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2017 Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars Retreat

adrian bellAdrian Bell, assistant professor of anthropology, will present "Population Movement, Cultural Diversity, and Immigrant Adaptation" at this year's Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars retreat. All university faculty are welcome to attend.



October 3, 2017
Transdisciplinary Responses to Displacement:  An Evening for Connection

Agenda (Subject to Change)

5:00     Reception and opportunity to try out the new “Utah Climate Challenge” game in the Utah Futures Gallery, Level 2, adjacent to the Canyon
5:30     Welcome and Introduction to the Retreat
5:35     TED-style Talks

  • Divya Chandrasekhar, Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning—To Stay or Not to Stay?
  • Hannah Vaughn, Associate Instructor, School of Architecture—Designing Place for the Placeless: Architecture and Dignity for Utah's Homeless Youth
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Displacing Centralized Energy Systems: Connecting People with Buildings, Energy Conversion, and the Broader Environment

6:05     Explore current and potential opportunities for connection and innovation
6:35     Hearty Appetizers and networking
7:00     Thank you to Glenn Prestwich, Founding Director of EFS—Tom Parks and Andrew Weyrich
7:10     TED-style talks

  • Adrian Bell, Assistant Professor, Anthropology—Population Movement, Cultural Diversity, and Immigrant Adaptation
  • Erika George, Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law—Displacement: Status Anxiety in an Era of Demographic, Economic, and Climate Change
  • Brenda Bowen, Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics—Displacement of Valued Landscapes:  the Role of Natural Resource Extraction and Environmental Change

7:40     Explore current and potential opportunities for connection and innovation
8:10     Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean, Business—Utah Rural/Urban Job Displacement
8:30     Wrap-up and networking
9:00     Departure

Last Updated: 3/22/18