Videos of Past Events

The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good


“Universities, Hospitals and the Social Mission

Julie A. Freischlag, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of UC Davis School of Medicine

Glenn Richard Olds, Founding Dean of UC Riverside School of Medicine and President of St. George’s University

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall; Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Inside Patio, King Hall

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View Freischlag's biography

View Frieschlag's articles relevant to this forum: Charles M Balch, Tait D Shanafelt, Lotte Dyrbye, Jeffrey A Sloan, Thomas R Russell, Gerald J Bechamps, and Julie A Freischlag, “Surgeon Distress as Calibrated by Hours and Nights on Call” (2010); and Martin A. Makary, Jonathan Epstein, Peter J. Pronovost, E. Anne Millman, Emily C. Hartmann, and Julie A. Freischlag, “Surgical specimen identification errors: A new measure of quality in surgical care” (2006)

View Olds’s biography

View Olds’s articles relevant to this forum: G. Richard Olds & Kathryn A. Barton, “Building Medical Schools around Social Missions: The Case of the University of California, Riverside” (2015); and “Medical schools don’t teach these key lessons—and it’s ruining our health” (2014)


The End of the Corporate University: What We Are Now

Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Brown's CV

View Brown's article relevant to this forum: "Neoliberalized Knowledge" (2011)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good


“How Disruptive Can We Be? Intended and Unintended Effects of Changing Academic Practices

Alessandro Duranti, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Thursday, April 16, 2015, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Duranti’s article relevant to this forum: "On the future of anthropology: Fundraising, the job market and the corporate turn" (2013).


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

Rescuing Biomedical Research: The Path Ahead

Dr Bruce Alberts, holder of the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, UC San Francisco

Friday, March 6, 2015, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Alberts’s CV

View Alberts’s articles relevant to this forum: “Opinion: Addressing systemic problems in the biomedical research enterprise” (2015); “Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws” (2014).


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good


“Diversity and the University of California: Is It Possible?”

Patricia Gándara, Research Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education; Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project at UCLA

Gary Orfield, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education; Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project at UCLA

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Gándara’s biography

View Gándara’s CV

View Orfield's biography

View Gándara’s and Orfield’s articles relevant to this forum: Orfield and Frankenberg, “Increasingly Segregated and Unequal Schools as Courts Reverse Policy” (2014); Gándara, “California: A Case Study in the Loss of Affirmative Action” (2012); Gándara, Alvarado, Driscoll, and Orfield, "Building Pathways to Transfer: Community Colleges that Break the Chain of Failure for Students of Color" (2012); and Gándara and Bial, "Paving the Way to Postsecondary Education: K–12 Intervention Programs for Underrepresented Youth” (2001)  


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good


“Keeping Track of One’s Moral Compass Despite Pressures to Lose It: How a Public University Can Maintain Its Integrity

Dr. Haavi Morreim, Professor of Human Values and Ethics, University of Tennessee

Thursday, November 20, 2014, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Morreim's biography

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View Morreim's articles relevant to this forum: "Litigation in Clinical Research: Malpractice Doctrines Versus Research Realities" (2004) and "Am I My Brother’s Warden? Responding to the Unethical or Incompetent Colleague" (1993)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good


“STEM, Immigration, and Controversy: Does the U.S. Have Enough STEM Workers?”

Michael S. Teitelbaum, Senior Research Associate, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School

Thursday, October 9, 2014, Lecture: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Kalmonovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall; Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., King Hall Courtyard

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View Teitelbaum's CV

View Teitelbaum's articles relevant to this forum: "A degree of professionalism" (2007) and "Do We Need More Scientists?" (2004)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good


“The Public University and the Social Good: UC Davis Student Views

Davis Honors Challenge (DHC) students Andrea Jao, Jack Killion, Michael Rogers, Susan Rowe, Megan Sabbah, and Jack Taylor will discuss UC Davis student views on “the public university and the social good,” gleaned from an online survey, a focus group, and one-on-one interviews conducted spring quarter.

Panelists Adela de la Torre, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, and Director of the Center for Transnational Health, UC Davis; and Ann Huff Stevens, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, and Director of the Center for Poverty Research, UC Davis, will join the DHC teams after their presentation to discuss the implications of their findings and respond to audience questions. The student presenters will be introduced by their DHC professor, Dr. Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Director of the Space Engineering Research and Graduate Program (SpaceED), UC Davis.

