glorianna Davenport
contact 253-0008 or http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/www
MIT Building 34, Room 101

4:15 pm
The Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) - Progress and Challenges
Trevor Jones, PNGV Review Panel Chairman
MIT Building 31, Room 161

5 pm
Metaphor, Narrative, and Cultural History of Science
James Bono, SUNY Buffalo
Harvard, 61 Kirkland St, Room 24

Evil Empire and Recruitment of the Dead
Mary Douglas, Univ College London
Harvard, 45 Francis Ave, Andover Hall, Sperry Room

6 pm
Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent
Robert Barsky, author
MIT Building 54, Room 100

Schoolhouse Rock
David McCall, George Newall, Radford Stone, Tom Yohe, Bob Dorough
Harvard, Appian Way, Longfellow Hall, Askwith Lecture Hall

6:30 pm
Civil Liberties for Students
Harvey Silverglate, former president of MA ACLU
Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, Room 100

6:45 pm
Computer Organizations of NE Inaugural Board Meeting
contact http://bcs1.ziplink.net/cone
Franklin B. Dawes Memorial House, Quincy

7 pm
The Fine Line: Where Does Science Leae Off and Cartooning Begin?
Larry Gonick, MIT Artist in Residence
contact 253-4444 or 253-8089
MIT Museum

Friday, April 18

9:30 am - 3 pm
Natural Step Study Group
contact 661-2676 or gmoke@world.std.com
Central Square Library, 45 Pearl St

12 pm
The Future of High Level Nuclear Waste: Updates and Suggestions
Allison McFarlane
Harvard, Kennedy School, Littauer Building, Room 371

12:15 pm
Health Risks from Air Pollution in Russia: Results of a Risk Assessment
Haluk Ozkaynak, Harvard School of Public Health
contact Phil Krall at 495-5664 or pkrall@hiid.harvard.edu
Harvard, 1 Eliot Street, Perkins Room (4th floor conference room)

3 pm
Elongational Flows in Jets, Filaments, Filams and Vortices: Rheology and Hydrodynamics
A L Yarin, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
contact 252-1490 or 253-1925
MIT Building 3, Room 270

4 pm
The 1994 Forest Fire Event in Southeast Asia: Its Influence on Global Atmospheric Chemistry
Haruo Tsuruta, National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences
MIT Building 54, Room 915

Recent Developments in Planetary Research: Are We Really Alone?
Ross Taylor, Australian National Univ
Harvard, Haller Hall, Room 102

Optical Vortex Phenomena in Linear and Onolinear Media
Grover Swartzlander, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Harvard, Pierce Hall, Room 209

8 pm
The Last Poets - "Forefathers of Hip Hop" and some of the first performance poets
contact 253-4861
Kresge Auditorium, 84 Mass Ave

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The Meaning of the Comet

Editorial Comment: I've been watching the Hale-Bopp comet every chance I can. I go out on my back porch and marvel through my grandfather's old binoculars. It is a beautiful and once in a lifetime sight. Please take advantage of it. Here are some remarks from Alan Hale (ahale@NMSU.Edu), one of the discoverers of the comet. What he has to say is important and it is interesting that he cannot get his message out through the media during his 15 minutes of fame. This message was sent to me by Stephen Provizer (improviz@gis.net) of Radio Free Allston (http://www.tiac.net/users/error/radiofreeallston/), a low power community radio station. Sometimes you have to listen real hard to hear beyond the hype.

The message which follows is an open letter to any and all young scientists who, like me, are frustrated, angry, bitter, etc. about the sorry state of science funding in our society today, and who have been struggling just to get a decent career started. Due to my current "15 minutes of fame" that I am receiving as a result of Comet Hale-Bopp, I believe I have an opportunity to raise some awareness of this issue, and possibly to get things turned around at least a little bit.

