NCSA staff who would like to submit an item for the calendar can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New option for graduate students! The Graduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship and
Innovation is now available to graduate students in almost every Grainger Engineering
program. Learn to tackle the business facets of industry-relevant problems and have
these skills officially recognized on your transcript.
Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building
are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9 to 10 AM on the first Friday
of every month.
Join the Data Science User Group on Friday, March 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The user
group aims to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning,
collaboration, and networking.
Speaker: Nicholas Earl, 2023 - 2024 Graduate Student Fellow
Speaker: Bhaskar Mondal, 2023 - 2024 Graduate Student Fellow
Held in tandem with the AgTech Innovation Summit, AgTech Industry Connect provides
an opportunity for teams to network with hundreds of attendees and representatives
from major agricultural companies.
Join us for a panel of inspiring women engineers and entrepreneurial leaders, followed
by a networking reception with refreshments, fun, and door prizes!
One of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, Champaign-Urbana is uniquely positioned
to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning,
networking and advancing this sector.
The Center for Digital Agriculture is hosting our annual conference on March 6, 2024,
at the hotel and Illinois Conference Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Join us to celebrate the Center’s 5-year anniversary and to explore topics centered
around the theme: Future of Digital Agriculture.
Join the AI User Group on Friday, March 8 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for their monthly
Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks?
Starting promptly at 3:30 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator
to gain an understanding of the different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.
Speaker: Carlos Palazuelos, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Analysis
and Applied Mathematics, Universidad Complutense Madrid
Speaker: Sam Cross, Pfaff Group
This is a group for those interested in distributed ledger technology, including blockchains,
cryptocurrency, cryptography, smart contracts, DApps, and more.
Join us on Friday, March 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for Intro to Pricing Strategies
with Illinois Ventures Senior Director Tom Parkinson.
Swami Tyagananda will be presenting a public lecture at Spurlock, “Learning from Rāmāyana.”
Speaker: Pranav Gokhale, VP of Quantum Software, Infleqtion
Speaker: James Allen, Clark Group
Join us on Wednesday, March 27, from 11:30 to 1:00 PM for a Women in Tech Luncheon
featuring University of Illinois Chief Information Officer Mairead Martin.
Undergraduates of any major are invited to this informal lunch talk with Pulitzer
Prize-winner David Maraniss (New York Times bestselling author and associate editor
at The Washington Post). Lunch provided!
Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winner David Maraniss as he delivers his
keynote talk, “Lombardi, Clemente, and Thorpe: Illuminating American History Through
Sports.” A book signing will follow. This talk is part of the symposium Sporting Publics:
History, Sports, and American Culture, which is taking place March 28–29, 2024.
Runstedtler’s presentation draws on her 2023 book Black Ball, exploring how African
American basketball players challenged the status quo on the court and in US society.
Part of the symposium Sporting Publics: History, Sports, and American Culture, which
is taking place March 28–29, 2024.
Professor Louis Moore will present on his book I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the
Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 and Daniel Nasset (Editor-in-Chief, University
of Illinois Press) will share the editor’s perspective on working with Moore to turn
his idea into a book that speaks to sporting publics.
Frank Guridy (History, Columbia University) will be presenting, with Augustus Wood
(Labor and Employment Relations) commenting. Guridy will preview part of his forthcoming
book The Stadium, which examines the intersections of activism, sport stadiums, and
political change. Part of the symposium Sporting Publics: History, Sports, and American
Shakeia Taylor is a Chicago-based award-winning writer and storyteller, whose work
focuses on the intersection of sports, history, and culture.