Monday, February 6, 2012

The Public University in the 21st Century, Feb. 24

The Public University in the 21st Century is a conference that will help you to see how the issues we have been discussing are being addressed by academics.  The conference meets from 10 am - 6 pm on Friday, February 24th, in the Alexander Library's Teleconference Lecture Hall, on the fourth floor (right next door to where we meet for our library sessions).  I hope to attend the entire day myself and would be glad to see you all there.  Here is a list of speakers:

10:00: Welcome Remarks, Meredith McGill, Director of the CCA

10:15 Craig Calhoun, President, SSRC
“The Public Mission of the University”

11:15 Carla Hesse, History, UC Berkeley
“The Meanings of ‘Public’ at Public Universities”

12:15-1:45 Lunch break

1:45 Chris Newfield, English, UC Santa Barbara
“The Future of the Public University in the Age of Privatization”

2:45 Mary Beth Gasman, Education, U Penn
“The Role of Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past,
Present, and Future”

4:00 Peter Osborne, Philosophy, Kingston
“‘Purely Financial’? Philosophy and the Future of Universities”

5:00 Michael Kennedy, Sociology, Brown
“How Publics Matter in Higher Education”

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