[URBANTH-L]Workshop on Bridging the Gap between Business and Academia

Lisa Robinson anthrogirrl at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 30 11:41:19 EDT 2006

Dear Urbanth- L Members:

EPIC 2006 (Ethnographic Praxis in Corporations), www.epic2006.com , is being held in Portland, Oregon Sept. 24th through the 27th this year. 

I'd like to draw your attention to one workshop in particular: Border Crossing: Negotiating Corporate- Academic Research Collaborations .

The panel here is a great line up of academics that have worked in corporations and overseen grad students working in and working with corporations. We'd love to see as many faces, from as many project backgrounds, as possible.

Below is the information from the workshop listing at the Epic site. You can contact either of the organizers if you'ld like to sign up.

Hope to see you there,
Lisa Robinson
Dept of Anthropology
Michigan State University

Workshop 4: Border Crossing: Negotiating Corporate-Academic Research Collaborations
   Keri Brondo (Michigan State University)
   Lisa Robinson (Michigan State University) 

   The goal of this workshop is to provide a space where professionals working in corporate-academic research partnerships can    share difficulties and strategies.  A group of discussants will speak to the following topics in three short presentations.
   the process of corporate-academic collaboration (access and engagement);
   academic freedom, proprietary information, intellectual property, publishing responsibilities, and presenting "actionable" results;
   the intersection of institutional, professional, and personal ethics.
 Breakout sessions will follow the short presentations. Participants should come with questions, concerns, or "problems" from their own research experiences. 
    Discussants:Julia Gluesing and Christine Miller (Wayne State University), Crysta Metcalf (Motorola) and Christina Wasson (University of North Texas), Marietta L. Baba (Michigan State University) and Melissa Fisher (Georgetown University).
   A maximum of 20 people can attend.

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