February 17 – Mobilizing Creativity and Expertise for Change: UA’s "Smart Villages" $100,000,000 Proposal
Venue: Student Union Memorial Center, Kachina Lounge
- Dean Joaquin Ruiz, College of Science and the College of Letters, Arts and Science
- Gary Nabhan, Professor and Research Social Scientist, Southwest Studies Center
- Tim Finan, Professor and Research Anthropologist, School of Anthropology and the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
The University of Arizona was one of many institutions to submit proposals for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Initiative, which will award $100 million to one project working to solve a grand challenge. This session will focus on how the Smart Villages proposal came to be and how the architects of the proposal have come to build momentum around interdisciplinary projects.