You are cordially invited to the
2011 Dewey Symposium
Strengthening the Scholarship of Engagement in the American Research University
2:30-4:00pm Friday, February 4, 2011
Educational Conference Center (ECC) room
U-M School of Social Work (directions)
Reception to follow from 4-5:30
Sponsors: University of Michigan Ginsberg Center, the School of Social Work, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
About the Panelists
Barry Checkoway, the moderator of this year's Dewey Symposium, is Professor of Social Work and Urban Planning and the founding Director of the Ginsberg Center. He has worked with grassroots groups, community agencies and government programs in Detroit, the South Bronx, the Mississippi Delta, Central Appalachia; and in South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Matthew J. Countryman, Associate Professor of History and American Culture, is the Faculty Director of the Arts of Citizenship Program, which supports faculty, graduate students and community partners in strengthening and expanding their public scholarship.
Julie Ellison, Professor of American Culture, English, and Art and Design, is a founder of Imagining America, a consortium of colleges and universities that supports public scholarship and practice.
Patricia Y. Gurin is the Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women's Studies, a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research, and directs the research program of the Program on Intergroup Relations. Dr. Gurin was an expert witness in U-M's Supreme Court defense of its undergraduate and law school admissions policies.
About the Dewey Symposium
The Dewey Symposium commemorates philosopher John Dewey’s impact on American education through his writings on the role of experience in learning and problem-solving. The symposium features nationally-known scholars who make activism and community engagement central to their work.
The Ginsberg Center established the annual Dewey Symposium as a way to recognize the work of John Dewey as a public scholar who believed in the power of community as a vehicle for learning, and to infuse the U-M campus with fresh ideas about this approach.