What is "Convo with Cantwell"?

This monthly live fireside chat is designed to improve communications campus wide and answer your questions about the university's research and innovation enterprise.

As senior vice president for research and innovation, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell leads the office of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII). We are a service unit responsible for expanding the university's capacity for knowledge creation and discovery; integrating efforts by faculty, students, staff, and executive leaders to move inventions and technologies to the marketplace; increasing the university's connectivity with external collaborators; spearheading industry and public partnerships; and increasing total research funding.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Convo with Cantwell and hearing from you. Open communications are very important.

TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR
Beginning in January 2021, registration is required for each event. You can sign up for the next episode here. Note that you must use your official University of Arizona email address to be approved. You will receive sign-in details, including a password, after your registration is approved.

Before the event, you may email your questions to research@arizona.edu. Once logged in, all questions must be submitted via the webinar Q&A.

*Future dates and times listed on the registration page are subject to change.

If you are already registered and approved for the next Convo with Cantwell episode, you should have received a confirmation email from research@arizona.edu (no-reply@zoom.us) with your login details. The subject line should be: "Convo with Cantwell Confirmation." You will need to use the information from that email to join the webinar.

For information on how members of the University of Arizona community can register for upcoming meetings, please email research@arizona.edu.

Episodes

Air Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In the first "Convo With Cantwell" of the new year, panelists will focus on the research and impact of the University's digital humanities programs. The discussion will feature Bryan Carter, director of the Center for Digital Humanities, Jonathan Jae-an Crisman, assistant professor in the Department of Public and Applied Humanities, and Judd Ruggill, head of the Department of Public and Applied Humanities.

Convo with Cantwell is a monthly Zoom fireside chat hosted by Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation. In addition to the panelists, Cantwell will be joined by three members of the Research, Innovation & Impact leadership team: Chief of Staff John O'Neil, Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar and Assistant Vice President of Research Intelligence Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

At the December 9 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, hosted a panel discussion with three UArizona experts on problem-solving across the partisan divide, misinformation, and the 2020 election, in historical context. In addition to our panel, SVP Cantwell was joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil; Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Assistant Vice President of Research Intelligence Lori Schultz.

WHAT: A monthly fireside chat
WHEN: December 9, 2 p.m. 
TOPIC: Bridging the Political Divide

PANEL OF EXPERTS:

Air Date:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

During this Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, hosted  a panel discussion with four UArizona experts whose research examines how racial/ethnic groups are disproportionately impacted in each of their areas of study. In addition to our panel, SVP Cantwell will be joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil; Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Assistant Vice President of Research Intelligence Lori Schultz. Jennifer Fields, director of the Office of Societal Impacts, also will present an update on action items from the Achieving Racial Equity in Research webinar series held this summer.

Air Date:
Thursday, October 8, 2020

At her October 8, 1p.m. Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation, hosted a panel discussion with Jennifer Barton, director of the BIO5 Institute, and three BIO5 members to discuss their research on COVID-19 and other viruses/infectious diseases. In addition to our panel of experts, SVP Cantwell was joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Assistant Vice President of Research Intelligence Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

At her September 8 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation, hosted a panel discussion on the University's Arizona Institutes for Resilience: Solutions for the Environment and Society (AIR). In addition to our panel of experts, SVP Cantwell was joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the University's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Assistant Vice President of Research Intelligence Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020

At her August 6 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, SVP for Research & Innovation, hosted a panel discussion on how the University translates research into innovative enterprises that positively impact Arizona and beyond. In addition to our panel of experts, Dr. Cantwell was joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Senior Director Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Thursday, July 9, 2020

At her July 9 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, SVP for Research & Innovation, will host a panel discussion on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in our community. In addition to our panel of experts, Dr. Cantwell will be joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Senior Director Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Convo with Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD about COVID-19 antibody testing and Betsy fields some questions about research re-entry and related topics.

Air Date:
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, SVP for Research & Innovation, will hold a Zoom "fireside chat," giving the university community the opportunity to ask questions about UArizona research, innovation, and RII. This month we'll continue the discussion on COVID-19 as it impacts our research and innovation operations.

Air Date:
Monday, March 23, 2020

RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and Senior Director Lori Schultz joined Cantwell to convey the latest updates and answer questions about how COVID-19 is—and is not—affecting UArizona research and innovation.