‘The Relevant University’ to air Jan. 29

January 28, 2013 | Events, Research, UToday, Alumni, Engineering
By Meghan Cunningham

Tune in to a special “The Relevant University” recorded from the 2013 North American International Auto Show to air Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. on AM 760 WJR.

white background with lines_FADEThis month, Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs, again takes his show on the road, recording from the Detroit Auto Show to explore connections between the Motor City and the Glass City and between universities and the auto industry.

In this month’s episode:

• News/Talk 760 WJR radio personality Paul W. Smith discusses the numerous connections between Detroit and Toledo, many of which are on display at the auto show.

• Robert Shuman, vice chair of the 2013 North American International Auto Show, shares what’s new at the event that attracts thousands of worldwide media members and auto fans each year.

• Executive Director of Global IT Operations for General Motors and University of Toledo alumnus Jeff Liedel talks about how universities can prepare students for careers in the auto industry.

• And Dr. Ali Fatemi, Distinguished University Professor in the UT College of Engineering, shares his fatigue and fracture mechanics research with General Motors.

The University and Detroit’s WJR Radio produce the monthly, hourlong program that explores the critical role higher education plays in the world.

Listen at utoledo.edu/therelevantuniversity.

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