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CANCELLED: Annual Fellows Workshop with keynote by Christopher Newfield: "Corruption & the U.S University today"

Friday, March 2, 2018

A. D. White House, Guerlac Room
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA


Society for the Humanities presents the annual Spring Fellows Workshop with keynote lecture by Invited Society Scholar Christopher Newfield (Professor of literature and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara).

Keynote Abstract:
"Universities have always felt that they put all outside funds to a higher purpose, whether they come from monarchs, hedge fund billionaires, or tobacco company research foundations. This process has never worked as well as advertised, but have universities now reached a tipping point where they engage in corrupt practices themselves? This talk will offer examples of likely corrupt practices and suggests some remedies."

Christopher Newfield is Professor of Literature and American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Much of his research is in Critical University Studies, which links his enduring concern with humanities teaching to the study of how higher education continues to be re-shaped by industry and other economic forces. His most recent books on this subject are Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class (2008), and Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (2003).  A new book on the post-2008 struggles of public universities to rebuild their social missions, called The Great Mistake, will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Fall 2016.  He blogs on higher education policy at Remaking the University, and writes for the Huffington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.  He teaches courses in Detective Fiction, Noir California, Contemporary U.S. Literature, Innovation Theory, and English Majoring After College

Full Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m. | breakfast

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Panel 1
Presentations by Robert TraversLaura Pérez León, & Seçil Yilmaz (Society Fellows)

12:00-1:00 p.m. | lunch

1:00-2:30 p.m. | Panel 2
Presentations by Jeremy Braddock & Rahul Mukherjee (Society Fellows)

2:30-2:45 p.m. | coffee break

2:45-4:00 p.m. | Panel 3
Presentations by Chairat Polumuk & Nasrin Olla (Society Mellon Graduate Fellows)

4:30-6:00 p.m. | Keynote lecture by Christopher Newfield (Invited Society Scholar)

6:00 p.m. | public reception

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