The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is responsible for the integration and enhancement of research activities across UVA’s eleven schools and multiple research centers. VPR leads university-wide strategic growth activities, including multidisciplinary groups in environmental sustainability, innovation, energy systems, and biosciences. VPR also coordinates the various University units that comprise the research infrastructure, including the acquisition of research funding, the planning and development of academic research space, research commercialization, the incubation of new companies and recruiting of corporate research partners to local research parks, and public outreach.


Resilience Forum

May 7, 2015

Nau Hall Auditorium 9:00-2:00 pm


We are excited to announce the Resilience Forum will be held on Thursday, May 7th from 9-2pm in Nau Auditorium.  This forum is to discuss a pan-university approach to resilience and sustainability. President Sullivan will open the event and four of our deans (Benson, Meyer, Baucom, Stam) will moderate sessions.  Lunch will be served.


This event will focus on advancing interdisciplinary research on coupled human-environment systems that addresses the major societal challenge of our time - how to foster resilience and flourishing at a time of unprecedented environmental change and population growth.


The goal is to present and discuss ideas related to common themes that build on current faculty strength and have transformative potential to distinguish UVa. There will be "lightening talks" illustrating examples of research followed by audience "town hall" discussion on areas of strength, opportunities for growth, and a common vision for a pan-university resilience initiative. We are in the planning stage and seek broad input from across grounds."


Please rsvp to Cheryl Wagner ( . We look forward to hearing your input and having you help shape the future of resilience at UVA.


Karen J. McGlathery
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences

Associate Vice President for Research, Sustainability and the Environment, University of Virginia


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