Research partnerships topic of talk

Published November 1, 2012

Cary Nelson, professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and past president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), will discuss academic-industry partnerships at research universities at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 in 108 O’Brian Hall, North Campus.

Nelson’s lecture, “What to Do When the Devil Offers You a Deal,” is sponsored by the UB Coalition for Leading Ethically in Academic Research (UB CLEAR); the Joint Committee on Research and Scholarship chaired by Alexander Cartwright, vice president for research and economic development, and Ezra Zubrow, professor of anthropology and chair of the Faculty Senate; the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy; United University Professions, Buffalo Center Chapter; and the Shale Resources and Society Institute.

Nelson is a co-author of Recommended Principles & Practices to Guide Academic-Industry Relationships , the AAUP’s recent report on conflict of interest, public-private partnerships and transparency.