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On May 7, Utah Valley University representatives and affiliates will pitch three new technologies — a cool-handle Dutch oven, a molten salt reactor and a cancer detection system — to potential business partners at the Utah Innovators Showcase in Salt Lake City, in hopes of securing funding and other support from investors.
Each of the technologies has been conceived and/or developed at UVU, with assistance from the Technology Commercialization Office, or TCO, newly created in 2011 to help connect local inventors and entrepreneurs with opportunities to create a dynamic technology-focused marketplace in the region.
“What we’re really after is some knowledge,” said Kent Millington, UVU director of technology commercialization. “We would like to know what the investment community thinks of these technologies. We want toThree New, Utah
The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art presents Dannielle Tegeder’s first solo museum exhibition, “Dannielle Tegeder: Painting in the Extended Field.” Tegeder is an abstract painter from New York City, and draws her inspiration from urban systems, architecture, data, infrastructure and geography.
Tegeder comes from a family of steamfitters, and says that she learned her style of drawing from her family. She therefore attempts to make visible the massive hidden systems and architecture in her work. Tegeder challenges traditional boundaries by moving between different mediums and employing new technology, and her innovative approach has distinguished her as a significant artist.
The show includes elements of Tegeder’s work from the past five years, including a 70-foot wall drawing that was created with the help of student volunteers from Hamilton College and the Pratt School of Art at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.
The community investment is further extended via Golden Artist Colors’ generous contribution of the acrylic paint necessary for the huge wall mural. Golden, thDannielle Tegeder, Museum, Wellin Museum
by , President and CEO of Educational Policy Institute and EPI International
This morning, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, titled Why Professors at San Jose State Won’t Use a Harvard Professor’s MOOC, illustrates an upcoming shootout at the MOOC Corral. San Jose State University professors are rejecting a Harvard MOOC course that is being forced upon them by the administration. In a letter to the administration, the professors see this push as a process to “replace professors, dismantle departments, and provide a diminished education for students in public universities.” They state that it is better to have students taught by a live professor rather than by a video version of a Harvard professor. And, of course, they are right and they are wrong. This is
As I mentioned a month ago just before the High Ed Web New England conference, Higher Ed Experts has chosen to support the 5 regional conferences this year and help them bring great keynote speakers.
Whether or not you
get got a chance to attend the High Ed Web Florida conference next week in Gainsville, I also wanted to make sure that you would learn a bit from the conference keynote speaker, Daniel Ryan who was Director of Front-end Development at Obama for America 2012.
Thats why I asked him to tell us more about him, some amazing tips to raise online donations and his keynote.
My journey with the campaign started back in 08. I was working at an agency in Chattanooga, Tennessee, managing the front-end developers there when I got an email blast from the Obama campaign looking for web developers.Keynote, Keynote Daniel
Dr. Joshua Jacobs, a clinician, educator, researcher, and the chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, was named the 81st president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) during the annual meeting in Chicago held on Thursday, March 21.
Jacobs is a board-certified and practicing adult reconstructive orthopedic surgeon who specializes in total joint replacement. He has been a leading researcher on the biocompatibility, wear and corrosion of implanted joint prostheses including the impact of metal-on-metal implants for joint replacement patients. Jacobs has presented his research extensively throughout the world and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, co-edited six books and co-authored more than 35 book chapters.
The AAOS president is selected by peer physician members of the academy.President
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Yudi Lewis, program director of the Latino Initiative in Utah Valley University’s Multicultural Student Services, was one of six individuals and organizations presented with a Pete Suazo Social Justice Award on April 10 in Salt Lake City.
The award, now in its 12th year, recognizes the work of those who continue the late senator’s legacy through dedication to the goal of social and economic justice. The award is presented by the University of Utah’s College of Social Work.
Lewis was recognized for her individual leadership and advocacy. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she has spent the last 16 years assisting and advocating for students at UVU — first as a career counselor for 12 years, and now as program director of the university’s Latino Initiative.
“I love this work because it fulfills my desire to help people and it allows me to provide students with the opportunity to access higher education in order to reach their educational dreams,” said Lewis, acknowledging that she is more used to giving than receiving. “I am passionaDirector, Latino Initiative
Debbie Chen ’13, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan. She is a creative writing major at Hamilton.
Chen studied abroad in London in fall 2011 and interned in 2012 and 2011 at Hachette Book Group in New York City.
At Hamilton she is an Admission Office senior intern and has worked in the Opportunity Programs Academic Center. Chen teaches math to middle schoolers in Utica, N.Y., through the Young People’s Project, volunteers at the Johnson Park Center where she designs and leads arts & crafts activities for children, and is a study abroad mentor. SheDebbie Chen, Taiwan