30
March
2015
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09:02 PM
America/Chicago

R. Bowen Loftin to Return to UHD for Campus Visit

In celebration of UHD's 40th anniversary, the University is proud to welcome back to campus R. Bowen Loftin, past president of Texas A&M and former UHD faculty member next Wednesday, April 8. Loftin currently serves as chancellor of the University of Missouri.

In addition to meetings with President Bill Flores, administrators and College of Sciences and Technology (CST) faculty, Loftin's agenda will include previewing student posters for the upcoming UHD Student Research Conference and delivering an address about his reflections on a career in higher education from Texas to Missouri.

9 - 10 a.m. │ Preview student posters and presentations

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. │ UHD Community address: "Reflections from (almost) the Beginning of UH-Downtown"

Loftin served on UHD's College of Science and Technology faculty from May 1977 to August 1996, acting as coordinator of the physics program from 1984 to 1988. He earned the UHD Awards for Excellence in Teaching and in Service twice during his tenure.

Loftin earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Texas A&M in 1970. He earned a master's degree in physics in 1973 and a doctorate in physics in 1975, both from Rice University.

Loftin is a frequent consultant to industry and government in the areas of modeling and simulation, advanced training technologies and scientific/engineering data visualization. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 technical publications.