Bridging Barriers Core Theme Town Hall – A Transforming Society

The Vice President for Research invites the UT community to a Town Hall meeting introducing the Bridging Barriers core theme titled,” A Transforming Society.” Concept papers in this core theme study the cultural, environmental and health impacts of shifting population dynamics in the State of Texas or more globally. This core theme and its associated concept papers can be viewed at

The Town Hall meeting is open to all interested researchers on campus, not just those who submitted concept papers.

Schedule of Events:

  • Welcome remarks and introduction of Bridging Barriers initiative by Vice President for Research Dan Jaffe
  • Overview of core theme: “A Transforming Society
  • Q&A with select concept paper authors from core theme
  • Informal reception for UT research community and concept paper co-authors to network and share their research interests

Event information about additional Town Hall meetings focusing on the other Bridging Barriers core themes is posted at

After the Town Hall events, a series of meetings will be organized for each core theme throughout the spring and summer semesters, with the goal of framing a central research question that includes elements of concept papers within the theme. These discussions are open to any interested researchers. To be informed of upcoming meetings, click the “I am interested in this theme” box at the top of the core theme pages that interest you at

Directions: Due to Speedway construction, car access to SAC is only possible coming in through Winship. There is wheelchair access coming up a ramp, if people are dropped off.  Pedestrian access is available, through designated areas in the construction area. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Student Activity Center (SAC), 2.410 Ballroom
2201 SPEEDWAY, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Campus & Community, Academics

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty

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