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Visioning for Excellence: Symposium on the Future of Integrative Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences at UB

December 4, 2012

Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Student Center - Wright Theater
Contact Name: Tashi Jelani
Contact E-mail: casdean@ubalt.edu

UB's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences invites you to a yearlong symposium to facilitate campuswide conversation about the future of integrative applied liberal arts and sciences at a 21st-century University of Baltimore.

To kick off the symposium, Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) will present:

Visioning for Excellence: Symposium on the Future of Integrative Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences at UB

Under Schneider's leadership, AAC&U launched Liberal Education and America’s Promise, a public-advocacy and campus-action initiative to engage students and the public with what really matters in a college education for the 21st century.

The LEAP campaign builds on AAC&U’s major effort, Greater Expectations: The Commitment to Quality as a Nation Goes to College, a multi-year initiative designed to articulate the aims of a 21st-century liberal education and to identify comprehensive, innovative models that improve learning for all undergraduate students.

Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. She also has received eight honorary degrees and is a 2011 recipient of the ACPA's Contribution to Higher Education Award.

A reception will follow the keynote address.