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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Questions Without Borders" Forum 2/13/12

"Questions Without Borders: Why Future Research and Teaching Will Be Interdisciplinary" will be held February 13, 2012 at 3:30pm in Coffman Memorial Union Theater.

A forum discussion on the challenges of developing more interdisciplinary research and education in large research universities where the established disciplines have traditionally been dominant.
Moderator: Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota
Remarks: Myron Gutmann, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
Responses and comments: David L. Fox, Department of Earth Sciences, College of Science and Engineering; J. B. Shank, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts; Dominique Tobbell, Program in the History of Medicine, Medical School
Myron Gutmann is head of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Gutmann is an expert on historical demography and the social, demographic, and economic history of Europe and the Americas.
Organized and hosted by Gary Cohen, Department of History. Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, and Office of the Provost.
Free and open to the public
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