Monday, June 2, 2014, Presentation and Panel: 4 to 5:15 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 5:15 to 6 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center.

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The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good


“Diversity’s Promise for Excellence in a Pluralistic Society: The Public University and the Common Good”

Daryl Smith, Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University.

Panelists: Kevin Johnson, Dean of the UC Davis School of Law, and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest law and Chicana/o Studies; and Maureen Stanton, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Lecture and panel discussion: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center.

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View Smith’s biography

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View Smith’s article relevant to this forum: “Interrupting the Usual: Successful Strategies for Hiring Diverse Faculty” (2004).



The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

Public Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Based on the forthcoming book of the same title from Stanford University Press.

Presenters/chapter authors: Steven Casper, Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management, Keck Graduate Institute; Christophe Lécuyer, Professor of the History of Science and Technology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie; Cyrus Mody, Associate Professor of History, Rice University; Daniel Sumner, Frank H. Buck, Junior Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis; and Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of the Extension, UC San Diego.

Introducers/book editors: Martin Kenney, Professor of Human and Community Development, UC Davis, and Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy; and David C. Mowery, William A. & Betty H. Hasler Professor of New Enterprise Development at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Discussants: Sean Randolph, President of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute; David Hodges, Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor of Engineering Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Mario Biagioli, Distinguished Professor of Law and Science & Technology Studies, UC Davis; William Lacy, Vice Provost of University Outreach and International Programs and Professor of Human Ecology, UC Davis; and Andrew Hargadon, Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Presentations and Discussion: 1 to 4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5:20 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center.

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Introduction (including Martin and Dave Mowery)
0:00–22:20

Daniel Sumner and William Lacy
"We are Both Hosts: Napa Valley, UC Davis, and the Search for Quality”
22:20–55:20

Christophe Lécuyer and David Hodges
“Semiconductor Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Three University of California Campuses”
55:30–1:29:30

Cyrus Mody and Mario Biagioli
“University in a Garage: Instrumentation in and around UC Santa Barbara”
1:29:55–2:06:10

Steven Casper and Sean Randolph
“The University of California and the Evolution of the Biotechnology Industry in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area”
2:06:23–2:45:30

Mary Walshok and Andrew Hargadon
“Serendipity and Symbiosis: UCSD and the Local Wireless Industry”
2:45:35–3:17:45

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View Kenney and Mowery’s “Introduction” to Public Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California (Stanford UP, 2014).

View Casper’s CV

View Casper’s article relevant to this forum: “How do technology clusters emerge and become sustainable? Social network formation and inter-firm mobility within the San Diego biotechnology cluster” (2007).

View Lécuyer’s CV

View Lécuyer’s article relevant to this forum: “What Do Universities Really Owe Industry? The Case of Solid State Electronics at Stanford” (2006).

View Mody’s CV

View Mody’s article relevant to this forum: “Corporations, Universities, and Instrumental Communities” (2006).

View Mowery’s CV

View Mowery’s article relevant to this forum: “Universities in national innovation systems” (2006).

View Walshok’s CV

View Walshok’s article relevant to this forum: “A Systematic Approach to Accelerating Entrepreneurship” (2013).



The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“The Humanities and the Common Good”

Speakers: David Marshall, Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara, and William Ladusaw, Dean of Humanities and Professor of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz.

Panelists: Margaret Ferguson, President of the Modern Language Association and Distinguished Professor of English at UC Davis; Christopher Reynolds, President of the American Musicological Society and Professor of Music at UC Davis; and Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Classics & Comparative Literature at UC Davis.

Friday, April 4, 2014, Presentations and Panel: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Marshall's CV

View Marshall's article relevant to this forum: "A Dean's Perspective" (2008)

View Ladusaw's CV

View Ferguson’s article relevant to this forum: “Come Tell Me How You Live” (2000)



The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“The Constitutional Dimensions of Academic Freedom”

Robert Post, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Harvard University

Friday, March 14, 2014, Lecture and Panel: 2 to 4 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center; Reception: 4 to 5 p.m., Yoche Dehe Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center

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View Post's biography

View Post's CV

View Post’s articles relevant to this forum: “Academic Freedom and the ‘Intifada Curriculum’” (2003); “The Job of Professors” (2009); and “Constitutional Restraints on the Regulations of Scientific Speech and Scientific Research” (2009).

