Discussion of the widening gap between technological advances and the law (as seen in the NSA surveillance issue) and the impact of recent scientific discoveries on the way we live our lives are among the topics that will be explored at the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College annual Symposium, on Sunday, Sept. 15, in the University’s Dana Hall.
Among the discussions being held under the Symposium’s overall theme of “Exploring Creativity” are:
Other sessions will include the Rising Tide of Women in Business and the Discoveries that Occur in Crossing Disciplines. The program will also feature a recital by the Hartt Jazz Quartet, under the leadership of the new chair of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, Javon Jackson.
The day will end with a reception hosted by University of Hartford President Walter Harrison. The program runs from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost to attend the program is $80 for Fellows of the College and $95 for non-members of the College. More registration details can be found at www.hartford.edu/presidentscollege or by calling 860.768.4269.
The Presidents’ College, headed by University of Hartford President Emeritus Humphrey Tonkin, offers short courses throughout the year taught by leading members of the University of Hartford faculty and visiting lecturers. It also sponsors lecture series both on campus and at local retirement communities, and sponsors overseas trips to such locations as London, Paris, and Rome.