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Event Notices From October 28

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Inforum Economic Outlook 2011 Event to be Held Nov. 11: What’s ahead for the Michigan and national economies in 2011? At Inforum’s Economic Outlook 2011 event, to be held Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, experts will discuss the national and local trends likely to have an impact on the Michigan economy — and your life — in the upcoming year. Presenters include Michael Finney, president & CEO, Ann Arbor Spark; Camille Humphries Lee, CFA, investment officer, MFS Investment Management; Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist, Equity Research Group, Standard & Poor’s; and moderator Tom Walsh, business columnist, Detroit Free Press. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Dr., Dearborn. The cost is $55 for Inforum members; $65 for nonmembers. The event will also be simulcast in East Lansing at the Dublin Square Irish Pub, 327 Abbot Road, at a cost of $20 for Inforum members and $30 for nonmembers. More at www.inforummichigan.org or call (877) 633-3500 or (616) 458-5163.

UM To Host Flu Discussion: What are the lessons learned from H1N1, how can we best prevent and prepare for another flu pandemic, and what lies ahead?  The University of Michigan School of Public Health will host a symposium that brings together world influenza experts who will grapple with these questions and their answers. the event will be held Friday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SPH II Auditorium, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, with reception following at 4 p.m. in SPH I Community Room across the street. “Influenza as a Global Concern: Where Do We Go From Here?” will honor the career of Arnold Monto, School of Public Health professor of epidemiology. The symposium features a presentation from Nancy Cox, director of the Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as a lineup of experts from around the country who will discuss critical issues in influenza research. The event is free. However, registration is required. The deadline for on-line registration is Nov. 1. For more information, visit  http://sitemaker.umich.edu/thomasfrancissymposium/home.

Merit sets Linux security training: Merit Network will present “Hands-on Linux Security: Practical Tools and Methods,” a workshop on the essentials of securing Linux-based workstations and servers. The workshop will be offered on Dec. 14-16,  beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. In this special presentation, you can attend with the instructor in Ann Arbor or at classrooms in Escanaba and Grand Rapids via videoconference. Registration and complete details are available at www.merit.edu/learning/linux2010. The workshop, taught over 2-1/2 days, is an intensive,hands-on learning experience in how to assess and secure your Linux platform infrastructure using current open-source tools, techniques, and best practices. The focus will be on studying current attack methodologies, examining your platform for vulnerabilities, presenting recommended solutions and best practices for mitigation, and assessing the effectiveness of the tools and methods used. Led by Charles Antonelli of the University of Michigan, the course will be taught in a hands-on environment, emphasizing practical application of security principles and tools. It is appropriate for system administrators, advanced users, and others who need expertise in Linux platform security fundamentals and best practices. The course can serve either as a basic primer for novices or as a refresher course for experienced administrators. In Ann Arbor the class will be held at Merit’s offices at 1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 200. In Escanaba the class will be held on the campus of Bay de Noc Community College, 2001 North Lincoln Road, in Room 963 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. In Grand Rapids the class will be held on the Lettinga campus of Davenport University, 6191 Kraft Avenue S.E., in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Center building.

Business Improvement Group Sets Seminar: The Business Improvement Group, a Troy-based organization of business professionals dedicated to developing thought leadership through educational seminars, is featuring the second seminar in a series based around How to Attract and Retain Customers. “New Tools for Managing the Process for Attracting and Retaining Customers” will be presented by Brian Demoe, Managing Partner of Atrio Systems on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The free seminar will be held at Automation Alley’s headquarters at 2675 Bellingham Drive. Register online at www.big-detroit.com or contact (248) 619-3717.

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