OVPR Colloquium and Centennial Lecture: Illuminating the world through the gift of bilingualism

DateFebruary 19, 2019Time5:00 - 6:30 pm
LocationPackard Auditorium (Rm 101), Marrs McLean Science Building

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research
and the School of Education present:

Dr. Maria Franquiz
Professor & Deputy Chief Academic Officer for Faculty Development and Innovation
The University of Utah

Illuminating the world through the gift of bilingualism

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
5:00-6:30 p.m. Refreshments served at 4:30
Packard Auditorium (Rm 101), Marrs McLean Science Building

Bilingualism in education (e.g, public schooling) and in society is a critical issue facing our city, state and nation. Increases in diverse language and cultures warrant our attention if we are to succeed in addressing our students' educational needs. Focusing on bilingualism as a strength versus a liability has the potential to shed positive light on issues of multiculturalism facing our educational system.

About the speaker
Dr. Franquiz is a nationally/internationally renowned scholar/speaker on topics of social and cultural contexts in education including bilingualism. She has been in higher education many years at multiple institutions; her many scholarly contributions are outstanding. She has won many awards over the years including the highly prestigious American Educational Research Association's Hispanic Research Issues Lifetime Award for Research in Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education.

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