Universities and Cities: Past, Present and Future
Date / Time
October 30, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join in a public talk hosted by the UIC College of Education Office of Academic Affairs on “Universities and Cities: Past, Present and Future,” featuring Steven J. Diner.
Steven J. Diner is University Professor and Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark. He served as chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark from July 2002 to December 2011. He devoted himself to building Rutgers-Newark as a leading urban research university. Under his leadership, Rutgers-Newark has built strong ties between the campus and the local community. During every year of his tenure as chancellor, Rutgers-Newark was named number one in racial/ethnic diversity among national universities by U.S. News and World Report, and was named number one in 2011 by Forbes Magazine in its first diversity ranking. To take advantage of this extraordinary diversity, he initiated faculty development workshops on how to use classroom diversity as a teaching tool, and he also began outcomes assessment to determine the impact of the campus diversity on students. He is the immediate past president of the Coalition of Urban & Metropolitan Universities.”