Technology, entrepreneurship fellow to give talk on millennial innovation

Mon, 02/03/2014

Contact

Austin Falley
School of Business
785-864-3852

LAWRENCE — Bloggers and mainstream media have proposed countless theories on the uncertain future millennials will inherit from the baby boomer generation. But according to Bill Frezza, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, millennial success will be driven by innovation and individual progress. 

Frezza will present “Innovation in Challenging Times: The Millennial Curse” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Lied Center Pavilion.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

In the 35 years since he graduated with engineering and biology degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Frezza has played many parts, including a scientist, an engineer, an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. He spent his early career working in the development of cutting-edge technologies, such as first-generation electronic newspapers, home banking, home shopping, cable modems and wireless email.

Since 2008, he has penned weekly columns for RealClearMarkets, a web-based news magazine, covering global markets, finance and the political economy. Frezza also writes for Forbes.com, The Huffington Post and Bio-IT World, earning a nomination as a finalist for the 2011 Hoiles Prize for excellence in American journalism.

In 2011, he joined the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy organization that advances principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty.

He is a frequent guest on CNBC, FOX and CBN News. In January 2014, he launched a new radio program on Bloomberg Boston, “RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza,” which covers politics, economics, entrepreneurship and foreign affairs, among other topics.

Frezza’s lecture is part of the KU School of Business Dean’s Executive Lecture Series, sponsored by the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.



KU in the news
Christian Science MonitorThu, 08/21/2014
Columbia Journalism ReviewThu, 08/21/2014
This week, we featured Sukhindervir Sandhu and how he is using an undergrad research award to make discoveries. What exactly is he researching? Watch this video to learn how Sandhu is using virus-induced gene silencing to make plants act differently. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Plants #Genes #Biology

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times