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The New York University Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UMI CNRS-NYU) organizes a public symposium entitled “Aurignacian Genius: Art, Technology and Society of the first Modern Humans in Europe” on Tuesday April 9, 2013. This symposium will be held at New York University (the Kimmel Center, Room 914, 60 Washington Square South, New York) from 1 pm until 4:30 pm on April 9. Co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Partner University Fund, this public session aims at bringing the current scientific knowledge concerning the origins of the arts in Europe accessible to the general public. Program and registration form: Aurignacian Genius General Public (PDF) You are welcome attend this public session by returning the registration form to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st, 2013.
This summit was held the 5th of December and brought together French and American experts and researchers from different academic disciplines as well as professional chefs, and government officials for a transatlantic perspective on this most elemental, though hardly simple, activity every human being must perform: feeding ourselves. It was inspired by an innovative three-year research collaboration, begun in 2009, between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). The program, 21st Century Cuisine, Nutrition and Genetics in France and the U.S., is supported by the French Embassy through the Partner University Fund (PUF), a public-private partnership between the Government of France and individual American donors.
Tuesday September 20th 2011: Conference of the French Association of Plant Biotechnology with the Collaboration of the SAF-Farmers on « PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY : ENVIRONMENT, FOOD, HEALTH. WHAT FUTURE ? »
Agnès Ricroch from AgroParisTech presents the Symposium “Plant biotechnology : Environment, Food, Health, What Future? ” that will be held in Paris, the 20th of September. Professor Shelby Fleischer from PennState University will attend the event, as well as Axel Kahn, President of the Université Paris 5 – René Descartes.
Presentation / Material of the Conference in Montpelllier held on the April, the 4th 2011 :
The key players of the transatlantic cooperation in higher education attended to the conference: Alan Goodman, President and CEO of IIE, representatives of the French Ministry of foreign affairs and Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Cultural and Scientific Counselors at the French Embassy, the President of the PRES Montpellier and Professors of American universities. The conference was opened by the President of the PRES Montpellier, Mrs Dominique Deville de Perrière. Two panels were organized : examples of best practices of the scientific and academic transatlantic cooperation and tools at a national level for higher education and scientific collaboration.
6th-10th June 2011 : 1st French-American Workshop on Electronics Materials at the Interface with Biology
The Centre Microelectronique de Provence (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne), PUF laureate 2010 with the Nanobiotechnology Center of Cornell University with the project “Interdisciplinary Research and Training Collaboration on Biotechnology” will organize a workshop on the 6th June 2011 in Provence. This 4-days event on electronics materials at the interface with biology will be held in the beautiful setting of île de Porquerolles in the Provence-Côte-d’Azur region.
Registration deadline : 23th May, 2011
More info on the website : French-American Workshop on Electronic Materials at the Interface with Biology
18th-19th April – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “SEPTEMBER 11-12: THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE STATE FACED WITH TERRORISM”
The conference “September 11-12 : the individual and the state face with terrorism” will be hold at the Embassy of France on the 18th and 19th April. These two days are organized by Denis Peschanski, PUF grantee 2009 for the project “Memory and Memorialization” and are sponsored by le Mémorial de Caen, NYU, le CNRS, le PUF, 9/11 Memorial Musem, FACE, l’ENS Cachan. The specialists of this interdisciplinary topic will lead the 4 sequences of the conference will be “The psyche put to the test of terrorism”, “The individual/society indetermination”, “Big narratives and individual memory” and “Reaction of the state”.
Schedule : Schedule Conference Washington
Registration : Conference Washington Registration
On the 4th of April, PUF and University of Montpellier (PRES) will organize a conference on Transatlantic higher education and scientific cooperation at the Université de Montpellier. Members of the PUF commitee members, Allan Goodman (President of IIE), many representatives of the ministeries and embassy, and of course American and French professors will attend to this event and will speak on the subject.
This is an open event, you can find more details on the PDF program : Conference PUF
The PUF Jury will reunite on the 5th of April to review the 91 grant requests received last year. They will meet at the PRES Montpellier. Meantime, PUF and the PRES Université Montpellier Sud de France will organize a Conference on the Transatlantic Higher Education & Scientific Cooperation, on the 4th of April.