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Exciting January Events Co-Sponsored by the Minor in Entrepreneurship

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Jan 13, 2011 03:00 PM @ Hyde Hall University Room

The Genesis of the Parr Center for Ethics—A Conversation with Gary Parr and Geoffrey Sayre McCord

Participate in a conversation with Gary Parr and Geoffrey Sayre McCord on the genesis of the Parr Center for Ethics, a story of the unique relationship between an academic and an entrepreneur and how it led to the creation of an important campus institution. Lessons learned from the enterprise and how they can be applied to other campus initiatives will be explored.

Jan 27, 2011 03:00 PM @ Hyde Hall Incubator

A Strategy for UNC: What Makes Us Different from MIT and How to Make the Most of It

MIT Chancellor and UNC Trustee Phillip Clay will share his experiences at MIT to consider how UNC might approach innovation. The conversation and brainstorming session will take place in the Hyde Hall Incubator (2nd floor) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27.

More Details about each event below:

The Genesis of the Parr Center for Ethics—A Conversation with Gary Parr and Geoffrey Sayre McCord

When

January 13, 2011 from 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm 

Where

Hyde Hall University Room

Contact Name

Elizabeth Basnight

Contact Email

elizabeth.basnight@unc.edu

   

Participate in a conversation with Gary Parr and Geoffrey Sayre McCord on the genesis of the Parr Center for Ethics, a story of the unique relationship between an academic and an entrepreneur and how it led to the creation of an important campus institution. Lessons learned from the enterprise and how they can be applied to other campus initiatives will be explored. The event will take place Jan. 13 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Hyde Hall University Room and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

This conversation is part of a series of innovation events co-sponsored by the IAH and tied to the publication of Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century, co-authored by Chancellor Holden Thorp and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Buck Goldstein. Other events in the series include a conversation on innovation between Chancellor Thorp and IAH Director John McGowan and a symposium on faculty innovation (Oct. 28-29).

The talk is co-sponsored by the IAH and the Minor in Entrepreneurship .This program supports the Innovate@Carolina Roadmap, UNC’s plan to help Carolina become a world leader in launching university-born ideas for the good of society. To learn more about the roadmap, visit innovate.unc.edu.

http://iah.unc.edu/calendar/parrgenesis

A Strategy for UNC: What Makes Us Different from MIT and How to Make the Most of It

When

January 27, 2011 from 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm 

Where

Hyde Hall Incubator

Contact Name

Elizabeth Basnight

Contact Email

elizabeth.basnight@unc.edu

   

MIT Chancellor and UNC Trustee Phillip Clay will share "A Strategy for UNC: What Makes Us Different from MIT and How to Make the Most of It" in Hyde Hall on Jan. 27. The conversation and brain-storming session will explore ways that UNC might approach innovation and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

In addition to serving as the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology chancellor, Clay is a professor of city planning. According to his UNC Board of Trustees biography, Clay graduated from Carolina with a B.A. degree with honors in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in 1975 from MIT. He received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2002. Clay serves on the Academic Leadership Program National Advisory Board for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Clay, widely known for his work in U.S. housing policy, is president of the Board of Directors of the Community Builders, the nation’s largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing. He serves on several boards and councils that address public policy and education in the United States and abroad.

The talk is co-sponsored by the IAH and the Minor in Entrepreneurship. This program supports the Innovate@Carolina Roadmap, UNC’s plan to help Carolina become a world leader in launching university-born ideas for the good of society. To learn more about the roadmap, visit innovate.unc.edu.

http://iah.unc.edu/calendar/clay