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From Silos to Synergy Networking Event: Help Shape the Future of Community-Campus Partnerships 

November 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Engaged Scholarship Series aims to bring together community-campus partners to share experiences and strengthen relationships. The first event will take place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Blue Hill Event Center in Chapel Hill. 

“UNC is a national leader in community-campus partnerships, with many of our campus members engaged in activities supporting the well-being of people and places beyond our institution,” said Giselle Corbie, MD, UNC Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, Co-Director of UNC Rural, and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine. “I am looking forward to the new ideas and impacts to come from this series, which brings together the wisdom of community and campus members.” 

The Engaged Scholarship Series (ESS) is open to all community members and campus members who are or want to be involved in community-engaged work. From Silos to Synergy is an informal networking event including community-campus speakers and breakout discussions. Attendees will help shape the future of the series and increase the impact of community-engaged work. 

From Silos to Synergy Networking Event: Help Shape the Future of Community-Campus Partnerships 

  • Date and Time: Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  
  • Location: Blue Hill Event Center at 200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514  
  • Food Provided and Family Friendly: If it helps to bring your kids along given the time of this gathering, they are welcome! Although childcare isn’t provided, there will be space in the room for crafts and activities. Please include any dietary restrictions and any other necessary accommodations for you and your guests in your RSVP. 
  • For Community Partners: Once you RSVP, you will receive a follow up email with details regarding optional support for your time participating in this event. 
  • RSVP requested by November 2: 

“This is a great opportunity for community partners to discover the wide range of opportunities that are available through partnerships with UNC faculty and researchers,” said Al Richmond, Executive Director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. “It all starts with an understanding of what can be achieved through Engaged Scholarship.” 

  • What is engaged scholarship? One definition is scholarly collaboration focused on the social, civic, economic, educational, artistic, scientific, environmental, and cultural well-being of people and places beyond the academic institution. The UNC Engaged Scholarship Series aligns with the Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good’s “Serve to Benefit Society” strategic initiative. 
  • Why is this series important? Community-campus or community-academic partnerships offer unique opportunities for everyone to benefit from shared resources and expertise. Authentic and effective partnerships take time and special care to ensure all parties involved are valued and have their needs met.  
  • Who is this series for? Community members are people who live in North Carolina including those who work or volunteer at local nonprofits, governments, or other organizations. Campus members are people who work or study at UNC including faculty, researchers, staff, and students. 

The series is co-led by the following community and campus partners: 

For more information and to RSVP, visit:


November 9, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm