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Xerox executive to speak on innovation, Nov. 15

Renowned engineer and innovator Sophie Vandebroek, chief technology officer for the Xerox Corp., will discuss "Xerox Innovation" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

The event is the second lecture in this year's "Leadership in a Technological World" series. Vandebroek's talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception.

Vandebroek, who also serves as president of the Xerox Innovation Group, is responsible for overseeing the company's worldwide research centers and maximizing its multimillion-dollar investment in research and technology.

Vandebroek is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fulbright Fellow and a fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. The holder of 12 U.S. patents, she has received awards from Xerox, IBM, the Belgium National Science Foundation and IEEE, among others.

Future events in the series will include a Feb. 7 lecture by Lynda Clarizio, the president of and a 1982 Princeton alumna. The series is sponsored by Princeton's Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and underwritten by the William Pierson Field Lectureship Fund.

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