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CTG Web News Volume X, Issue 5
Sent: Tue, 15 May 2007 02:43 PM

CTG to host Professor Zhang Pengzhu from Jiao Tong University in China

Research Discussion
Friday, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m. @ CTG

CTG is pleased to host Professor Zhang Pengzhu from the Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China on Friday May 18, 2007. Zhang is a professor and head of the Department of Management Information Systems, as well as director of MIS Research Center at the university. Zhang will give a presentation, open to the public, Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on his research in e-government. He is currently the recipient of the largest National Science Foundation of China grant, on the topic of "Fundamental research of e-government management theory and approaches."

Theresa Pardo, deputy director of CTG, met with Zhang on a recent trip to China where she attended the 2007 China e-Government Forum. Theresa presented in the track on "e-Government in America" on "Maximizing Value, Minimizing Risk: Making Smart IT Investments." In addition, Theresa presented on the "Evolution of Chief Information Officers" and on CTG's Modeling Interorganizational Information Integration project at various educational institutions in China including Peking University and Jiao Tong University.

For more information and to register to attend Zhang's presentation at CTG, please go to: http://www.ctg.albany.edu/about/events?eventID=30

Sharon Dawes Honored with Distinguished Public Service Award

The Distinguished Public Service Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Contributions to Public Service, honors notable individuals who have dedicated their careers to serving the people of New York. The awards take place as part of the annual Burton Lecture at the University at Albany. Sharon Dawes was awarded the College of Computing and Information Distinguished Public Service Award. The other honorees were David Kaczynski, executive director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty; Mary Ann T. Fish, former senior policy analyst, Gov. George E. Pataki Office of Federal Affairs; and John C. Egan, commissioner, New York State Office of General Services.

The Hon. David A. Paterson, Lt. Governor of the State of New York, highlighted the program delivering the Burton Lecture, entitled "Energy Policy: Moving from Complacency to Action."