Poets in Performance: David Perez

Poets in Performance: David Perez

Poets in Performance: David Perez

David Perez (photo by Ariana Perez)

Date: December 1, 2011

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hall Todd Studio Theater, Hugh Gillis Hall

Summary: The Poets & Writers Coalition and the Department of English present Poets in Performance featuring David Perez. He tours regularly throughout the United States and Canada, and has competed at the Individual World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam. A recipient of the Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowship for Literary Art, he currently lives in San Jose, where he teaches the occasional creative writing workshop and hosts various poetry and performance art events. “Love in a Time of Robot Apocalypse” is his first book of poetry. Perez will be joined on stage by students from the ENGL 131 Poetry Writing Workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsors include the Associated Students of SJSU and Instructionally Related Activities.

— Submitted by Alan Soldofsky, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Norman Y. Mineta

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Norman Y. Mineta

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Norman Y. Mineta

Norman Y. Mineta

Date: December 1, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Norman Y. Mineta. As vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton, Mineta provides counsel and strategic advice to clients on a wide range of business and political issues. Mineta is a former mayor, congressman and U.S. secretary of both the commerce and transportation departments.

For almost thirty years, Mineta represented San Jose, first on the city council, then as mayor, and then as a member of Congress. Throughout that time, Mineta was an advocate of the burgeoning technology industry. He worked to encourage new industries and spur job growth, and he supported the development of the infrastructure to accommodate the industry and its tremendous growth. In 2000, Mineta was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the United States Secretary of Commerce. There Mineta was known for his work on technology issues, for achieving international cooperation and intergovernmental coordination on complex fisheries issues, and streamlining the patent and trademark process. Mineta was appointed Secretary of Transportation by President George W. Bush, where he served until 2006. Following the horrific terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, Mineta guided the creation of the Transportation Security Administration – an agency with more than 65,000 employees – the largest mobilization of a new federal agency since World War II.

The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

2011 Aerobicthon

2011 Aerobicthon

2011 Aerobicthon

This fundraiser offers hi/lo aerobics, cardio hip hop, kickboxing, Zumba, and Bollywood aerobics.

Date: December 2, 2011

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: SPX-C 44 (gym)

Summary: The Department of Kinesiology aerobics section will host Aerobicthon 2011 for all members of the university community.

Instructors will offer hi/lo aerobics, cardio hip hop, kickboxing, Zumba, and Bollywood aerobics.

Admission is $5 per person, and will be used to purchase aerobics equipment.

— Submitted by Carol E. Sullivan, kinesiology instructor, (408) 924-3022.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA’s Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Pete Worden (photo by NASA Ames/Tom Trower)

Date: November 3, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dr. Simon “Pete” Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.), center director for NASA Ames Research Center. He leads a staff of nearly 2,500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approximately $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA’s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. In just three years, Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center’s workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite missions.  The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NASA's Pete Worden

Pete Worden (photo by NASA Ames/Tom Trower)

Date: November 3, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dr. Simon “Pete” Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.), center director for NASA Ames Research Center. He leads a staff of nearly 2,500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approximately $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA’s and the nation’s aeronautics and space missions possible. In just three years, Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center’s workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite missions.  The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

National Opera Week: Two Performances at King Library

National Opera Week: Two Performances at King Library

National Opera Week: Two Performances at King Library

Mezzo-soprano Betany Coffland as the discarded lover in Opera San José’s La voix humaine (photo by Chris Ayers).

Dates: November 1 and 4, 2011

Location: King 225/229

Description: Opera San José joins dozens of other opera organizations nationwide to celebrate National Opera Week (October 28 – November 6), coordinated by OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, with support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

As part of the week-long celebration, Opera San José will present two free public performances at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown San José and partner with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to encourage patrons to ride the VTA to the opera.

On Tuesday, November 1 at noon, the company will present a preview of two one-act operas, Leoncavallo’s emotional tour de force, Pagliacci, and Poulenc’s monodrama, La voix humaine. The program will include a selection of arias and duets performed by members of the cast, followed by a panel discussion with members of the creative team, moderated by Opera San José’s general manager Larry Hancock.

On Friday, November 4 at 4 p.m., children of all ages are invited to a performance of a one-act touring opera based on Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic, Hansel and Gretel. Performed in English by Opera San José’s singers, Hansel and Gretel provides children with a positive experience of an art form that may be new to them, offering a fantastic introduction to opera and theatrical storytelling through music and voice.

Both events will be held on the 2nd floor of the library in room 225/229, located at 150 East San Fernando Street at 4th Street in downtown San José. No reservations are required.

Opera San José will extend the celebration through the month of November by partnering with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to encourage patrons to take public transit to the California Theatre for performances of the company’s double-bill of Pagliacci and La voix humaine, November 12-27. VTA monthly pass holders can save 20 percent on tickets to any performance of Pagliacci and La voix humaine by presenting a valid monthly fare pass at time of purchase.

More information on Opera San José. More on National Opera Week. More on VTA fares and schedules.

About Opera San José

Opera San José, performing at the historic California Theatre in downtown San José, is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, Opera San José specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. In addition to mainstage performances, Opera San José maintains extensive educational programs in schools and in the community at large, and offers Preview lectures and Introduction to Opera talks for all mainstage productions.

— Submitted by Elizabeth Santana, Marketing Communications Associate, Adult Outreach Coordinator, Opera San José

Logan Green

Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship: Sustainable Living

Logan Green

Logan Green is co-founder and CEO of Zimride, "a simple way to find friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are."

Date: November 2, 2011

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: King 225/229

Summary: The next event in the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship’s Eminent Speaker series will be a panel discussion, “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainable Living.”

Brought to you by San Jose State University and the city of San Jose, the speakers will be Andrew Williamson, director, Physic Ventures; Peter Yolles, co-founder and CEO, WaterSmart Software; and Logan Green, co-founder and CEO, Zimride.

Their discussion will be moderated by Steve Bennet, an SJSU faculty member, SVCE Steering Committee member, and Sand Hill Angels member.

Register online and read the speakers’ bios. This event is *FREE* and open to the public. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC@SJSU) and updates on prizes for the challenge.

— Submitted by Professor of Organization and Management Anu Basu

Global Leadership Advancement Center: NetApp's Dan Warmenhoven

Global Leadership Advancement Center: NetApp’s Dan Warmenhoven

Global Leadership Advancement Center: NetApp's Dan Warmenhoven

Dan Warmenhoven

Date: November 7, 2011

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium

Summary: Dan Warmenhoven, executive chairman of NetApp Inc., will present “Building a Great Place to Work: Growing a Company from 30 Employees to 10,000.” This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP. If you need special accommodations, please call (408) 924-2403. The Global Leadership Advancement Center, within the College of Business, is funded by the Donald and Sally Lucas Foundation.

Warmenhoven served as chief executive officer of NetApp from 2005 to 2009 and president and CEO from 1994 to 2005. Under his leadership, NetApp grew from start-up to a multibillion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage. He led the company’s initial public offering in November 1995.  He is currently a director of Bechtel, Aruba Networks, Inc. and Stoke.  He is also vice chairman of the board of the Tech Museum of Innovation and a trustee of Bellarmine College Preparatory, both in San Jose, California. In August 2009, Dan received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce. In June 2007, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Santa Clara University for his dedication to global business and technology leadership and in 2006 was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World. In 2004, he won the prestigious “National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and in 2001 BusinessWeek named Dan one of its “Top 25 Managers” for the year.  Prior to NetApp, he served as chairman, president, and CEO of Network Equipment Technologies (N.E.T.), a telecommunications manufacturer. He is a veteran of Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and IBM Corp. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, with honors, from Princeton University.

— Submitted by Joyce Osland, Global Leadership Advancement Center Executive Director, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, Organization & Management

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp’s Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

NetApp's Dave Hitz

Date: October 27, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dave Hitz, founder and executive vice president of NetApp Inc. The company creates innovative storage and data management solutions that boost IT efficiency and flexibility. The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: NetApp's Dave Hitz

NetApp's Dave Hitz

Date: October 27, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by Dave Hitz, founder and executive vice president of NetApp Inc. The company creates innovative storage and data management solutions that boost IT efficiency and flexibility. The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Middle East Freedom Forum Speaker: Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Date: October 25, 2011

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: King 255/257

Summary: Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Middle Eastern Studies present a Middle East Freedom Forum Speaker, Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, author of “The Two Faces of Islam” and “The Other Islam: Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony.” He will present “Freedom of Religious Choice:Islamic Views.” This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, or for disability accommodation, contact Dr. Jonathan Roth at 408-924-5505.

