Phoenix: Wildcat Talks — Transforming How We Live, Drive and Move
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
UA College of Medicine - Phoenix, UA Downtown Phoenix Campus
Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, Building 2, 600 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Explore topics highlighting current UA innovations and discoveries and network with alumni from the Phoenix area in a series of Wildcat Talks.   

Beyond Traffic: Transforming how we live, drive and move.  

Join fellow alumni, supporters and friends of the University of Arizona for a social hour followed by an engaging presentation by UA faculty members Larry Head and Arlie Adkins. As members of the UA’s Transportation Research Institute, they conduct interdisciplinary research to address the mobility, safety and environmental challenges of a rapidly evolving transportation ecosystem.

K. Larry Head, UA College of Engineering
Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering and Director of the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Arizona

Larry Head (pictured above, right) is an expert in connected and autonomous vehicle systems. His team is developing an advanced mobility application for USDOT that include an intelligent traffic signal system that provides priority for emergency vehicles, transit buses, trucks, pedestrians and provides adaptive signal timing for other vehicles using wireless vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. The system is being tested in the Arizona Connected Vehicle Test Bed (Maricopa County) in Anthem, Arizona. 

Arlie Adkins, UA College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture
Assistant Professor, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Arlie Adkins’s research focuses on understanding the interconnectedness of transportation, equity, affordable housing and public health. He is on the executive committee of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, a national University Transportation Center funded through a $15.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. He is also co-principal investigator of a CDC-funded team of planners and public health researchers investigating barriers to walking and physical activity in low-income communities in Arizona.   


Event Schedule:

4:30-5:30 p.m. — Social hour, includes two beverages and light hors d'oeuvres.
5:30-6:30 p.m. — Presentation 


UAAA Members — $20 per person
Non-members — $25 per person 

Payment for Wildcat Talks is not considered tax-deductible.

Parking Information: 

There are several parking lots nearby. View map here. The Virginia Piper Auditorium is Building 2 on the map.  

For more information, contact or 602-827-2189. 

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