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Lilly Conference: teaching so everyone learns

The 25th Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching will be held today through Sunday, Nov. 17-20, at the Marcum Conference Center. More than 50 featured presenters and 150 contributed paper presenters will conduct seminars on topics ranging from fractal thinking in higher education and motivating undergraduates to the science and technology of computer music and teaching through folk song.

Featured speakers include:

• Jim Eison, University of South Florida, who will give the opening plenary talk at 7:30 p.m. today. He will present “Engaging Student Curiosity: Implications for Designing Class Activities and Course Assignments.”

• Parker Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach and educational consultant and speaker, who will give a plenary talk at 11 a.m. Friday on “Combining Emotion and Intellect: The Classroom and Beyond.” He will also give the conference keynote address at 8:15 p.m. Friday on “The New Professional: On Thinking and Acting Like Community Organizers.”

• Barbara Millis, University of Nevada, Reno, who will give the closing plenary at 10:45 a.m. Sunday on “Using Academic Games to Promote Learning: A Fun-loving Look at Lilly and Teaching.”

Registration is free for Miami faculty and staff, but registration is required.

For more information about the conference and to register to attend, visit the Web site:

Date Published: 11/17/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 16


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