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Release: Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 14 lecture focuses on nuclear power

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Nuclear Power without Long-Lived Radioactive Waste" is the title of the annual Kurtz Lecture to be given at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall.

Sponsored by the UI College of Engineering department of electrical and computer engineering, the lecture will be delivered by Gerald L. Kulcinski, director of The Fusion Technology Institute and Grainger Professor in the department of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Nuclear Society, his research interests include magnetic and inertial fusion reactor systems studies, radiation damage and nuclear materials, and the lunar mining of helium-3.

The annual Kurtz Lecture is named for the late Edwin B. Kurtz, professor and head of the UI electrical engineering department between 1929 and 1960. He was the architect of the world’s first educational television station and directed the operation of the experimental station W9xk in Iowa City during the 1930s.

The lecture is free and open to the public. 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 department of electrical and computer engineering in advance at 335-5197.