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KU to host forums on innovation, economic prosperity as part of designation effort

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The University of Kansas is applying for designation as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. This prestigious national designation is awarded only to universities that have demonstrated excellence in innovation and economic development initiatives.

As part of the application process, KU will host two Innovation & Economic Prosperity Community Forums and invites all KU employees, students and partners to participate. The forums are designed to help KU leaders better understand and improve the university’s efforts and activities related to innovation and economic development.

The two forums are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 17 
4-6 p.m. 
Bioscience & Technology Business Center 
2029 Becker Drive 

Thursday, Feb. 19 
4-6 p.m. 
BEST Conference Center 
12600 Quivira Road 
Overland Park

A networking reception will follow each event.

The forums are the second key part of KU’s designation efforts. The first part was an online survey on innovation and economic development sent to the KU community and several key external partners in January. The results of that survey are currently being processed and will be a key part of discussions at the two forums.

Registration is required to attend. Participants are asked to RSVP by Feb. 12.

For details, contact Chelsea Nuttall

The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. The university's mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. The KU News Service is the central public relations office for the Lawrence campus.

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