UArizona Celebrates 100 Days Since the Opening of the DC Center for Outreach & Collaboration

Jan. 12, 2022

The University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration celebrates a 100 day benchmark since its opening series of events.

The University of Arizona celebrated the opening of its Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration with a series of events showcasing the university's expertise and influence in several key areas.

"The University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration was created to bring the university's experts, students, alumni and supporters together in the nation's capital to amplify our positive impact," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins

The university's Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration was established in 2020 to extend the impact of UArizona research and scholarship. The nearly 14,000-square-foot office space – located at the corner of 13th Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest in Washington, D.C. – serves as an East Coast extension for various UArizona entities including Government and Community RelationsResearch, Innovation & Impact, James E. Rogers College of Law and the University of Arizona Foundation.

The first one-hundred days included programming focused on societal challenges and partnership.

Sept. 20: Partnerships for Resilience: Reframing Solutions
A workshop and reception on creating innovative research partnerships focused on solutions to environmental and societal problems.

Sept. 21: How College Choice Can Affect Career: Preparing Students for the Workforce of the Future
A panel discussion with experts on career preparation and how it can impact a student's success after college.

Sept. 21: Diplomats as Legal Liaisons: A New Model for Legal Education
Leaders with the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores of Mexico and Instituto Matias Romero (Diplomatic Academy of Mexico) detail their partnership to provide foreign service professionals and ministry staff with a foundational understanding of U.S. law.

Sept. 21: AAU-Member HSIs: A Critical Dialogue on Leading Innovation, Scholarship, and Solutions Centered on Servingness
​​​​​​A panel discussion with leaders from fellow Hispanic-Serving Institutions examine how each institution leverages its identity as an HSI to produce impactful research and graduate diverse students who are prepared to be scientific leaders. 

Sept. 21: In-Person Premiere of the Documentary "Missing in Brooks County"
A premiere of the documentary "
Missing in Brooks County" and a discussion of the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss, the film's co-directors, joined a panel of distinguished guests discussing the current crisis and the human rights issues it presents.

Sept. 22: #Sponsored: NIL and the New College Athletics Experience
A panel discussion with key stakeholders concerning name, image and likeness; discussing the impacts of NIL on institutions, student-athletes and industry, and why a federal policy is imperative to ensuring equitable opportunities for college athletes.

Sept. 22: NICD's 10th Anniversary: Challenges and Opportunities for Civil Discourse
A panel discussion examining the challenges posed by polarization for each of the three branches of the federal government and what can be done.

Sept. 23: Places and Spaces - Fostering the Future of the Arts
A panel discussion to explore how people think about the future of cultural spaces and how the arts transport organizations and communities.

Sept. 23: Building Relationships with Native Nations: Native Know How
An interactive dialogue with tribal leaders examining how Native nations are governed and how organizations can strengthen their relationships with Native nations.

Sept. 23: University of Arizona Foundation Reception
A reception celebrating the grand opening of the University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration with alumni and various stakeholders.

Sept. 23: The University of Arizona Media Reception
A rooftop reception to celebrate the opening of the University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration with Holly Jensen, Vice President for Communications and media partners.

Sept. 24: Fulfilling NEPA's Vision Through 21st Century Data Science
A discussion how NEPAccess will transform the next 50 years of environmental decision-making.

Sept. 24: University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC) Roundtable Discussion
A roundtable discussion focused on the role universities play in supporting the national security and workforce development needs of the nation, how the University of Arizona and UA-ARC can tackle national security challenges.

Nov 1-4: Legislative Research Summit
An annual summit focused on health sciences and regional workforce development and featured speakers from the National heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, Congressman Mark Kelly, U.S. Ambassador for Turkey Jeff Flake, President Robbins, SVP Dr. Michael Dake, and SVP Dr. Betsy Cantwell. Attended by state lawmakers, agency representatives, faculty and more.