Browsing: Provost’s Lecture

Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace John Hooker is T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, and Professor of Operations Research, at Carnegie Mellon University. He has also held visiting posts at numerous universities, most recently at the London School of Economics and the State University of Campinas, Brazil. He holds doctoral degrees in philosophy and management science. He brings his extensive background in philosophy, mathematics and logic to the rigorous analysis of ethical dilemmas, and his background in management to making sure the dilemmas are realistic. He has published more than 170…

Saving the Planet, Indigenous Rights and Standing Rock Thursday, April 20, 3 pm, Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium The Roadshow of Resistance is a traveling revue of environmental activism advocating for the rights of Indigenous People. It features music by singer-songwriter Casey Neill and Diné/Cheyenne hip-hop artist Lyla June Johnston. It will also include speeches by Cheryl Angel, a Lakota elder fighting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and Brytnee Laurette with the Center for Biological Diversity. It is a powerful opportunity to join a growing movement of resistance to attacks on our environment from the threat of climate…

Adrian Bejan is J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University. His research covers engineering science and applied physics: thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, convection and porous media. More recently, he developed the constructal law of organization and evolution in nature. Professor Bejan was ranked in 2001 among the 100 most highly cited authors worldwide in engineering (all fields, all countries) by the Institute for Scientific Information. He has received 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries and is the author of 30 books and more than 600 peer-referred articles. Abstract: What is evolution and why does it exist in the geophysical, biological, social and…

22nd Annual Leadership Symposium: Challenges in Higher Education Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Individual Action for Change Ajay Nair is the Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life at Emory University. He is an accomplished scholar and student affairs leader whose interests include immigration, race and ethnicity. As Emory’s chief student advocate for nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Nair shoulders a broad portfolio of responsibilities ranging from intercollegiate athletics and the Greek experience to student health services and residence life. He also provides leadership and strategic direction in cultivating an ethically engaged community consistent with Emory’s vision. His research interests include quality assurance in…

What Darwin Didn’t Know Hopi Hoekstra is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Mammals in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. She became a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in 2013, and in 2016, she was elected into the National Academy of Sciences. Hoekstra is an evolutionary geneticist who studies the molecular basis of adaptation in deer mice. Her research focuses on understanding how variation is generated and maintained in natural populations. In particular, she is interested in understanding both the proximate (molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms) and ultimate (timing, strength and agent of selection) causes of evolutionary change. Thus, much…

An Overview of High Performance Computing and Challenges for the Future  Jack Dongarra is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. He also holds the title of Distinguished Research Staff in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dongarra specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, programming methodology and tools for parallel computers. He has contributed to the design and implementation of open source numerical software packages such as LINPACK, BLAS, LAPACK, and MPI. His LINPACK Benchmark is used to rate the world’s fastest supercomputers culminating in the…

Models of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship Stanley Bergman is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500® company headquartered in Melville, NY, and the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. Henry Schein is ranked #1 in its industry on Fortune’s 2016 World’s Most Admired Companies List. Social responsibility is a hallmark of the company’s charter. “Team Schein” works actively to increase access to health care among underserved populations and to foster grassroots health care and sustainable entrepreneurial economic development initiatives in the United…

Disability Mentoring Day: Access and Innovation  L. Scott Lissner is the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer for Ohio State University, where he is also an associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law Knowlton School of Architecture and Disability Studies. His teaching and public service inform his work as the university’s disability compliance officer; energize his role in creating seamless access to the full range of the university’s programs and opportunities; and guide his efforts as a catalyst for disability related initiatives. Engaged in community and professional…

Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice  The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous collective of feminist activist artists. Appearing only in gorilla masks and assuming the names of dead women artists, the group has remained anonymous for more than three decades while revealing shocking truths about sexism and prejudice in the art world and beyond. The Guerrilla Girls have created more than 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world and have a national traveling exhibition of their recent international work, titled Not Ready to Make Nice, now on view at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center. Abstract: In…

Leonard Cassuto, Professor of English and American Studies at Fordham University, has written and spoken widely on the history and future of higher education in the United States. He writes a monthly column on graduate education for The Chronicle of Higher Education and is the author or editor of eight books, including the recent The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (Harvard University Press, 2015). Cassuto is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in venues including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Salon.com. Cassuto offers a lucid and penetrating analysis of the national state of graduate education. By illuminating the history…

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