Tue, 03/26/2013 — The director of environmental performance for Boeing Commercial Airplanes will speak with students at the University of Kansas in April.
Jeanne Yu, a 24-year veteran of Boeing, will share her perspectives on developing aircraft systems that are...
Tue, 03/26/2013 — LAWRENCE – Leading researchers and practitioners will converge next month to discuss current developments in early-stage investing at a conference led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor.
Speakers at the conference are leading researchers in venture finance, as well as key figures in Kansas City’s entrepreneurship system. The conference, Early-Stage Investing, will be April 5 at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City.
“We have made a special effort to bridge silos, both between academics and practitioners, and among academics themselves. We have both finance and management areas represented,” said George Bittlingmayer, KU finance professor and
Mon, 03/25/2013 — LAWRENCE – David Cook, associate vice chancellor for community engagement at the University of Kansas Medical Center, has been named the new vice chancellor for the KU Edwards Campus.
Cook will assume his new role on Monday, April 15. Mary Ryan has served as interim vice chancellor since Jan. 1, when Bob Clark stepped down after 15 years of service.
“David will bring vision and excitement to the Edwards Campus,” Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter said in announcing the appointment. “Thanks to the strong support of the Johnson County community, the Edwards Campus is poised to become the leader in higher education in the Kansas City area. David has the
Mon, 03/25/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, five KU researchers have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s new Proof of Concept Fund for projects that are near the commercialization stage.
The Proof of Concept (POC) Fund supports KU projects that have the potential to produce new products, technologies and cures that improve lives in the near future. The POC Fund supports projects for one year to make the technologies more attractive for private investment, ideally within 12 months of being awarded funding. The fund supports all areas of technology, including
Mon, 03/25/2013 — LAWRENCE – Two nationally prominent education leaders will headline the third annual Spring Symposium on the Scholarship of Diversity from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Kansas Union.
Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University, will join James Johnson, distinguished professor of management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to deliver keynote speeches at the symposium, which is designed to showcase diversity as an important area of scholarship and research. The symposium also includes breakout sessions led by KU faculty and staff from various units and academic departments related to diversity.
“Diversity is a