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School of Education’s Grand Challenges kick-off event set for Feb. 1

January 30, 2017

The UW-Madison School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative launches on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with a kick-off event in the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The goal is to spark interdisciplinary teams that will define the Grand Challenges for the School of Education in terms of:

Grand Challenges kickokff• Inquiry -- How will the work extend what we know and can do in key areas of aesthetic expression, education or health care research and practice?

• Innovation -- How will the work explore new avenues of investigation, performance or practice, and cross disciplinary boundaries into new conceptual or aesthetic areas?

• Impact -- How will the work make a measurable and authentic difference in the lives of people in our community, state or world?

There will be a short program beginning at 4 p.m., with School of Education Dean Diana Hess and Professor Rich Halverson each saying a few words about the Grand Challenges initiative.

Drinks and hors’ d’oeuvres will be served. Although the event is free, registration is requested. To register, visit this Grand Challenges web page.

To learn more and for updates on the initiative moving forward, check out the Grand Challenges website.

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