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ACM SIGGRAPH-Eurographics visit to Southern Africa
19 March-4 April 2001
Part 4 - Details of the Meetings in Grahamstown

 

Above Grahamstown                                Boer War Memorial in the area

 

4.5 Rhodes University (http://www.ru.ac.za)


 


    4.5.1 Departments of Computer Science and Informations Systems, Staff


     


    Informal discussions were held with the staff of the Departments of Computer Science and Information Systems. The delegation was also given demonstrations of the graphics and VR work being undertaken at Rhodes University, including their RoVeR VR system. The discussions focussed on possible collaborative projects, ACM DL consortia, and the problems of network bandwidth. There was also interest in facilitating sabbatical visits both from and to Rhodes University. 

    Interests:

    • ACM DL consortia 
    • academic exchanges 
    • Educators grant applications

    Outcomes: 

    • possible visit by Professor Pat Terry to the University of Bristol

    4.5.2 Department of Computer Science, Students



    The students were very interested in the presentation and as at UCT they were encouraged to become student volunteers for S2002. 

    4.5.3 Vice Chancellor


     

                                                                             Fractal Brocolli


    The presentation was given to the Vice Chancellor, David Woods (left above), followed by informal discussions. Again the issues raised were the possible ACM DL consortia and ways in which access to this resource from Southern Africa could be made more efficient. 

    Interests:

    • DL consortia

    Outcomes: 

    • Rhodes University willing to explore DL consortia idea 
    • Educator grant applications

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Nan Schaller, ACM/SIGGRAPH Project Grants Chair
schaller@siggraph.org

Last updated: March 15, 2002