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Creativity-Innovation-Entrepreneurship (CIE)

UR’s Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship initiative aims to foster creativity, entrepreneurial ingenuity, willingness to take risks, resilience, and competence in addressing problems and challenges from multiple perspectives. By combining the expertise of our five distinguished schools, we have a unique opportunity to provide students and faculty sustained engagement with innovative and stimulating collaborations around real-world problems.  

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Student Innovation Fellows

The University Innovation Fellows program, run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, empowers students to become agents of change at their schools and provide student voices to conversations about the future of higher education. UR participated for the first time last year, and this year is supporting one of the largest student groups in the program.

During both semesters, they will develop a collaborative CIE-themed research and design project, work with peers, faculty and administrators to create ways to enhance innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity at UR. They will also serve as advisors to UR’s Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship faculty committee. For questions or more information, contact Todd Lookingbill, Faculty Director.

Congratulations to nine UR students who have been named University Innovation Fellows. These students are among nearly 200 students from 45 higher education institutions in 14 countries to be chosen for this opportunity.

  • Danny Anderson, 2023, philosophy, politics, economics, and law with a minor in entrepreneurship.
  • Khushi Basnyat, 2023, business administration with concentrations in management consulting and analytics.
  • Sophia Hartman, 2023, leadership studies with minors in dance, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian studies, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.
  • Penny Hu, 2023, computer science and business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship.
  • Emma Johnson, 2022, healthcare studies and Russian.
  • Nichole Schiff, 2023, leadership studies with minors in visual media arts practice, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.
  • Chloe Khoshand, 2023, business administration.
  • Anthony Moody IV, 2022, business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship.
  • Sarah Schalkoff, 2023, English and leadership studies.

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 2019-2020 CIE Committee

CIE Charge 

Findings and recommendations from the 2017-2018 CIE committee.

For questions, please email the Committee at