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REF NO.: 47

SUBJECT: Educating the professional of the future

DATE: Jan. 18

The upcoming F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture is bringing education thought leader David E. Goldberg to Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.

Mr. Goldberg’s topic is What’s Love Got to Do With It? Educating the Professional of the Future.

Mr. Goldberg is the Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and founder and CEO at ThreeJoy Associates, Inc. In 2010, he resigned his tenure and distinguished professorship at the University of Illinois to help transform higher education in alignment with the creativity imperative of the 21st century. Author or co-author of more than 400 papers and numerous books, including a pioneering artificial intelligence text with more than 70,000 citations, Mr. Goldberg travelled to Asia, South America, Europe and back to North America to unlock the keys to authentic transformation and thereby unleash a new generation of students.

Using his background as the co-founder of a Silicon Valley startup (www.sharethis.com), his experience in starting an educational incubator for new programs (www.ifoundry.illinois.edu) and his training as a leadership coach (Georgetown), he works with administrators, faculty and students to bring a new level of student and faculty engagement to classrooms all over the world.

Sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture was established at Memorial in 1967 through the generosity of the

family of the late F.W. Angel and the firms with which he was associated. The series enables Memorial to bring an outstanding person to campus to speak on topics related to the profession of engineering and stimulating interest in this field among students, the academic community and the general public.

The F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture 2016 takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) building’s Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre (EN-2006). Free admission. Free parking in lot 22. Everyone is welcome.

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For more information, please contact Jackey Locke, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, at 709-864-8287, 709-691-5027 or jackey.locke@mun.ca.

 

Please note: Mr. Goldberg will be available for interviews on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the afternoon.

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