A New Synergy in the Heart of Campus
With the Fall 2016 semester, a new college encompassing the programs of Communications, Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences begins an exciting new chapter of academic collaboration.
Greenfield Lecture by Dr. Cathy N. Davidson on February 7th
It is a pleasure for me to announce that Dr. Cathy N. Davidson will present the Greenfield Lecture on February 7th at 6:00 p.m. in HSS 1028. Dr. Davidson will discuss ideas presented in her new book, The New Education, in which she inspires readers to think about how institutions of higher education prepare students for today’s world of life and work.Dr. Davidson serves as the co-director of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) that promotes innovative interdisciplinary learning. Visit HASTAC’s (www.hastac.org or “haystack”) website to learn about the collaborative partnerships that institutions of higher education are engaged in to promote innovation.
Dr. Davidson recently served on the National Council on the Humanities and is a member of the Board of Directors of Mozilla. Dr. Davidson is a Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke’s first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2016 Davidson received the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education.
Dr. Davidson served as the President of the American Studies Association and is past editor of the journal American Literature. Her book, Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America is perhaps one of her most well-known works. In this book she explains “the transformation in publishing, literacy, politics, public education, and popular culture arising from the new technology of mass printing in the eighteenth-century.” Dr. Davidson is the author or editor of over twenty books, including several on the relationship between technological innovation and social change.
I hope that you will mark your calendars and plan to participate in Dr. Davidson’s interactive Zoom presentation. Please note that you will also be receiving additional information from Dr. Ruth Owens about a book discussion group focusing on The New Education that will provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the ideas presented by Dr. Davidson.
Dr. Gina Hogue
The following departments can be found in the College of Liberal Arts and Communications.