Research funding topic of talks Nov. 21, 22

November 16, 2016 | UToday
By Staff

To grow research funding and collaboration opportunities, The University of Toledo recently joined Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

The organization of more than 100 PhD-granting universities promotes partnerships to advance research and education in concert with federal agencies, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory.



Dr. Arlene Garrison, vice president of university partnerships for Oak Ridge Associated Universities, will visit UT next week.

She will discuss “Oak Ridge Associated Universities — The University Value Proposition” Monday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in Nitschke Hall Room 1027 and Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Center for Creative Education Room 1217. Her presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Garrison is responsible for Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ scientific research opportunities and expanding partnerships with schools, national laboratories and private industry.

Under Garrison’s direction, the University Partnerships Office provides awards to Oak Ridge Associated Universities members; identifies and promotes funding opportunities by facilitating inter-institutional relationships; and leverages relationships with other organizations to support increased funding for scientific research and education.

“Faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about how UT’s membership with Oak Ridge Associated Universities can benefit them should attend one of these sessions,” Dr. Frank Calzonetti, vice president of research, said.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. The organization works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest.

The nonprofit corporation and federal contractor manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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