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Alison Pechenick <[log in to unmask]>
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Engineers Without Borders <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 4 Dec 2006 13:41:30 -0500
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Hi everyone,

I found this interesting, for two reasons:

1.  We can see what's going on elsewhere in our UVM community.

2.  Should we see if there might be connections for us to explore, 
between our group and professor Jon Erickson's already-established 
network in the Dominican Republic?

(Is there a project we can do for this community, coordinating our 
efforts with the VT professionals?)



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: looking for surplus iMacs/eMacs/laptops for donation
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 12:56:48 -0500
From: Jonathan L. Trigaux <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Technology Discussion at UVM <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]

Dear colleagues,

Do you have any iMac or eMac all-in-one Macintosh computers sitting around
that are destined for surplus?  Laptops of any make that are acting as
paperweights?  If so, UVM's efforts in the Dominican Republic could use

Jon Erickson, a faculty member at the Rubenstein School of Environment and
Natural Resources, teaches a travel-study course that participates with
the Batey Libertad Coalition in HIV/AIDS education and community
development.  One of their many projects in the area has been to build a
school, complete with computer lab.  With physical space, power
availability, language, software maintenance/usability, and shipping all
factors to consider, we decided that all-in-one Macs running a Spanish
version of OS 9 (in compliance with Apple's licensing and Export Law
Assurances) was the best way to go.

The lab has a need for additional machines, so if you have or know someone
who has a spare all-in-one Macintosh (where the computer and monitor are
not separate components) and would like to donate it, please contact me
off-list at [log in to unmask]

The project has also provided donated laptops to college students of Batey
Libertad who are attending Dominican universities through sponsorships
from Education Across Borders (http://www.educationacrossborders.org/).
Please contact Jon Erickson off-list about any PC or Mac laptops for
donation at [log in to unmask]

For some photos of the computer lab and school in the DR, check out:

Details on the ENVS 295/CDAE 295 course offered at UVM:

Batey Libertad Coalition web site:

Thanks for your consideration,


Jonathan L. Trigaux
ETS Client Services | Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources
111 Waterman | 342 Aiken
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

Alison Pechenick, Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
351 Votey Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405