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AUI and Accumen Partner to Increase Crisis Resilience to Natural and Manmade Disasters for Healthcare Sector

Healthcare Dive Press release, Jul. 14, 2021

New programs will ensure that healthcare organizations are better prepared to handle security threats, and power, water/waste management or supply chain disruptions.

ITL Development Director: "We are convinced that our proposal is solid and meets all the requirements"

Neuva Mineria y Energia magazine, May 3, 2021

In an interview with Nueva Mining and Energy Magazine, Ricardo Raineri, Director of Development of the Chilean Institute of Clean Technologies (ITL) refers to the criticisms that have hovered over Corfo’s decision, arguing that “it is essential to understand and emphasize that our proposal is based on an open platform model ”.

ACEAP Alumna Selected as Astronaut for SpaceX

NOIRLab, Apr. 6, 2021

Sian Procter, a participant in the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) in 2016, has been selected as an astronaut by SpaceX. The Inspiration4 mission, scheduled to launch sometime after 15 September 2021, will orbit Earth for three days and conduct a variety of experiments.

Nueva Mineria covers the importance of ICTL’s Open Science model pioneered by AUI

Neuva Mineria y Energia magazine, April 2021

The ICTL is a Chilean clean technology institute that is committed to developing innovations in the mining, power, battery, manufacturing, and related industrial sectors. Read this interview with ICTL Development Director, Ricardo Raineri.

Radio Telescope is So Powerful it Can See the Surface of Other Worlds

The Byte, Feb 9, 2021

Thanks to a new upgrade to the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, the world’s biggest fully steerable radio telescope, scientists are able to get an unprecedented look at the surface of near-Earth celestial objects.

Adam Cohen, president of the entity that won the Corfo tender: “Our goal is to generate between 25 to 50 new companies in 10 years”

La Tercera, Jan 13, 2021

In this interview, the president of AUI, Adam Cohen, speaks for the first time on the subject and points out that his proposal is beneficial for the country and also for those who did not win, since it will be an open development platform, just as they do with the ALMA observatory, which is also managed by AUI.

CORFO Awards Institute of Clean Technologies to a Consortium Led by AUI

Corfo, Jan. 4, 2021

The Corfo Council today awarded the Clean Technologies Institute (ICTL), the largest Research and Development (R&D) center and which will be located in the Antofagasta Region, to a consortium led by AUI (Associated Universities Inc).

Industrial Cybersecurity: A Culture Change

Update magazine, Utah Petroleum Association, Issue 4, 2020

Reliable operational technology (OT) or industrial control systems (ICS) underpin every facet of American lives. Without them, our defenses, our economy, and our national security engine would grind to a halt.

Naperville bioscience lab taking aim at creating system to dramatically cut COVID-19 test processing time

Naperville Sun, Dec. 30, 2020

A Naperville-based bioscience laboratory could help address the backlog of COVID-19 testing across the country and eventually assist the United States in more quickly confronting a future virulent pandemic.

Cybersecurity in a fishbowl: How North Carolina’s Board of Elections handled it

SC Media, Dec. 14, 2020

Election security has never been more scrutinized than the 2020 presidential elections. It left election boards fighting not only to protect the election from outside influences but also to justify the legitimacy of their own work.

How would Trump or Biden deal with grid hacking threats?

E&E News, Nov. 3, 2020

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have a few competing plans for the nation’s cybersecurity — though experts say they largely expect the next U.S. president to stay the course.

Why North Carolina outsourced election cybersecurity to a 'CISO-as-a-service'

StateScoop, Aug. 21, 2020

Faced with mounting cybersecurity needs headed toward the presidential election, but lacking the financial resources to build out a more robust internal IT staff, the North Carolina State Board of Elections last year hired a third-party vendor to provide the functions of a chief information security officer as a service, rather than an individual official.

Grid Security And Cyber Defense Cannot Fall On Deaf Ears, Experts Warn

Forbes, Aug. 17, 2020

If the electrical grid is knocked out for long periods, the damage to the American economy would be insurmountable. And the country’s enemies know that. That is why its brain trust is dedicated to insulating the transmission network from both physical and cyber-attacks.

Opinion: A cyber-risk we’re not prepared for: What if the power grid collapsed and America went dark?

The Washington Post, Aug. 15, 2020

EVERY CATASTROPHE comes as a shock, but many shouldn’t come as a surprise. Just as we knew a pandemic was a possibility yet failed to plan for it, power-grid collapse is a threat we should be prepared for — but aren’t.

Grid security group calls for declassified threat information, new federal agency focused on resilience

UtilityDive, Aug. 14, 2020

As attempts to disrupt the power grid become more sophisticated, NCGR’s analysis views this as a necessary tradeoff to better inform the industry of the growing threat.

Consortium AUI highlights Proposal for Lithium Institute: “It’s a Great Team”

El Mercurio, Jun. 23, 2019

Alta Ley, Fundación Chile, Fraunhofer/CSIRO and Associated Universities, lnc., are the entities in the race. CORFO listened to the proposals and will soon start the second phase.

Billion-dollar telescopes could end up beyond the reach of US astronomers

Nature Journal, Aug. 20, 2018

Change the funding system and approaches to international partnerships for US-led big science projects, urge Matt Mountain and Adam Cohen.

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AUI and Accumen Partner to Increase Crisis Resilience to Natural and Manmade Disasters for Healthcare Sector

AUI and Accumen, Inc. announced they are partnering to provide services to improve crisis resilience to manmade and natural disasters for the healthcare sector at a historically challenging time.

New Scholarship Established by the AUI Board of Trustees

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2021 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Mexican Astronomer

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Pride Month Statement

Pride Month is a time for celebration of LGBTQIA+ communities in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. At AUI, we celebrate an environment that is safe and welcoming to all, and the strength that our diversity brings us.

Cyber Expert Wins FBI Community Leadership Award

Robert R. Wells, special agent in charge of the Charlotte Division of the FBI has chosen a local cyber expert as the 2020 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) recipient for North Carolina. Torry Crass has been an invaluable partner to the FBI Charlotte field office since 2013.

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