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‘The Relevant University’ to air Nov. 25

Tune in to “The Relevant University” Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. on AM 760 WJR.

Relevant U logo 2014This month, Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs, discusses how colleges and universities function as platforms for economic development through business incubation programs.

In this episode:

• Molly Reams Thompson shares her work as director of the LaunchPad Incubation Program at The University of Toledo, a business startup and entrepreneurial assistance program for northwest Ohio’s high-tech companies.

• Tom Burden, a LaunchPad tenant and founder of Grypshon, talks about being selected for the program and how his business has grown.

• Brad Hoos discusses how Grand Circus, of which he is co-founder and head of community partnerships, delivers differentiated results through innovation and critical thinking.

• And Jen Simon talks about her role as director of Ohio University’s Innovation Center.

The University of Toledo and Detroit’s WJR Radio produce “The Relevant University,” a monthly, hourlong program that explores the critical role higher education plays in our world.

Listen at utoledo.edu/therelevantuniversity, WJR 760 AM or wjr.com.

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