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volume, were delivered at the University of Pennsylvania between the dates September 20 and September 28 inclusive, by men peculiarly qualified by training and experience to present the most advanced treatment of illumination problems.
It is worthy of record here that there were 180 subscriptions to the entire course and that in addition 59 tickets to individual lectures were sold. Supplementing the lectures an exhibit was arranged which exemplified modern methods of illumination and illustrated modern lighting appliances. An inspection tour was also organized in connection with the lectures, including visits to places of interest to lighting men, in Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York, Boston, Schenectady, Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago.
EDWARD P. HYDE.
THE INCEPTION OF THE 1916 ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING Course
In considering special activities when undertaking the Presidency of the Illuminating Engineering Society in the summer of 1915, I conceived the idea of a course of lectures on illuminating engineering which would be supplementary to the course held at The Johns Hopkins University in 1910, and which would emphasize the practical rather than the theoretical aspect of the subject. Later it developed that members of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania had discussed a like project. Happily these two ideas, of independent origin, were brought together before the Council of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the lecture course was duly consummated. The result has been very gratifying to the Illuminating Engineering Society. The value of the course was demonstrated at the time of its presentation. This book is expected to extend that value materially.
CHARLES P. Steinmetz.
The lecture course followed immediately upon the adjournment of the 1916 Annual Convention of the Illuminating Engineering Society, which was held in Philadelphia. On the evening preceding the first lecture, and following the closing session of the Convention, a meeting was held in the auditorium of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, to which meeting the public was invited. The following interesting program was carried out:
Address-CHARLES P. STEINMETZ,
President Illuminating Engineering Society.
Address-EDGAR F. SMITH,
Provost University of Pennsylvania.
Address-EDWARD P. HYDE,
Chairman 1910 and 1916 I.E.S. Committees on
Popular Lecture Subject, "Controlled Light"
Director Illuminating Engineering Society.
A large and enthusiastic audience greeted the distinguished speakers. Representations from the faculty and undergraduate body of the University, from the membership of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and from the local lighting organizations, combined to make the occasion auspicious.
Expression of Appreciation Tendered by the Illuminating Engineering Society to the University of Pennsylvania
The very able and cordial coöperation of the faculty and staff of the University of Pennsylvania which contributed largely to the success of the Illuminating Engineering Lecture Course prompted the Council of the Illuminating Engineering Society to forward to Provost Smith of the University an engrossed "appreciation" couched in the following terms:
The Council of the Illuminating Engineering Society expresses
its appreciation of the courteous coöperation of the Provost and Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in the joint organization and conduct of the Illuminating Engineering Lecture Course, September 21st to 28th, 1916.
(Signed) G. H. STICKNEY,
December 14, 1916.
(Signed) WM. J. SERRILL,
The Principles of Interior Illumination, Parts I and II
Committee: J. R. CRAVATH, WARD HARRISON, R. ff. PIERCE.