The meeting was called to order at
No changes were requested to the minutes of the February 22, 2001, meeting.
Stephen Phillips distributed a tentative schedule of University of Pittsburgh Science 2001. Modeled after the National Institutes of Health Festival of Science, Science 2001 will consist of four plenary sessions and eight spotlight sessions, as well as a trade show, job fair, and social activities.
activities will be held over two and a half days from September 12 through 14
The main objective of the "festival" is to provide an opportunity to publicize what the University does as well as cultivate ties with the biotechnology and other industries, philanthropic organizations, foundations, legislators, and the community at large. In doing so the University will develop broad-based support and expand its contacts for future funding.
Dr. Phillips requests your assistance in encouraging faculty and graduate student participation to ensure its success so that this may become an annual event. Future "festivals" may then spotlight areas not currently represented.
After a brief discussion and clarification of the proposed revisions to the latest draft of the policy, Ashley moved to endorse the policy as presented. Panah seconded the motion. The motion passed. Klinzing will continue to route the policy through the approval process.
A recent meeting raised several issues that must be discussed in greater detail. Once these issues have been addressed, a draft policy will be presented to Council for its review and approval.
Michael Crouch was unable to attend the meeting. Klinzing made the following announcements in his place.
No new business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned at
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