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News - 2011 UPE Convention

The 2011 UPE Convention was held in Dallas, Texas on March 11, 2011 in conjunction with the
SIGSE Symposium. Donald Knuth’s presence at this event had a major impact on the number of
attendees. Convention agenda items included chapter reports from the following institutions:

• St. Joseph’s College, NY
• University of Nebraska – Lincoln
• Kettering University
• Southwestern University
• California State University, Chico
• DePaul University
• College of Charleston
• Abilene Christian University
• Florida International University
• Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

The Convention elected Dr. Angela Wu (American University) as the new Council member to
replace Dr. Robert Roggio (University of North Florida) whose term on Council ended at the
conclusion of the Convention.

The final item on the Convention agenda was the presentation of the Abacus Award to Dr.
Donald Knuth. Council also presented him with an honorary membership in UPE. Dr. Knuth
spent about 50 minutes answering various questions from the audience of over 500 people.

The 2012 UPE Convention will be held in Raleigh, NC during the first week in March 2012.