National Academies campus visit on May 21–22

Next week, staff from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be in Orono to talk about three recent reports that will be of great interest to faculty, staff, and graduate students. On Tuesday, May 21, National Academies staff will provide an overview of report recommendations, and the university community will be encouraged to participate in discussions about how the recommendations could be implemented. Wednesday morning at 9, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Kody Varahramyan, Senior Associate Provost Jeff St. John, and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will provide an update on the Strategic Visioning and Values process, and the University of Maine System R&D plan, and how the recommendations from the National Academies will help guide the implementation of these two major initiatives. Both events will take place in Wells Conference Center.

More information and registration are online. The reports that will be discussed: