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Yellow Bird: New center gives birth to new ideas
Monday, January 31, 2005

"Incubators to me are warming containers for tiny, waddling, yellow down-covered chicks. It is a place that protects these creatures until they are feathered enough to walk the real world.

The Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center at UND that cut ribbon, so to speak, Thursday is called an incubator. What comes out of the center is not waddling chicks but men and women with state-of-the-art innovations under their arms ready to be entrepreneurs.

Crawling over the wall as you enter the atrium of the center, is an organic three-dimensional art form. It is as if clouds, rivers, roads and fields were beginning to grow from the wall. Into the art is incorporated a summer thunderstorm with lightning flashing sporadically throughout the piece. The work definitely caught my attention and drew me away from the voices coming from the James C. Ray Idea Lab, where accolades were being presented at the grand opening."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: A place where ideas are born I (The Grand Forks Herald 1/29)

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