Interdisciplinary Social-Environmental Research Symposium

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From: Cassandra Moseley []
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 5:12 PM
Cc: Cassandra Moseley <>; Christoph Lindner <>
Subject: Save the Date: May 20th Research Symposium


Dear colleagues,


We live in a time of accelerated social and environmental change and the UO — with its deep tradition in “green” education, research, scholarship, and creative practice — is well-positioned to address some of the major issues around sustainability, resilience, and climate change.


Mark your calendars for May 20, 2019 for an “Interdisciplinary Social-Environmental Research Symposiumto identify and elaborate the social-environmental challenges and opportunities facing our region, and our world, that our faculty are uniquely poised to address through interdisciplinary research and scholarship.


At this working meeting, we will collaboratively:


  • Elaborate the major socio-environmental problems that UO faculty are uniquely poised to address

  • Sketch preliminary project and proposal ideas for tackling these problems via interdisciplinary research and public engagement

  • Launch a seed funding program to build research collaborations

  • Build new relationships, strengthen collaboration, and foster community among faculty


This will be a collaborative working meeting. Formal presentations will be kept to a minimum. 


In preparation for this meeting, we are organizing small “coffee klatches” where faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds will be connected to answer the question: “If we were to pursue a collaborative social-environmental research project, what is the most interesting question we could explore?” Sign up for a Coffee Klatch here!


Coffee Klatch participants will be automatically registered for the May workshop. If you wish to participate in a coffee klatch, but are unable to attend the symposium, please e-mail If you cannot participate in a Coffee Klatch, but wish to attend the symposium, please sign up here.


For further details on this event, please review our website.


Looking forward to seeing you there!




Cass Moseley & Christoph Lindner

On behalf of the Faculty Visioning Committee