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UIC: Scholarship in Action

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Illinois Rooms, Student Center East, 750 S.Halsted

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8:30 amRegistration
9:00 - 9:45 am

Welcome and Remarks

Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor
Lon Kaufman, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

9:45 -10:30 am

David Audretsch

Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Director of the Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University

Background reading

10:30 – 10:45  amBreak
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

Mike Flavin, Managing Director of Flavin Ventures, LLC and CEO of Shamrock Structures

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

Julio Guerrero, Vice President of Marketing & Resource Development, The Resurrection Project

Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-founder of i.c.stars

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 pmLunch Reception

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.


Paula Allen-Meares
John Corbally Presidential Professor

Lon S. Kaufman
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

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