Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Presents “Copyright Conundrums”

Tracy Mitrano
Tracy Mitrano
Tracy Mitrano, the director of IT Policy and Computer Policy and Law Programs for the Office of Information Technologies at Cornell University, will give the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on Thursday, April 29, at 4:10 p.m., in the Science Center Kennedy Auditorium. Her lecture is titled “Copyright Conundrums: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” and is free and open to the public.

Mitrano received her Ph.D. in American history from Binghamton University in 1989 and her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1995. She was elected to the EDUCAUSE Board in 2006 and has served as treasurer, secretary and is now vice president.

Mitrano serves as chair of the Internet 2 InCommon Steering Committee and from 2004-2006 was co-chair of the Internet 2/EDUCAUSE Security Task Force, Law and Policy Team. She is a 2002 graduate of the Frye Institute, and since then a member of its faculty. At Cornell, Mitrano is an adjunct assistant professor in the Information Science Program.

This presentation is part of the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture series which was established in 2005 to honor Hamilton alumnus Richard “Dick” Couper ’44. Couper died in January 2006. This yearly lecture recognizes Couper’s commitment and contributions to the college and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Each year a distinguished speaker is invited to present topics related to the college's special library collections or to present an issue related to libraries in general.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the country. Students are elected to membership in recognition of their exceptional academic achievement in fulfilling the goals and purposes of the college.
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