Nov. 5-11, 1999
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NEWS COLUMN
Harrison Awards will spotlight teaching
Protecting forests

Upcoming e-summit Nov. 12-13
e-summit conference to consider Jeffersonian principles in the Internet Age
U.Va. alumni leading the Internet revolution will fill panels at e-summit conference
Nobel Laureate Williams returns, challenges students to activism
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff

Research reveals people overestimate slopes, heights

In Memoriam
Hot Links - interactive map
Commission holds retreat to consider needs for fine and performing arts
Sky-watchers converge at U.Va. observatories on "public" nights
Drake describes progress of search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Rent-a-Rower for outdoor chores
TOP NEWS

Protecting forests

With President Clinton's recent announcement of an initiative to preserve some 40 million acres of national forest lands from commercial development, U.Va.'s Institute for Environmental Negotiation will play a major role in aiding discussions about forest uses as debate about the proposal continues around the country in the coming year.

"There has been much national progress on how to have better dialogue over forest uses," said Richard C. Collins. The institute has helped mediate disputes over national forest land in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Indiana and western states.

Collins said that the Clinton proposal would face tremendous debate in the coming year but predicted it would ultimately limit future conflicts.


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