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Thorp to Share Ideas on Innovation

Chancellor Holden Thorp ’86 will share his ideas for inspiring innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit at Carolina in a talk on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

“Beyond the Sciences: Why the World’s Problems Need the Whole University” will outline how Carolina can innovate in ways that go beyond scientific discovery.The free public talk will be in 111 Carroll Hall, off Cameron Avenue behind Memorial Hall. Parking is free in many campus lots at night.

The speech will build on “Innovate @Carolina: Important Ideas for a Better World,” a roadmap developed by alumni and friends, along with faculty and students, as well as Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century (UNC Press) written by Thorp and UNC Entrepreneur in Residence Buck Goldstein.

A reception and book signing with Thorp and Goldstein, in the Hall of Fame Room of Carroll Hall, will follow the talk, which is sponsored by UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information on the innovation initiative, visit the University’s innovation website.

The institute is a faculty center that funds individual and collaborative research through fellowship programs, showcases faculty work, develops faculty leaders and teachers, and facilitates the formation of collaborative, interdisciplinary communities that promote intellectual exchange.


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