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Senate Lecture Series

Shaping Emory's Future:

 Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

A series of talks sponsored by the University Senate on critical issues affecting private research universities.  A news article on this series can be found here.   

The talks in the series:


“Is the Golden Age of Private Research Universities Over?”

Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Read the Emory Report article about this lecture. 
A video of the entire talk with Q&A session following the presentation can be found here. 


"A Faculty Encamped Just North of Armageddon"

Robert Zemsky
Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Learning Alliance for Higher Education
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 
View the lecture and Q & A session here.


In partnership with the Future Makers Lecture Series:

“Educational Implications of a Changing Clinical Future”

James O. Woolliscroft
Dean, University of Michigan Medical School
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A video of the lecture can be found here.  View slides from the lecture.


 “The Law of More: Unmanaged Cost Growth in Universities”

Jeff Denneen
Emory Alumnus (College, 1992, Goizueta Business School, 1997)
Partner and Head of Americas Higher Education practice for Bain & Company
Monday, February 11, 2013
View the lecture and Q & A session.
Read The Financially Sustainable University by Jeff Denneen. 


 “Financial Aid: Moral Imperative, Competitive Tool, or Unsustainable Burden?”

Sandy Baum
Professor Emerita of Economics at Skidmore College
Senior fellow at the George Washington University School of Education and Human Development
Senior Associate at the Institute for Higher Education
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
View the lecture and Q & A session.


 “Academic – Corporate Partnerships in Research: Opportunities and land mines”

Carol Simon
Senior Vice President, UnitedHealth Group and Optum Labs
Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
View the lecture and panel.