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The Diversity Movement's Donald Thompson Publishes Paper on Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Companies

Donald Thompson, Co-Founder and CEO of The Diversity Movement (and a presenter at AURP's IC20 last fall) has published a new White Paper on integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into your business from the ground up. Read more.

NC State to Host New AI Institute for Engaged Learning with $20 Million NSF Grant

The NSF has announced that NC State University (home to Leah Burton, AURP President and Director, NC State Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances) will lead a new research initiative aimed at creating artificial intelligence (AI) tools to advance human learning and education for a wide variety of audiences. Read more.

Furman University Selects Anthony Herrera as the University’s First Chief Innovation Officer

Furman University recently named Anthony Herrera as the university’s first chief innovation officer. In his new role, Herrera aims to create opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in entrepreneurial and innovative activities and drive the university’s innovation agenda. Read more.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Launches Program with Langston University establishing Langston Biomedical Research Scholars

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is launching a  program with Langston University establishing an inaugural class of Langston Biomedical Research Scholars. Six undergraduates from Oklahoma’s only historically Black college/university will work with OMRF scientists on key research. Read more.

Perkins&Will and Wexford Science + Technology Involved in Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter Development

#AURP Members Perkins&Will and Wexford Science + Technology are both integrally involved in the master plan for phase II of Winston-Salem, NC's Innovation Quarter development. Read more.

University Of Utah Announces Landmark $110 Million Gift From Eccles Foundations For School Of Medicine
The University of Utah, host for AURP's 2021 International Conference at the University of Utah Research Park (Oct. 18-21), has announced a $110 million gift to the university's School of Medicine from Eccles Foundations. Read more.

 

University of Utah Secures Funding for First-of-its-Kind Mental Health Translational Research Building
The University of Utah recently announced that the Utah Legislature has approved $90 million in funding that will be combined with $65 million in philanthropic funds for the Utah Mental Health Translational Research Building to be located at the University of Utah Research Park. Read more.

Marco A. Chacon, PhD Joins Wexford Science & Technology as Its First Chief Scientific Officer
Marco A. Chacon, PhD has joined Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, as the company’s first Chief Scientific Officer. As a successful serial entrepreneur, Chacon brings a depth of experience that will allow him to help life science companies take full advantage of connections to universities and entrepreneurs that are at the core of Wexford’s Knowledge Communities. Read more.

Cameron J. McCoy, PhD Named Shenandoah University’s New Provost

Cameron J. McCoy, PhD, a past AURP Board Member and longtime advocate for AURP and our communities of innovation network, has been named Shenandoah University’s new provost and will begin his new role on July 15. Congratulations Cameron! Read more.

NC State's Centennial Campus Wins Approval for Redevelopment Work

NC State's Centennial Campus has won a rezoning request from the City of Raleigh to permit the redevelopment of 975 acres on the campus property, presenting new opportunities for NC State's academic and research endeavors,” said Alicia Knight, Associate Vice Chancellor. Read more.

 

Apple to Invest $1 Billion for New Campus in RTP 

Apple has announced plans to invest $1 billion over ten years to establish a campus in RTP, leading to the creation of at least 3,000 jobs according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In addition, these new jobs would pay an average of $187,000 per year. Read more.

Boeing Commits $50 Million To VA Tech Innovation Campus To Become First Foundational Partner

Boeing has been named as the first foundational partner of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. A $50 million, multiyear commitment from the company will help jump-start Virginia Tech’s effort to create the most diverse graduate technology campus in the US. Read more.