— Submitted by Professor of History Jonathan Roth.

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Celebrate Diversity at SJSU’s International Week

Students displaying traditional clothing of Korea

Students display traditional attire on the Boulevard of Languages.

By William Goodrich, IES Marketing Lead

Don’t miss the upcoming annual celebration of SJSU International Week. When you see the flags of the world hung in the lobby of King Library, one can’t help but be proud of our diverse campus community. International Week provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to broaden their cultural perspective, experience thought-provoking lectures on global subjects and collaboratively examine issues of diversity. This year’s program includes a powerhouse line-up of dynamic female voices from all walks of life. We recommend International Week events for all students, particularly those whose focus of study includes social sciences, humanities, global studies, business and communication. Departments are invited to take part in “I Week” by hosting their own specific cultural events or by bringing classes to the events listed below. We look forward to celebrating International Week with you. For more information, contact us.

Global Breakfast, hosted by Jennifer Waldrop, nutritionist from the Student Health Center –

Understanding global breakfast options to better understand global cultures.

Monday, November 14 from 8 – 11 a.m., located between Sweeney Hall and the Spartan Complex

The Human Condition, an Ethnographic Presentation by Bridget Stevens –

A cross-cultural exploration into the human need for hope.

Tuesday, November 15 at 3:15 p.m. in King 225/229

Torn Apart; United by Love, Divided by Law, with author Judy Rickard –

Immigration issues impacting same-sex couples.

Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon in King 225/229

From the USA to the UAE a Documentary by Diane Guerrazzi –

SJSU short-term study abroad students document issues such as censorship, torture and hierarchical class systems.

Monday, November 14 at noon in King 255/257

Wednesday, November 16 at noon in King 255/257

Friday, November 18 at 11 a.m. in King 255/257

International IQ Quiz, hosted by International House and Int’l Programs & Services –

Join us to test your global knowledge, win prizes and enjoy lunch.

Friday, November 18 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Dining Commons

***All events are open and free to the campus community.

Contemporary Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

Stamping Zebra Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

Contemporary Dance Theatre: Selkie Tides

"Selkie Tides" features live music with narration and traditional vocals by acclaimed Gaelic singer Mary McLaughlin.

Date: October 22, 2011

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Hal Todd Theatre

Summary: Choreographed by Sharon Took-Zozaya and inspired by Scottish and Irish tales of shape-shifting seals, “Selkie Tides” features live music with narration and traditional vocals by acclaimed Gaelic singer Mary McLaughlin, as well as original music by Mathew Schreiber.  Performers include a rich cross section of the community, featuring both professional dancers and community dancers with and without disabilities, singers, musicians, and narrators. The performance explores themes common to archetypal Irish folk-lore about merrows and Scottish folklore about magical seal beings.  It relates these timeless shape-shifting stories to present day challenges experienced by able-bodied and disabled people across the globe.

– Submitted by Associate Professor of Performance Studies Matthew Spangler

John Scott: Dancing Through Borders

John Scott: Dancing Through Borders

John Scott: Dancing Through Borders

John Scott

Date: October 19, 2011

Time: 3 p.m. talk; 6 p.m. workshop

Location: Hugh Gillis Hall

Summary: John Scott, Ireland’s leading choreographer of modern dance and the founder of the Irish Modern Dance Theatre in Dublin, will be on campus to talk about his work and lead a dance workshop on Wednesday, October 19. Mr. Scott is well known in the international dance community for creating performances rooted in social justice.  His most recent production, “Fall and Recover,” emerges from workshops with clients of the Centre for Care of Survivors of Torture in Dublin, Ireland.  Mixing professional dancers with a cast of 11 torture survivors from nine countries, “Fall and Recover” has been hailed as a major breakthrough in modern dance. Cast members, many now Irish citizens, have lost homes, careers, family and health, but their dance celebrates the power of the human spirit, their dignity and determination and carries imprints from their lives, their loss and their future hopes.  “Fall and Recover” was originally produced at the Dublin Dance Festival, and most recently, in a month-long run at La MaMa in New York.

