SU opening ceremony

June 24, 2009

NASA Kicks Off 2009 International University Programs
Rachel Prucey, Steve Brody & Denise Vardakas

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will welcome more than 500 guests, including an international cadre of students and faculty from nearly 40 countries for the International Space University and Singularity University Opening Ceremony on June 29, 2009. The ceremony will be held in the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and will feature a multimedia celebration of space.

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Singularity University To Launch June 29
Exclusive Interview With Executive Director Salim Ismail
By Keith Kleiner, Singularity Hub

With the official launch of the inaugural summer session of Singularity University just days away, the Hub sat down with the University’s Executive Director Salim Ismail to get an inside look at this exciting event (see video interview at the end of this post). For those who are a little behind on the story, 40 students from across the world have been chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants to participate in the first ever 9 week summer session of Singularity University. The University will bring together some of the top names in genetics, aging, computing, and several other fields. The intent is to focus on the convergence of accelerating technologies and the promise and peril that these technologies hold for the future of mankind. The University is being hosted at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley, and even now students and faculty are beginning to arrive.

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