The Environmental Resilience Institute invited faculty, students, alumni, and partners to attend a morning of community and dialogue at our Environmental Futures Forum when we launched the new Grand Challenges programs in Environmental Resilience and Sustainability.

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Provost Ian Baucom

Opening remarks were given by Provost Ian Baucom, followed by lightning talks highlighting ERI-funded projects and several UVA climate related programs.

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karen mcglathery

Karen McGlathery, ERI's Director, hosted a conversation on funding and mentoring opportunities through the new Grand Challenges programs. The audience was invited to engage in a townhall style conversation, providing an opportunity to shape the development of ERI's programming.

Full Agenda

  9:00     Welcome by ERI Director Mcglathery

  9:05     Opening Remarks by Provost Baucom

  9:20     ERI Project Flash Talks           

10:20     UVA Climate Programming           

10:50     Break   

11:00     Grand Challenges Launch 

11:50     Next Steps

12:00     Event Close, Lunch reception to follow

 

Learn about changes and upcoming opportunities from ERI

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Provide input to ERI’s Grand Challenges

ERI has partnered with UVA's Office for Organizational Excellence to use ideasUVA for this event. Ideas welcome until November 15th, 2022. 

  • Scan the QR code to the left or go to https://tinyurl.com/ERIGC22
  • Log in via Netbadge
  • Read the “About” page
  • Click the Red + sign when you’re ready to add your idea
  • Fill out the form and hit ‘submit’ when you’re ready

 

Tell us what you think

Climate Collaborative: Where would these collaboratives make a meaningful impact? What research and community needs would be advanced?

Practitioner Fellows: What kinds of practitioner fellows would best support translation and climate solutions?  How can practitioners advance UVA’s impact?

Seed Funding Programs: What research needs would be best met by the larger interdisciplinary CoLab program?  How could we refine Spark and Rapid programs to promote team formation and time-sensitive research?

Post-doc Fellows: How can we increase diversity in the application pool?  What professional development would best support post-docs?

 

Invited Faculty Speakers

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Erin
Putalik
Assistant Professor, Architecture and Architectural History
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Peter
Debaere
Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business
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Brad
Cantrell
Professor, Chair of Landscape Architecture
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Martien
Halvorson-Taylor
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
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Cassandra Fraser
Cassandra
Fraser
Professor, Department of Chemistry
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Negin Alemazkoor
Negin
Alemazkoor
Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment
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Sonia
Alconini
David A. Harrison III Professor of American Archeology
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Lise
Dobrin
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
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Osman
Ozbulut
Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment
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Harsh Anand
Harsh
Anand
Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Adrienne
Ghaly
Research Specialist in Environmental Humanities
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Andrew R. Sanderford
Drew
Sanderford
Robert M. White Jr. Bicentennial Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance, General Faculty Director, Center for Real Estate and the Built Environment
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Kerrie Aman Carfagno
Kerrie
Carfagno
Associate Professor of Commerce
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Lisa
Colosi Peterson
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Engineering Systems & Environment
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William
Shobe
Professor of Public Policy (Batten School) and director, Center for Economic and Policy Studies (Weldon Cooper Center)
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Mike Lenox
Michael
Lenox
Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Rotunda Dome Room

Event Resources

 

Registration deadline was October 10th, 2022, to accommodate catering services. No lunches were available without having registered to minimize food waste.