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📷 Morosky Academic Center
May 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom
Gannon University’s Seventh Annual Regional Symposium will be held on May 22, 2013. Our keynote speaker is Indira Nair, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Education Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Nair currently chairs the national Global Learning Leadership Council of the American Association of Colleges & Universities.
Her awards and accomplishments include being voted a Woman of Distinction by the National Association of Women in Higher Education, receiving the George Morgan Award for Creativity and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Education by Brown University, and co-authoring Journey of Women in Science and Engineering. No Universal Constants, (Temple University Press, 1997)
Over the course of two sessions (morning and afternoon) participants will:
1. Explore what global education is in general: the frameworks, components, syntheses and the kinds of thinking and acting that comprise global learning
2. Discuss models and habits that can be used to engage students and faculty in systems thinking and pragmatic ways of being a global citizen
3. Develop a conceptual framework for global learning and specific outcomes that each of us can take away for our individual courses or programs
Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their own work in courses, as well as opportunities and challenges in this new frontier in education.
Dr. Indira Nair retired from Carnegie Mellon University after 32 years.For the last 12 years there, she was the Vice Provost for Education and Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. She has designed and taught several interdisciplinary courses including ethics of science and technology, environmental science, technology and decision-making and radiation, health and policy.Her research has encompassed the fields of risk assessment and communication, green design, bioelectromagnetics, education in general and pedagogies for modern-day literacies such as scientific, environmental and global literacy.
Dr. Nair currently chairs the national Global Learning Leadership Council of the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).She has served on numerous national committees including National Science Foundation's Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) and on the Division of Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee (EHR), the Educators Advisory Panel of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Board of Student Pugwash USA.
Regionally, she has been involved in K-12 education and served as a member of the Board of the Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers, the School Reform Task Force of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the group designing the Science and Technology High School, the founding Boards of two charter schools, City High and the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park, and on the Winchester Thurston Advisory Board.
She is co-author of a book, Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No Universal Constants, (Temple University Press, 1997).She was voted to the list of Women of Distinction by the National Association of Women in Higher Education (NAWE) and received the George Morgan Award for Creativity and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Education by Brown University.She received the Doherty Prize for Excellence in Education in 1993, the Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring Award in 1994 and the Barbara Lazarus Award for Culture and Climate in 2005. She founded the Carnegie Mellon Chapter of Student Pugwash to encourage students to think about the social responsibility of science and technology.
Her current quests and involvements include: a new scheme for general education including the new literacies; pedagogies for educating for innovation; increasing the inclusion of under-represented minorities across all segments of education; improving K-12 STEM education and bioelectromagnetics. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University and a Pennsylvania teacher’s certificate for high school science teaching.
Register by 12 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 with promo code CETLinsider to receive a $25 discount on the $50 registration fee. All late registrations will be subject to a $50 registration fee at the door. Seating is limited.
Gannon University will cover registration fees for Gannon faculty and staff.