SOURCE: University of Advancing Technology

September 22, 2006 11:10 ET

The University of Advancing Technology Announces Dr. Fritjof Capra as the 2007 Inductee Into the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking

TEMPE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 22, 2006 -- The University of Advancing Technology (UAT), a leading innovator in education focused on new and emerging technologies, has named Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., renowned physicist and systems theorist, as the 2007 inductee into the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking.

A series of events leading to the presentation of the Da Vinci Medallion at UAT's upcoming commencement (Saturday, April 28, 2007) will include a keynote address from Dr. Capra at an invitational luncheon with Arizona's key leaders in the fields of education, government and business.

Dominic Pistillo, founder of the University of Advancing Technology has said, "At UAT we strive not only to provide an enriching educational environment, but to raise the bar with innovation, systems thinking and programming that will carry us through the 21st century. In that regard, we are honored to be able to present such a distinguished thinker as Dr. Fritjof Capra with the Da Vinci Medallion."

Dr. Capra received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna. Fritjof Capra is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, CA. He has authored many books, four of which have gone on to become international bestsellers: "The Tao of Physics" (1975), "The Turning Point" (1982), "Uncommon Wisdom" (1988), and "The Web of Life" (1996). Capra also co-wrote the screenplay for "Mindwalk" (1990), a film centered around three individuals each exploring the question of existence. In addition to substantial research in both systems theory and physics, Dr. Capra explored the philosophical and social implications of contemporary science to international acclaim.

UAT created the Da Vinci Society to honor the world's leading thinkers. In 2005, the inaugural chair was awarded to Professor Edward de Bono, regarded by many as the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and in the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. Dr. Margaret J. Wheatley, credited with establishing a fundamentally new approach to how we think about organizations, accepted this distinguished honor in 2006.

About UAT: The University of Advancing Technology is a unique, private college that serves its student body by fostering knowledge creation and academic excellence in an environment that embraces the young technophiles of the world. With three centers of research and a suite of technology-centered undergraduate and graduate degrees, the University is a recognized leader in technology education.

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