Since the inception of the first universities nearly a thousand years ago, the freedom to pursue intellectual inquiry has served as a core value for faculty, students, and educational institutions.

Research universities today are centers of innovation, creativity, and training for new generations of leaders, professionals, artists, and scholars.

How do we ensure that academic inquiry remains one of America’s greatest competitive advantages? This is just one of the questions we asked our esteemed panel.

View highlights of the conversation featuring:

Carmala Garzione
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Peter Lennie
Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science

Brian C. Mitchell ’81 (PhD)
President, Academic Innovators; Former President, Bucknell University

David Williams
Dean for Research

Every day, Rochester luminaries and thinkers are questioning the world as we know it in the relentless quest to improve humankind.

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