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TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
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BROOKLYN TECH TRIANGLE U EVENTS FEATURE BERKELEY COLLEGE FACULTY AND ALUMNI ON TOPICS RANGING FROM HOW TO USE BIG DATA TO HOW TO NAVIGATE THE STARTUP CURVE
Events from April 21-27 open to students and members of the general public
Berkeley College is one of eight colleges and universities participating in Brooklyn Tech Triangle U from April 21-27. This week-long series of free events aims to connect the technology, business, creative, and academic communities in Downtown Brooklyn with the knowledge and talent network that positions Brooklyn as a tech employment and economic development hub.
“Brooklyn Tech Triangle U events will showcase the value academic institutions provide as incubators of innovation, and in preparing Brooklyn’s workforce,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “Berkeley College is proud to have our faculty, students and alumni involved in this groundbreaking program to promote the economic vitality of Brooklyn’s tech hub.”
According to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan, the Tech Triangle is home to more than 500 innovation companies and 11 colleges and universities, and is expected to create nearly 18,000 jobs over the next two years. Berkeley College, with its location at 255 Duffield Street in Brooklyn, is one of several colleges and universities contributing to the Borough’s economic growth and the education of its future workforce.
Berkeley College professors and alumni selected as panelists and moderators for the Brooklyn Tech Triangle U sessions include Rahul Bedi, PhD, Associate Chair, Management, and Darshan Desai, PhD, Professor, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business; and Gavin Goldstein, JD, Professor, Criminal Justice, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies. The events are free and open to the general public.
Berkeley College Faculty Participants
Darshan Desai, PhD, Professor, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, will present at the “Make Sense of Big Data” panel, Wednesday, April 23, 11:30 am in the National Grid Auditorium located at 1 MetroTech Center. This discussion will be about interesting uses of big data – who’s using it and how.
Gavin Goldstein, JD, Professor, Criminal Justice, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies, will present on “Legal Issues for Start-ups” on Thursday, April 24, 1:30 pm at Brooklyn Law School.
Rahul Bedi, PhD, Associate Chair, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. School of Business, will present at “The Startup Curve” panel on April 24 at 5:30 pm at LIU Brooklyn.
Berkeley College Alumna Participant
Claudia Saez-Fromm will moderate the “Advanced Technologies for Design+Construction” panel on Thursday, April 24, 11:00 am at NYC College of Technology, CUNY, 185 Jay Street, in the 2nd Floor Lounge.
To learn more about the program or to register for events go to http://brooklyntechtriangle.com/tech-u/.
About the Brooklyn Tech Triangle
The Brooklyn Tech Triangle (DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard) has emerged as the City’s largest cluster of tech activity outside of Manhattan, with nearly 10% of the sector calling this home. Over the next two years the Brooklyn Tech Triangle is expected to grow to support nearly 18,000 direct jobs and 43,000 indirect jobs.
Led by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the DUMBO Improvement District, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan seeks to address the commercial space, office and human capital needs of Brooklyn’s burgeoning tech industry by providing a blueprint for nurturing the growth of this sector and ensuring New York can capitalize on the job creation of the industry.
About Berkeley College
Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. Berkeley College was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Colleges in the Online Bachelor Degree category. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experiences in their areas of study and pathways to dynamic careers.
A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students — including more than 900 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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