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Please join us for one, some or all the activities.  Students, faculty, staff and administrators welcome.

Monday, April 14

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Welcome from the Provost, Professor Pamela Zarkowski

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  

Dr. Catherine Caldwell, Ms. Sara Martin, Mr. Russell Davidson III

“Storing and Sharing your Research Data:  The UDM Repository”

11 a.m. – Noon 

Dr. Shulamith Schlick, UDM Distinguished Professor

“From Teflon to Oxygen Radicals and Clean Air:

Three Decades of Science and Teaching at UDM”

1:15 – 1:50          

Dr. Catherine Caldwell

“Finding Grant Opportunities in InfoED SPIN”

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“What I Did on My Leave:  2012-13 Sabbatical Projects by UDM Faculty”

Featuring:  Dr. Libby Balter Blume, Dr. Don DiPaolo, Dr. Diane Robinson Dunn, Dr.Mohan Krishnan, Dr. Gail Presbey


Tuesday, April 15

9:30 a.m. – 10:30

Early Career Faculty Presentations

9:30 a.m. – 10:30

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Presentations

11:00 a.m. – noon

High School Students, introduction to UDM and lunch

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

“Celebration of Scholarly Achievement:  Posters, Publications, Projects”

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Innovation Competition

Hosted by Drs. Jonathan Weaver and Darrell Kleinke


Wednesday, April 16

9:00 a.m.  - Noon

KEYNOTE:  Dr. Robert Porter

“Writing Successful Grants”

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wine & Cheese / UDM IgNobel Prizes


Thursday, April 17

10:00 a.m. – Noon

“Interprofessional Education: Who, What, and How”

Keynote Speaker

                   Workshop leader, Robert Porter, PhD

WORKSHOP LEADER Robert Porter, PhD, has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally. Currently Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has received the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Society of Research Administrators International. 

With thirty years' experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator, his proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review.

Dr. Porter has previously taught at Virginia Tech, Swarthmore College, Susquehanna University and Eastern Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan.