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Spatial Learning, Research, and Community Service Symposium

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the University of Redlands celebrates spatial learning, research, and community service conducted by students, faculty, administrators, and campus programs. Join us in the Orton Center for the following events!

Reception and Symposium: 5:00-6:15 PM

  • Reception for alumni, guests, and presenters
  • Posters and story maps by students, faculty, and administrators

Invited Speakers: 6:15-6:45 PM

  • “A Year in the Life of a Spatial University” Kathy Ogren, Provost
  • “Changing the World with Maps” Steven Moore, Director, Center for Spatial Studies
  • “Training Spatial Business Transformers” Tom Horan, Dean of the School of Business

Presentation of the Tomlinson Prize for Excellence in GIS: 6:45-7:00 PM

  • Hillary Jenkins, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Chair of the Spatial Studies Minor
  • Douglas Flewelling, Professor and Director of the MS GIS Program

Keynote: 7:00-8:00 PM

“The Courage to Communicate” Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, Esri

Dr. Wright will share some thoughts and reflections on an issue that is prescient in the minds of many academics these days: finding the time and the courage to communicate outside of academia, outside of the “ivory tower.” In Dr. Wright’s case, outside the ivory tower has meant engaging with different audiences about her science, including issues of spatial learning, but also “escaping” academia altogether for a new life and culture in industry. She will share some stories of engagement before and after making this “great escape” – not just the successes, but some of the hard lessons as well, some of the decisions faced along the way, what went as planned and what didn’t, who has helped the most and how, what happened during a great failure or two and why it was such a valuable experience, what she still struggles with, and what has been the most inspiring, rewarding, and just downright fun.