University of Utah Circuit Webinar: Creating Faculty-Driven Catalysts

Ground Works, Member News, Transdisciplinary Collaboration

January 25, 2019

Presented first as an outstanding and important session at the recent a2ru 2015 Annual Conference, Groundworks, this webinar explores how a team at the University of Utah created an innovative and low-cost faculty driven model to foster transdisciplinary research by engaging individual researchers from widely different disciplines around a common theme in ways that will move their own and others’ fields forward.

Gain an understanding of the impetus and process for beginning a major cross-campus collaborative symposium, the benefits to participating faculty’s professional development and practice, the small supports needed to sustain the initiative, and finally, the robust and continuing curricular and research impacts

Speakers include:

  • Nalini Nadkarni; Professor, Department of Biology – University of Utah
  • Glenn Prestwich; Presidential Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Special Presidential Assistant for Faculty Entrepreneurism – University of Utah
  • Sarah Jack Hinners; Director, center for Ecological Planning and Design, College of Architecture + Planning; Research Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning – University of Utah
  • Russell Isabella; Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology Department; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Family and Consumer Studies – University of Utah
  • Ellen Bromberg; Director, Biannual International Screendance Festival and Workshop, Modern Dance Department; Founding Director, The Graduate Certificate in Screendance, Modern Dance Department; Professor, Modern Dance Department; Distinguished Professor, School of Dance – University of Utah

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