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Thursday, November 15, 2012

DU, XULA & SUBR Hosts MSIRPC Regional Conference & NYU Faculty Resource Network Symposium November 15th-17th, 2012

Dillard University in conjunction with Southern University and A&M College is co-hosting the Minority Serving Institutions Research Partnership Consortium (MSRPC) Regional  Conference, on Thursday, November 15th and 16th in the Professional Schools and Science Building.

The Minority Serving Institutions Research Partnership Consortium (MSIRPC) is the premier national consortium whose purpose is to facilitate collaborations and in-roads between minority serving and majority institutions, small businesses, corporations and governmental agencies. The priority is to focus on collaboration for contracts with governmental agencies and the private sector encouraging entrepreneurship. These objectives are met through national conferences, regional conferences, and capabilities workshops. Our educational focus is to secure internships, scholarships and other supplemental educational programs for students. The MSIRP Consortium is the premier resource for facilitating capacity building in research, contracting, and entrepreneurship for minority serving institutions.

In addition, Dillard University has the opportunity to co-host the NYU Faculty Resource Network Symposium with Xavier University of Louisiana on November 16th and 17th .  Symposium headquarters are the Hilton Riverside Hotel.  Sessions on Thursday, November 16th will be at the Hilton Riverside Hotel and Xavier University.  Saturday, November 17th sessions will be conducted at Dillard University in the Professional Schools and Science Building.

The growing presence of adult students and students with significant commitments outside the classroom (such as children and full-time work) is transforming the make-up of our college populations. Recent (2008) statistics show that 47% of college students are independent adults over 24—some are married, others are military veterans, and many are responsible for legal dependents other than a spouse. How can we successfully teach these students who are stretched thin by their many commitments both inside and outside the classroom?  The Faculty Resource Network at New York University is pleased to announce the 2012 National Symposium New Faces, New Expectations. During the two-day symposium, keynote presentations, plenary panels, and breakout sessions will explore these topics in greater detail. We look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be a productive discussion of these crucial issues.

It is our goal to both welcome and accommodate all of our guests.  The following areas of the Professional Schools and Science Building have been designated for use during November 15th, 16th, and 17th :


Georges Auditorium

101K & 101M








Please help us to make a good impression by helping to keep these areas clean and free of clutter.  If you have classes scheduled in any of these designated areas, please make alternative arrangements for the duration of these two (2) conferences.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Barbara M. Albert

Executive Assistant

Office of Academic Affairs

(504) 816-4216 (office)

(504) 816-4144 (fax)


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