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UP Alumni In The News 10.12.11

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Just three more UP alumni posts before we’re all at UP 2011 meeting another class of great attendees and future alumni speakers. If you’ve been considering attending don’t wait any longer! A limited number of seats are still available, register now!

There has been some pretty incredible, heart breaking and amazing news in the past week. We’re sure there isn’t a single one of you who hasn’t read, commented on and discussed the passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs this past week. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is also an UP 08 alumni and he has some inspirational words and great memories to share about his friend and colleague in this video.

Fellow alumni from UP 09 David Pogue, tech writer at The New York Times also shared his thoughts on what Jobs career has done to the way we all live and communicate. Future UP alumni, Dan Pink also shared a poignant speech Jobs’ gave at Stanford University’s commencement.

Other UP alumni were receiving their own honors this week. UP 10 alumni Jessica Jackley along with Kiva co-founder Matt Flannery were honored as winners of The Economist’s Innovation Awards for their work in microfinance.

Also this week, UP 10 alumni Michael Eisner‘s The Eisner Foundation established a $100,000 award for those working to bridge the gap between senior citizens and young people, the first recipient is the Intergenerational Center at Temple University.

And last but certainly not least, UP 09 alumni Peter Diamandis and the X Prize Foundation announced the winner of the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The winning team, from Illinois, developed a system that skimmed oil out of water 3 times better than the industry standard.

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UP Alumni in the News 4.20.11.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Our UP Alumni continue to make headlines this week and we’d love your feedback on their activity. Are you reading any of our UP alumni’s new books? Have you used the Blackberry PlayBook? Thinking about raising money with ProFounder? Please share your thoughts below!

And, don’t forget we love suggestions! If you’ve come across a story we didn’t post please add it via the comment section below.

This week, UP 2010 speaker and New York Times tech critic David Pogue was on top of some of the week’s hottest news stories, logging comments on both Cisco’s decision to kill the Flip camera and the launch of Blackberry’s PlayBook

Also at UP 2010, Kiva founder Jessica Jackley gave us a preview of her new venture ProFounder. This past week she was interviewed on the details of Profounder on Benzinga and Daily Br!nk.

If you’ve had it on your list to get UP 2009 speaker Peter Sheahan’s new book, Making It Happen, wait no more! He’s a launched an enhanced version that includes seven in-depth videos feature Peter sharing his words of wisdom.

David Eagleman continued to conquer the media with a profile in The New Yorker and Houston Modern Luxury (check out page 79 of the digital edition from that link)

And, Shawn Achor, continued work on his latest book The Happiness Advantage, launching a preview of The Happiness Advantage DVD from his Facebook page.

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UP Alumni in the News 3.16.11

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Have we made Wednesday your favorite day of the week yet? Thanks for reading! Check out the links below to see which of your favorite UP speakers are making headlines this week.

Don’t forget to weigh in on your favorites and feel free to post more links in the comments section if there is anything we missed!

Our thoughts have been with all those affected by the earthquake in Japan since we heard the news, and we continue to be glued to news coverage of the rescue efforts. UP 2009 speaker and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku has been busy helping reporters and the public understand the potentially long lasting physical affects of the quake. We’ve also heard that UP 2009 Speaker Neil deGrasse Tyson has been interviewed about the quake, but haven’t been able to locate coverage. If you’ve seen it please add the link below.

The future is your decision says UP 2008 speaker, economist and trend analyst Alan Beaulieu. Check out the link to get his investment advice, as well as short and long term economic predictions.

UP 2010 speaker Jessica Jackley was named to the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders. An elite and well deserved honor! Check out the link to learn more about the program and the other members of its 2011 class.

Congrats are also in order for UP 2010 speaker Dennis Littky! Littky was honored by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) this week for his work in overhauling higher education.

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Keep It UP!

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Thank you to everyone who joined us at UP 2010. Every year we are truly amazed at the discoveries shared on our stage and the connections made both within the audience and between attendees and speakers. And, without a doubt our favorite part is hearing about the ideas sparked over the course of the day.

Now it is up to all of us to keep it UP! It is our goal to make The UP Experience a year round inspiration, a community where exploration, innovation and entrepreneurship are happening every day.

Please post comments here and contact us at sheryl@theUPexperience.com to share how you are staying UP, and let us know how we can help! We’ll be using this blog and a few other means to keep things going in the coming months. Check back for more news on how to stay connected and involved.

Follow your favorite speakers on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and visit their websites and blogs to get the latest news on their work. And, don’t forget about us at UP!

The UP Experience:

On the web: www.theupexperience.com

Twitter: @theupexperience

Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6845346571

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/theUPexperience1

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/company/the-up-experience

Michael Eisner:

On the web: www.michaeleisner.com

Dan Buettner:

On the web: www.danbuettner.com (check out the bottom right-hand side of the site to sign up for Dan’s newsletter)

Twitter: @BlueZones

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueZonesFans

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/LongevityBlueZones

David Pogue:

On the web: www.davidpogue.com

Twitter: @Pogue

Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/davidpoguereporter

Blog: pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Pogue

Luis Von Ahn:

On the web: www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/ www.captcha.net www.google.com/recaptcha

Twitter: @LuisvonAhn

Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Luis-von-Ahn/108254389203470

Blog: vonahn.blogspot.com/

Adora Svitak:

On the web: www.adorasvitak.com

Twitter: @adorasv

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/adorasvitek

Blog: www.adorasvitak.com/Blog.html

Gracie Cavnar:

On the web: www.recipe4success.org

Twitter: @r4shouston

Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28801743072

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/graciecavnar

Blogs: recipe4success.org/blogs-page.html

Steve Thomas:

On the web:  www.stevethomashome.com

Kevin Kelly:

On the web: www.kk.org

Twitter: @kevin2kelly

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kevin2Kelly

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Kevin2Kelly

Blogs: www.kk.org/blogs/index.php

Wendy Schiller:

On the web: http://research.brown.edu/research/profile.php?id=10069

Richard Florida:

On the web: www.creativeclass.com

Twitter: @Richard_Florida

Facebook: www.facebook.com/whosyourcity

David Eagleman:

On the web: www.eagleman.com

Twitter: @davideagleman

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/David-Eagleman/268610971548

Jessica Jackley:

On the web: www.kiva.org/ www.profounder.com/

Twitter: @jessicajackley @kiva @teamprofounder

Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28801743072#!/kiva   http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28801743072#!/ProFounder

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/kivamicrofunds

James Maas:

On the web: www.powersleep.org

Bill Nye:

On the web: www.billnye.com

Twitter: @TheScienceGuy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Nye-The-Science-Guy-Official-Fan-Page/48947135361?ref=mf

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TheRealBillNye

Dennis Littky:

On the web: www.bigpicture.org – check out “stay informed” to sign up for the newsletter

Twitter: @Dennis_Littky @bigpiclearning

Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1357843955&ref=nf

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/bplearning

Shawn Achor:

On the web: www.shawnachor.com – newsletter sign up on the left

Twitter@shawnachor

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/sachor

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