Duke Reunion Panels

Dr. Larry Boyd was part of two panels during the Duke Reunion weekend:

Friday April 17
Pratt School of Engineering “Conversation with the Dean" (Formerly the "State of the School” Address)
Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick Center, West Campus
Dean Tom Katsouleas talked about Pratt's recent achievements and endeavors, followed by brief interviews with Will Patrick, Pratt Senior Class President and member of Engineers Without Borders, Dr. Lawrence Boyd, Assoc Director, Duke Center for Entrepreneurship and Research and Commercialization, and Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, Director, Tissue Optical Spectroscopy Lab, whose research has been featured on ABC World News. After the interviews there was a Q&A session with the audience, followed by an informal reception.

Saturday April 18
Financial Crisis: Aftermath and the Road Ahead
Connel Fullenkamp, Lawrence Boyd Ph.D. ’07, and John Graham Ph.D.’94, P’11
Connel Fullenkamp, associate professor of the practice of economics, Lawrence Boyd Ph.D. ’07, associate director of Duke’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, and John Graham Ph.D.’94, D. Richard Mead Jr. Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, reflected on the aftermath of the economic crisis under the new administration. For example, how are venture capitalists and other forms of start-ups affected and how are firms finding the financing they need to make investments--or stay afloat. What will be the effect of the stimulus packages and bailouts and what regulatory changes must result?