Wed. 4/19 and Thurs. 4/20 - 2017 Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning

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The purpose of the annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning event is to highlight new, interesting, and effective approaches to teaching and learning at Lehigh. We hope to disseminate good ideas, inspire others to try new approaches, and recognize the work of those who have met with success of one kind or another in their teaching. This year the event will be over two days and will highlight over 30 different presentations from faculty in a variety of disciplines.

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The first day of the symposium, Wednesday April 19th, will be focused on community-engaged teaching, learning, and research, exploring and exemplifying the public purpose of higher education. Featured speakers will include Ambassador Choonghee Hah, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations speaking on Global Citizenship Education, and Jennifer Farrington Sr. Director, Social Investing & V.P., BD Foundation. We will also have individual breakout sessions and the Community Fellows poster presentation, as well as the awarding of the Percy Hughes Award for Scholarship, Humanity, and Social Change and the Library Research Prize during a lunch catered by South Side restaurants.

The second day, Thursday April 20th, will be focused on Innovative Approaches to Teaching, Creative Inquiry, Engaging and Guiding Students and Learning through Visualization & Digital Media. The event will close with a co-sponsored talk by Matt Frye Jacobson (Professor of American Studies, History & African American Studies, Yale University) entitled "The Historian's’ Eye: Meditations on Photography, History and the American Present."