Panelists: Henry Reichman, Professor Emeritus of History, CSU East Bay, First Vice President of the AAUP, and Chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure; Roberta Rehm, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at UC San Francisco; and Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UC Davis.


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

The University and the Public Good: What Should We Be Doing on Climate Change?”

Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Friday, February 21, 2014, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Oreskes's biography

View Oreskes's CV

View Oreskes’s articles relevant to this forum: “The rapid disintegration of projections: the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” (2012); “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” (2004); and “Verification, Validation, and Confirmation of Numerical Models in the Earth Sciences” (1994).


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

Open Access, Cooperation, and Commons: The (Uncertain) Retreat of Possessive Individualism in Networked Society”

Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

Thursday, February 13, 2014, Lecture: 4 to 6 p.m., Alpha Gamma Rho Room, UC Davis Alumni Center; Reception: 6 to 7 p.m., Tower Lobby, UC Davis Alumni Center

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View Benkler’s articles relevant to this forum: “Through the Looking Glass: Alice and the Constitutional Foundations of the Public Domain” (2003); “Sharing Nicely: On Shareable Goods and the Emergence of Sharing as a Modality of Economic Production” (2005); and “A Free Irresponsible Press: Wikileaks and the Battle over the Soul of the Networked Fourth Estate” (2011).


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“Access and Affordability: A Student and Faculty Perspective”

Ann Stevens, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, UC Davis, and Chair, UC Davis Study Group on Accessibility and Affordability

January 22, 2014, Lecture and panel: 4:30 to 6 p.m., MU II, Memorial Union; Reception: 6 to 7 p.m., MU II, Memorial Union

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The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Access to Higher Education”

Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics, Stanford University 

December 2, 2013, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Hoxby’s biography

View Hoxby’s CV

View Hoxby’s articles relevant to this forum: “The Missing ‘One-Offs’: The Hidden Supply of High-Achieving, Low Income Students” (2012); “The Governance and Performance of Research Universities: Evidence from Europe and the U.S.” (2009); “The Changing Selectivity of American Colleges” (2009); and “The Cost of Accountability” (2002)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

Faculty Labor Markets: Structural Challenges and Cyclical Shocks

Sarah Turner, Professor of Economics and Education, University of Virginia

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Lecture: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Turner’s biography

View Turner's CV

View Turner’s articles relevant to this forum: “Increasing Time to Baccalaureate Degree in the United States” (2010); “Cohort Crowding: How Resources Affect College Attainment” (2006); “Race, Income and College in 25 Years: Evaluating Justice O’Connor’s Conjecture” (2006); and “Going to College and Finishing College: Explaining Different Educational Outcomes” (2004)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“From Mandalay to Memorial Union: How Public Universities Keep Dreams Alive”

Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Education (IIE)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Lecture: 4 to 5 p.m., AGR Room, Alumni and Visitors Center; Reception: 5 to 6 p.m., Moss Patio, Alumni and Visitors Center

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VIEW THE PREPARED TEXT OF GOODMAN'S REMARKS (PDF)

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View Goodman’s biography

View Goodman’s articles relevant to this forum: “The Role of the University in World Society” (2012) and “Foreign Language Proficiency for Everyone” (2012)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“Challenges and Opportunities for Public Research Universities in Brazil”

Carlos H. de Brito Cruz, Professor and Scientific Director, State University of Campinas and FAPESP

April 17, 2013, Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Brito Cruz’s biography

View Brito Cruz’s article relevant to this forum: “University-Industry Relations in Brazil” (2008)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“Contested Politics of Knowledge in the Public University”

Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University

George Lipsitz, Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Ken Reardon, Professor and Director, City and Regional Planning graduate program, University of Memphis

March 7, 2013, Symposium Lectures: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center; Closing Keynote and Reception: 5 to 7 p.m., Davis Odd Fellows Hall

