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Cathy Davidson: “The New Education”

March 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  University Center


How can we revolutionize the university to better prepare students for our age of constant change? How can we retool our classrooms as activist, engaged learning environments that model a more just society? In this talk, Cathy N. Davidson will discuss her book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux and show how we can revolutionize our universities to help students be leaders of change, not simply subject to it.

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Reception: 5:00pm  |  Talk begins: 5:30pm

Parking will be very limited at Colleges 9/10 so please plan to either walk from Core West Parking structure or take alternative transportation to campus for the event. Parking attendants will be on hand at Colleges 9/10 to direct attendees to the University Center.


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Cathy N. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the co-founding director (2002-2017, now co-director) of HASTAC, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance Collaboratory. As the 2016 recipient of the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education, she champions new ideas and methods for learning and professional development—in school, in the workplace, and in everyday life. For more information on Cathy Davidson, visit her website at:


Additional Events:  The Teaching and Learning in the Humanities Now research cluster will meet on Friday, February 23 from 9-11am to discuss The New Education in preparation for Davidson’s visit. Davidson will also facilitate a hands-on workshop with the research cluster on Friday, March 2 at 2-4pm.

For copies of Cathy Davidson’s book The New Education, please email the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning at


Presented by:  The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz and the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning. Co-sponsored by: Arts Division, Physical & Biological Sciences Division, Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Literature Department, History Department, Social Sciences Division, Sociology Department, Philosophy Department, Chicano Latino Research Center.


If you have disability-related needs, please contact The Humanities Institute at or call 831-459-1274.


March 1, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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