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Educator Shu-Park Chan leaves Silicon Valley legacy

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Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock   3/16/2013 12:31:23 AM
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I suspect someone told Shu-Park Chan that ITU had been officially accredited, and he concluded his life's work was done. A true teacher... It's a tribute to his strength and perseverance that accreditation arrived the day he died. Charlie Babcock, InformationWeek

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y_p_w   3/15/2013 6:49:09 PM
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I wasn't his student, but I do remember ITU and got curious about it. It was in the same neighborhood where I bought a house in Santa Clara. All I can say is that it didn't really seem like much of a "university" at the time. It was in a single-story building (maybe 80x200') in a residential neighborhood next to a small church and residential housing. I couldn't imagine that it had more than three classrooms in addition to whatever administration they had. The current occupant is an urgent care medical clinic. It didn't seem like much. If you were to see it on the street, it looked very much like a fly-by-night operation and it moved within a few years. However, the founder persevered. On the other hand, I almost didn't believe it when I met someone who was set to graduate from what was then known as "Cogswell College".

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rick merritt   3/14/2013 10:35:48 PM
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Wow, what history! I had a history professor in Michigan who was on the last plane out if Estonia before the Soviets arrived.

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Koda23   3/14/2013 10:24:06 PM
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I was an undergrad student of Dr. Chan's in the EE department at SCU in the 1980's. I took his course on electrical networks and remember that he had very passionate style of lecturing, especially his way of emphasizing the term "cut-sets"! I'll have to see if I still have any notes from his class. I also remember that Dr. Chan was very proud of his service in the Chinese Nationalist Army in the late 1940's, fighting against the advance of Communism in China.

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rick merritt   3/14/2013 9:27:47 PM
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I'd love to her stories from any former students

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