Miami part of national digital town hall meetingFeb 04, 2011
Miami University is one of just two universities invited to participate
in "Finding Work, Finding Our Way: Building the Economy and Jobs of the
Future," a digital town hall meeting originating at the Newseum in
Washington, D.C., and presented by The Atlantic Wednesday, Feb. 9. The
live webcast will air 8:30-11:30 a.m. and can be seen online at www.jobsandeconomy.com. At this interactive site, visitors can submit questions and comments.
Among speakers during the event are Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.
The Atlantic, a renowned print and online publication known as a “thought leader magazine,” invited students at Miami and at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to participate in two ways in the program that will highlight the topics of the economy, jobs and entrepreneurship.
Miami has submitted videos spotlighting entrepreneurial ventures of current and recently graduated students, and eight of our students will participate remotely from campus in a panel discussion with other guests the morning of Feb. 9.
The event, featuring panels and remarks from political leaders, economists, entrepreneurs and students, will explore the potential for America’s position in the world economy and illuminate the important issues facing American workers and businesses.
Students participating in the webcast panel include Alex Dawson, mechanical engineering major and electrical engineering minor; Rahul Guha, quantitative economics major and finance minor; Pavel Gurevich, finance and supply chain and operations management double major and Spanish minor; Daniel Mater, marketing major and Chinese minor; Elizabeth Rapalee, international studies and economics major and finance minor; Jared Sheehan, accountancy and environmental principles and practices double major and Chinese minor; Danielle Stone, accountancy major and interactive media studies minor; and Wes Tang-Wymer, finance major and economics minor.
After the webcast, the program, university videos and supplemental materials will be online. Information is also available on The Atlantic’s, Facebook site.
The digital town hall is underwritten by Microsoft.