Event Notices From Sept. 5

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Event To Tackle BYOD Concerns: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a hot topic about which there is much conversation. Attend a free lunch and learn seminar, “BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): How Personal Devices Put Your Organization At Risk” with two leading experts, Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law and Bob Breitman of IT that Works Midwest who will be discussing privacy, security and data retrieval and how an organization can protect itself with workable policies, procedures and technology solutions when employees use mobile devices. Attendees will learn how to reduce or eliminate risk from exposing yourself to security breaches and having confidential company information exposed to competitors, hackers and cyber criminals when using mobile devices to access the company network. The event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 30150 Telegraph Road, Suite 360, Bingham Farms (use south building entrance). For the full details and to register, visit https://events.benchmarkemail.com/event/6FC948396. Please register by Sept. 16.

Wayne State To Host Lecture With Heart Disease Researcher: On Tuesday, Sept. 10, Wayne State University will host the 2013 Ahmed H. Zewail Lecture, a program designed to bring distinguished scientists to Wayne State University to convey the excitement of science to students and the public. This year’s presenter will be James A. Spudich, the Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Spudich is best known for his trailblazing investigations of the molecular motors that drive skeletal muscle contractions and heartbeats, and enable cells to divide.. Current clinical trials of several drugs based on Spudich’s understanding of exactly how muscles contract offer hope for people prone to heart failure, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and perhaps even the frailties of old age. The event will take place in the Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center Auditorium, located at 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Room 1507, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. A poster session will kick off the event in the EDC lobby and activity center areas at 1 p.m., followed by an introduction and presentation of the Zewail Medal at 2 p.m. in the EDC auditorium, and concluding with Spudich’s lecture at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling (313) 577-5600. Spudich is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Heart Association Basic Research Prize, the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the Biophysical Society Lifetime Research Career Award, the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Outstanding Research Achievement in the Field of Basic Medical Studies, the American Chemical Society’s Award for the Investigator in the Field of Single Molecule Biology, the E.B. Wilson Medal, the Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences, the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, and the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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