Anyway, please take the time to read through this, and if you feel like responding to it, please do so. Most importantly, please pass this around to anyone and everyone you think might be interested in responding; I'm trying to reach as large an audience as I can, and the more responses I can get from those whose experiences have been like mine, the better the chances I have of actually being able to accomplish something.

An open letter to the scientists of my generation:

I am Alan Hale, the co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp which, as I'm sure you're aware, is getting a tremendous amount of media attention at this time. Like I'm sure is true for many of you, I was inspired by the scientific discoveries and events taking place during my childhood to pursue a career in science only to find, after completing the rigors of undergraduate and graduate school, that the opportunities for us to have a career in science are limited at best and are which I usually describe as "abysmal." Based upon my own experiences, and those of you with whom I have discussed this issue, my personal feeling is that, unless there are some pretty drastic changes in the way that our society approaches science and treats those of us who have devoted our lives to making some of our own contributions, there is no way that I can, with a clear conscience, encourage present-day students to pursue a career in science. It really pains me a great deal to say something like that, but I feel so strongly about this that I have publicly made this statement at almost every opportunity I have been given.

I am trying to use the media attention that is currently being focused upon me to raise awareness of this state of affairs, and perhaps start to effect those changes that will allow me to convey a more positive message to the next generation. So far, I'm sensing a certain reluctance among the media to discuss this issue, as they seem far more interested in items which I consider to be irrelevant and unimportant. But I intend to keep hammering away at this, and I'd like to believe that eventually some are going to sit up and take notice. I am also attempting to schedule meetings with some of our government leaders, to see if I can at least get some acknowledgement from Washington that this is a problem that needs to be dealt with.

My reason for writing to you is to ask your help. I know that I'm not alone in being frustrated about the current prospects for pursuing any kind of decent career within science, and I'm quite sure that many of you have "horror stories" about your searches for decent employment that are quite similar to my own. I'd like to hear them. I'd especially like to hear from those of you who are on your second or third or fourth post-doc, or who have left the field as a result of the employment situation, or who have experienced severe personal difficulties (e.g., break-up of a marriage, etc.). I realize that some of these might be painful to discuss, but I'd like to show that we are not a bunch of impersonal statistics, but that we're human beings trying to make an honest living and perhaps make a contribution or two to society while we're at it. Speaking of statistics, though, if you received any information about the numbers of applicants to some of the positions you applied to -- which was often a 3-digit number in my case -- I'd like to hear that, too.

Please e-mail your stories to me at ahale@nmsu.edu, with a subject line of "horror stories" or something like that. Please let me know if you would prefer to remain anonymous when I share these stories with the press and the government. Also, please pass this message on to any of your friends and colleagues who might be interested in sharing their stories with me, and keep in mind that I would like to receive stories from as many scientific disciplines as possible. (Because of the amount of e-mail traffic I'm receiving these days, along with everything else that's going on, I probably won't be able to acknowledge each message individually.)

Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you. Perhaps, with the opportunity we have before us right now, we have the chance to make a difference.

Alan Hale

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Call for Papers: Environmental Worldviews and the Academy

Editorial Comment: If you still want to become part of academia after reading what Alan Hale has written, here's a chance to get published.

Conference: Call for Proposals for Papers, Presentations, and Panels for Environmental Worldviews and the Academy

A one-day student conference by and for Boston area students

Saturday, October 25, 1997
Harvard Divinity School

Contact for information Jonna Higgins, Environment Chaplain, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-8128. Submissions happily accepted by e-mail: jhiggins@div.harvard.edu

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Mayan Forestry Internship

Editorial Comment: Shaun Paul (spaul@igc.org) of EcoLogic sent this job offering.