From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, October 19 in Hugh Gillis Hall 231: Mr. Scott will speak and show video clips of his work.

Starting at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 19 in Hugh Gillis Hall 103: He will lead a dance workshop.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Mr. Scott’s visit is sponsored by SJSU’s College of Social Sciences and the College of Humanities and the Arts with the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center and the American Conference for Irish Studies.

— Submitted by Associate Professor of Performance Studies Matthew Spangler

Animation Show of Shows With Ron Diamond

Animation Show of Shows With Ron Diamond

Animation Show of Shows With Ron Diamond

The show will be at Morris Daily Auditorium Oct. 21.

Date: October 21, 2011

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium

Summary: SJSU Animation/Illustration is bringing the Animation Show of Shows to San Jose State University.

Curated by Ron Diamond, president of both the Animation World Network and Acme Filmworks, Inc., this international showcase features the most creative and technically ambitious animation from around the world.

Special guests accompanying Mr. Diamond are Argentinean animator Juan Pablo Zaramella, Canadian animators Wendy Tolby, Amanda Forbis, and Marc Bertrand, and Swiss film director Georges Schwitzgebel.

The event is free for San Jose State students.

— Submitted by Animation/Illustration Program Head Alice Carter

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Author Pamela Olson: “Fast Times in Palestine”

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Author Pamela Olson comes to SJSU Oct. 18.

Date: October 18, 2011

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:
Engineering 189

Summary:
Pamela Olson’s memoir reveals the humor and beauty of Palestine and the terror and heartbreak of life under occupation, from the perspective of a small-town girl. “It’s love in the time of occupation as Pamela Olson … takes us on the emotional roller-coaster of her very personal experience of life in Ramallah — and in doing so lays bare the human drama of a people … determined to live free,” said Tony Karon, senior editor, Time Magazine. Meet Pamela and get your own signed copy of her memoir. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of the event. Olson will also speak at 7 p.m. October 22 in the Arab American Cultural Center, 3952 Twilight Drive (Building Two), San Jose. This event is sponsored by the Culture & Conflict Forum, Student Association for Middle East Studies, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, AACC Silicon Valley, and Jewish Voice for Peace (South Bay). For more info, please contact Culture & Conflict Forum at (408) 677-9137

book cover

Author Pamela Olson: "Fast Times in Palestine"

book cover

Author Pamela Olson comes to SJSU Oct. 18.

Date: October 18, 2011

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:
Engineering 189

Summary:
Pamela Olson’s memoir reveals the humor and beauty of Palestine and the terror and heartbreak of life under occupation, from the perspective of a small-town girl. “It’s love in the time of occupation as Pamela Olson … takes us on the emotional roller-coaster of her very personal experience of life in Ramallah — and in doing so lays bare the human drama of a people … determined to live free,” said Tony Karon, senior editor, Time Magazine. Meet Pamela and get your own signed copy of her memoir. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of the event. Olson will also speak at 7 p.m. October 22 in the Arab American Cultural Center, 3952 Twilight Drive (Building Two), San Jose. This event is sponsored by the Culture & Conflict Forum, Student Association for Middle East Studies, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, AACC Silicon Valley, and Jewish Voice for Peace (South Bay). For more info, please contact Culture & Conflict Forum at (408) 677-9137

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Spartan Basketball Midnight Madness

midnight madness logo

Spartan Midnight Madness 2011 will be presented by the Graduate Sport Marketing Group with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Date: October 14, 2011

Time: Doors open at 9:30pm

Location: Spartan Gym, Uchida Hall

Description: San Jose State will join the top college basketball programs around the nation in celebrating Midnight Madness.  The event is just the second time that San Jose State will present the men’s and women’s basketball players in this manner. Midnight Madness will be the first chance for students and fans to see this year’s San Jose State basketball teams.

Midnight Madness is the official term to describe the annual event that marks the first day that the NCAA permits formal basketball practice for the upcoming season.

