Event Notices From March 26

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Michigan Energy Forum Tackles Role Of Nukes In Reducing Greenhouse Gases: On Thursday, April 5, Ann Arbor Spark will present “The Role of Nuclear Energy in Michigan and Abroad in Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” 5 to 7 p.m., Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Join the Michigan Energy Forum as we discuss the role of nuclear energy in Michigan and abroad in addressing global climate change. Panelists will include representatives from industry, academia, and the State who will share their views of the role that nuclear energy should play to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate economic development opportunities. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11312.

Ann Arbor Spark Presents Ann Arbor Open Coffee:  On Tuesday, April 10, Ann Arbor Spark will present the Ann Arbor OpenCoffee, 8 to 9 a.m., Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. This is a networking event for entrepreneurs, investors and those who work with innovation businesses, particularly in IT, cleantech and life sciences. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11271.

Ann Arbor Spark Presents Marketing Roundtable On B2B: On Tuesday, April 10: Ann Arbor Spark will present the monthly Marketing Roundtable, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. This hands-on workshop will give participants insight on B2B marketing that can make the difference between success and failure. Attendees will work in small groups to complete key marketing elements for a fictional, but real-world B2B company. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11298.

Spark Offers Boot Camp Celebration with Investor Presentations: On Thursday, April 12, Ann Arbor Spark will present a Boot Camp presentation wtih investor presentations, 5 to 8 p.m., Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. This event is an opportunity to network with the Spring 2012 Boot Camp teams and volunteers and will include the announcement of the Best of Boot Camp award. More at www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=11396.

WID-Michigan Hosts A Report from the Field – Afghanistan: Women In Defense Michigan will sponsor “A Report from the Field – Afghanistan,” featuring H. A. (Graz) Graziano, vice president, combat support and sustainment, General Dynamics Land Systems, on Tuesday, April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights. Registration is $40 for WID or National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) members and $50 for non-members. Graziano recently returned from 18 months in Afghanistan, where he oversaw General Dynamics’ vehicle support to military customers, including the repair and retrofit of vehicles in garrison and in theater.  A Report from the Field – Afghanistan will offer Graz’s detailed view of field operations, providing timely, valuable insight to military suppliers, contractors and supporters. For more information, visit www.wid-mi.org or contact Heidi Warren at events@wid-mi.org.

Grand Valley Sets Graduate Showcase: Outstanding graduate students and their faculty mentors at Grand Valley State University will present a wide variety of research and scholarly activities at the Graduate Showcase 2012. “Graduate Showcase: Education for the Future” will be held Tuesday, April 10. James Shiveley, professor of education at Miami University in Ohio, will give the keynote address, “Creating Synergy between Teaching and Research.” The program runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditorium of the DeVos Center at Grand Valley’s Pew Grand Rapids Campus, with the keynote at 4:30 and the outstanding poster awards at 5. The event is being hosted by Grand Valley’s Office of Graduate Studies and Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence. For more information call (616) 331-7105 or visit www.gvsu.edu/gradshowcase.

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