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09-15-1997

Nobel Laureate's Clarkson Lecture To Be Heard And Seen Live Via The Internet Today

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Internet users will be able to hear and see a broadcast from Clarkson University in today’s inaugural program of the school’s new Internet broadcasting system. Using their Web browser and the free RealPlayer program, science fans can attend a lecture “virtually,” as Nobel Laureate Paul Josef Crutzen discusses the chemical instability of the atmosphere which created the “Antarctic Ozone Hole.”

Crutzen, who is the featured speaker for the Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing’s Third Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, will be heard live on the Internet on today (September 15) at 4:15 p.m. EDT.

The broadcast can be accessed by going to Clarkson’s Web page (http://www.clarkson.edu), and clicking on the icon under “SEE IT LIVE!” Viewers will also need the RealPlayer Plus 4.0 or free RealPlayer 4.0 program to enable their Internet browser to receive the program. Links to these player programs can be found right on Clarkson’s Web page.

Clarkson University recently invested in the computer servers and software necessary to make broadcasts like these possible. Although the proposed line-up of programming includes a wide variety of topics, one of the most popular shows is sure to be live Clarkson Golden Knights Hockey. All Golden Knights hockey games will be available live over the Internet, making it possible for alumni and other fans from Texas to Thailand to catch the excitement of Clarkson Hockey.

For more information on this year’s Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, contact Professor Egon Matijevi_ at 315-268-2392. For information on the Internet broadcast, call 315-268-6481.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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