Water Resources Research Center hosts seminar on March 14

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 1, 2012

Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer
Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer
The UH Mānoa Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) will host a seminar on Wednesday, March 14, at 3 p.m. in POST room 127. Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer, professor and co-director of the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center, will deliver a seminar titled, “Can Interdisciplinary Centers Work? The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment as Object Lesson.”
The talk will outline the process used to form the Institute on the Environment (IonE), part of a major restructuring effort at the University of Minnesota in 2005.  IonE was designed by a committee, and then implemented by the Provost and Senior Vice President’s office. The IonE engages all the major colleges in all the campuses of the University system, and has a successful Fellows program, small grants program, and postdoc and student programs.
Now in its fifth year, Swackhamer will explore if IonE has achieved its mandate, what IonE has accomplished and the lessons learned from this ambitious restructuring.
The seminar is sponsored by the UH Mānoa Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.
For more information, visit: http://www.wrrc.hawaii.edu.