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The John Lions Chair in Operating Systems

The University of New South Wales is establishing an endowed Chair to recognise the enormous contribution made by John Lions to the world of computing.

The Chair will be called The John Lions Chair in Operating Systems, and will enable an eminent academic to continue the John Lions tradition of insightful and inspirational teaching in operating systems.  The creation of the Chair will perpetuate the John Lions name, and new generations of students will benefit from his legacy.

The University of New South Wales is conducting an appeal to raise $2 million to establish the endowed Chair, and support is sought from individuals and corporations.  Following the generous donation of US$500,000 by Qualcomm Inc in September 2005, the University has decided to create the chair in 2006.  The contributions received so far will allow the chair to exist for a minimum of five years.  Fundraising is continuing to endow the chair in perpetuity.

AUUG enthusiastically supports this initiative and AUUG members are encouraged to consider whether they are able to contribute to the appeal — see for more information.