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This week in innovation...

Catalysts for Social Change Fundraiser
Technology & Data as Catalysts for Tackling Global Poverty
Thursday 11/12 | 7-pm | Fordham Law School | Constantino Room
Get your tickets here.

Free for the Fordham Community!!
Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015 In partnership with Unilever and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Ashoka Changemakers has launched
the Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015,
an opportunity for young social entrepreneurs (18-35 years old) with innovative and scaleable technologies or initiatives that are contributing to one or more of the eight following Global Goals for Sustainable Development: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Climate Action.
Deadline for applications: November 18
Is your innovation contributing to the Global Goals? Apply to the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards before November 18th!
In partnership with C&A Foundation, we have launched the Fabric of Change challenge and we are looking for innovations that transform the apparel and fabric industry anywhere on the value-chain, from production to manufacturing to the consumer. The challenge is open to innovations from outside the apparel industry only if they can be replicated to improve the apparel industry.
Do you have an innovation contributing to build a fair and sustainable apparel industry? Enter the Fabric of Change challenge before November 18
Fordham students can apply to participate in new multi-university INNOVATE NYC program
For students passionate about social change and developing the skills necessary to turn their  ideas into action, we are excited to announce that our university has teamed up with the DO School and 8 other NYC higher education institutions to create a new landmark program within New York City’s higher education landscape: Innovate NYC.  This program offers students from the participating universities and colleges a unique opportunity to launch their careers as changemakers within their communities and learn invaluable entrepreneurial skills. Through a curated co-creation method, together with 19 other participants you will tackle a real-life challenge set by the City of New York: to find new and innovative ways to overcome the scarcity of affordable resources for non-profits & social enterprises. The first 150 students to submit their application will automatically receive invitations to the first skills-building workshop, a day-long event focusing on enhancing your capacity for ideation. 
 The first step crucial to social innovation.
Learn more here and Apply now!
Mainstreaming new economic models - Free event
Join us on 12 November 2015, 2.30pm - 5pm in New York City's Conrad Hotel for a fascinating free public seminar. Open to readers from across the globe and chaired by Marc Gunther, editor-at-large of Guardian Sustainable Business US, an expert panel will explore alternative economic models - and how they might change the world for better or worse.
Register here!


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From Students for Fair Trade:
The next meeting is on November 10th at 5:00 PM in Keating 114.
That meeting will be  hosting Kate Black, who is on the New York Board for Fair Trade and who has just published her first book Magnifeco on fair trade fashion.
We are also co-sponsoring a movie event the day prior (November 9th) for the documentary The True Cost about the mistreatment of labor in the textile industry.
This event will be at 7:00 PM in Keating 3rd.
From the Entrepreneurship Society:
Uber NYC Office Visit!
Wednesday, December 9 | 2:30 - 5:00pm | Uber NYC

Please register below for our visit to Uber's NYC office! We will have an office tour as well as two Q&A sessions with the NYC General Manager and head of NYC Engineering (and founding employee!)
Register here (only 30 spots available!)
From the Computing Sciences Society:
5 days away from HackRPI 2015! It's going to be a great weekend and we're so excited that so many of you are joining us. More info in our Facebook event and the HackRPI website to get filled in! As for our weekly meeting a few of our e-board members and hackathon veterans will be giving a talk on what to expect on Wednesday, November 11th at 7:00pm in Dealy 115.
From SEAJ:
Mark your calendars for SEAJ's annual Sustainable Clothes Swap on Monday December 7 from 3-6pm in Mcginley 235.
Stay updated on the latest on campus with the Changemaker Blog!
We hope to see you there and look forward to a great year of innovation!
Check out our Changemaker blog here and check out our official page here.
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