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

Student Center - Wright Theater

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.

The culminating event in the symposium will include a panel discussion featuring:

  • Ray Allen, vice president for academic affairs and provost, MICA: Allen has led the educational program at MICA through the largest period of growth in its history. Since his appointment in 1994, he has guided the college in the development and addition of 17 new undergraduate and graduate academic programs with comparable growth in faculty, support resources and academic administration. Allen has also led the college in creation of its research initiatives and centers as well as an array of other programmatic opportunities designed to place the skills and expertise of faculty and students in the service of external social, scientific and economic challenges.
  • Jack R. Censer, professor and dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University: Censer came to George Mason in 1977. He served as the chair of the Department of History & Art History from 1995 to 2006 prior to being named dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has held visiting professor appointments at Cornell University and the University of Maryland. His research has examined the French Revolution, intellectual history and the press.
  • Karen Kashmanian Oates, professor and Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute: A nationally recognized scientist, science educator and higher education leader, Oates joined the Worcester Polytechnic Institute from the National Science Foundation, where she served as a deputy director of the Division of Undergraduate Studies.She began her academic career at George Mason University, where, as associate dean for the new College of Integrated and Interdisciplinary Studies, she helped create George Mason's New American College environment. She later served as inaugural provost for the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, where she established the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and helped secure NSF funds for Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities, which works to improve undergraduate STEM education by connecting learning to critical civic questions.

A reception will follow the keynote address.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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