The Michigan Daily --Monday, November 18, 1985-Page 3
'French trade mission examines
By JOSEPH PIGOTT porations."
A French trade mission from the . The Unive
City of Orleans recently visited Ann relationship
Arbor to examine the University's terest and
unique relationship with local in- growth and t
The meeting was organized by the Director of B
Dewal Group, an industrial park University.
developer, and included represen- THIS INT
tatives from the State of Michigan, THie InT
Swisher Realty, the Washtenaw carried on
Development Council, Wood and Co., sharing them
Ann Arbor Township and Citize nships with st
Trust. Firms bei
THESE organizations are all leading rese
working in conjunction on a new in- close to exce
dustral park being built close to North ts. Universit
Campus. these corpor
This park is of special interest to the they can see
French because its unique design of- "An indus
fers unusual opportunities for direct ply technol
collaboration between firms in the turing, and
park and the University. University,
The park is the firgt of its kind being can be acc
developed by the Dewal Group, which Atkins, asso
specializes in industrial parks for high and graduate
tech corporations desiring to work in Engineering
a university atmosphere. "MANY F
PRESENTLY in France, eager to wor
univerisities have practically no they argue t
direct relationship with private in- plete until it
dustry because their high degree of them a cha
centralization curtails any form of in- realized," he
dependent cooperation with industry. professors
The City of Orleans, however, is to one day s
trying to change this in the develop- private sec
ment of an industrial park now under which often
The University is an especially at- Many prof
tractive model for the French because research to t
of its "town and gown" relations. corporation
"THE University began interaction ch partnersh
with local firms about eight years ago "RESEAR
- when Harold Shapiro came into of- an extention
fice" said John Swisher, Jr. of pany (by ha
Swisher Realty. their resear
"The University's billion dollar particular ne
budget gives Ann Arbor a stable sive funding
economic base and incredible resear- said.
ch facilities that attract cor- In addition
rsity is also pursuing this
because it "has an in-
obligation to promote
o help expand the state's
said Jack Weidenbach,
Business Operation for the
ERACTION is generally
the level of professors
ir research as well as
udents receiving inter-
refit from the input of
archersas well as being
llent recruiting prospec-
ty faculty benefit by using
rations as outlets where
their research applied.
try is developing to sup-
ogy used for manufac-
by working with the
that technology transfer
celerated," said Dean
ciate dean for research
e studies at the College of
ACULTY members are
rk with industry because
hat research is not com-
t is used, and this gives
ince to see their work
are allowed to work up
week as consultants for
tor research facilities,
micely augments their
fessors also tailor their
the needs of a particular
in what is called a resear-
CH partnerships act as
of the R & D of a com-
aving) professors direct
ch toward a company's
eeds in return for exten-
of those projects," Atkins
n to bilateral interaction
between firms and the faculty, the1
University is also host to the In-
dustrial Technology Institute, a state
institution created to help accelerate'
the technology transfer from univer-
sities to corporations.
Although independent of the'
University, it is located on North
Campus and University President
Harold Shapiro and College of
Engineering Dean James Duderstadt
sit on the Institute's Board of Direc-
ATKINS explained that the in-
stitute's role was different than the
"They have more capacity for
developmental work, as basic resear-
ch and education takes place at the
University. They have more
technicians on staff, more money for
projects, and they are driven by
nearer term industrial needs."
The Institute offers 12 graduate in-
ternships each year and offers faculty
another means with which to keep up
with industry's needs.
THE DEWAL Group's new Ann Ar-
bor Technology Park is thus ideally,
situated tocaplitalize on the resources
that the University has to offer.
The park's developers also said
they build parks only in conjunction
with university support.
Dr. Edward Elmendorf, executive
vict president of Wood and Company,
one of the park's developers, said the
PUT US TO THE
University has a representative on its
"THE UNIVERSITY at one point
voted against allowing Dow Chemical
to locate there because they worried
about possible hazardous wastes,"
The University also went so far as to
advance the park's developers
$150,000 for planning.
Career Planning &
The following employers and
will be on campus to conduct in-
terviews. The following is the
schedule for the rest of the
Current week - recruiters on
Equitable Life Assurance Society
Mutual of Omaha
U.S. Navy - Tech. programs &
American Graduate School of In-
Data General Corporation
Harvard University Graduate
School of Design
Charleston, South Carolina School
U.S. Dept. of Labor/Bureau of
University of Iowa School of Law
First Investors Corp.
Next week - open sign-ups still
Stuart James, Inc.
Contact the Career Planning &
Placement Office for more in-
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in Angell Hall. The film, sponsored by Hillel, Hamashiminn and the
Progressive Zionist Caucus, is in Hebrew with English and Arabic sub-
titles. Script writer and author Benny Barbush will introduce the film at
8:30 p.m. in Auditorium C of Angell Hall. The film will begin at 9:30 p.m.
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Alternative Action - The Palestinian People Do Have Rights, 7:30
p.m., Natural Science Bldg.
Michigan Theater Founation - Rock 'n Roll High School, 8 p.m.,
School of Music - Arts Chorale, David Gier, conducter, 8 p.m., Hill
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Business - Beverly Waugh, "Careers in Banking," 4 p.m., Wolverine
room ; P. Douglas, "Market Research, 4 p.m., Michigan room.
Chemistry - Jan Herbst, "A New Era in Permanent Magnets:
MAGNEQUENCH," 4 p.m., room 1200, Chemistry Bldg.
Chinese Studies - Michel Korzec, "Job Inheritance and the Changing
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Classical Studies - T.V. Buttrey, "Coinage of the Roman World in the
First Century B.C.," 4:10 p.m., room 2009, Angell Hall.
Guild House Reading Series - Lorene Erickson, Michael Liebler, 8
p.m., 802 Monroe.
Japanese Studies - Brown bag lecture, "Working in Japan: Student
Experiences," noon, Commons room, Lane Hall.
Macromolecular Research Center - Norman J. Johnston, "High Per-
formance Composites: Effect of Chemistry and Resin Properties," 4
p.m., room 3005, Chemistry Bldg.
Near East and North African Studies - Brown bag lecture, William
Malm, "Unraveling the Mysteries of Islamic Art Music," noon, Com-
mons room, Lane Hall.
SIMS - "The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Public
Health," 8 p.m., M1138 SPH II.
Strategies Against Poverty - David Hollister, "Political Advocacy for
Social Change," 12:15p.m., room 4070, Frieze Bldg.
Students International Meditation Society - "The Transcendental
Meditation Technique and Public," 8 p.m., room M1138, Pub. Health.
Studies in Religion - Harvey Cox, "Jesus and the Moral Life," 8 p.m.,
Women in Science - Brown bag lecture, "Women in Engineering,"
noon, room 5, League.
American Assoc. of University Professors - Lunch meeting, perspec-
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Multiple Sclerosis Society - MS counseling group; significant others
group, 7 p.m., Washtenaw United Way.
School of Education - Information meeting, teacher certification
program, 3:30 p.m., Whitney Aud.
Society for Creative Anachronism - 7 p.m., East Quad.
Washtenaw Assoc. for Retarded Citizens - Membership meeting, 7:30
p.m., University Sheraton Inn.
Canterbury House - Open class on developing intuition, 8 p.m., 218 N.
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