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From Dr. John O'M. Bockris

From: NEN, Vol. 5, No. 1, May 1997, p. 17.
New Energy News (NEN) copyright 1997 by Fusion Information Center, Inc.
COPYING NOT ALLOWED without written permission.

The attached letter was received by Dr. John O'M. Bockris on Monday, April 21, 1997; therefore, the matter regarding the seminar's change of venue has been resolved. Out of respect for the individual that submitted the letter, the person's identity will be protected. The following information was forwarded to 1500 faculty, staff, and students on campus and the Board of Regents.

To: Dr. John Bockris
Distinguished Professor
Chemistry Department
Texas A&M University

On behalf of faculty, staff and students that were involved with the decision to cancel the "Alternative Energy Resources & Technology" seminar, please accept this humble apology for the poor judgement that resulted in reversing the decision to not hold the seminar on campus. Based upon the material presented at the seminar at St. Mary's Catholic Student Center, you have proven that your work in cold fusion is legitimate and should be taken seriously. 173 patents in the cold fusion field is convincing evidence in and of itself.

It is truly unfortunate that you have unnecessarily [experienced] so much resistance in sharing your ground breaking research with the University community. I sincerely hope that the other people involved with making the mistake of forcing your seminar off campus will be open-minded enough to allow the Fall 1997 Alternative Energy Conference to be held on campus.

Sincerely, /s/ [name withheld]
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Texas A&M University

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May 11, 1997.