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In 2011-2012, Cathy Davidson, the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and John Hope Franklin Humani-


THECHANCELLOR’S COLLOQUIUM


The Chancellor’s Colloquium Series is intended


ties Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, opened the third season of the UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speakers Series, an ongoing series produced in partnership with the Humanities Institute. In an address drawn from her latest book titled Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century, Davidson challenged the academic community to adapt its work and learning environ- ments to better suit the digital age. Nominated by Presi- dent Obama to the National Council on the Humanities in December 2010, Davidson is a co-founder of HAS- TAC (The Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory), a network of educators dedi- cated to new modes of learning for the digital age.


to spark engaging conversations with our university and the broader public about some of the most press- ing issues of our time. Free and open to the public, the forums provide opportunities for robust discussions around topics involving food and agriculture, biochem- istry, medicine, and humanities and scientific research. Other guest speakers in the 2011-2012 Chancellor’s Col- loquium Series were Charles Vest, president emeritus and professor of mechanical engineering at the Mas- sachusetts Institute of Technology; Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council; Michael Du- kakis, former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic nominee for president; and Subra Suresh, distinguished engineer and professor and director of the National Science Foundation.


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