66th Institute Lecture

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 11:15am-12:15pm EST

This lecture will be presented by Edward L. Cussler, 66th Institute Lecturer

Edward L. Cussler, currently Distinguished Institute Professor at the University of Minnesota will be presenting the 66th Institute Lecture. 

The Future of the Lecture

Edward Cussler, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota

The university is one of the oldest social institutions in our society, rivaled only by the church.  However, many universities now are under considerable stress because of reduced public commitment to education.  This stress has sparked a review of how we teach.  The review has focused particularly on the traditional lecture, suggesting alternatives like MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses).  These alternatives have produced brilliant successes and significant failures.  However, the alternatives have also identified ways in which we can all deliver more effective lectures.
 

Edward L. Cussler

Edward L. Cussler, currently Distinguished Institute Professor at the University of Minnesota, received his B.E. with honors from Yale University in 1961, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1963 and 1965, respectively, working with E. N. Lightfoot. After 13 years teaching at Carnegie-Mellon University, Cussler joined the University of Minnesota in 1980. He has written over 240 articles and five books, including Diffusion, Bioseparations, and more recently, Chemical Product Design.

Cussler has received the Colburn and Lewis Awards from...

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