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NMiTE, Britain’s new engineering university, has appointed Professor Janusz Kozinski as its inaugural President and Chief Executive. Kozinski, who will take up his post in Hereford on 1 July 2017, has wide experience as an international academic leader and entrepreneur. Most recently he orchestrated the creation of the Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto, Canada. “This is perhaps the brightest and the boldest academic start up in recent times in the UK or anywhere else,” said Kozinski. “The chance to lead this project was impossible to resist. All the ingredients are there to create an engineering education experience designed for the future, not the past or the present.” David Sheppard, co-project leader and member of the NMiTE Board, said: “Anyone who meets Janusz realises immediately that they are meeting a leader and a visionary. He is a relentless motivator and collaborator who sets his sights on a bold vision, and builds an exceptional team to make that possible. He was our unanimous choice and we can’t wait to have him at the helm.” Call for passionate engineers and manufacturing businesses Kozinski will be assembling a team of leaders and teachers – from inside and outside the world of engineering – to turn this project from an idea to reality by 2020. “We need the most creative, imaginative and ambitious people, of all genders and backgrounds, who see engineering as a path to making real change in the world. “We want people from Britain’s engineering and manufacturing businesses with passion and drive to get involved in creating the curriculum and courses. You might be a recent graduate or a have been in practice for many years and you want the chance to rethink how we prepare young engineers for the future, or you might be someone who’s never studied engineering. “I have a message to all those who are intrigued by this new project… Don’t wait to see what happens. We need your ideas and your energy right now. Please come join us!” Kozinski stressed: “The first students applying to this university will have been born after the year 2000. They deserve an education designed for them, not for their parents and grandparents. I can promise this will be different from anything we’ve seen before in higher education. So please watch this space.” A Polish-born Canadian, Kozinski has been Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in Toronto, Canada. This $250-million academic start up created a new concept of engineering education with a broad ‘Renaissance’ curriculum including humanities, law and business, a ‘flipped classroom’ model of teaching without lectures, and a commitment to become the first engineering school in Canada to achieve a 50:50 gender balance. Previously he was a leader and scholar at McGill University in Montreal, University of Saskatchewan, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also held several visiting professorships including the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France’s most distinguished research laboratory). NMiTE aims to open its doors in September 2020 to the first 300 students at a purpose-built city centre campus in Hereford. It intends to be educating more than 5,000 students by 2032. Its new university concept was launched in 2015 with the support of engineers, leading universities, businesspeople and politicians. Britain has an estimated shortfall of 40,000 engineering graduates, and closing this gap is essential if the country is to have the high-value skills needed for a successful modern economy. NMiTE is being created to help solve this problem with a radical new approach and curriculum that combines the best innovations from leading universities around the world. The fledgling university is being strongly backed by engineering businesses, the Herefordshire community, the University of Warwick, professional engineering bodies and the UK Government, which recently announced over £8million in initial funding with more to follow shortly.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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The Gutenberg Research College (GRC) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) granted the 2017 Gutenberg Research Award to Professor Karin Knorr Cetina of the University of Chicago at yesterday's annual celebration. Knorr Cetina received the EUR 10,000 prize for her pioneering contributions to anthropology, sociology, and interdisciplinary science studies. The Gutenberg Research Award was launched in 2012 to distinguish outstanding international researchers in various disciplines. "This year, we again honor a globally eminent top-level researcher," said GRC Director Professor Thomas Hieke. Knorr Cetina is known, among other things, for her innovative studies of the working methods and practical rationality employed by natural scientists and foreign exchange traders. In 1981 she published a monograph entitled "The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science." Here she analyzed how scientists generate knowledge through their social and scientific practices. "In the 1980s, this study represented a breakthrough in international research in the subject and significantly contributed to the development of the interdisciplinary field of science studies that was just in the process of emerging at that time," explained Professor Herbert Kalthoff, who nominated Knorr Cetina for the 2017 Gutenberg Research Award and is the coordinator of the Social and Cultural Studies Mainz (SoCuM) Research Unit. Over the past few years, Knorr Cetina has published studies on the generation of economic knowledge through the interactions of traders in international financial markets and has thus opened up new perspectives for innovative interdisciplinary research. She is currently working on an analysis and description of the modern world in terms of what she calls a "synthetic society," in which human activities are linked through technical artifacts and virtual systems. "This offers great potential for the establishment of a fertile relationship with the JGU Research Unit SoCuM," added Kalthoff. After earning her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and a subsequent degree in Sociology from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Knorr Cetina worked at the University of California in Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia State University, and Wesleyan University in Connecticut. In 1983, she was appointed to a professorship at Bielefeld University. In 2001 she moved to the University of Konstanz and since 2010 she has been Professor for Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Chicago. "Knorr Cetina's academic career combines extensive interdisciplinarity and a genuine international background," concluded Kalthoff. "She acts as a link between European and Anglo-American sociology and her findings have had an impact far beyond her actual core disciplines."


NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drone USA, Inc. (OTC Markets:DRUS) (“Drone USA” or the “Company”), a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”) and related technologies, today announced that it appointed Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel to the Drone USA Board of Directors on April 3, 2017. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/de58f6b4-5d8e-4e17-9660-8ef917b473d4 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f82f152a-4e2a-4ef3-bf41-46eb5b6af9f0 Michael Bannon, Drone USA’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely happy that Rodrigo has decided to join our Board.  Rodrigo is a brilliant engineer who has developed some of the most sophisticated drones in the world.  Many of the drones developed by Rodrigo can be adapted for commercial, police or military use. In April we demonstrated our Shadow, a military-police grade quadcopter, to several police departments in Connecticut. We plan to demonstrate our Cyclops, a fixed wing drone equipped with three cameras to monitor public safety, to police departments situated along the Connecticut coastline. Our Cyclops is equipped with thermal and high definition zoom cameras to help scan for bathers who ventured too far away from shore.  In Cape Cod, we intend to offer our Cyclops to police departments to help monitor great white shark activity along their coastlines.” Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel, 39, became a member of the Board on April 3, 2017, and has been our CTO since June 2016.  Dr. Rangel has served as Scientific Director of IBRV, the BRVANT Institute of Technology, a non-profit Institute since August 2013.  Since February 2009 Dr. Rangel has served as CEO of BRVANT Technologic Solutions, a Brazilian company that specializes in development of UAV, UGV and USV systems.  From 2002 to 2009 he was Product Development Engineer at Embraer SA, working with the development of avionics, electronic and software systems for military and civil aircraft. Dr. Rangel has specialized in aircraft manufacture engineering through his research activities with the Embraer Engineering Specialization Program. Dr. Rangel also studied computer, robotics, lasers and virtual reality systems applied to flight simulators at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) as a São Paulo State Foundation for Research Support (FAPESP) scholar.  Dr. Rangel received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer and Electronics Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Headquartered at One World Trade Center in New York, NY, Drone USA is a primary developer and manufacturer of low altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and related technologies. Target markets include select defense segments (military), public safety (police, fire, emergency response), and high growth commercial applications such as agriculture, photogrammetry, mining, utilities, and entertainment. The Company seeks to strengthen its systems portfolio by acquiring UAV firms with superior technologies that are proven in high-growth markets, as well as complementary technologies such as sensors and software. For additional information about Drone USA, please visit www.droneusainc.com. Certain statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include projections of matters that affect revenue, operating expenses or net earnings; projections of growth; and assumptions relating to the foregoing. Such forward-looking statements are generally qualified by terms such as: “plans, “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes” or similar words of like kind. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or qualified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking information. These factors are discussed in greater detail in the Company’s Form 10 filed with the SEC and filings with the OTC Markets Group.


NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drone USA, Inc. (OTC Markets:DRUS) (“Drone USA” or the “Company”), a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”) and related technologies, today announced that it appointed Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel to the Drone USA Board of Directors on April 3, 2017. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/de58f6b4-5d8e-4e17-9660-8ef917b473d4 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f82f152a-4e2a-4ef3-bf41-46eb5b6af9f0 Michael Bannon, Drone USA’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely happy that Rodrigo has decided to join our Board.  Rodrigo is a brilliant engineer who has developed some of the most sophisticated drones in the world.  Many of the drones developed by Rodrigo can be adapted for commercial, police or military use. In April we demonstrated our Shadow, a military-police grade quadcopter, to several police departments in Connecticut. We plan to demonstrate our Cyclops, a fixed wing drone equipped with three cameras to monitor public safety, to police departments situated along the Connecticut coastline. Our Cyclops is equipped with thermal and high definition zoom cameras to help scan for bathers who ventured too far away from shore.  In Cape Cod, we intend to offer our Cyclops to police departments to help monitor great white shark activity along their coastlines.” Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel, 39, became a member of the Board on April 3, 2017, and has been our CTO since June 2016.  Dr. Rangel has served as Scientific Director of IBRV, the BRVANT Institute of Technology, a non-profit Institute since August 2013.  Since February 2009 Dr. Rangel has served as CEO of BRVANT Technologic Solutions, a Brazilian company that specializes in development of UAV, UGV and USV systems.  From 2002 to 2009 he was Product Development Engineer at Embraer SA, working with the development of avionics, electronic and software systems for military and civil aircraft. Dr. Rangel has specialized in aircraft manufacture engineering through his research activities with the Embraer Engineering Specialization Program. Dr. Rangel also studied computer, robotics, lasers and virtual reality systems applied to flight simulators at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) as a São Paulo State Foundation for Research Support (FAPESP) scholar.  Dr. Rangel received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer and Electronics Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Headquartered at One World Trade Center in New York, NY, Drone USA is a primary developer and manufacturer of low altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and related technologies. Target markets include select defense segments (military), public safety (police, fire, emergency response), and high growth commercial applications such as agriculture, photogrammetry, mining, utilities, and entertainment. The Company seeks to strengthen its systems portfolio by acquiring UAV firms with superior technologies that are proven in high-growth markets, as well as complementary technologies such as sensors and software. For additional information about Drone USA, please visit www.droneusainc.com. Certain statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include projections of matters that affect revenue, operating expenses or net earnings; projections of growth; and assumptions relating to the foregoing. Such forward-looking statements are generally qualified by terms such as: “plans, “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes” or similar words of like kind. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or qualified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking information. These factors are discussed in greater detail in the Company’s Form 10 filed with the SEC and filings with the OTC Markets Group.


NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drone USA, Inc. (OTC Markets:DRUS) (“Drone USA” or the “Company”), a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”) and related technologies, today announced that it appointed Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel to the Drone USA Board of Directors on April 3, 2017. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/de58f6b4-5d8e-4e17-9660-8ef917b473d4 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f82f152a-4e2a-4ef3-bf41-46eb5b6af9f0 Michael Bannon, Drone USA’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely happy that Rodrigo has decided to join our Board.  Rodrigo is a brilliant engineer who has developed some of the most sophisticated drones in the world.  Many of the drones developed by Rodrigo can be adapted for commercial, police or military use. In April we demonstrated our Shadow, a military-police grade quadcopter, to several police departments in Connecticut. We plan to demonstrate our Cyclops, a fixed wing drone equipped with three cameras to monitor public safety, to police departments situated along the Connecticut coastline. Our Cyclops is equipped with thermal and high definition zoom cameras to help scan for bathers who ventured too far away from shore.  In Cape Cod, we intend to offer our Cyclops to police departments to help monitor great white shark activity along their coastlines.” Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel, 39, became a member of the Board on April 3, 2017, and has been our CTO since June 2016.  Dr. Rangel has served as Scientific Director of IBRV, the BRVANT Institute of Technology, a non-profit Institute since August 2013.  Since February 2009 Dr. Rangel has served as CEO of BRVANT Technologic Solutions, a Brazilian company that specializes in development of UAV, UGV and USV systems.  From 2002 to 2009 he was Product Development Engineer at Embraer SA, working with the development of avionics, electronic and software systems for military and civil aircraft. Dr. Rangel has specialized in aircraft manufacture engineering through his research activities with the Embraer Engineering Specialization Program. Dr. Rangel also studied computer, robotics, lasers and virtual reality systems applied to flight simulators at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) as a São Paulo State Foundation for Research Support (FAPESP) scholar.  Dr. Rangel received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer and Electronics Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Headquartered at One World Trade Center in New York, NY, Drone USA is a primary developer and manufacturer of low altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and related technologies. Target markets include select defense segments (military), public safety (police, fire, emergency response), and high growth commercial applications such as agriculture, photogrammetry, mining, utilities, and entertainment. The Company seeks to strengthen its systems portfolio by acquiring UAV firms with superior technologies that are proven in high-growth markets, as well as complementary technologies such as sensors and software. For additional information about Drone USA, please visit www.droneusainc.com. Certain statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include projections of matters that affect revenue, operating expenses or net earnings; projections of growth; and assumptions relating to the foregoing. Such forward-looking statements are generally qualified by terms such as: “plans, “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes” or similar words of like kind. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or qualified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking information. These factors are discussed in greater detail in the Company’s Form 10 filed with the SEC and filings with the OTC Markets Group.


NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drone USA, Inc. (OTC Markets:DRUS) (“Drone USA” or the “Company”), a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”) and related technologies, today announced that it appointed Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel to the Drone USA Board of Directors on April 3, 2017. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/de58f6b4-5d8e-4e17-9660-8ef917b473d4 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f82f152a-4e2a-4ef3-bf41-46eb5b6af9f0 Michael Bannon, Drone USA’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely happy that Rodrigo has decided to join our Board.  Rodrigo is a brilliant engineer who has developed some of the most sophisticated drones in the world.  Many of the drones developed by Rodrigo can be adapted for commercial, police or military use. In April we demonstrated our Shadow, a military-police grade quadcopter, to several police departments in Connecticut. We plan to demonstrate our Cyclops, a fixed wing drone equipped with three cameras to monitor public safety, to police departments situated along the Connecticut coastline. Our Cyclops is equipped with thermal and high definition zoom cameras to help scan for bathers who ventured too far away from shore.  In Cape Cod, we intend to offer our Cyclops to police departments to help monitor great white shark activity along their coastlines.” Dr. Rodrigo Kuntz Rangel, 39, became a member of the Board on April 3, 2017, and has been our CTO since June 2016.  Dr. Rangel has served as Scientific Director of IBRV, the BRVANT Institute of Technology, a non-profit Institute since August 2013.  Since February 2009 Dr. Rangel has served as CEO of BRVANT Technologic Solutions, a Brazilian company that specializes in development of UAV, UGV and USV systems.  From 2002 to 2009 he was Product Development Engineer at Embraer SA, working with the development of avionics, electronic and software systems for military and civil aircraft. Dr. Rangel has specialized in aircraft manufacture engineering through his research activities with the Embraer Engineering Specialization Program. Dr. Rangel also studied computer, robotics, lasers and virtual reality systems applied to flight simulators at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) as a São Paulo State Foundation for Research Support (FAPESP) scholar.  Dr. Rangel received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer and Electronics Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Headquartered at One World Trade Center in New York, NY, Drone USA is a primary developer and manufacturer of low altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and related technologies. Target markets include select defense segments (military), public safety (police, fire, emergency response), and high growth commercial applications such as agriculture, photogrammetry, mining, utilities, and entertainment. The Company seeks to strengthen its systems portfolio by acquiring UAV firms with superior technologies that are proven in high-growth markets, as well as complementary technologies such as sensors and software. For additional information about Drone USA, please visit www.droneusainc.com. Certain statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include projections of matters that affect revenue, operating expenses or net earnings; projections of growth; and assumptions relating to the foregoing. Such forward-looking statements are generally qualified by terms such as: “plans, “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes” or similar words of like kind. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or qualified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking information. These factors are discussed in greater detail in the Company’s Form 10 filed with the SEC and filings with the OTC Markets Group.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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As citizens of a democracy, Americans seem to face a series of intractable problems associated with environmental sustainability. One of the major obstacles to implementing solutions is deep partisan and ideological divisiveness. We can’t seem to agree on what constitutes “the right thing to do.” This year, Husson University’s Ethics Symposium will examine this issue as part of a presentation by Dr. Steven A. Fesmire, professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Green Mountain College in Vermont. His lecture, “Rescuing Democracy from Moral Fundamentalism: How Moral Certainty is a Roadblock to Sustainability,” will take place at the Gracie Theatre on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. “Dr. Fesmire is a great example of a long line of American pragmatic thinkers going back to William James and John Dewey,” said Cliff Guthrie, Ph.D., a professor of ethics and humanities at Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities. “Like these other thinkers, he argues that we should view our moral disagreements more like practical everyday problems, and that Americans are great at using their imaginations to come up with new solutions to practical problems.” The lecture will focus on the challenges created in democratic societies by moral fundamentalism – a disposition to believe that there is only one right way to think about and solve moral or political problems. Fesmire will then go on to discuss ways to deal with moral fundamentalism so that democracies can successfully address the tangled local, bioregional, and global problems that prevent our lives from becoming healthier, more just, and more sustainable. Fesmire is the author of Dewey (Routledge Press, 2015), winner of the 2015 Choice “Outstanding Academic Title” award. He is also the author of John Dewey and Moral Imagination: Pragmatism in Ethics (Indiana University Press, 2003) and the winner of the 2005 Choice “Outstanding Academic Title” award. In addition, Fesmire is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Dewey (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017) and is preparing a manuscript titled Ecological Imagination: Essays in Pragmatism, Ethics, and Education. He was a 2009 Fulbright Scholar at Kyoto University and Kobe University in Japan, a 2015-16 visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, and a 2016 fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. “Beyond teaching practical career-related knowledge, Husson University is committed to education that helps us better understand ourselves and our society,” said Dr. Patricia Bixel, dean of the College of Science and Humanities. “In the face of global warming and serious partisan division, we struggle to address environmental problems. Perhaps a more pragmatic approach can help us make progress toward solving some of these issues.” If you would like more information about the upcoming presentation, or if you need to talk to someone about special arrangement or accommodations, please contact Cliff Guthrie, professor of ethics and humanities at guthriec(at)husson(dot)edu or 207 941-7760. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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