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About Our College

Series on Innovation

The Innovation Series is a multi-semester seminar that brings innovative leaders to campus and the local community to discuss technology and its impacts on innovation and society. The series is being hosted by the UWRF College of Business and Economics. It has three major goals:

  1. Foster diversity in thought, perspective, and practice by bringing together practitioners from multiple fields and experiences to share ideas and perspectives in an open forum.
  2.  Introduce the UWRF and local business communities to new trends in technology and their possible impacts on society and the business world.
  3. Engage local businesses with the UWRF campus community to strengthen common ties.

Seminar presenters include local, regional, national, and global leaders in business, research, and academia. Presentations are free to attend and open to the local community. For more information or to request participation, email in the Management Department in the College of Business and Economics. 

Fall 2021


Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.
Virtual- join here via Zoom 
Julie Chang, Ph.D.
Technology and Fashion Consumers: What's now and Next?  

Hyo Jung (Julie) Chang, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Retail Management at Texas Tech. The Fashion & Consumer Lab, led by Dr. Julie Chang, studies the psychology of clothing and fashion consumer behavior. The main goal of Dr. Chang’s research is to explore the therapeutic effects of clothing as well as fashion consumer behavior related to self-concept and well-being. Technology and sustainability in fashion are also the important research topics of Dr. Chang under the big umbrella of her expertise.
Learn more about the presentation here

Tuesday, Nov. 9, noon
Watch the recorded presenation here
Malini Ghosal, Ph.D.
Electric Vehicles and Smart Grid Technologies

Ghosal is a research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her work focuses on intelligent power systems and applications. She will present on aspects of electric vehicles, smart grids, and future directions of similar technologies.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m.
Shweta Dabetwar, Ph.D.
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision in Damage Detection

Dabetwar is a postdoctoral research associate at University of Massachusetts Lowell.