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The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just & Inclusive Cities

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DAY TWO
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021

Opening Roundtable: Applying Research to Address Community Health Disparities and Wellness
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. GMT
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WELCOME REMARKS:

  • Anantha Shekhar, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

PANELISTS:

  • Elizabeth Miller, Division Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health and Clinical and Translational Science, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Director and Founder of the program Salud Para Niños at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Nic Palmarini, Director at the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing, Newcastle University
  • Eileen Kaner, Professor of Public Health & Primary Care Research, Newcastle University
  • Paulo Hilario Nascimento Saldiva, Deputy Director of the IEA-USP, Full professor at the University of Sao Paulo’s Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo

MODERATOR:

  • Maureen Lichtveld, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Concurrent Sessions One
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST | 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. GMT

Session A: Gathering Water Urban Data Through Networks of Sensors and People
A panel discussing challenges, place-based organizing principles, and future partnerships on urban water challenges. The discussion will focus in particular on network-based sensor solutions for data collection necessary to answer urban water challenges.
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PANELISTS:

  • Emily Elliott, Director, Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, University of Pittsburgh
  • Amy Babay, Assistant Professor, School of Computer and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jennine Jonczyk, Forging Sustainable Partnerships, Newcastle University
  • Luke Smith, Deputy Director of the Urban Observatory and Lecturer in Data-centric Civil Engineering, Newcastle University

MODERATOR:

  • Daniel Bain, Associate Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, University of Pittsburgh

Session B: Building a Network of Place-Based Universities
In this session, panelists will reflect upon some of the issues that have been brought up throughout the earlier sessions of the conference and discuss the potential advantages of building international partnerships that strengthen place-based university agendas.  In other words, can global engagement be useful in strengthening more local community engagement.  Can the two seemingly unrelated university missions actually reinforce each other in productive and meaningful ways?
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PANELISTS:

  • Angela Maria de Randolpho Paiva, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs- International Programs,  PUC-Rio
  • Des McNulty, Deputy Director of Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow
  • Christelle Morel-Journel, Lecturer in Geography and Planning at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Université Jean Monnet 
  • Aisling Healy, Maîtresse de Conférences in the Department of Political and Territorial Studies, Université Jean Monnet
  • Jane Robinson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place, Newcastle University

MODERATOR:

  • Belkys Torres, Executive Director of Global Engagement, University of Pittsburgh

Additional concurrent sessions and information are forthcoming

Concurrent Sessions Two
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST | 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. GMT

Session A: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As events of 2020 showed, inequities rooted in race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality continue to challenge communities not only in the United States but also abroad. As organizations from private companies to governments to universities grapple with how not only to address past inequities but also to devise and implement reform increasing the likelihood of an equitable future, this panel will compare steps being taken in both Pittsburgh and Newcastle to increase efforts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
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PANELISTS:

  • Clyde Wilson Pickett, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh
  • Judith Rankin, Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Newcastle University
  • Majestic Lane, Chief Equity Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Pittsburgh
  • Julie Sanders, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Newcastle University

MODERATOR:

  • Paula Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Session B: What Ivory Tower?  From the Archives to the Classroom: How University-led Teacher Development might be informed by Faculty Expertise
In this session, faculty members at Pitt and Newcastle will discuss their research on Children’s Literature and engagement professionals at the University Center for International Studies will discuss how faculty research and expertise become the inspiration for and basis of teacher development workshops and adapted to the needs of the K-12 classroom.
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PANELISTS:

  • Susan Dawkins, Engagement Coordinator, REEES, University of Pittsburgh
  • Maja Konitzer, Program Manager, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
  • Emily Murphy, Lecturer in Children’s Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University
  • Courtney Weikle-Mills, Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Pittsburgh

MODERATOR:

  • John Stoner, Executive Director of Academic Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Additional concurrent sessions and information are forthcoming

Capstone Conversation (plenary): Community Engagement and Place-Based Approaches: Towards a Common Vocabulary and Mission
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. GMT
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  • Dr. Lina Dostilio, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Jane Robinson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place, Newcastle University

MODERATED by Louise Kempton, Senior Research Associate, CURDS & Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), HaSS Faculty, Newcastle University

Charged with advancing a common mission in their respective universities, these two senior leaders discuss the common challenges and opportunities, local specificities, and issues surrounding higher education during these challenging times.

 

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