• Frank Rhodes Lecture Series

    on the Creation of the Future

About the Lectures

The Frank Rhodes Lecture Series on the Creation of the Future: A Lecture Series for a New American University began in Fall 2011 at the direction of ASU President Crow to help advance his vision for a New American University and the need to redefine the role of higher education in society. Each year an individual with a commitment to institutional innovation will visit ASU to deliver a public lecture on the creation of the future as well as meet with members of the ASU and greater community.

Recent Lecture

Cathy N. Davidson

In this lecture, Cathy N. Davidson, the distinguished historian of technology and innovator in the field of equity and innovation in higher education, asks how we can revolutionize the university to better prepare students for our age of constant change. How can we retool our classrooms as activist, engaged learning environments that model a more just society? In this talk, Davidson discusses her book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux and shows how we can revolutionize our universities to help students be leaders of change, not simply subject to it.

Davidson is the Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke's (and the nation's) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.

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