A Visiting Professorship to Egypt has been granted to Dr J. P. Glusker (see below).
Contributions to Schools of Crystallography
The Commission has taken an essential part in organizing the Fifth International School and Workshop of Crystallography: Teaching and Applications, which is taking place in Suez, Egypt, 5-11 April 1997. Professor Karimat El-Sayed is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee and L. A. Aslanov, J. P. Glusker, C. Gramaccioli, Å. Oskarsson are members of the Programme and Scientific Committee and some are also teachers there.
Similarly, Professor M. Laing has taken active part in organizing a school on Practical Applications of X-ray Powder Diffraction, which is taking place in Durban, South Africa, 22-26 September 1997.
The Commission has also positively supported applications for IUCr sponsorship and financial support from some other International Schools. Among these are the Rietveld Summer School in Cieszyn, Poland (August 1997) and Schools on Direct Methods and on Electron Crystallography, which will be held in Erice, Italy, 22 May-2 June 1997.
At the Seattle Congress, a session on Teaching Crystallography was held. It was chaired by Å. Oskarsson and L. A. Aslanov, and several members of the Commission contributed to the session.
M. B. Hursthouse and E. Makovicky, who is a member of the Commission, are organizing a session with the title Computer-Based Teaching in Crystallography at the next European Crystallographic Meeting, ECM-17, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 24-28 August 1997.
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