Tropical Species Identification Internships with the Mayan Forestry Action Plan (PAF-Maya)
San Mateo Ixtatan, Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala

The Region
The breathtaking Sierra de los Cuchumatanes is believed by scientists on Guatemala's Council of Protected Areas to be Guatemala's most biologically diverse region. An enormous mountain range rising from 1,500 to 12,000 feet above sea level, it sits on nearly 800,000 acres of national and private lands. Yet despite its environmental significance, the unique beauty and biodiversity of Sierra de los Cuchumatanes remains severely threatened. Although much of the mountain range enjoys the status of a proposed national park, no protected zones have been established, and no conservation efforts were made before 1996 to protect it from unsustainable logging and slash-and-burn agriculture.

The Organization
Widely respected within Guatemala and the international community, the Mayan Forestry Action Plan (PAF-Maya) is unique among non-governmental organizations, since it is a Mayan organization dedicated to the environment. PAF-Maya is also unusual because it works effectively at both the grassroots and national level and as a matter of policy ensures that members of the communities where it works take their place within the organizational leadership. PAF-Maya blends community empowerment and development assistance and serves as a focal point for Mayan organizations working on environmental issues.

The Project
The EcoLogic Development Fund is looking for two students with backgrounds in the biological sciences to help with the identification of rare and endemic species as part of a biological inventory conducted by PAF-Maya in Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala. This inventory, a collaborative effort between local indigenous communities, seeks to identify the region's threatened species in order to develop a comprehensive management plan for the protection of the area. San Mateo Ixtatan contains humid montane forests, very humid montane forests, tropical pine and oak forests paramos, and sub-montane tropical forests. The study will focus on Laguna Yalnobaj in San Mateo Ixtatan, Huehuetenago, an area with a particularly high conservation value.

In order of priority, the study will identify mammals, birds, plants, and then freshwater fish. In addition to identifying species in the region, student researchers also will document a more general characterization of the region's biodiversity. In-country assistance with species identification is available for students to consult in confirming identification of rare species.

Fluent or near-fluent Spanish. Willingness to commit a minimum of 2-3 months to live with the Maya Chuj in San Mateo Ixtatan. Demonstrated knowledge of taxonomy and preferably taxonomy of the Mesoamerican tropical highlands. M.A., M.S., or preferably Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply.

EcoLogic will work with students to obtain funding. PAF-Maya will provide student with room and board. Students are responsible for their own personal expenses.

Starting date is June 1, 1997, but there is some flexibility.

For more information or to inquire about applying for a position, please
contact: Louise M. Wills
EcoLogic Development Fund
Box 3405
Cambridge, MA 02238-3405 USA
Phone (617) 441-6300; e-mail: lwills@ecologic.org
Please indicate PAF-Maya on all correspondence.

The EcoLogic Development Fund (enews@ecologic.org) conserves endangered wildlife and wildlands by working with local organizations to advance community-based development and resource management: in the areas where biologically diverse habitats are most threatened; where poverty is extreme; where financial and technical assistance can reduce pressure on threatened habitats and foster economic self-reliance.

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Coordinator for the Sustainable Santiago Project

Editorial Comment: Mark Roseland (roseland@sfu.ca) sent this to the Ecocity list (ECOCITY@SEGATE.SUNET.SE).

ICLEI (International Center for Local Environmental Initiatives) is seeking a Canadian-based person to serve as Project Coordinator for a 15-month technology transfer project, which will directly influence the preparation of the urban development strategy for the City of Santiago, Chile. We need someone who is fluent in Spanish, familiar with urban environment and Canadian environmental technology, and has project management experience. The project will move quickly--they need to be looking for a fast-moving, entrepreneurial situation.

If you have any colleagues or friends who you think be interested, could you please pass the attached job announcement along?

Thank you for your help!

Jeb Brugmann

Project Coordinator--The Sustainable Santiago Project
The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Toronto, Canada

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is seeking to hire a Project Coordinator for the Sustainable Santiago Project. The goal of this project is to secure a healthy natural environment, a livable, people-centered urban environment, and a vibrant economy for residents of metropolitan Santiago through the integration of sustainability criteria and related urban services and development options into the new Strategic Indicative Development Plan for the City of Santiago. The Project will serve this goal by facilitating the introduction and transfer of appropriate Canadian know-how and technology to municipalities and other public and private actors in metropolitan Santiago, Chile during the process of preparing the Plan. The Project Coordinator will manage all aspects of the Project, including the following activities:

1. Organize and manage a series of three workshops, to take place in Santiago, involving Santiago urban managers and planners and Canadian professionals from the private, non-profit and municipal sectors.

