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Forbes Identifies Non-Ivy Universities Producing Graduates Employers Want to Hire

Forbes magazine has issued a new report identifying public and private universities across the U.S. outside the Ivy-League that employers report graduate students highly sought by employers. Seven of these universities have associated AURP member research parks and innovation districts providing space for university-industry interaction. Read more.

UNLV Research Foundation Approves Agreement for Future "Nevada Studios Campus" at Harry Reid Research & Tech Park

The UNLV Research Foundation unanimously granted approval last month for an agreement with Gardner Nevada Tech Park Studios, a Gardner Group affiliate, to oversee development of a 34-acre media production and multi-use facility complex at the university’s Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in Southwest Las Vegas. Read more.

 

West Virginia Regional Technology Park Breaks Ground Last Month on State Laboratories Facility

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park team joined state leaders last month in celebration to break ground for the new West Virginia State Laboratories facility to be situated at the Tech Park in South Charleston, West Virginia. Read more.

Robert “Bob” Burgess, 79, Michigan State University Research Foundation Board Chair Emeritus, Passes Away

Robert “Bob” Burgess, MSU Research Foundation board chair emeritus, distinguished 1966 Michigan State University alumnus, esteemed business leader, and dedicated philanthropist, passed away last month at the age of 79. Read more.

Kate Engel Named Executive Director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation

Kate Engel, an experienced leader in university-based research campus operations, has been named executive director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp., which oversees the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Engel assumes the permanent role after serving one year as interim Executive Director. Read more.

U of A Holds Holds "Topping Out" Event for Multi-User Silicon Carbide Research and Fabrication Facility

The University of Arkansas Power Group celebrated a major milestone this month with a "topping out" ceremony for construction of its Multi-User Silicon Carbide Research and Fabrication Facility. The event centered on the final beam to be erected for this addition to the U of A's Arkansas Research & Technology Park. Read more.

 

University of Illinois Research Park Opens LabWorks with First Tenant 

The University of Illinois Research Park is now home to a new center for growth-stage life sciences startups. The University held a celebration and ribbon cutting earlier this month, marking the opening of LabWorks and its first tenant, a graduate from the EnterpriseWorks incubator. Read more. 

Case Western Reserve University Launches New Business Incubator

Case Western Reserve University has redeveloped the former BioEnterprise Inc. building in Cleveland's University Circle into a new startup incubator (part of the Cleveland Innovation District) for early-stage businesses in the biotech, health tech and engineering fields. Read more.

Agilent Technologies and UC San Diego Join to Form Center in Cellular Intelligence

Agilent Technologies, a company in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, and UC San Diego (an AURP Member) have announced an innovative scientific collaboration to establish the Agilent Center of Excellence in Cellular Intelligence. Read more.

Company at RFU Incubator Developing Potential Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

BLR Bio, a biotech company in Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s Helix 51 Bioscience Incubator, has released new data on its novel cancer therapy, pointing to a promising strategy to boost the effectiveness of existing drugs in pancreatic cancer and other solid-tumor cancers. Read more.

 

Clark & Enersen's Kate Hier Receives AIA's Young Architects Award 2024

Kate Hier, AIA, EDAC, WELL AP (architect with Clark & Enersen and AURP Board member) has been named a recipient of the AIA Young Architects Award 2024. Kate is one of 30 individuals honored with this prestigious award, selected by a six-member jury consisting of distinguished AIA members from across the country. Read more.

USF Research Park's Cori Dreger Receives AURP's AURP Rising Star Award

Cori Dreger, Project Manager with USF Research Park, received (at AURP's 2024 Spring Training) the "AURP Rising Star: A New Generation of Innovation Leadership" award. Cori is recognized as a relationship builder with a reputation of trust, exuding a customer service culture with USF Research Park's internal team and external clients. Read more.