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Innovation in Science and Technology Lecture

Today at 4:30 p.m.

Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

The Innovation in Science and Technology Lecture Series presents Gail K. Naughton, who has been the dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University since 2002.

In addition to her duties at San Diego State University, Naughton serves as a director for several nonprofit foundations. She also sits on the scientific and industry advisory boards of several universities, including the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has spent the last 15 years developing her company, Advanced Tissue Sciences, as its founder and the co-inventor of much of the technology utilized in its tissue-engineered products.

Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership with Innovation Economics and Innovation Policy

Tuesday, April 13

at 10:30 a.m.

EPP Conference Room, Baker Hall 129

Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, D.C.-based technology policy think tank.

Before coming to ITIF, Atkinson was vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and director of PPI’s Technology and New Economy Project. While at PPI, he wrote numerous research reports.

Atkinson was appointed by President Clinton to the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy.

He is also a member of the Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. In 1999, he was featured in Who’s Who in America: Finance and Industry. In 2002, he was awarded the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award Silver Medal. In 2006, Inc. Magazine listed Atkinson as one of 19 Friends of Small Business in Washington.

Learning and Development: Inspire Innovation

Tuesday, April 13 at 12 p.m. Connan Room,

University Center

David Bohan, Carnegie Mellon’s associate vice president for university advancement, will provide an update on the university’s newest campaign, “Inspire Innovation: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University.”

The Inspire Innovation campaign is an attempt to build Carnegie Mellon’s endowment, giving students and faulty the resources to invest in new ideas.

The goals of the campaign include retaining and enhancing a world-class faculty, supporting a new generation of student innovators, sustaining a foundation of excellence, and enhancing a creative environment.

James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

Thursday, April 15

at 5:30 p.m.

Posner Hall

Mellon Auditorium

Tepper School alumnus Jonathan Kaplan will speak as a part of the James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series. Kaplan is the senior vice president and general manager of Cisco.

Before joining Cisco, Kaplan was the founder, CEO, and chairperson of Pure Digital Technologies, whose products include the Flip Video Camcorder line.

In less than three years, more than 3 million Flip Video Camcorders were sold in the United States. As a result, Business Week named him one of the Most Influential People on the Web in 2008.