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Monday, October 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Role of a Research University in Addressing Urban Issues (60 mins)

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The United Nations projects that nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. While this influx of new residents brings with it a rich tapestry of diverse ideas and cultures, it also creates significant challenges for metropolitan areas. Urban research universities serve as valuable assets as cities tackle the issues that come with urban growth.

The University of Colorado Denver, Colorado’s only public urban research university, works closely with civic, business and government entities to help address the concerns facing the city of Denver. Ranked the #1 Best Place to Live by US News and World Reports in 2016, Denver is enjoying an economic and cultural boom. But it also faces challenges ranging from affordable housing to homelessness to health disparities.

A panel of CU Denver faculty members share highlights of their research and how their work helps the city take on these thorny issues.

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Esther Sullivan, University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver
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Antwan Jefferson

Community Partner, University of Colorado, Denver
I am interested in the relationships between local families/community members and educational institutions, including PK-12 schools and colleges/universities. As a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Human Development, I instruct courses focused on social justice... Read More →
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Wes Marshall

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
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Dr. Michael Seman

Director of Creative Industries Research and Policy, University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media
You should talk to me about... Music scenes fostering entrepreneurship and economic development! The power of all-ages DIY music venues! How live music can be used as a tool to address health care! The history of Silicon Valley! The history of grunge! Death Grips! Black Flag! The... Read More →

Monday October 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
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