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February 2017

3rd San Antonio Conference on Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine | #RegenMedSA

February 16 @ 8:00 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
University Center Ballroom HUC 1.104,
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249 United States
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Keynote Lectures by: Dr. Katerina Akassoglou, UC San Francisco & Dr. Michael Yaszemski, Mayo Clinic Featuring presentations by local investigators, students, clinicians and entrepreneurs on: - The Science of Stem Cells - Tissue Engineering - Clinical Progress & Applications - Technology Transfer & Commercialization   Location:  UTSA Main Campus | University Center Ballroom.  Parking validation will be provided at the registration table. Download the Program Schedule Download Conference & Abstract Submission Flyer ** Conference Registration: https://www.regonline.com/regenmedsa2017 NOTE:  To  complete  your …

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SALSI Presents: A Practical Introduction to Text Analytics

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JPL 4.04.22 | John Peace Library,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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Text analytics is a powerful tool in understanding the behavior of customers, particular in public forums such as social media. The lecture will explore a variety of common and emerging techniques of organizing, summarizing, and analyzing unstructured text, from simple word counts and entity extraction to more complex approaches to modeling bias and influence. While the primary focus will be on text analytics concepts and use cases, it will also introduce a number of open source software libraries used in…

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March 2017
Free

Workshop: Match Your Product to NIH Agency Mission for SBIR/STTR Success

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 11:30 am
Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute,
8403 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229 United States
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Is your company/technology a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) SBIR/STTR programs?  The two programs award over $2.6 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small companies. Similar to other NIH grant proposals, the process can be daunting, but the impact of receiving millions in non-dilutive funding to advance your IP to the marketplace is worth the effort! Learn more about SBIR/STTR funding from nationally recognized…

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Writing Proposals to the US Department of Education with Dr. Robert Porter

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Graduate School & Research Building (GSR) 2.106,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249 United States
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Of the wide range of grant programs offered by the US Department of Education, a select few are targeted to university-based researchers. This session will focus on funding tracks within key DoE divisions such as the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), and the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). Guidance will be provided on locating current and future funding opportunities, eligibility requirements, proposal structure, and DoE grant review procedures. Excerpts from successful proposals will…

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Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences with Dr. Robert Porter

March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate School & Research Building (GSR) 2.106,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249 United States
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Starting with the National Endowment for the Humanities, this workshop will cover a number of funding sources of particular interest to disciplines broadly grouped in the humanities and social sciences. Specific grant programs will be reviewed, together with eligibility requirements, funding levels, and lists of projects recently funded by each program. Key elements of the NEH grant review process will be covered, and excerpts from successful proposals will be highlighted. Additionally, participants will be guided to numerous opportunities posted by…

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Free

Department of Homeland Security Town Hall at UTSA

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
JPL 4.04.22 | John Peace Library,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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Join the national dialogue on homeland security strategy!  Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be discussing the Department’s 2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) and their analysis of current threats and trends facing our Nation in a public forum at UTSA on March 9, 2017. The results of the 2018 QHSR will be used to focus DHS’s efforts and resources to ensure our Nation’s security in the near- and long-term. This Public Forum is your…

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Finding Funding with US Federal Agencies with Dr. Robert Porter

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
JPL 4.04.22 | John Peace Library,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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Three federal funding agencies comprise a major portion of research dollars awarded to US institutions:  The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DoD). This session will focus on techniques for locating funding opportunities at each of these agencies, combined with tips for writing competitive proposals. Special emphasis will be placed on the unique requirements of DoD research laboratories such as the Office of Naval Research, the Army Office of Research and…

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Building the NSF Grant Proposal with Dr. Robert Porter

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
JPL 4.04.22 | John Peace Library,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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Competition for National Science Foundation grant awards is especially intense, as increasing numbers of proposals have strained the agency’s budget limits. Successful proposals are written by investigators who combine sound principles of grant writing with an understanding of NSF’s overall merit review process. This workshop will focus on critical aspects of interacting with the agency as well as proven techniques for effective writing in each section of the NSF grant proposal. Samples from successful proposals will be cited to illustrate…

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Making the Pitch: Telling Your Research Story in English

March 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
JPL 4.04.12C | John Peace Library,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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Dates: March 24, March 31, April 7, April 21, May 5th & May 12th Time:  3:30PM - 5:30PM Location:  The Faculty Center, JPL 4.04.12 This course, which will be taught in two-hour sessions for six weeks in spring 2017, will introduce international faculty to rhetorical tools so they can present their research to potential collaborators and research funders. The course is designed for ESL faculty to learn to quickly and simply explain complicated research to those inside and outside their…

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Open Cloud Institute Distinguished Speaker Series

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BSB 3.03.02,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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Venugopal Govindaraju, Ph.D. Vice President for Research and Economic Development and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Buffalo Science of Authentication:  Beyond the Physical and Behavioral Biometric Modalities Given the pervasive use of e-commerce transactions and personal data storage in the cloud, society has an urgent need for a robust process that authenticates and protects the privacy and online assets of individuals and organizations. We recommend a totally new approach that rethinks the entire "science of…

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