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UMFK TO HOST COLLEAGUES FROM UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE

June 14, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host two directors from the Computer Science Department at Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Brest, France on Thursday, June 21. Philippe Le Parc, director and Vincent Ribaud, assistant director of computer science at UBO will be on the UMFK campus, and in the community, to formalize and extend their relationship with the University. The two directors are working with UMFK as part of the Project Maine-France initiative to develop relationships in the area of student and faculty exchange and research with universities in France.

Messrs. Parc and Ribaud will be welcomed to campus by University President, Dr. Richard W. Cost at a breakfast in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

Following the breakfast, two exchange students from UBO - Damien Lemaire and Alban Moreau will make a presentation on their summer work at UMFK.

Lemaire worked with Don Raymond, UMFK's registrar, in setting up an electronic statistical abstract, which will be located on the UMFK website, shortly. Moreau worked with Assistant Professor of Computer Applications, Wei Ding, on Dr. Ding's research project: "Wildlife Detection System for Animal-Vehicle Collision Prevention."

The visit of the UBO directors is hosted by UMFK's Academic Affairs office.