2018 Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Keynote Address

February 19, 2018: IUPUI Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Keynote Address
featuring Dean Saitta, PhD, Department of Anthroplogy, University of Denver

"Translational Research and Institutional Responsibility: Owning Up to Historical Atrocities"

Dean Saitta is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Denver. He teaches courses in anthropological theory, North American archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, and urban studies. He currently directs DU's Urban Studies program and is researching and writing about issues facing the contemporary city from a deep time and cross-cultural perspective. He writes and edits a blog called Intercultural Urbanism and is a featured blogger for the public interest urban planning website Planetizen.


We are pleased to announce Dr. Dean Saitta as the 2018 Center for TRIP Keynote Speaker. He will present his keynote address titled:

Translational Research and Institutional Responsibility: Owning Up to Historical Atrocities.

Keynote Address Description:

All across the nation, colleges and universities are taking responsibility for controversial aspects of their institutional histories. The University of Denver is one such example. In its founding year, 1864, a massacre of peacefully camped Native Americans by a US military force at Sand Creek, Colorado, shook the nation and raised questions about the complicity of the university’s founder, Governor John Evans, in the atrocity. In 2014, an interdisciplinary group of scholars decisively established Governor Evans’s culpability for this event. In this talk, Professor Saitta discusses the challenges of the translational work that was then undertaken by the University of Denver, work that was aimed at acknowledging and redressing the injuries and inequalities engendered by the enduring legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre.

For more information, visit our events section or contact the Center for Translating Research Into Practice at ude[dot]iupui[at]pirtrtc.

Monday, February 19, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 PM - Casual Reception follows Keynote Address

IUPUI Campus Center Room 450-B
420 University Blvd
Indianapolis, Indiana

Parking is available for a nominal fee in the Vermont Street Garage, 1004 West Vermont Street.


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