January 26, 2009
Invention to Venture Urbana 2009: Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences!
Date: February 21, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Chemical Life Sciences Lab (CLSL) auditorium
The Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a one-day workshop February 21, 2009 on life sciences technology entrepreneurship.
The workshop is intended primarily for college and university students, but is also open to anyone who wants to know more about this very important topic. Presentations will focus on venture capital, marketing, intellectual property, business plans, and related topics in biotech and the life sciences. Guest speakers are experts drawn from the region.
Invention to Venture workshops are held in cooperation with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA).
Cost: BRING A FRIEND AND SAVE $$$! (Must be of same Registration Status)
Students: $15 or 2/$25 (save $5!)
Faculty Members & Staff: $40 or 2/$70 (save $10!)
Alumni: $60 or 2/$110 (save $10!)
Business Community & Other: $75 or 2/$140 (save $10!)
Participant guide, lunch and a continental breakfast are all included in the fee.
For registration, speakers, agenda, etc. please visit the website:
Please note: need-based scholarships for this event are available. Please contact Rhiannon Clifton (email@example.com) for more information and a brief application.
Posted by Katie Newman at 4:36 PM
January 13, 2009
Spring Savvy Researcher Workshops
The Savvy Researcher Workshops are starting up again.
See the listing:
These workshops are geared to graduate students in all disciplines, but post-docs, faculty and other researchers are also welcome to attend.
They are designed to be:
* small class size
* quick paced
* one-hour sessions
Among the topics of possible interest to biologists:
* Library Research Skills
* The Grad Student Toolkit
* Drowning in Data? RefWorks can Help
* Journal Impact Factors: How to Identify Key Research in Your Field
* Where's the Money? Finding and Securing Grant Funding
* Responsible Scholarship Practices: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity at Illinois
* Your Research Rights: Ownership Awareness to Maximize the Impact
* Practical Copyright: Considerations for Teaching and Research
* Past Writer's Block
For registration information, please visit:
and click on the link for the date and time of the workshop(s) you want to attend.
Co-sponsored by the Graduate College
Posted by Katie Newman at 5:23 PM
January 8, 2009
Springer Books Available Electronically
Recently (2008) the U of Illinois Library purchased electronic access to over 8000 books published by Springer-Verlag during 2005-2008. We expect to continue this program, purchasing Springer books as electronic books rather than as printed books. The subjects in which we are purchasing Springer e-books include:
* Architecture and Design
* Behavioral Science
* Biomedical and Life Sciences
* Business and Economics
* Chemistry and Materials Science
* Computer Science
* Earth and Environmental Science
* Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
* Mathematics and Statistics
where xxxx is some topic of interest. E.g.,:
+springerlink + bioinform? [187 titles]
+springerlink +genom? [114 titles]
+springerlink +biol? [700 titles]
Note: be sure to put a plus (+) right in front of all words. And use the question mark (?) to search for word variations. For example, "genom?" finds genome, genomes, genomic; "biol?" finds biology, biological, etc.
Would you like to have a PRINT version of the Springer e-book? You can, for just $24.95! Yes, because the Univ of Illinois Library provides access to several Springer eBook packages, SpringerLink exclusively offers you MyCopy books:
* You can order a printed copy of the book in a black-and-white softcover (cover is colored) version. It will be shipped conveniently to your home or work address.
* The price is just $24.95 per book and includes shipping and handling. The delivery time is approximately 8-11 business days.
To find OTHER biology e-books, take a look at our Electronic Reference for the Life Sciences web site!
Posted by Katie Newman at 12:50 PM