Our 3rd lecture event left our videographer feeling very optimistic! Please enjoy Angus Murphy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, as he expounds on The Unifying Role of The Land-grant University.
The second event in our Democracy Then & Now lecture series. Judith P Hallett provided lavender handouts for our second DTN event, so that even people who had not yet read Cato, could follow along with important textual references. Now that’s what I call inclusive! Hallett explores the evolving reactions of classical scholars to the play’s representations of race and gender from the 1990s to the present day.
Our events have popped off! Starting last week, 9/7, with Ethan Hutt’s thought provoking lecture “Historic Visions of Education at the University of Maryland”. He answers the question, “What is a land grant?”, and then explains how it shaped inclusion in The University of Maryland System.
This lecture was hosted by the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership.
“As the upcoming general election approaches, we reflect upon the critical importance of political participation. “Democracy Then and Now: Citizenship and Public Education,” a Maryland Humanities-supported initiative at the University of Maryland, asks students, faculty, staff, and all Marylanders to consider how public higher education has contributed to the inclusion and exclusion of certain people in full citizenship, including voting rights. Kimberly Coles, associate professor of English at University of Maryland, tells us about a recent court case that sheds light on the role of public education in civic participation.”