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Research Policy

Planning for Future Research in Public Universities in Uncertain Times

This research retreat was held July 16 - 18, 2014 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Our keynote speaker was Sally Frost MasonPresident, the University of Iowa.

Regional research administrators and research faculty participated in formal presentations, moderated discussions, and then conference participants continued related discussions over meals in the relaxed atmosphere. The white paper, candid photos, and participant list from the retreat may be accessed at the following links: White Paper(.pdf) Conference photo galleryParticipant list (.pdf)Agenda (.pdf)


Group photo of 2014 Merrill retreat participants

First row, left to right: Harvey Perlman, Sally Frost Mason, Bernadette Gray-Little, Jeff Vitter, Danny Anderson, Mabel Rice
Second row, left to right: Ruth Dyer, Kurt Preston

Third row, left to right: Chris Sorensen, Joe Heppert, John Colombo, Prem Paul, Doug Girod
Fourth row, left to right: Sarah Nusser, Michelle Kennett, Karen Burg, Brian Foster, Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Rick Barohn

Fifth row, left to right: Chitra Rajan, Mary Lee Hummert, Hank Foley, Jonathan Brumberg, Mark McIntosh, John Leslie, Robert Simari, Emily Smith, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian
Sixth row, left to right: Evelyn Haaheim, Sara Rosen, Joy Ward, Sharon Vitter, Deb Teeter, Julie Nagel
Titles and institutional affiliations (.pdf)

Photo gallery online!
Retreat photos by Brett Hampton Photography

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