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Event Title:  Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Rochester-Roc
Thursday, March 4 , Wednesday, June 2, Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Date:   Mar 4, 2010
Time:   12:00PM ET
Location:   Genesee Valley Club
421 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
Noon–1:15 p.m.

The University of Rochester has benefited from a long heritage of entrepreneurship and innovation best symbolized by George Eastman, founder of the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Theater, and an early and influential supporter of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. For decades the University of Rochester has ranked in the top-ten among American universities in licensing revenues, largely due to innovations in engineering and medicine. Today the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation percolates throughout the entire University. Students in all disciplines—from music to medicine— are being prepared for leadership roles in the new economy. The University continues to play a leading role in economic development in the greater Rochester community and contributes to its vitality in significant ways.

L u n c h e o n P r o g r a m s

March 4, June 2, and September 14, 2010
Noon–1:15 p.m.
Each program is $25 per person and includes a buffet lunch.

Save $10! Register for all three programs for $65 per person.

Advance registration is required.

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To register, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 877.MELIORA (877.635.4672) or register online now.

March 4, Inspiring Innovation: Technology Transfer at the University of Rochester
Ralph Kuncl,
Provost and Executive Vice President, University of Rochester
Rob L. Clark, Dean and Professor, Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Rochester
Peter Robinson, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Rochester Medical Center, Executive Director of Government Relations, University of Rochester
Turning scientific innovation into tangible products and developing methods that advance knowledge and serve the public good are key strategic initiatives at the University of Rochester. Join Ralph Kuncl, Rob L. Clark, and Peter Robinson for a fascinating insider’s view of the technology transfer process, the cutting-edge research under way at the University, and its impact on the well-being of individuals and the economy.

June 2, 2010, Teaching Entrepreneurship
Duncan Moore
, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship, University of Rochester
Ramon Ricker, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Studies, Director of the Institute for Music Leadership, Eastman School of Music
Our economy is increasingly dependent on new ideas and new business models. What are the best ways to teach students the entrepreneurial skills they will need to succeed? How can we get them to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit? Duncan Moore and Ramon Ricker will discuss how the University teaches entrepreneurship, and will present key programs and initiatives at the University that promote entrepreneurial learning, including the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Music Leadership.

September 14, 2010, Social Entrepreneurship: Making a Difference Locally and Globally
Robert Tobin
, Associate Director and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Rochester
What are the similarities and differences between business entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship? Robert Tobin will discuss trends that are redefining the role of contemporary entrepreneurs. He will be joined by University of Rochester students who are part of the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Year (KEY) program which enables students to devote up to one academic year to internships, special projects, business plan development, and research into various facets of entrepreneurship. Students will discuss their KEY projects.

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Event Details:  Enter Quantity: Price:
Inspiring Innovation-March 4 $ 25.00
Teaching Entrepreneurship-June 2 $ 25.00
Social Entrepreneurship-Sept 14 $ 25.00
Running Total: $