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“Liberal Education and America’s Promise” lecture at Transylvania to be given by president of Association of American Colleges and Universities, Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), will deliver a lecture titled “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” at Transylvania Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Carrick Theater. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Schneider has been president of the AAC&U since 1998. With 1,100 institutional members, AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to advancing and strengthening undergraduate liberal education. Under her leadership, AAC&U launched two major initiatives, Liberal Education and America’s Promise, an advocacy and campus action project designed to engage students and the public with what really matters in a college education for the twenty-first century, and Greater Expectations, a multi-faceted program that identified and advanced innovative models to improve campus practices and learning for all undergraduate students.

In the 1990s, Schneider headed a major AAC&U initiative on higher education and U.S. pluralism, American Commitments: Diversity, Democracy, and Liberal Learning. She has published extensively on all the major areas of her educational work and has taught at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Chicago State University and Boston University.

Schneider received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Liberal Education at Transylvania and funded by the Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or political science professor Jeff Freyman at (859) 233-8273.

2/25/2008

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