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Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium

Education shapes the nation's future and the life path of every individual in powerful ways. In this series, we will explore how education still matters and debate key issues central to understanding the future of public schools and higher education.

Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Dec. 10, 2013
Edwards Auditorium, URI Kingston Campus

Join us! The public is invited to attend this series of free events in person or online.

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September 10, Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right. Keynote by Richard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

September 17, The State of Education in Rhode Island. A panel discussion moderated by Elisabeth Harrison, Morning Edition host and education reporter for Rhode Island National Public Radio, with Rhode Island public education leaders Deborah Gist, and Eva-Marie Mancuso; David M. Dooley, President, University of Rhode Island; Nancy Carriuolo, President, Rhode Island College; and NPR's Scott McKay.

September 24, The Search for Knowledge. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks discusses Caleb's Crossing, the URI Common Reading selection for Fall 2013.
  (Please note: Although this event will be livecasted online, an online recording will not be available after the event. DVD copies of the event will be available for check out from the URI Media Resource Center.)

October 1, Creating the Opportunity to Learn. Diversity Week keynote address by Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University.
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

October 8, Creating a New Culture for Teaching and Learning. International leader in education technology Alan November, cofounder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership and one of Technology and Learning magazine's 15 most influential thinkers of the decade.
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

October 15 (6:30 p.m.), The Reign of Error. An interactive conversation with
Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University and a historian of education, with special guests from the Providence Student Union.
  (Please note: Although this event will be livecasted online, an online recording will not be available after the event. DVD copies of the event will be available for check out from the URI Media Resource Center.)

October 22, The Future of Public Higher Education. David Bergeron, vice president for postsecondary education, Center for American Progress, and former acting assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

October 29, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women. Discussion with Sheryl WuDunn, author, business executive, entrepreneur, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Annual Gender and Women's Studies Carlson Lecture.
  Please note: This event will not be archived online. However, please click here to view notes from the presentation.

November 5, What are the Common Core State Standards Expectations?
Questions and answers with CCSS writers Susan Pimentel (English language arts) and Doug Sovde (mathematics).
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

November 12, The State of Our Rhode Island Students. Panel discussion moderated by Maureen Moakley, URI professor of political science and political commentator for Rhode Island PBS and Rhode Island NPR, with leaders from the Economic Progress Institute, Rhode Island Kids Count, Council for Exceptional Children, and the URI Veterans Affairs Program.
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

November 20 (Wednesday), Elevating All Students. Address by Freeman Hrabowski, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

Additional Event
November 26, 2:00 p.m. Henry Giroux
will speak via Skype with Honors Colloquium students about his book, Education and the Crisis in Public Values: Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, & Public Education.

  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

November 26, Pathway to Freedom: The University of Rhode Island Talent Development Experience. Panel moderated by Edward Givens, assistant director of Talent Development and Earl N. Smith III, adjunct professor of Africana Studies and assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

CANCELED - December 3, The Beauty Salon: Aesthetics and Education. Radio show with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.

December 10, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? Distinguished International Visiting Scholar address by
Pasi Sahlberg, director general of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation, Helsinki, Finland.

  Video of the presentation (available live the day of the event and recorded thereafter)

Coordinators
David Byrd, director, URI School of Education; Diane Kern, associate professor, URI School of Education

Major Sponsor:
URI Honors Program.

Sponsors:
URI Office of the President; URI Office of the Provost; the Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities Endowment; the Thomas Silvia and Shannon Chandley Honors Colloquium Endowment; URI College of Human Science and Services; URI Talent Development; URI Multicultural Center; URI University College; WRIU's The Beauty Salon; URI College of Arts and Sciences; The Harrington School of Communications and Media; URI John Hazen White, Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service; URI Department of Gender and Women's Studies; URI College of Pharmacy; URI College of Engineering; URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences; URI College of Nursing; URI College of Business Administration; URI Division of Student Affairs; Rhode Island National Public Radio; URI Department of Communications and Marketing; URI Department of Publications and Creative Services; URI ITS Instructional Technology and Media Services.

For information about ways to support the Honors Colloquium, contact Lynne Derbyshire at 401.874.4732.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call 401.874.2303 at least three business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 800.745.5555.