Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Illinois Professor & Author to Speak on Academic-Industry Relationships at UB

"What to DO When 
the Devil Offers You a Deal"
A Lecture By
Professor Cary Nelson
Monday, November 5, at 3:00PM
UB Law School 
Room 108, O'Brian Hall [Map]

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Cary Nelson is a former President of the National Association of University Professors (AAUP - 2006-2012), and is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana. 

Professor Nelson writes: 
"For more than fifty years public understanding of the relationship between doubt and certainty in science has been shaped by fraudulent collaborations between industry and their university partners. Good university research has often been misrepresented and had its impact reduced as a result. It is time to set the record straight and honor principles that promote good practices."

Professor Nelson is author of the book No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom, and a co-author of the AAUP’s important recent study, Recommended Principles & Practices to Guide Academic-Industry Relationships (13 June 2012; 268 pp.) The report begins with a sixteen-page “Summary of Recommendations.”

Lecture Sponsors: UB Coalition for Leading Ethically in Academic Research (UB CLEAR), UB Joint Committee on Research and Scholarship, Baldy Center for Law and Social Justice, UB UUP.

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