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Release: April 11, 2000

E-Commerce is subject of April 13 UI symposium

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "E-Commerce: How Safe Are You?" is the subject of the 2000 Paul D. Scholz Symposium on Technology and its Role in Society to be held from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 in the Main Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The symposium will offer the public an opportunity to participate in discussion following invited talks and an open panel debate on the issues of personal privacy and information security. Thomas Rietz, UI associate professor of finance, and Douglas Johnson, UI lecturer in health management and policy, will speak. Jane Drews, systems and platform administrator for UI Information Technology Services, will join Rietz and Johnson for the panel discussion.

The 2000 symposium is the 31st annual technology symposium. The event was renamed in 1993 in honor of Paul D. Scholz, who received numerous awards for his teaching and served as advisor to Tau Beta Pi for 20 years and as associate dean of the UI College of Engineering from 1979 until his death in 1992.

The symposium, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Engineering chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society; the UI Student Government Association; and the UI College of Engineering. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Engineering at 319-335-5764.