The 2012-2013 CAS Golden Dozen Awards
The Golden Dozen Awards are given annually to twelve faculty members who are chosen by their colleagues and students for their outstanding teaching and service to the College. Selection is based on nominations from students and faculty, plus course evaluation over several years, the nominees own teaching dossier, and a departmental assessment. more...
2013 Jurow Lecture
On Thursday, March 7, the College hosted the lecture, "The Rhetoric of Economic Policy," delivered by the Director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Donald Marron, Jr.
Donald Marron is an expert on U.S. economic policy and federal budgeting. Since joining the Urban Institute as director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, his research has focused on tax reform and America’s long-run fiscal challenges. From 2002 through early 2009, he served in a series of senior government positions, including as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, acting director of the Congressional Budget Office, and executive director of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee. He has also taught at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, consulted on major antitrust cases, and served as chief financial officer of a health care software start-up. A popular public speaker, Marron appears frequently at conferences and on TV and radio to discuss economic policy. He also works to popularize economics through his blog (www.dmarron.com) and writings for publications such as CNN Money, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Washington Post. He is the editor of 30-Second Economics, a short book that introduces readers to 50 of the most important theories in economics. He is also an adviser to several start-up companies.
Scholars Lecture Series
Initiated in spring 1994, the Scholars Lecture Series is designed to encourage and promote the exchange of ideas among our most distinguished guest lecturers, University faculty, and students in the Scholars Program. The lecture series further enhances the intellectual experience, cultural awareness, and social consciousness of exceptional students in the College of Arts and Science.
2012-2013 Dean's Lectures
On Wednesday, April 24 in the Silver Center Jurow Lecture Hall, the College hosted the lecture, "Remembering the Memorized Poem: Recitation's Legacy in Britain and the United States," featuring Catherine Robson, Associate Professor of English at NYU. Few poems have worked their way into as many hearts and minds in the English-speaking world as W. E. Henley’s “Invictus” and Rudyard Kipling’s “If –.” Featuring film clips of Ronald Reagan and Morgan Freeman, Oklahoma-bomber Tim McVeigh’s final statement, and in-room recitations by NYU undergraduates, this talk had two main objectives. First, it delved into the rich particularities of the production and reception histories of these much-loved, much-memorized, poems. Second, it used “Invictus” and “If–” as optics to examine the nationally distinct after-effects of mandatory poetry recitation, the pedagogical exercise that once occupied a central position in American and British public education.
2012-2013 Undergraduate Research Conference
The Undergraduate Research Conference took place on Friday, April 12, in the Silver Center. Undergraduate researchers read their papers and presented posters. A ceremony honoring the student prize-winners, faculty judges, and DURF donors followed the conference.