Tag: global engagement
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.
At the end of March, 12 representatives from the University of Rochester spent three days at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, exploring how the two universities could work together. The delegation laid the groundwork for undergraduate, graduate and faculty exchanges, public health fieldwork, and research partnerships.
Some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe produce high-energy gamma rays, and a new observatory in Mexico aims to expand the catalog of known gamma ray sources.