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The University of Chicago: Introduction to Venture Capital Application Deadline: Sunday, Dec. 4, 11:59 p.m. Apply Here The Introduction to Venture Capital class is a combination of Professor Scott Meadow’s Commercializing Innovation and Entrepreneurial Finance + Private Equity classes taught at Chicago Booth. This free, no-credit class will serve as a comprehensive introduction to the world of venture capital and equip you with the tools to analyze a private enterprise (startup). Faculty, postdocs, national lab researchers and technologists and graduate…

Technology commercialization, innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities at the University of Chicago  Are you curious to learn about how the innovation process works? Would you like to know how your work at Fermilab, whether on a specific technology or a research discovery, can be applied beyond science for a broader impact? Are you envisioning a start-up based on your work on Fermilab technology? Do you want to strengthen your research proposal for funding? No matter where you are in this spectrum,…

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration.   Application deadline:                   Extended through Feb. 7, 2022 For more information:                  http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply:                         …

Back by popular demand, the Leadership Academy of Women in Science, Engineering, and Computing (LAWISE) is pleased to announce the next virtual women’s leadership workshop. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. CDT. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Marcela Carena, head of Fermilab’s Theory Division, and Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. The workshop will focus on Communicating with Courage and is led by Janine Sergay. Situations, personalities and group dynamics play…

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration.   Application deadline:                   January 17, 2022 For more information:                  http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply:                             …

From UChicago News, Feb. 26, 2021: The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has named Paul Alivisatos as the university’s 14th president. An accomplished leader in higher education and a world-renowned scientist, Alivisatos is currently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a professor and the former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

From The University of Chicago Physical Sciences, Feb. 8, 2021: Fermilab scientist Richard Kron is retiring from the University of Chicago. He co-founded the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which created the most detailed 3-D maps of the universe and recorded the spectra for more than 3 million astronomical objects. His approach influenced the Dark Energy Survey, which created one of the most accurate dark matter maps of the universe and which Kron will continue to direct.