Riedinger to Speak About Global Connections of the American Research University

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UC Riverside is hosting a discussion about ties and the exchange of research, students and trade across national boundaries

By Kris Lovekin on May 13, 2014

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — In an era when geographic boundaries are being blurred in trade, education and college admissions, UC Riverside has invited Jeffrey Riedinger to speak about “Globalization and The University” at 4 p.m., Friday, May 16, at UC Riverside’s Genomics Auditorium.

Jeffrey Riedinger  University of Washington

Jeffrey Riedinger
University of Washington

As the University of Washington’s Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Riedinger  oversees the university’s multiple activities in the global arena including study abroad, exchanges for students and faculty with universities in other countries, and support for international research and centers.

His talk – the second of three talks held in conjunction with the investiture of UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox – is free and open to the public. Parking is free and refreshments will be served.

Riedinger is relatively new to the University of Washington. Before that, he worked at Michigan State University as dean of International Studies and Programs, where he facilitated multidisciplinary research and created strategic partnerships abroad to address critical global issues.

The response and discussion after the talk will be offered by two faculty members from the College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, Professor of Economics Marcelle Chauvet; and Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies David Herzberger.

The series of speakers is intended to analyze and predict the future of the American Research University, building on ideas presented at the April 24 investiture ceremony for Wilcox. The first speaker was Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University. The third speaker will be Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, an influential agency in the higher education world.

McPherson will speak at 4 p.m. May 30, in the UCR Genomics Auditorium.

“The talks will build on the ideas put forth in the chancellor’s speech about the right way for UCR to grow and develop over the next five years,” said Dallas Rabenstein, UCR’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. “These will be interactive, with two faculty members at each event to respond about the future of the campus.”

A first-generation college graduate, Wilcox is now chancellor at one of the most exciting times on the UCR campus, with the new medical school, the new school of public policy, expanding research opportunities and the potential to broaden the campus’s international reach.

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