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Dean of the School of Engineering at the University
of Pennsylvania, Professor Eduardo Glandt, visits Uruguay

August 27, 2004

Eduardo Glandt, Professor of Chemical Engineering is a graduated cum laude from the University of Buenos Aires and taught there while conducting research at Argentina´s National Institute of Industrial Technology. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Glandt is internationally known for his work in applying advances in molecular science to chemical engineering.

Dean Glandt arrived in Uruguay yesterday, and after a brief visit to the U.S. Embassy he met with Uruguayan President, Dr. Jorge Batlle, accompanied by Ambassador Silverstein. Yesterday´s schedule included a visit to the Zonamerica duty-free business development center.

The distinguished visitor is in Uruguay to share ideas with colleagues and will be conferencing at the Faculties of Science and Engineereing, as well as the ORT University.

The Dean stated that in addition to touring universities and development areas, another focal point of his visit was to explore possible exchange programs.

As a curious footnote, he added that the first computer was built in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Eduardo Glandt pictured with colleagues in front of the Faculty of Science in Montevideo, August 27, 2004. [U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
With colleagues in front of the Faculty of Science

Professor Eduardo Glandt visiting the Faculty of Enginering in Montevideo, August 27, 2004. [U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
A visit to the Faculty of Engineering

   
Professor Eduardo Glandt, U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, Uruguay President Jorge Batlle. [U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Dean Glandt meeting President Batlle with Ambassador Silverstein


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