2. Oversee the provision of pilot project grants to qualified project activities in Santiago, and support the successful implementation of these projects by facilitating Canadian partner participation.

3. Organize and guide a training visit for the Santiago partners in Canada.

4. Facilitate other, day-to-day contacts between Santiago institutions and potential Canadian technology and expertise providers.

5. Management of the project budget, preparation and submission of project reports, and fulfillment of other management tasks required by contract by CIDA.

The position will begin in late April-early May 1997 and last for a period of 15 months . The Project Coordinator will be based at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Toronto and will be the sole ICLEI Toronto-based staff person for the Project. A Pilot Project Coordinator will be based in Santiago. In addition, the Project Coordinator will work closely with Project staff at the Corporation for the Development of Santiago in Santiago.

Qualifications for applicants are:

Three years of experience with international cooperation/exchange projects in the municipal/urban or private sector.

Three years of project management experience with projects of a similar size and scale.

A sophisticated understanding of sustainable development approaches, and a demonstrated commitment to community empowerment.

Familiarity with the technological aspects of sustainable development, including a knowledge of Canadian public and private sector expertise in this field.

Willingness and ability to travel extensively.

Excellent writing and speaking abilities in the English and Spanish languages are a must.

ICLEI is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation for a fully qualified candidate would be $55,000/year plus benefits. Interested persons should send a cover letter describing their qualifications and a copy of their curriculum vitae to:

Sustainable Santiago Project
City Hall, East Tower, 8th Floor
Toronto, Ont. M4J 3M2
Fax: 416-392-1478
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Executive Director of Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation

Editorial Comment: Julie Wormser (ne@tws.org) sent this job notice.

Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation
Executive Director

Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation is seeking an Executive Director who will report to the Board of Directors and be responsible for the overall integrity and quality of the Coalition's work and the attainment of its mission. The purpose of Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation is to renew and strengthen our nation's investment in places that conserve our natural and cultural heritage and provide recreational opportunities for all Americans. Initially, the campaign will focus on obtaining full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and on seeking and developing other opportunities to achieve the mission of AHR. The Director would work with the Board members to develop a growing volunteer network, facilitate new strategic partnership with other individuals and organizations, lead in fundraising, develop and implement a campaign plan that integrates direct lobbying, public relations, and coalition building. The Director champions the values and the spirit of the organization with a strong commitment to diversity, integrity, and environmentalethics.

Americans for our Heritage and Recreation will be a 501.c(3) non-profit organization. AHR currently has a membership of more than 100 organizations throughout the United States.

Candidates should send resume and cover letter to the attention of AHR's Search Committee, Donald Murphy, Attn: Pat Sanger, AHR Campaign Coordinator, Post Office Box 942896, Sacramento, California 94296-0001 or fax 916-657-3903.
No phone calls please.

Application deadline, May 1, 1997

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall integrity and quality of the coalition's work and for the attainment of its mission: to renew and strengthen our nation's investment in places that conserve our natural and cultural heritage and provide recreationalopportunities for all Americans. Initially, the campaign will focus on obtaining full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and on seeking and developing other opportunities to achieve the mission of AHR. The Executive Director will work with the Board, coalition members, and other partners to develop a growing grassroots and volunteer network; facilitate new strategic partnerships with other individuals and organizations; lead in fundraising; manage the coalition including staff, consultants, and finances; develop and implement a campaign plan that integrates grassroots organizing, organizational outreach, direct lobbying, public relations, and coalition building; and provide leadership in the development and growth of AHR. The Executive Director will champion the values and spirit of Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation with a strong commitment to diversity, integrity, and environmental ethics.

In the first 12 to 18 months, the new Executive Director will be challenged to meet the following objectives and responsibilities:

. Work with the Board of Directors and other coalition members to develop a three to five year strategic plan to advance the mission of AHR.
. Provide overall strategic coordination and implementation for the campaign.
. Expand AHR to include the broadest possible set of constituencies committed to the mission, including business, recreation and sports organizations, historical and cultural interests, rural constituencies, urban interests, organizations committed to health and welfare, elected and appointed officials, and others.
. Build and activate Grassroots Networks to support full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and other policy goals.
. Assist in legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of AHR.
. Develop a strong communications and media plan, including grassroots media and paid print advertising.
. Work with the board to develop new policy proposals for land, water, and cultural conservation in the United States.
. Hire and direct staff and consultants.
. Develop and manage the finances and operation of the organization, including leading on fundraising.
Professional Experience and Personal Characteristics

. Demonstrated experience in managing a nationwide grassroots and advocacy campaign.
. Previous experience in developing and leading a coalition and in working with a diverse board of coalition members.
. A proven record of success at the national level in developing political strategy and leading a political campaign.
. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
. Excellent organizational skills with proven experience in budgeting, financial management, and staff and consultant management.
. Experience in public policy development related to the mission of AHR.
. A history of providing leadership within a participatory decision-making structure.
. Ability to think and act strategically and tactically.
. Visionary, innovative, diplomatic, and trustworthy.
. Possessing a sense of humor and a passionate commitment to our nation's land, water, heritage, and recreation.
AHR offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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Project Associate for Open Studio: The Arts Online

Robert Kaylor (bobka@dnsmain.vw.org) who volunteers with me at Virtually Wired (http://www.vw.org) sent this one out. The Benton Foundation is one of the foundations that is working on telecommunications issues and projects.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Benton Foundation is seeking to fill a Project Associate position for Open Studio: The Arts Online, a million-dollar funding initiative with the National Endowment for the Arts to get more arts and culture online. Please feel free to share the enclosed information with potential job candidates.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions about the project or the position. Sincerely,
Anne Green
Project Coordinator

Project Associate

The Benton Foundation is seeking an individual with strong organizational and communication skills for a position as Project Associate for Open Studio: The Arts Online, a million dollar joint effort between Benton and the National Endowment for the Arts, that serves as a laboratory for the exploration of the tools and techniques aimed at arts and cultural organizations as they prepare for the networked environment of the next century. Outstanding creative team; friendly staff; opportunity to work with million dollar funding initiative.

The Project Associate's primary responsibilities include acting as a liaison between Benton and the Open Studio participants and keeping the field well informed of current activities in arts and technology through Open Studio website. The Project Associate will also assist the Project Coordinator in all aspects of the RFP process, development activities of the Project, and communication with the National Advisory Group.

Education, Skills and Qualifications
One to three years of professional experience in work related to either the arts or technology preferred. B.A. required. Candidates for the position should be detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. They should be able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure, but be comfortable with creating their own working routine and self-directed enough to work without much guidance. Strong writing, verbal communication and presentation skills are required. An ability to work well with a wide variety of groups and individuals, knowledge of arts issues, and knowledge of new technologies such as the World Wide Web are required. Knowledge in World Wide Web site development and HTML coding are strongly preferred.

We offer a competitive, negotiated salary, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including full health, dental, and four weeks vacation a year, and opportunities for professional development.

Send or fax resume and cover letter as soon as possible to Open Studio Search, Benton Foundation, 1634 Eye Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC 20006. Fax: 202-638-5771. Email: annieg@benton.org; put Open Studio Search in subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Benton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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The Begging Bowl

I hadn't intended that this issue be full of job notices but it just fell together that way. May those of you who want these jobs get them and do them well.

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