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CoR 2017 Summer Meeting

Presentations from the 2017 CoR Summer Meeting can be found below. Please click each title to view the presentation.

2017 CoR Summer Meeting

July 9 - July 12, 2017
Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501

Click here to download the 2017 CoR Summer Meeting agenda.

Click here to download to the pre-conference New and Future VPR Workshop agenda.

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APLU gratefully recognizes Academic Analytics for its sponsorship of the 2017 CoR Summer Meeting.


Workshop Presentation

Unpacking the Position of Vice President/Provost/Chancellor for Research

  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma


CoR Summer Meeting

Bridging the Cultural Divide: Bringing the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences Together

Breaking Down Silos between Research Centers and Academic Units

  • Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, San Diego
  • Vimal Chaitanya, Director, Energy Research Lab, New Mexico State University
  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma
  • Moderator: Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Matching Innovation and Capital for Growth

Excursion to University of Nevada, Reno Engineering Earthquake Laboratory

  • Ian Buckle, Foundation Professor and Director, Structural Engineering Laboratories, University of Nevada, Reno

Open Data and Public Access

Controlled Unclassified Information

  • Greg Madden, Senior Advisor for Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure, Pennsylvania State University
  • Lori Schultz, Senior Director, Research Partnership Services, University of Arizona
  • Alicia Turner, Business Relationship Manager, UFIT-Enterprise Systems, University of Florida
  • Moderator: Kimberly Andrews Espy, Senior Vice President for Research, University of Arizona

Lunch Roundtable: Science Advocacy

Value Proposition: Working with Engagement; Communicating Outcomes and Impact to the Public

  • Alicia Knoedler, Executive Associate Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma

Federal Update: New Administration and 115th Congress

  • Matt Hourihan, Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program, AAAS
  • Jennifer Poulakidas, Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs, APLU
  • Anna Quider, Director of Federal Relations, Northern Illinois University
  • Moderator: Kalliat T. Valsaraj, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Louisiana State University

Large Proposal Development: Best Practices for Support

  • Mridul Gautam, Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Faith Kirkham Hawkins, Associate Vice President for Research, Strategic Research Initiatives, Indiana University
  • Michelle Popowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director, UCLA Grand Challenges
  • Moderator: Janet E. Nelson, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Idaho

Discussion of APLU's Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) Tech Transfer Evolution Working Group

  • Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, Chair of the Council on Research and Executive Vice President, Arizona State University
  • Caroline Whitacre, Senior Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University
  • Moderator: Paul Roben, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization, University of California, San Diego

Featured Project & Initiative

Research, Science & Technology
The Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Alliance is a network of research leaders who believe that universities can improve research outcomes and increase benefits to society by engaging theory with practice for transformative solutions.