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Philanthropy in Action: Great Problems Seminar Celebration

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Theory, practice, and making an impact are instilled into our students from day one. For many, it begins with the Great Problems Seminar (GPS), when first-year student teams work to develop solutions to real-world problems of consequence. 

Your philanthropy makes opportunities like GPS possible, and on December 14, we invite you to witness your gift in action. 

Join us on campus for a GPS Celebration. You’ll have the opportunity to see student poster presentations, which are focused on sustainable development this fall, and discuss projects with students one-on-one at a special reception. There will also be a keynote address from Emmy award-winning cinematographer, director, and television host Jonathan Bird '90.

Learn More About the GPS Program

This is an invitation only event. Information regarding registration has been sent to invitees by email.



Event Schedule

3:30 PM *
Donors and special guests will be welcomed to the Rubin Campus Center for GPS poster presentations.

4:30 PM
Keynote Address
Jonathan Bird '90 is an Emmy Award-winning underwater cinematographer and producer, president of the non-profit organization Oceanic Research Group as well as a widely published author, award-winning assignment cinematographer, photographer, and speaker. He is the author of 7 books, director of over 40 films, and a member of the Wyland Ocean Artist Society.

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Donor and special guests reception in Alden Memorial featuring interactive activities and personal conversations with the faculty and students who benefit from your support.

* Poster presentations will be available starting at 2:30 PM. Members of the University Advancement team will be on-hand at 3:30 to welcome donors and special guests.

Aubrey Valley, Senior Director of Advancement Events
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