Spartan Midnight Madness is a FREE event, and is open to all students, Spartan Squad members and fans. Friday night after the Homecoming football game against Hawaii, the Spartan football shuttles will drop you off near Spartan Gym, and those who walk down to YUH at 10 p.m. will have a chance to rock Spartan Gym with music, multiple opportunities to beat the players in free throw shooting, three-point shooting and a slam dunk contest. There will be multiple t-shirt winning photo and autograph opportunities and everyone in attendance will also be in the drawing to win several prizes from our sponsors.

Our beverage sponsor Red Bull Energy Drink will be there to lift fans to fly in YUH Gym with a drink that vitalizes body and mind. Details of ongoing season-long basketball promotions will also be unveiled at Spartan Midnight Madness. Spartan Midnight Madness 2011 is presented by the SJSU Graduate Sport Marketing Group in partnership with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The SJSU Graduate Sport Marketing Group consists of 20 students enrolled in a graduate level kinesiology course:  KIN 282 Sport Marketing.  The partnership is a fabulous opportunity to challenge the students with an active, student-centered learning problem, with logistics that are very similar to an “apprentice-style” task.  This is the second year that graduate sport management students have teamed with the SJSU athletic department to create and execute a real world sport marketing task.

Michael Beaubien (Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Multimedia Services) and Dan Hackett (Promotions and Fan Experience Coordinator) will be on hand to provide guidance and support, but essentially this is a student-motivated event.

The modern teaching toolbox must include innovative pedagogical tools. Active, student-centered learning, the inclusion of diverse instructional technologies and critical thinking activities are a necessary component of modern curriculum design. Educational creativity has become essential to capture the attention of our college students.

This partnership with SJSU athletics is perfect, we are lucky that athletics is willing to allow the students to tackle a real-life business challenge, and that both Athletics Director Tom Bowen and Senior Associate Athletics Director John Poch understand the importance of classroom stimulus in order to maximize student learning against the backdrop of sport management theory.  Both of them have been extremely supportive of the sport management program for a number of years.

The students have developed a specific marketing communications plan, event operations execution plan, very clear event success objectives and are hoping to support the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they start their season.  The main impetus for the SJSU Graduate Sport Marketing Group will be to get as many students in attendance as possible. They feel that many students sit in their dorms on Friday nights waiting to go out. This is the perfect opportunity to go somewhere on campus that is exciting, connect with the university, try some Red Bull, play some basketball, AND maybe go home with a new bike or printer.

— Submitted by sport management instructor Dr. Sonja Lilienthal, (408) 314-9576

SJSU students and faculty wear matching blue polo shirt and hold a SJSU banner at the Great Wall of China as part of the 2011 Global Technology Initiative trip. Photo by Clifford Wong.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium Features the Global Technology Initiative

SJSU students and faculty wear matching blue polo shirt and hold a SJSU banner at the Great Wall of China as part of the 2011 Global Technology Initiative trip. Photo by Clifford Wong.

SJSU students and faculty visit the Great Wall of China as part of the 2011 Global Technology Initiative trip. Photo by Clifford Wong.

Date: October 13, 2011

Time: noon

Location: Engineering 189

Summary: The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium continues its 10th season with a presentation by members of a group of 23 students and three faculty members who visited China and Taiwan during summer 2011. The College of Engineering’s Global Technology Initiative traveled to the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, and then the Taiwan cities of Taipei, Keelung, Hsinchu and Taoyuan, visiting American and local companies, universities and landmarks. You can follow along during their journey at their blog. The Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium features industry and technology leaders who share their experience and ideas, give advice and identify technology trends. Speakers also explore broader social and political issues, providing a national and global context for developments in business and technology.

Ed Oates

Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship: Oracle Co-Founder Edward Oates

Ed Oates

Edward Oates, Oracle co-founder and an SJSU alumnus, will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in King Library.

Date: October 17, 2011

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location:
King 225/229

Summary:
The title of the session is “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Silicon Valley: the Past, Present, and Future,” brought to you by San Jose State University and the City of San Jose.  The speaker is Edward Oates, SJSU alumnus and co-founder of Oracle Corp. He will share his experience of co-founding Oracle and his insights into how entrepreneurship and innovation have evolved since then. As always, the event is *FREE* and open to the public. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the newly named Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge, SVIC@SJSU.

Register online and read the speaker’s bio.

— Submitted by Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship Director Anu Basu