ONE VCU | Research Weeks 2023 Signature Events

Providing insight into the future, recognizing opportunities in the present, and challenging us to learn from the past - all through a lens of innovation.

Week 1 | The Future: UNstoppable Innovation in Artificial Intelligence

ChatGPT and the Talking Dog

Presented by AI pioneer, Dr. Terry Sejnowski, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Director, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at The Salk Institute, University of California San Diego

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Terry Sejnowski

Leading the Ethical Governance of Innovation

Presented by Dr. Sylvester Johnson, Associate Vice Provost for Public Interest Technology, Virginia Tech 

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Sylvester Johnson

Week 2 | The Present: UNstoppable Innovation in Real Time

Public Humanities and Social and Economic Sciences in Research

Presented by Dr. Rayvon Fouché, Director, NSF Social & Economic Sciences Division and
Dr. Matthew Gibson, Executive Director, Virginia Humanities

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Fouche and Gibson

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Moving Science Forward (Panel Session)

VCU Faculty Panelists, Dr. Charlene Crawley, Dr. Gina Longo, Dr. Kevin Allison, Dr. Cristina Stanciu, Dr. Jesse Goldstein, Dr. Christine J. Cynn, and Moderator, Dr. Gary Cuddeback

Recorded presentation coming soon.


Weeks 3 & 4 | The Past: UNstoppable Innovation Lessons Learned

Symposium on Sustainable Energy and Environment

Presented by Keynote Speaker, Dr. Costa Samaras, Principal Assistant Director for Energy and Chief Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

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Do Whales Judge Us? Interspecies History & Ethics

Presented by Dr. Bathsheba Demuth, Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Environment and Society, Brown University 

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Dr. Demuth