Arthur Sale recognized for his work on behalf of OA (fwd)

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 23:04:32 -0500

[Forwarded from the University of Tasmania by Peter Suber]

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Community Engagement

I am delighted to advise that you [Arthur Sale]
have been selected to receive the 2006
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement.

In this third year of the Awards, the level of
interest and high calibre of nominations received
showed a very significant commitment to community
engagement from throughout the University.
Fourteen individual and team nominations were
received, covering a wide range of disciplines,
interests and community interaction --providing a
very challenging task for the Committee to select the awardees.

Your nomination under the "Individual Service to
the Community" category, for what can only be
described as an extensive range of achievements
and outcomes, was highly commended by the
Committee. Your extensive record of community
engagement has significantly enhanced the
reputation of the University of Tasmania,
locally, nationally and internationally.

On the national scale, you have succeeded in
taking the Australian glass art community to
substantial levels of electronic engagement and
communication. This contribution has helped to
consolidate the glass art community's reputation
as one of the best in the world.

You are also an internationally recognised and
respected contributor to the debate around free
access to publicly funded research through the
Open Access movement, and your involvement with
the joint industry&#8800;government committee Future
Role of Open Source in Tasmania (FROST) has
resulted in valuable engagement with the local Tasmanian community.

Over the last twelve months, you have also
continued to provide invaluable advice relating
to ICT matters through the HealthConnect
initiative, most notably through the trial roll-out of a Medicare Smartcard.

You have worked tirelessly to increase the
reputation of the University at every
opportunity, and as your nominator Professor Young Ju Choi says:

"I do not know how he finds time to do all he
does ... I only know that as an ambassador for
the University of Tasmania, he is
internationally, nationally and locally known and respected."

The award consists of a $5,000 grant and a
certificate and my office will be in contact with
you shortly to confirm arrangements for the presentation of the award.

Congratulations on this significant achievement
and our special thanks to you for making such an
outstanding contribution to community life.

Yours sincerely

Professor Daryl Le Grew
University of Tasmania
Received on Fri Nov 17 2006 - 04:10:41 GMT

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