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View Cantor’s biography

View Cantor’s articles relevant to this forum: “Universities as Anchor Institutions: Building Coalitions and Collective Expertise” (2012); “Connecting with the Community: Universities and Civic Engagement” (2012); “What Shall We Do? Higher Education's Existential Crisis” (2012); and “Scholarship in Action: Transforming Communities and Higher Education” (2009)

View Lipsitz’s biography

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View Reardon’s biography

View Reardon’s CV

View Reardon’s article relevant to this forum: “Revitalizing South Memphis through an Interdisciplinary Community-University Development Partnership” (2011)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“Making the 'People's University': Exploring the Civic Mission of Public Land Grant Universities and Cooperative Extension”

Lawrence Busch, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Standards in Society, Michigan State University. Presentation title: “Land Grant Universities: Market Good or Civic Good?”

Rose Hayden-Smith, Strategic Initiative Leader, Sustainable Food Systems; 4-H Youth, Family and Community Development Advisor; and Food and Society Policy Fellow, University of California Cooperative Extension, Ventura County. Presentation title: “Growing Community: 100 Years of Extension Work in California Gardens”

James Lapsley, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis, and Chair, Department of Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Davis Extension. Presentation title: “We Are Both Hosts: Napa Valley, UC Davis, and the Search for Quality”

Scott J. Peters, Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education and Co-Director of Imagining America, Syracuse University. Presentation title: “Extension Reconsidered”

February 22, 2013, Symposium Lectures: 1:10 to 5:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center; Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

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The four featured presentations begin at the following times: Scott J. Peters (17:55); Rose Hayden-Smith (1:22:45); James Lapsley (1:47:45), and Lawrence Busch (2:19:50)

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View Busch’s Biography

View Busch’s CV

View Busch’s publications relevant to this forum: Standards: Recipes for Reality (2011) and External Review of the Collaborative Research Agreement between Novartis Agricultural Discovery Institute, Inc. and The Regents of the University of California (2004)

View Hayden-Smith’s Biography

View Hayden-Smith’s Selected Bibliography

View Hayden-Smith’s article relevant to this forum: “Outlook: UC’s land-grant mission fuels nation’s growth, prosperity” (2012)

View Lapsley’s Biography

View Lapsley's CV

View Peters’ Biography

View Peters’ CV

View Peters’ articles relevant to this forum: “Changing the Story About Higher Education’s Public Purposes and Work: Land-Grants, Liberty, and the Little Country Theatre” (2006) and “Stories and Storytelling in Extension Work” (2012)


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“The Past and Future of the Innovative University”

Roger Geiger, Professor of Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University

February 8, 2013, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center

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View Geiger’s Biography

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View Geiger's articles relevant to this forum: "Financial Trends in Higher Education: The United States" (2011) and "Postmortem for the Current Era: Change in American Higher Education, 1980–2010" (2010)

Roger Geiger is Distinguished Professor of Education at The Pennsylvania State University, Senior Scientist in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and former Head of the Higher Education Program (1996–2000; 2003–2007). His two principal fields of study are the history of American higher education and research universities. He is also an editor of The Future of the American Public Research University (2007). Additionally, a study of contemporary research universities and the market forces that have shaped them was published by Stanford University Press in 2004, Knowledge and Money: Research Universities and the Paradox of the Marketplace.


The Chancellor’s Colloquium

“Public Universities at a Time of Austerity and Crisis: Some Lessons from Greece”

John Panaretos, professor of probability and statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and former Greek deputy minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs

November 7, 2012, 4 p.m., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

This event in the Chancellor’s Colloquium series is in partnership with The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good.

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John Panaretos is a leading Greek educator who has been intimately involved in higher education reform movements both in his native Greece and for the European Union. A statistician and professor of probability and statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business since 1991, Panaretos was Greece’s deputy minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs from October 2009 to June 2011. He has also taught in the United States at the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri, as well as at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley and at Stanford University. Panaretos has also served as the education adviser to former Greek prime minister George Papandreou and as Greece’s representative to the Open Government Partnership. The multilateral initiative was created by its eight founding governments of Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States to promote transparency and integrity in government.

Panaretos has also served as vice president of the Network of National Councils of Education of the European Union, and as president of the National Council of Education and the National Council of Higher Education in Greece. Additionally, he was national co-coordinator of a review of the Greek educational system for the 50-year-old international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and national co-coordinator of the European Center for Higher Education of UNESCO. Born in Kythera, Greece, he received his first degree in mathematics from the University of Athens and advanced degrees from the University of Sheffield and the University of Bradford, both in England.


