How can your campus harness cross-disciplinary research to get back to basics on economic and community development? Learn how university centers can advance faculty and student development while giving back to their communities by registering today for this event, generously supported by the Charles Koch Foundation.
Hear from an urban HBCU and a rural regional comprehensive university that found innovative ways to advance their institutions’ missions as community-engaged universities. You’ll be able to ask questions of the speakers and take part in live polls.
Both centers convene faculty and students to raise new questions, build understanding, and bridge insights from across academic perspectives. Both centers also embrace the challenge of exploring data-driven questions and publishing quality work to helps solve vexing social problems.
Discuss combining rigorous research with storytelling to capture people’s imaginations and emphasize the importance of this work that affects us all.
- Edward Lopez is a professor of economics, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism, and the founding director of Western Carolina University’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise (CSFE).
- Craig Richardson is BB&T Distinguished Professor of Economics and director of Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM).