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Zalaznick awards support course expansion, TAs

Eight faculty members from four Cornell colleges were honored recently with awards from the Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantship program, allowing them to expand their courses or add teaching assistants.

The program, administered by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, was established in 1993 by Cornell trustee David W. Zalaznick ’76 and his wife, Barbara ’76, to honor David’s father, Louis. The awards allow faculty affiliated with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to extend their capacity to work with students by providing one or more assistants to help with their courses or course development.

Zalaznick award winners for 2015 and their projects:

  • David BenDaniel, the Don and Margi Berens Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will hire assistants for his Private Equity Practicum.
  • Juan Hinestroza, associate professor of fiber science and apparel design in the College of Human Ecology, will hire assistants for his Textiles and Apparel Innovation class.
  • Robert Karpman, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, will use the funds to support assistants in his Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences class.
  • Mona Anita Olsen, assistant professor and associate academic director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship in the School of Hotel Administration, will expand her use of Entrepreneurial Profile 10, an assessment tool created by Gallup, in her Conversations with Entrepreneurs class and in a new class, Global Conversations With Entrepreneurs.
  • Tom Schryver, director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute at Johnson, will use the funds to support an MBA student to manage curating, digesting and distributing information on entrepreneurship-related events, such as competitions, conferences and lectures.
  • Wes Sine, professor of management and organizations at Johnson, will use the funds to support two classes – Commercializing University Technology and the New York City Tech Trek.
  • Deborah Streeter, the Bruce F. Failing professor in the Dyson School, will use the funds to support her Women, Leadership and Entrepreneurship class.
  • Mike Timmons, professor of biological and environmental engineering, will hire assistants for his Entrepreneurial Management for Engineers class.

Kathy Hovis is a writer for the College of Arts & Sciences.

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