Monday, March 1, 2010

Tonight: "Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century" by Muhammad Yunus'

by Ann Abbott

A final reminder about this exciting talk. And if you go to the poster session, please say hello to Caroline Kloecker, my student and former intern at ACCION Chicago, a microlending organization.

"Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century"
A Public Talk by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Celebration of University of Illinois Social Entrepreneurship Projects

Monday, March 1, 2010, Foellinger Auditorium, 7:00 PM, 709 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana

Before speaking Dr. Yunus will be presented with the University’s Presidential Award and Medallion by President Stanley O. Ikenberry. A question and answer session will follow Dr. Yunus’s remarks. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, but admission is first come, first serve. Overflow will be directed to the Deloitte Auditorium in the Business Instructional Facility where the event will be broadcasted. For more information visit or email

Poster Session Business Instructional Facility Atrium
Monday, March 1, 2010 515 E. Gregory Drive, Urbana
4:00-6:00 PM

The Poster Session celebrates over twenty social entrepreneurship projects created by University of Illinois students, faculty/staff, and organizations on themes related to microfinance, gender equity, health, and social ventures. Copies of Dr. Yunus’s two best-selling books, “Banker to the Poor” and “Creating a World without Poverty” will be on sale during the poster session, and Dr. Yunus will be available for a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by:
Provost’s Gender Equity Council

Cosponsored by:
Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Center for Advanced Study
Center for Global Studies
College of ACES
College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Fine and Applied Arts
CSAMES-India Studies Fund
Fox Family
International Programs and Studies
Office of the Chancellor
Office of the Provost
School of Labor and Employment Relations
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program

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