On September 27, 2006, University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, Charles Phelps, Provost and Professor of Political Science and Economics, Bradford Berk, Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research, and Duncan Moore, Vice Provost of Entrepreneurship, talk to Kauffman Foundation representatives Judith Cone and Desiree Vargas about some of the University's successes when combining intellectual endeavors with entrepreneurial pursuits.
Duncan Moore, Vice Provost for Entrerpeneurship, discusses a variety topics about entrepreneurship at the University and beyond.
Patricia Chiverton, Dean of the School of Nursing, talks about creating business lines to help generate revenue as well as give the school greater visibility. She attributes the success of Rochester’s School of Nursing to the introduction of entrepreneurship courses.
Here, Kevin Parker, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, talks about the easy fit for entrepreneurship in relation to engineering. He also talks about a business plan competition that developed in the School of Engineering.
Raffaella Borasi, Dean of the Warner School, talks about how the introduction of entrepreneurship courses in the School of Education has been a transformative force. She says that now the school not only produces educators but also agents of change.
As Interim Dean and Professor of Woodwinds at the Eastman School of Music, Jamal Rossi recognizes the demands of the music industry and wants to focus on finding students who are not only good performers but also willing to integrate new ideas into their careers in music.
In this clip, Ronald Hansen, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, and Mark Zupan, Dean of the Simon Business School, discuss how the demands of the marketplace have changed. These new demands mean that the business school must adapt and be creative to attract the right kinds of students and to retain faculty.
In this clip, Interim Dean of the College Richard Feldman comments on incorporating entrepreneurship into the general curriculum. Also, David Primo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, talks about an entrepreneurship course that he helped develop.
Here, Lisa Norwood, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, introduces the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program. The program allows students at Rochester up to a year, tuition free, to focus on an entrepreneurial project. Students participating in the program describe their projects in the subsequent clips.
In this roundtable discussion, faculty discuss some of the successes of the new entrepreneurship curriculum and the various ways it has allowed the school to reach into the community of Rochester.
Here, Ramon Ricker, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Studies and Director of the Institute for Music Leadership, talks about the long history of business-related music courses at the Eastman School of Music and how the program continues to adapt to the changing times.
Adrian Daly, Associate Dean for Admissions and Retention from the Eastman Community Music School, Suzanne Stover, Executive
Director of Development for the Eastman School of Music, and Amy Brondyke, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, talk about how the entrepreneurship curriculum has already made an impact.
Here, Eastman School of Music students Casey Molino Dunn, Adrienne Berry and Tatiana Vassilieva talk about how the skills being developed in the entrepreneurship courses give them an edge in the highly competitive music industry.
Here, David Koretz, founder, President and CEO of Blue Tie, a company which offers fast and inexpensive business tools to small and mid-sized companies, talks with high school students about his entrepreneurial experiences and his goal of democratizing technology. Koretz, who achieved business success at an early age, encourages the students to pursue their passions.
In this clip, high school students pitch business ideas to Blue Tie founder David Koretz during a field trip. The students were participants in a program at the University of Rochester which reaches out to young students and introduces them to the concepts of entrepreneurship.