University of Wisconsin–Madison

Campus-wide UW–Community Collaboration and Research Competition: Kickoff event Engaging Faculty and Staff in the Alliance for the American Dream Initiative

Join Us for the Campus Kickoff of the
Campus-Wide UW-Community Collaboration and Research Competition:
The Alliance for the American Dream

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: WI Institute for Discovery (WID), H.F. DeLuca Forum, 330 N. Orchard St., UW-Madison

Join us for lunch and learn about:

  • The Alliance for the American Dream, a new community-university collaboration, funded by Schmidt Futures, to promote shared prosperity and increase American competitiveness;
  • An affiliated research competition sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE); and
  • How your research can help improve the lives of families in Dane County and beyond.

The Alliance for the American Dream challenges our community to produce innovative ideas for increasing the net income of 10,000 Dane County families by 10% by the year 2020—by increasing income or decreasing the cost of living in areas such as housing, child care, transportation, health care, education, and energy. The UW Institute for Research on Poverty will lead the proposal-development process. UW–Madison is one of four universities selected to participate in the inaugural program. At least one team from each participating university will advance to receive continuing support in 2019.

Noon Lunch provided
12:15 Karl Scholz, Dean, College of Letters & Science
12:20 Jan Greenberg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in the Social Sciences
12:25 Lawrence Berger, Director, Institute for Research on Poverty
12:35 Interdisciplinary work session facilitated by colleagues
1:45 Leslie Orrantia, Director of Community Relations
1:55 Wrap-up and next steps

Come be part of this innovative example of the Wisconsin Idea in action!

Registration: RSVP to the Campus Kickoff

Lunch will be served at noon; formal program begins at 12:15.