UIC: Scholarship in Action
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Illinois Rooms, Student Center East, 750 S.Halsted
Program Heading link
|9:00 - 9:45 am||
Welcome and Remarks
Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor
|9:45 -10:30 am||
|10:30 – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 – 11:30 am||
Panel 1: Homegrown Innovators
Moderator: Nancy Sullivan, CEO and Managing Director, IllinoisVENTURES, LLC; Interim Executive Director, Office of Technology Management
Rick Kittles, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Associate Director of the Cancer Center, and Director of the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO, Lifeway Foods
|11:30 – 12:15 pm||
Panel 2: Innovating for Change
Moderator: Michael A. Pagano, Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Professor of Public Administration
Gary Slutkin,Founder/Executive Director of Cure Violence, and Professor, Epidemiology and International Health, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
|12:15 pm||Closing Remarks
Lon Kaufman, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
|12:20 pm||Lunch Reception|
About the 2013 UIC Leadership Retreat Heading link
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2013 UIC Leadership Retreat to be held on Tuesday, August 20, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and ending with a reception at noon.
This year’s retreat, UIC: Scholarship in Action, will provide an opportunity for us to examine UIC’s role as an innovator within our society, and in what ways innovation is recognized, expressed, and valued within the institution.
Universities are increasingly expected to use their intellectual resources to solve the complex problems of the world with measurable impact. The UIC Mission Statement documents the aspiration “To create knowledge that transforms our views of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world.” The Chancellor’s Six Overarching Goals reinforce this mission by calling on UIC to “Emphasize transformative impact and the social good.” As this language so clearly expresses, UIC is at its very core an innovator that solves problems through bringing people together in education, research and application. This innovation manifests itself in countless forms throughout and across our disciplines and activities. It might involve promoting research-based policy, or bringing a new product to market, or disseminating a new way of thinking through literature or art. In all of these cases the impact is felt. In their quest to obtain and apply new knowledge, our faculty, students and alumni are inherently entrepreneurial.
We are delighted that our keynote speaker for the day will be David Audretsch, Distinguished Professor, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University.
This Web page will be updated regularly with details on the program, speakers and logistics.
We look forward to seeing you on August 20.
John Corbally Presidential Professor
Lon S. Kaufman
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost