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Security-related research meetings offered

June 4, 2008

KALAMAZOO--A series of meetings have been scheduled in June to explore ways Western Michigan University can increase its involvement in research related to homeland security and patented technologies that are can be used to identify criminals and obstruct terrorists.

Any WMU faculty or staff members who are engaging in that type of research, or who are interested in doing so, are invited to contact Dr. Charles Dawes, director of development for the College of Aviation. Dawes is coordinating setting up meetings Tuesday through Thursday, June 10-12, between Cross Check Technologies and WMU units and employees representing a variety of academic disciplines.

Cross Check, formerly named Secure Logistix, owns the patents to a human body scanning, typing and profile system as well as other security-related technologies. During their visit, the company's founders will discuss the potential for WMU and Cross Check to collaborate on research and other projects.

Dawes also will assist with setting up campus meetings, as requested, among departments interested in exploring additional security-related research opportunities.

To learn more or make arrangements to attend one of the scheduled meetings, contact Dr. Charles Dawes at charles.dawes@wmich.edu or (269) 964-5697.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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