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Virtual Town Halls: Research and Creative Achievement under COVID-19

Upcoming – Friday, May 29: Virtual Town Hall #3 – Relaunching RCA at UMBC

Draft Agenda:
    • Welcome Remarks
    • Framework for Relaunching RCA at UMBC – Karl Steiner
    • Update on RCA Survey Questionnaire – Karl Steiner
    • Next Steps for Reopening On-Campus Laboratories and Studios – Panel
    • Support for Remote RCA under Remote Conditions – Don Engel
    • Q&A Panel – Dean Drake, Moderator
Panelists:
  • Charles Bieberich, Associate Dean for Research, CNMS
  • Dean Drake, Associate Vice President for Research
  • Don Engel, Assistant Vice President for Research
  • Preminda Jacob, Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, CAHSS
  • Karuna Pande Joshi, Chair, Research & Creative Achievement (RCA) Council
  • Erin Lavik, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, COEIT
  • Janet Rutledge, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Karl V. Steiner, Vice President for Research
Registration and Questions:
    • Please register for the Town Hall and submit Questions in Advance here.
    • The participant Webex link will be shared after you RSVP.

May 8, 2020: Virtual Town Hall #2 – Relaunching RCA at UMBC

Slides:
    • Slides are available here (requires UMBC login).
Agenda:
    • Welcome Remarks – Philip Rous
    • Relaunching Research & Creative Achievement at UMBC
    • Karl Steiner, Preminda Jacob, Erin Lavik, Chuck Bieberich, Karuna Joshi
    • Impact on Postdocs and Graduate Students – Janet Rutledge
    • Update for Undergradaute RCA students – April Householder
    • COVID-19-related Funding Opportunities – Don Engel
    • Prevention and Safety – Lucy Wilson
    • International Student Issues – David Di Maria
    • Q&A Panel – Dean Drake, Moderator
Panelists:
  • Charles Bieberich, Associate Dean for Research, CNMS
  • David DiMaria, Associate Vice Provost for International Education
  • Dean Drake, Associate Vice President for Research
  • Don Engel, Assistant Vice President for Research
  • April Householder, Director of Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Scholarships
  • Preminda Jacob, Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, CAHSS
  • Karuna Pande Joshi, Chair, Research & Creative Achievement (RCA) Council
  • Erin Lavik, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, COEIT
  • Philip Rous, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Janet Rutledge, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Karl V. Steiner, Vice President for Research
  • Lucy Wilson, Professor, Emergency Health Services

April 17, 2020: Virtual Town Hall #1 – RCA under COVID-19 at UMBC

Slides:
    • Slides are available here (requires UMBC login).
Agenda:
    • Welcome Remarks – Freeman Hrabowski
    • UMBC Research Maintenance Mode: Status and Update – Karl Steiner
      • UMBC Research Financial Update for FY20
      • Recent Faculty Success and Looking Ahead
    • Sponsor Guidance related to COVID-19 – Dean Drake
    • Funding Landscape in Response to COVID-19 – Don Engel
    • Internal Resources – Stan Jackson
    • Considerations for Re-opening Research and Studio Facilities – Karl Steiner
    • Q&A Panel – Karl Steiner, Moderator