Historic Visions of Education at the University of Maryland

Parren Mitchell Art-Sociology Building 2203 2112 Parren Mitchell Art-Sociology Building, University of Maryland, 3834 Campus Dr, College Park, MD, United States

Lecturer: Ethan Hutt, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland The Morrill Act of 1862 represented a young nation's first major foray to expand access to higher education; now, 150 years later, access to higher education remains a major responsibility of public universities. This lecture will examine past attempts to expand access in […]

Democratic Readings of Addison’s “Cato” Then and Now: Classical Reception before and after Barack Obama

Tawes Hall 0310 7751 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD, United States

Lecturer: Judith P. Hallett, Professor Department of Classics, University of Maryland Begun when Joseph Addison was a 15-year old Oxford undergraduate in 1687, Cato premiered on the London stage in 1713; it soon became extremely popular in the colonies-- with its hero symbolizing resistance to British tyranny-- and much quoted by such champions of revolution as Nathan Hale, […]

The Unifying Role of the Land-grant University in 21st Century America

Biology-Psychology Building 1250 Biology-Psychology Building, College Park, MD, United States

Lecturer: Angus Murphy, Professor and Chair Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Access to institutions that are dedicated to providing education and opportunity to all citizens is a global aspiration; the realization of this aspiration in the form of the Land-grant university is arguably one of America’s most important and lasting achievements. Rooted […]

Public Education in the Early American Republic

Tawes Hall, Ulrich Recital Hall 7751 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD, United States

Lecturer: Ralph Bauer, Associate Professor Department of English, University of Maryland This talk will offer a survey of how the founders of the Early American Republic saw the role and significance of public education in the formation of citizenship. Hosted by the Department of English

Worldwise: Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series: Claudia Rankine in Conversation with Sheri Parks

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall 8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD, United States

Free, Tickets Required Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine joins Sheri Parks for an intimate conversation on the role of public education, specifically art, in the making of American democracy. The event combines a poetry reading from Rankine’s New York Times best-seller Citizen: An American Lyric, and a discussion where the two engage audience members on themes related to race, art […]