Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Grant
Cornwell '79 is among the speakers at a symposium of the American
Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) called "Recentering: Science and
Global Learning in the Undergraduate Curriculum."
The symposium takes place just prior to the annual meeting of the AACU, January
25-28 in Washington, DC.
The conference program states, "One of the primary goals of today's liberal education
is to produce global thinkers -- students who reach beyond the classroom to apply
their developing analytical skills and ethical judgment to concrete problems in the
world around them. AAC&U's Shared Futures Initiative encourages the development
of global learning curricula in which students are engaged with questions arising
from some of the most pressing trends of our time: 'What does it mean to be a citizen
in the evolving global context?' And 'How should one act in the face of large
unsolved global problems?'"
Symposium speakers, in addition to Cornwell, are Project Kaleidoscope Director
Jeanne Narum; Columbia University Professor of Biological Sciences Darcy Kelley;
and University of Maryland Professor of Cell Biology Robert Yuan. Keynote speaker
is James Gentile, president of Research Corporation.
For more information: The AAC&U Web site
Posted: January 12, 2006