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GM R&D Expert to Give Korybalski Lecture

Michael Korybalski, Chair of the Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board and former CEO of Mechanical Dynamics, has endowed a prestigious lectureship in Mechanical Engineering in the general area of Engineer in Society. As part of this annual lectureship to mechanical enginers and the broader university community, a series of high profile speakers will promote the impact that engineers have on addressing large societal problems, such as energy and environment, health and quality of life, national security, disaster prevention, etc. Dr. Larry Burns, Vice President of R&D and Planning at General Motors Corporation will be the inaugural Michael Korybalski endowed lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. His lecture is titled, "Driving to a Sustainable Future, a New DNA for the Automobile." The abstract of the lecture is available at

The Korybalski lecture will be given at 3 p.m. on Friday October 19, at the Arthur Miller Theatre, Walgreen Drama Center in North Campus, with a reception to follow from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in the theatre's lobby. Due to the limited availability of seats in the Arthur Miller Theatre, advance registration is required at:

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