A big ol’ rant fest to discuss things that simply suck or are broken and need to be fixed ASAP. At this informal ideation session we’ll bitch and moan and then translate our frustrations into solutions for the problems that bug you the most.
From design fails to climate change, bring your anger and with a little ambition, we’ll come up with solutions that could make life easier for everyone! See you there, doors at 4 p.m. at the Innovation Factory on the second floor of the UC above the Bookstore.
UM’s Communities of Excellence (CoEx) are transdisciplinary areas of research, creative scholarship, teaching, study, and community partnerships that allow for elasticity across degree paths and scholarly collaborations. The Science and Technology CoEx will explore opportunities for collaborative work to engage faculty, students, and the broader community. We value diverse input as the CoEx develops.
Come meet with Benjamin Ferencz, the founder of FairEnds a sustainable hat and clothing company. This is an incredible opportunity to engage with the founder of a local business that has gone global with its products in under 10 years. We will be meeting in the Innovation Factory on the second floor of the UC at 3 p.m.
FairEnds was born in 2011 out of simplicity, with no logos, no eccentricities and no preciousness. Ben and Martin wanted to make a line of colorful hats that were both urban and western, a nod to their cross-country locations. Instead of “limited-edition” and “exclusive”, they wanted “something for everyone.”
FairEnds hats are made in California and can now be found at stores around the world. And keep an eye out for the FairEnds empire to keep expanding, with new product launches and collaborations planned.
The National Student Exchange application deadline is on Feb. 14, 2020, for priority placement for the 2020-2021 school year.
An intercollegiate, study-away program, NSE allows undergraduate students to study at 170+ member colleges and universities in 48 states, seven Canadian provinces, nine Spanish-speaking campuses in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For information on participating schools, the application process, cost and qualifications, check out www.nse.org.