The Advancing the Human Condition Symposium objectives are: To identify emerging questions around issues related to the human condition; To further the role of research and scholarship across disciplines in advancing equity and eliminating social disparities; To convene academics, scholar activists, and scholar practitioners doing cross-disciplinary, innovative work around these issues.

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  • Keynote: Universities Responding to Global Challenge 

    Guzmán Cruzat, José Antonio (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    José Antonio Guzmán Cruzat, Chancellor of the Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, opens the symposium with an invitation for scholars, academics, educators, and practitioners to grapple with the complex questions ...
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    CoBabe-Ammann, Emily (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Emily CoBabe-Ammann is Director of Strategic Projects, University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    Hawkins, Faith Kirkham (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Faith Kirkham Hawkins is Associate Vice President for Research, Indiana State University.
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Iyengar, Sunil (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Sunil Iyengar is Director of the Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Overview, Advancing the Human Condition Symposium 

    Deramo, Michele C. (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Michele C. Deramo is Assistant Provost for Diversity Education at Virginia Tech.
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    Burnett, Andy; Hawkins, Faith Kirkham; CoBabe-Ammann, Emily (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Our panelists draw upon the psychology of creativity to explore the collaborative processes that ground innovation and to share exemplars from their campuses.
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Lee, Lisa (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Lisa Lee is Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech.
  • Welcome Remarks, Advancing the Human Condition Symposium 

    Pratt-Clarke, Menah (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Menah Pratt-Clarke is Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Tech.
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Roberto, Karen A. (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Karen Roberto is University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at Virginia Tech.
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    Burnett, Andy (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Andy Burnett is founder and CEO, Know Innovation. Our panelists draw upon the psychology of creativity to explore the collaborative processes that ground innovation and to share exemplars from their campuses.
  • Artivention 4 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Artivention 2 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Artivention 3 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Artivention 1 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Lee, Lisa; Iyengar, Sunil; Knapp, Benjamin; Roberto, Karen A. (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Dr. Lee facilitates a discussion with grant-makers and Investment Institute Directors on research funding and resource development for complex initiatives.
  • 2nd Annual Advancing the Human Condition Symposium 

    Office of Inclusion and Diversity (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    The Office for Inclusion and Diversity presents the second annual Advancing the Human Condition Symposium, Nov. 27-28, 2018 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The two-day event fosters intellectual ...
  • Supporting Adaptive Brain and Behavior: The Abecedarian Approach to Social, Educational, and Health Disparities 

    Ramey, Craig T. (Virginia Tech, 2017-11-30)
    This paper places the Abecedarian Approach in theoretical and historical context and reviews the results from 3 randomized controlled trials that have tested an experimental protocol designed to prevent cognitive disabilities ...
  • Learning Experiences for empowerment, resilience, and engagement 

    Cotrupi, Catherine; Davis, Jessica; Case, Mary (Virginia Tech, 2017-11-28)
    Presentation addresses the intentional and evolving work of VT Engage, Virginia Tech’s service learning and civic engagement center. Utilizing a discussion regarding the differences between “traditional” service learning ...
  • Keynote: The University and Our Human Future: Advancing Equity and the Human Condition 

    Johnson, Sylvester (Virginia Tech, 2017-11-28)
    These documents include the topic outline for the keynote address and the accompanying slide deck. Dr. Johnson's lecture was not recorded; however, some of the content presented is included in an earlier lecture, "Of ...
  • Opening remarks for the Advancing the Human Condition Symposium 

    Pratt Clarke, Menah; Deramo, Michele (Virginia Tech, 2017-11-28)

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