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Symposium: The Future of the Liberal Arts
Start Date: 2/22/2014Start Time: 1:15 PM
End Date: 2/22/2014End Time: 5:45 PM

Event Description:

The symposium kicks-off with "The Role of the Arts in Liberal Arts Education," a keynote address by Mary Schmidt Campbell '69, dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Programming continues with two special panels. President Rebecca Chopp will moderate "The Future of Knowledge," which explores the future of liberal arts education in a rapidly changing world and how Swarthmore can lead the way. Janet Dickerson H'92, Board of Managers chair of student affairs and former dean of the College, will moderate "Fostering a Democratic Society through Education" which examines the role of liberal arts colleges in shaping better citizens and fostering democratic participation. 

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1:15 p.m. - Keynote Address: "The Role of the Arts in Liberal Arts Education" by Mary Schmidt Campbell '69, dean, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. - The Future of Knowledge - Where is liberal arts education headed, and how can Swarthmore lead the way?

Moderated by Rebecca Chopp, president, Swarthmore College 

• Rebecca Bushnell '74, former dean and current School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professor of English, The University of Pennsylvania 
• Sean M. Decatur '90, president, Kenyon College
• Ellen L. Schall '69,  senior presidential fellow at New York University 
• Philip J. Weiser '90, dean, of the University of Colorado−Boulder Law School

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Fostering a Democratic Society through Education - Do liberal arts colleges have a special role to play in contributing to democratic participation? 

Moderated by Janet Smith Dickerson H'92, board of managers chair of student affairs and former dean of Swarthmore College

• William Frederic Boulding '77, dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor of Business Administration, Duke University
• Christopher Edley Jr. '73, former dean and current faculty member, University of California−Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
• Tori Haring-Smith '74,  president,  Washington & Jefferson College
• Phyllis M. Wang Wise '67, chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana−Champaign

This event is one of several planned during the 2014 calendar year to celebrate Swarthmore's Sesquicentennial. Explore the full list at:

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Contact Information:
Name: Pam Shropshire
Phone: 610-690-3560
Mary Schmidt Campbell
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The Public

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