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Malkiel, Botstein, Felten discuss entrepreneurship, Nov. 8

Princeton administrators Nancy Malkiel, David Botstein and Edward Felten will participate in a panel discussion Thursday, Nov. 8, to explore how entrepreneurial practices apply to the realm of higher education. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Bowen Hall auditorium.

The panel is the fourth workshop in the "Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurship" series. Moderated by Julian Lange, who is the inaugural Dean's Professor in Entrepreneurship in Princeton's Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, the series explores entrepreneurship in a number of settings other than startup businesses.

During their tenures at the University, Malkiel, Botstein and Felten have enacted change in many areas by putting their forward-looking ideas into action. Malkiel, dean of the college, has been one of the architects of the new four-year residential college system and has been instrumental in establishing successful policies to combat grade inflation. Botstein, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, is one of the creators of Princeton's three-year-old Integrated Science Curriculum, which aims to prepare next-generation scientists to work closely on interdisciplinary teams. Felten, director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, is working to forge ties between technologists and public policy experts to address societal issues connected to advances in computer technology, such as privacy and security. All three also are members of the faculty.

Lange earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton in 1965 and also holds an MBA and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is the founder and president of the Chatham Associates management consulting firm. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Software Arts Inc., which created VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet. His research interests include financing high-growth entrepreneurial ventures and the entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities presented by the Internet.

The final workshop of the series will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, and will feature Walter Skowronski, president of the Boeing Capital Corp. and senior vice president of the Boeing Co. Skowronski will speak in the Friend Center Convocation Room on the topic of corporate entrepreneurship. More details are available on the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education website.

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