Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Future of the University

A UCSB Symposium

Jennifer Washburn (author of University Inc.), "University Inc.: Why Public Knowledge and Public Education Are At Risk"

David Marshall (Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, UCSB), "The Plight of the Public Research University"
Followed by Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, November 5 / 3:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

Newfield comment: Washburn's book is the best existing overview of the impact of industry sponsorships on university activities.  She is candid about the risks, and her concerns must be grasped in order to advance current analyses about the impacts of privatization. Everyone at UCSB should go to this event.

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