“The University of California: Access, Affordability, and Excellence in an Environment of Rapid State Disinvestment”

Robert Powell, Chair of the systemwide UC Academic Senate and Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and the Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis

October 22, 2012, noon, Kemper Hall 1065

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View Powell’s biography

Access, Affordability, and Excellence have been the hallmarks of a University of California education. Until recently, these have been underpinned by the investment of the State of California in public higher education. That investment has paid off in a highly educated workforce that has been responsible for creating industries that touch our lives every day. The recent history is different. By all measures, the State has been disinvesting in public higher education for at least 20 years. For the first time, in 2011–12 this resulted in student tuition surpassing State core funding. Still, the budget cuts have been only partially offset by the dramatic tuition increases. This talk attempts to provide a perspective on the budget crisis facing public higher education in California, with a particular focus on the University of California. Measures that have been taken will be described, as well as new measures that are being proposed to ensure that the three pillars that make the UC what it is are maintained and even enhanced.


The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

“Universities in Crisis: A Global Perspective”

Michael Burawoy, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Forum:
October 12, 2012, 3 to 4:30 p.m., AGR Hall, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center
Reception:
October 12, 2012, 4:30 to 6 p.m., AGR Hall, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

VIEW THE VIDEO OF THIS EVENT (includes “Opening Remarks” by Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Davis)

View Burawoy's CV

View Burawoy's publications relevant to this forum: "The Great American University" (2012), "Redefining the Public University" (2011); and "Universities in Crisis: Ireland." (2011).

View text of Provost Hexter’s “Opening Remarks”

Michael Burawoy has been a participant observer of industrial workplaces in four countries: Zambia, United States, Hungary, and Russia. Over the course of four decades of research and teaching, he developed the extended case method that allows broad conclusions to be drawn from ethnographic research. No longer able to work in factories, recently he turned to the study of his own workplace—the university.

Professor Burawoy is the author or editor of 12 books and more than 120 articles in international journals. He has presented his research in more than 40 nations. In 2003-04, he was the president of the American Sociological Association and is the current president of the International Sociological Association. His recent work has been on the crisis of the public university and the role of sociology in public debate.


"Civility and Peaceful Protest"

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Mark Juergensmeyer, Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, Professor of Sociology, and Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Thursday, March 1st

Student Community Center, meeting room D


First Provost's Lecture in Human Rights

"At last, an Arab Spring: Black Swans of the Middle East — Human Rights Watch Reports from the Ground"

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Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Monday, March 5, 2012

AGR Room, UC Davis Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center


"Social Justice in the Public University of California: Reflections and Strategies"

Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

February 23, 2012, ARC Main Floor


"Universities Cannot Escape History, But Can They Make It?"

Cristina González, Professor of Spanish and Education, UC Davis
January 18, 2012, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 126 Voorhies Hall

Reflecting on Clark Kerr’s The Uses of the University, Professor González argues that universities must try to be an uplifting agent in this time of crisis. She further maintains that, since administrations now are focused almost exclusively on coping, it is up to faculties to lead. González’ talk is part of the UC Davis Humanities Institute’s ongoing series Conversations in the Humanities.


"UC Davis 101: An Open Seminar for UC Davis Students, Faculty & Staff"

Cristina González, Professor, School of Education and Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Davis   --   View Presentation Document
Michal Kurlaender, Associate Professor, School of Education, UC Davis   --   View Presentation Document
Kelly Ratliff, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget Resource Management, UC Davis   --   View Presentation Document
Tom Timar, Professor, School of Education, UC Davis   --   View Presentation Document

February 7, 2012, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 3 Kleiber Hall 

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Come, Learn, Ask:

  • What is Proposition 13; what are its implications for higher education funding?
  • How does UC function as a state agency? Learn about the roles and responsibilities for UC governance and budget of the President, Chancellors, Governor, Legislature, and others.
  • What is the history of tuition at UC, and how does UC tuition compare with other public higher education institutions?
  • Where does the funding for UC Davis come from, and how is it spent?

Sponsored by the UC Davis School of Education and the Education Graduate Student Association.