The groups will then present their proposals on poster boards, which will be displayed throughout the room.Participants will then vote on their favorite proposals, but will not be allowed to select their own proposals. Last week, Indiana University Media Relations staffers Ken Kingery and Nicole Roales -- both first year graduate students -- took matters into their own hands and spent one evening at a graduate student speed dating event at the Indiana Memorial Union.The night included free snacks and the opportunity to date more than 30 bachelors or bachelorettes.In honor of Valentine's Day, Ken and Nicole relate their experiences and offer a bit of commentary about their dozen dates.Nicole's Take: Fun -- but try enduring nearly 30 dates in less than three hours Two minutes.A professor in the university’s dental school, Goodman says he’s cautiously optimistic that some sparks will fly.“I think we all know that people will walk in with some crazy ideas; there will be those half snicker smiles,” says Goodman, co-chair of the university’s subcommittee on [research] collaboration.
The money will go to one or more of the proposals based on the review of a faculty panel.Welcome to Date At We're the biggest student dating site in the UK and we've helped find dates for literally thousands of students across hundreds of universities.So if you've just joined university or you've been a student for a while, don't stay single. It's absolutely free to join and you'll be in safe hands. Ryan and Faye were both single students at university.For all of their big ideas, sometimes faculty are a bit like wallflowers at a high school dance; they need a little push to make the first move.So it’s perhaps no surprise that the University of Southern California is using “speed dating” techniques to encourage professors to work together across disciplines.“But we also hope that we will bring two people together and it will be magic, because it never would have happened any other way.” The “Research Collaboration Retreat,” as it has been billed, will focus on the subject of health care.Faculty from various disciplines across the university have indicated plans to attend, and there’s a financial as well as an intellectual incentive to do so.“To be honest, if we get one or two collaborations that translate into grants, then the university will be happy,” Goodman says.“[But] if people get to meet people they’ve never met before, then I think we’ll be successful.” The event admittedly has a “game show feel,” but it might begin to address some important questions, Goodman says. Shrikanth Narayanan, chair of the university’s research committee, says he believes developing social opportunities for faculty is an important step in encouraging them to work together.It's the length of time we are supposed to spend brushing our teeth.Two minutes sometimes felt like two days when I went speed dating for the first time last week.