Tag: global engagement
The game designer and author will speak to 200 elite high school students from 20 nations staying on the River Campus as part of the International Baccalaureate World Student Conference.
Nineteen high school students from Africa are staying on the River Campus through Aug. 7 as part of a pre-orientation program designed to prepare them for college this fall. Three will continue their education at the University of Rochester this fall.
University to host 200 students from 20 nations at International Baccalaureate World Student Conference
The IBWSC brings the leaders of tomorrow together to focus on critical thinking skills. This year’s theme will be reaching solutions through play, and keynote speakers include game designer and author Jane McGonigal and Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for The New Yorker magazine.
A Simon Business School team placed third in the Tibetan Innovation Challenge, a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan competition that aims to develop self-sustaining and replicable business ideas to alleviate the economic difficulties Tibetan refugees are facing.
Vice provost for entrepreneurship Duncan Moore, President Joel Seligman, Michael Wohl, and Simon School of Business students Mikayla Hart, Robert Joseph Kauffman, and Cesar Quijano pose with the Dalai Lama after their third place finish in the national finals of the Tibetan Innovation Challenge, a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan contest, organized by the University of Rochester. The Simon team’s project — Tibetan Microfinance — would unlock the entrepreneurial potential of Tibetans living in India by bringing them basic financial training and access to capital.
Four award-winning music ensembles from a historic Hong Kong school will give a free public performance in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on June 30 as part of the groups’ upcoming tour.
Falling Walls Lab: Young researchers present ideas that remove barriers to progress in science, society
Thirty-three scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs will have three minutes each to present their innovative idea in a rapid-fire competition to win a spot at the prestigious Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.