Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room D (#333)
We are pleased to announce you that our colloquium series will continue this semester with our guest speaker Chris Newfield from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Newfield will be speaking on the future of public universities and higher education in the United States. He has recently published his new book The Great Mistake: How we Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them.
Christopher Newfield is professor of American culture at UCSB. His research focuses on the processes of creativity and innovation, with a double focus on cultural and technological factors. He publishes on a range of topics that include the effects of higher education on society, corporate culture, culture and economics, the role of identity in socio-economic development, civil rights history, and the future of the middle class.
See his other books as well:
Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class (2011, Harvard University Press).
Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (2004,Duke University Press).