Interdisciplinary Social-Environmental Research Symposium

All, This is a university-wide initative that some may be interested in. Follow the links as needed.  Ron

 

From: Cassandra Moseley [mailto:cmoseley@uoregon.edu]
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 5:12 PM
Cc: Cassandra Moseley <cmoseley@uoregon.edu>; Christoph Lindner <cpl@uoregon.edu>
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 rds@uoregon.edu. 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!

 

Sincerely,

 

Cass Moseley & Christoph Lindner

On behalf of the Faculty Visioning Committee