UF symposium focuses on the uncertain future of higher education

Published: April 4 2013


PLEASE NOTE: For media credentials, contact Steve Orlando with UF Media Relations at 352-392-0186 or sfo@ufl.edu no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10

WHAT: “Bricks and Mortar in a Digital Age: The Uncertain Future of Higher Education,” a symposium to mark the end of the yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act that established the land-grant university system. A full agenda is available at http://landgrant.ufl.edu/docs/Agenda-Bricks%20and%20Mortar%20in%20a%20Digital%20Age.pdf

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11

WHERE: University Auditorium on the University of Florida campus. Parking will be available in the garage at the northeast corner of Museum Road and Newell Drive.

WHO: Speakers and panelists include:

  • Jeff Selingo, editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of the forthcoming book, “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students.”
  • Daphne Koller, MacArthur Fellow, Stanford University professor of computer science, and co-founder of the online education platform Coursera. (Participating via video from California.)
  • Adam Putnam, Florida commissioner of agriculture
  • Bernie Machen, president, University of Florida
  • Mori Housseni, vice chair, Florida Board of Governors
  • Jackson Sasser, president, Santa Fe College

The event will be moderated by Mike Foley, master lecturer, UF department of journalism and Hugh Cunningham Professor in Journalism Excellence

CONTACT: Steve Orlando, senior director, UF Media Relations, 352-392-0186 or sfo@ufl.edu