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September 8, 2000

St. Edward's University's School of Natural Sciences Welcomes Dr. Jorge A. Lopez

The first lecture, "Universo - The Aztec and Mayan Astronomy," will take place at 12 p.m. in the Mabee Ballroom A of the Ragsdale Center. The second lecture, "The Search of Gravity Waves," will take place at 2 p.m. in Fleck Hall, room 101.

Lopez, assistant dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso, has performed research in nuclear physics, gravitation, materials, and physics education in collaborations with Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Universidad de Argentina, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Laval Universitat Canada and other institutions. He has been awarded 16 research and education grants from The National Science Foundation, NASA, and others.

The lectures are sponsored by the university's School of Natural Sciences and Minorities in Physics, a program offered by the American Physical Society. The APS has had a long-standing interest in improving the climate in physics departments for underrepresented minorities and sponsors site visit programs to increase the number of minorities in physics.

St. Edward's University is an independent Catholic liberal arts university of 3,800 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Note: (electronic photo of Lopez available upon request.)

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