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The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts pres.

The Liberal Arts in 2021: Addressing Global Challenges (Inaugural Winter Event)

College and Beyond II: Liberal Arts and Life Colloquium Series

Join us this winter term for the continuation of our public colloquium series exploring the values, dimensions, and outcomes of liberal arts education, and how they might be measured. In virtual panel discussions and seminars focused on measuring the liberal arts, academic leaders, researchers, faculty members, and national experts will gather to consider issues long central to liberal arts education, as well as its status now and in the future.

This colloquium will consider how those engaged in liberal arts education should respond to global challenges including racism, inequality, public health, and climate change. How should institutional leaders, individual course instructors, and students direct their energies in this time? What needs to change about who receives a liberal arts education and where they get it, as well as its nature and content? What are the future roles of residential, remote, and life-long learning in our conception of liberal arts education?

Visit the College and Beyond II: Liberal Arts and Life Colloquium Series website for more information on this and all upcoming events: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/liberalarts

Zoom – Registration Required: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9QOS3ktNRmeXHSgK0J23wA

Inaugural Winter Event Speakers:

Angela Dillard
Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, History, and in the Residential College, University of Michigan

Earl Lewis
Director, Center for Social Solutions; Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, University of Michigan; President Emeritus, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Brahmar Mukherjee
John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics; Professor of Epidemiology and Global Public Health, University of Michigan

Chris Poulsen
Associate Dean for Natural Sciences; Henry Pollack Collegiate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Climate and Space Sciences, University of Michigan

Timothy McKay (Moderator)
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, Education, University of Michigan

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