News and Announcements
Center for Advanced Technology Names New Leaders
Mark Bocko, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the new director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), a state-funded center that stimulates high-tech business growth by providing support for research collaboration between university researchers and area businesses. Paul Ballentine, a clean energy business consultant, becomes the associate director for business development.
Video: Student Athletes Promote Literacy
The Yellowjackets joined nearly 400 athletes from seven local colleges in the Giant Read last week. The event was part of the "Read: Hope in Action" program, which promotes literacy in city schools. Watch the video of students and library staff befriending first graders at John Walton Spencer School No. 16, and reading The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord.
Lecture Covers Partnering and Licensing
The FIRE Lecture Series continues this month with a presentation called “So You Want to Make a Deal...? Partnering and Licensing with Bio/Pharma and Others,” led by Bruce Pratt, vice president for science development at Genzyme Corporation. His talk begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) at the Medical Center. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert.
Movie Tells Story of Teens and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship is sponsoring a free showing of Ten9Eight Shoot for the Moon
today at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Directed by
award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, the documentary tells the stories
of several inner-city teens as they compete in an annual business plan
competition. No registration is required and tickets will be available
at the door. This event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Eating and Drinking Rules in the Workplace
The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have
incorporated “No Food or Drink” language into various regulations and
safety manuals. But is it wise to entirely prohibit eating and drinking
in the workplace? Break rooms, coffee funds, meeting room treats, or
snacking in the office can contribute to better productivity and
increased morale. Where can food be consumed safely? The Occupational
Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety offers some guidelines.