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Statement from President David Pershing and Senior Vice Presidents Vivian Lee and Ruth Watkins on the Orlando tragedy
The summer 2016 Continuum is now available
National lab innovation incubator
Nominate a faculty member for the U’s “Innovate Report”


STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DAVID PERSHING AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS VIVIAN LEE AND RUTH WATKINS ON THE ORLANDO TRAGEDY

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June 14, 2016

As a campus, we mourn the senseless tragedy in Orlando. We extend our deepest sympathy to all who are personally affected by loss of life and physical injury, and we join together to express support for our University of Utah LGBTQ students, staff and faculty.  The Student Affairs team, including our LGBT Resource Center staff, stands ready to assist, as do all of us in leadership roles at the U. Individuals who are adversely affected can contact the University Counseling Center to receive personal support in coping with this tragedy .

We pledge to find ways, as a campus community, to advance human understanding, promote peace, and eliminate acts of violence and hate. This is perhaps the most crucial societal challenge we face in the twenty-first century . We ask all members of the U of U community – leaders, faculty, staff and students – to engage the vision of a truly inclusive campus that fosters empathy, acceptance and equal voice for all.

Campus Resources:
LGBT Resource Center lgbt.utah.edu   801-587-7973
Counseling Center counselingcenter.utah.edu   801-581-6826
Office for Equity & Diversity diversity.utah.edu   801-581-7569
Center for Ethnic Student Affairs diversity.utah.edu/cesa   801-581-8151
Women’s Resource Center womenscenter.utah.edu   801-581-8030

David W. Pershing
President, University of Utah

Vivian S. Lee
Senior Vice President, Health Science

Ruth V. Watkins
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs


THE SUMMER 2016 CONTINUUM IS NOW AVAILABLE

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The Summer 2016 Continuum is now available!

In our cover story, meet U law professor Erika George, who fights to protect human dignity around the globe.

A sneak peek at more in this issue:

Read about a unique internship that guides Native American students from across the country toward careers in science and medicine.

Why don’t elephants get cancer? Dr. Joshua Schiffman explains this and how his research impacts prevention of the disease in humans.

What does it mean to get in good trouble? Students find out by studying the life of civil rights icon John Lewis.

As usual, you can find plenty of extras online, including videos and extended photo galleries.

We’d love to hear your opinion about these stories or anything else in the magazine.


NATIONAL LAB INNOVATION INCUBATOR

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Argonne National Laboratory has launched an new innovation incubator called Chain Reaction Innovation (CRI) that will provide $4.4 million in funds to energy and physical science based startups. This is the Midwest’s first energy and science technology incubator that embeds entrepreneurs from industry and academia into a national laboratory. Chain Reaction Innovations will accelerate the scale-up and commercial deployment of nascent technologies through unparalleled access to cutting-edge research facilities and cross-disciplinary experts at Argonne while simultaneously providing business, legal, and financial support through partnerships with regional mentors.

Participants benefit in the following ways for two years:
Access at Argonne to office space, cutting-edge R&D equipment and guidance in the use of that equipment
Potential collaboration partners from the 1,600 engineers and scientists working in a multitude of disciplines at Argonne
A fellowship that covers salary and benefits
A connection to partner mentor organization that offer assistance in developing business strategies, conducting market research, and finding long-term financing and potential commercial partners.

To sign up, go to the CRI website.


NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THE U’S ‘INNOVATE REPORT’
Nominations due by Tuesday, June 14, 2016


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Please nominate faculty members to be featured in the next edition of “Innovate,” the annual report of the U’s Innovation Ecosystem as overseen by the Internal Commercialization Coordination Council (IC3). The publication celebrates innovations emerging from collaborative, cross-disciplinary and high-impact work performed by our faculty and departments across campus.

Find the last edition here. This year, we would like to feature as many stories as possible about Utah impact.

Go here to submit nominations, which are due Tuesday, June 14, 2016.