CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
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.