UC Santa Cruz hosts October 10 symposium on higher education

The first annual Clark Kerr Symposium, taking place at UCSC on October 10, brings together some of the country's biggest names in higher education to discuss the unprecedented challenges facing public research universities in the 21st century.

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NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: You are invited to cover the following event; please call the UCSC Public Information Office at (831) 459-2495 to reserve your spot.

The creation of new disciplines and the growth of multidisciplinary approaches have transformed curricula from even a generation ago. The global economy, changing workforce needs, and technological innovations are placing new demands on students as they emerge from higher education.

How does the public research university adapt to these changes and adhere to its fundamental missions--teaching, research, and service?

This event is free and open to the public.

Who: UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood welcomes the following participants:

o Richard Atkinson, who steps down as UC president October 1

o James Duderstadt, president emeritus of the University of Michigan

o Michael Heyman, chancellor emeritus of UC Berkeley

o Donald Kennedy, president emeritus of Stanford University

o Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff

o Karl Pister, UCSC chancellor emeritus

o Judith Ramaley, assistant director of the Education and Human Resources Directorate of the National Science Foundation

o Charles Young, chancellor emeritus of UCLA

When: Friday, October 10, 2003, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room, UC Santa Cruz