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*** FEBRUARY 2009 ***

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...The University of California, Santa Cruz, (UCSC) and Foothill-De Anza Community College District ...announced a dynamic new partnership with NASA Ames Research Center to establish a sustainable community for education and research at the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field.
UCSC and Foothill-De Anza have formed University Associates - Silicon Valley LLC, which signed a land lease with NASA in December 2008 for 75 acres of land in the NASA Research Park
"Today's announcement marks the launch of an exciting new collaboration that brings together some of the world's leading educators and scientists to create a world-class community for future research and development," said S. Pete Worden, director of NASA Ames Research Center. "NASA is proud to be associated with this dynamic venture and looks forward to seeing the vision become a reality."
The goal is to create a prototype for an environmentally sustainable community and contribute to the economic vitality of the region, while providing a unique collaborative environment in which to deliver innovative education and research, said UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal.
"Our vision is to seed innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability through the creative reuse of an important public asset for regional benefit. We aim to establish world-class programs and facilities dedicated to preparing the workforce of the future and to conducting research at the forefront of science and technology," Blumenthal said...

...Technology experts and entrepreneurs with a passion for solving humanity's grand challenges will soon have a new place to exchange ideas and facilitate the use of rapidly developing technologies.
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., ...announced an Enhanced Use Lease Agreement with Singularity University (SU) to house a new academic program at Ames' NASA Research Park. The university will open its doors this June and begin offering a nine-week graduate studies program, as well as three-day chief executive officer-level and 10-day management-level programs. The SU curriculum provides a broad, interdisciplinary exposure to ten fields of study: future studies and forecasting; networks and computing systems; biotechnology and bioinformatics; nanotechnology; medicine, neuroscience and human enhancement; artificial intelligence, robotics, and cognitive computing; energy and ecological systems; space and physical sciences; policy, law and ethics; and finance and entrepreneurship.
"The NASA Ames campus has a proud history of supporting ground-breaking innovation, and Singularity University fits into that tradition," said S. Pete Worden, Ames Center Director and one of Singularity University's founders. "We're proud to help launch this unique graduate university program and are looking forward to the new ideas, technologies and social applications that result." ...