June 12, 2013
Millennium Technology Prize 2014: Call for Nominations
The nomination period for the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize will end in two months, closing on 31st July 2013.
With a prize pot of one million euros, the Millennium Technology Prize is the one of the world’s leading science and technology awards. The prize is given every two years for a sustainable innovation that has changed people’s lives for the better. The prize is awarded by Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation established by Finnish industry in partnership with government and academic institutions.
Candidates for the prize are sought across the world and in all fields of technology apart from military technology. Nominations are welcomed from the representatives of universities, academies, research institutes and companies. The prize can be awarded to a single individual or to a team and is open to innovators of all nationalities.
The Millennium Technology Prize is celebrated for its robust vetting and judging process, run by eminent scientists in their fields. The prize has a track record of picking scientists that go on to major international prominence. To date, the Millennium Technology Grand Prize has been awarded to six pioneering innovators, all of whom are now recognised internationally.
Technology Academy Finland invites you to contribute to the nomination of candidates for the next Millennium Technology Prize. More detailed information and nomination guidelines are available at www.millenniumprize.fi/cfn.
The nomination material should be provided in English and delivered to Technology Academy Finland by July 31, 2013 at www.millenniumprize.fi/cfn. All qualifying nominations are valid for a single selection round.
Submitted by the Office of the Provost
Phillips Center to host “The Ultimate Thriller,” a Michael Jackson tribute, July 12
“The Ultimate Thriller,” a live Michael Jackson tribute concert, comes to the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12.
Tickets to this performance start at $20 (only $10 for UF students) and are on sale now.
“The Ultimate Thriller” is based on Jackson’s “Dangerous” and “Bad” concert tours and features classic hits like “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Black or White” and many others. The production is supported by an audio consultant and dance experts who worked with Jackson and features four musicians, two background singers, four dancers and Fabio Morda as “Michael.”
Tickets for the rest of the 2013-14 Season go on sale at noon Monday, June 24. Visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.
Submitted by Todd Taylor, UF Performing Arts\