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Research Policy

Research Innovation as a Pathway to the Future

This research retreat was held July 22 - 24, 2015 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Our keynote speaker was Ruth WatkinsProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah.

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: Don Steeples, James Tracy, Julie Nagel, Ruth Watkins, Mabel Rice, Wolfgang Kliemann Second row, left to right: Evelyn Haaheim, Neal Kingston, John Colombo, Steve Goddard, Chris Morphew Third row, left to right: Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra Thomas, Mary Rezac, Rick Barohn, Deb Teeter, Dan Reed Titles and institutional affiliations (.pdf)

Photo gallery online!
Retreat photos by Brett Hampton Photography

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