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February, 1999

Mary Anne Bobinski was invited to participate in the "ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee Conference on HIV in the Next Millenium," Washington, D.C., January, 1999.

Sanford Gaines chaired a meeting on January 21-22nd of the National Advisory Committee for the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Austin. The Committee will meet again in Buffalo, New York in May. Also his article for the 1997 University of Chicago Legal Forum, "Rethinking Environmental Protection, Competitiveness, and International Trade" has been selected as a finalist for inclusion in the 1999 Land Use and Environmental Law Review annual anthology of best articles in the field.

Douglas Moll was awarded a Research Initiation Grant by the University's Office of Grants and Contracts.

Gerry Moohr's article "Mail Fraud Meets Criminal Theory" has just been published 67 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1 (1998).

Tom Oldham has submitted a manuscript for the Spring 1999 issue of the Family Law Quarterly on "Disinheriting Children."

Michael A. Olivas delivered the Rockwell Lecture as part of the UH Discovery Series on January 20th. He spoke on "Democracy and Distrust/America at the Crossroads: Five Myths about Immigration to the United States." Over 170 people attended the lecture which is on the UHLC website. That evening he was interviewed in Spanish on Channel 45. He also published a book chapter in a Johns Hopkins University Press book "On Higher Education in the New Millennium: the Future of Higher Education Legal Trends." In addition his 1990 article on immigration law "My Grandfather's Stories…" has been reprinted in a 1998 book of social science readings. It is the sixth time this article has been reprinted in a legal or social science collection of readings.

Laura Rothstein spoke on "Affirmative Action: Strategies" at a conference sponsored by the American Jewish Committee in Houston on January 27th.

Ira B. Shepard spoke in January on "Ethical Issues in Estate Planning" to the Woman Attorneys in Tax and Probate (Houston) and to the Tax Section of the Houston Bar Association. He also spoke on "Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation" to the ABA Tax Section at its Orlando meeting, to the American Woman's Society of CPAs of Houston, and to the Wednesday Tax Forum.

Stephen Zamora participated in January on a panel at UT Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs in a program entitled "Access to Higher Education in the Post-Hopwood Era." He was one of three panelists addressing problems associated with achieving diversity in graduate and professional schools. Co-panelists were Dean Michael Sharlot of UT Law School and Dean Edwin Dorn of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Also in February he will be co-chairing the ABA Deans' workshop on "Law School Planning" and planning one day of a three day program on "Planning for Information Technology."

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