Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

CoRE Convening Meetings - You're Invited!

Posted: August 27, 2013

Dear Colleagues:

Research has shown that cross-disciplinary teams produce the most impactful research and have the highest citations. Additionally, these collaborative efforts accelerate impactful research, external funding, and deeply enrich educational programs. For these reasons, UNLV has a vested interest in developing and fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research and education through the Collaborative Research and Education (CoRE) initiative.

CoRE aims to pool the collective talents of UNLV from all disciplinary areas to optimize research and education outcomes. CoRE is as an incubator for new ideas and new thinking at UNLV. The institutional aspiration of CoRE is to facilitate a cultural change that augments and accelerates interdisciplinary research and education initiatives for the greater success of students and faculty, the institution as a whole, and Southern Nevada and beyond.

Through the initial campus-wide summit meetings, six CoRE cluster areas have emerged: Renewable Resources, Sustained and Emergent Learning Technologies, Health, Gaming, IT/Data Security, and Urban and Social Issues. Further development of initiatives around these CoRE areas does not exclude the emergence of new CoRE clusters areas, nor does it solidify permanence of those listed.

CoRE campus convening meetings are ongoing and aim to:

  • provide a venue for faculty to meet one another and engage in scholarly discourse
  • inspire interdisciplinary networks among faculty with like interests
  • promote organic high impact collaborative activities
  • consult with faculty to further develop CoRE cluster areas to the eventual development of formalized interdisciplinary education and research programs

This fall, CoRE meetings have been scheduled as listed below. The primary aim of these meetings is to identify broad but well-defined research programs within each cluster area. Peruse the cluster area meetings below, pick the topic(s) that interest you most and RSVP your attendance.

Sept. 13, 2013 10:00 a.m. – Noon SU 208A Sustained and Emergent Technologies RSVP
Sept. 20, 2013 10:00 a.m. – Noon LLB 1149 (Amargosa Room) Renewable Resources RSVP
Sept. 27, 2013 10:00 a.m. – Noon LLB 3251 (Goldfield Room) Health RSVP
Oct. 4, 2013 10:00 a.m. – Noon LLB 3251 (Goldfield Room) Gaming RSVP
Oct. 11, 2013 10:00 a.m. – Noon LLB 3251 (Goldfield Room) Urban & Social Issues RSVP
Oct. 18, 2013 10:00 a.m. – Noon LLB 3251 (Goldfield Room) Blue Sky: Engaging the Arts, Media Studies & Humanities in Interdisciplinary Collaboration RSVP

 

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