December 2015

December 14, 2015

Walking around a major research university such as the University of Arizona, you will often hear and see the word “innovative” used to describe a diverse range of activities, from the development of collaborative learning spaces that benefit student engagement experiences to the creation of cutting edge technologies. The idea of innovation is one way to understand evolution of public research universities as they transition from a role focused on providing points of access to knowledge to one that emphasizes acting as social, economic, and cultural agents that both create and apply knowledge with and in their communities.

In Tucson, we have seen this kind of impact in the success of UA startup SinfoníaRx, which I wrote about as an example of the University’s commitment to an inclusive view of scholarship in an earlier blog post...