The Phi Beta Kappa — Alpha of Texas
2006-2007 Lecture Series is on
The Essence of a Liberal Education: Defining the "Core."
All lectures will be held in the Avaya Auditorium, ACES building, 5:30 pm - 7 pm.
The first lecture will be on October 20 by Harry C. Lewis, professor of computer science, former dean of Harvard College, Harvard University.
Other lectures dates:
January 17, 2007
Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence
Director of the James Madison Center, Princeton University
February 15, 2007
Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow
April 10, 2007
Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English & American Studies
September 20, 2007
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Professor of Law and Ethics
University of Chicago Law School
October 11, 2007
Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor of English
Pennsylvania State University
November 8, 2007
Danielle Allen, Dean of Humanities
University of Chicago
December 6, 2007
Herbert I. London, President of the Hudson Institute
Former Dean of the Gallatin School, NYU
University of Texas at Austin President William Powers, a vocal advocate for undergraduate curriculum reform, recently expressed in his inaugural speech what many education leaders throughout the country feel - a strong emphasis on the liberal arts is essential in giving students a quality education.
The series seeks to define the key components of a liberal arts education and explore some of the struggles and successes of American educational institutions.
Free parking for the public will be available in the San Jacinto garage (on San Jacinto, one block south of Dean Keeton) for the lecture.