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Igniting Innovation: UCI Knowledge at Work

Hemminger

John Hemminger,
UCI Vice Chancellor for Research

The UCI Libraries Present

The Opening of our Spring Exhibit

Igniting Innovation: UCI Knowledge at Work

Featuring a talk by 

John C. Hemminger
UCI Vice Chancellor for Research 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5:30 pm
Langson Library, UC Irvine

Reception and exhibit viewing to follow immediately
Reservations requested by May 14

The UCI Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of an exciting new exhibit called Igniting Innovation: UCI Knowledge at Work, on Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30 PM in Langson Library.

Industries rely on innovation, fostering competition for new products and services that shape our world.    Igniting Innovation will highlight many of the pioneering ideas developed at UCI that were or currently are being turned into commercial products, particularly in the areas of education, medicine, applied information technology, and environmental technologies. 

The exhibit will showcase the research process that leads to ground-breaking ideas and the Libraries’ role in nurturing new knowledge, while also exploring the university-industry partnerships that facilitate technology transfer, patent licensing, and entrepreneurial relationships.  Finally, we will provide examples of how UCI educates and leads on the newest approaches to strategic innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our guest speaker is John Hemminger, UCI Vice Chancellor for Research, former Dean of the School of Physical Sciences, and a nationally recognized Professor of Chemistry.  As Vice Chancellor, Hemminger oversees $300 million annually in research contracts and grants, and distributes key seed money to promising new research areas.

A light reception and exhibit viewing will follow the presentation.  The event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited; reservations are first come, first served.  Please go to http://partners.lib.uci.edu/innovation to make an online reservation.  For further information please call 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.

Igniting Innovation: UCI Knowledge at Work will be on display through October 2013 in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery during regular library hours.