Press Release: Clark Kerr Lecture Series on the Role of Higher Education (3/27/2003)

Clark Kerr Lecture Series on the Role of Higher Education

Harold Shapiro, President Emeritus of Princeton and University of Michigan, Delivers Inaugural Lectures from UC Campuses

LA JOLLA, CA, March 27, 2003 - This April, UCTV presents the biennial Clark Kerr Lecture Series, sponsored by the University of California Office of the President and Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education. The three inaugural lectures, delivered by Harold Shapiro, President Emeritus of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, will air at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM (PST) on three consecutive Fridays, beginning April 18. Two of the talks originated from the UC Berkeley campus, and the third was recorded at UC Los Angeles.

Established to honor UC President Emeritus Clark Kerr's contributions to the world of higher education, this lecture series aims to provide an opportunity for leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on major higher education policy issues. Harold Shapiro is the only president to have been listed by Change magazine as one of the most influential university presidents in both the 1980s and the 1990s. He served as a member of President George Herbert Walker Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and was appointed by President Clinton to chair the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. Shapiro also chaired the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Employer-Based Health Benefits.

Lectures are presented at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM (PST) as follows:

Friday, April 18 "Liberal Education, Professional Education and the Soul of the University"
Friday, April 25 "The University and Ethical Dimensions of Scientific Progress"
Friday, May 2 "The University, Moral Education and the Commercialization of Its Products"

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