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Release: Sept. 13, 2001

Sept. 20 lecture focuses on nuclear power

"Yucca Mountain Site Recommendation: Critical Issues for High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal" is the title of the annual Kurtz Lecture to be given at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 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 Dr. Daniel B. Bullen, member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. Bullen plans to offer a history and overview of issues related to the project, as well as a summary of the influence of the U.S. high-level radioactive waste disposal program on the future of nuclear power generation.

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 the1930s.

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.