Syracuse University Chancellor Will Speak on University Community Involvement as Part of the Presidential Symposium Series

Dec. 3, 2010

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Dr. Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University, will give the final fall installment of the Presidential Symposium Series from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Blume Banquet Hall on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.

Cantor will speak on "Scholarship in Action and the Public Mission of Universities."

Cantor believes that universities need to be seen as a public good, a leading institution that collaborates with partners from all aspects of the economy to serve the needs of the surrounding community.

Through her efforts at Syracuse to better the community involvement of the university, Cantor was awarded the 2008 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award. She also led Syracuse to earn the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's classification.

Cantor is also the author of numerous books and articles, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability.

The Presidential Symposium was started this year in honor of President Ken Starr's first year at Baylor University.

The series, hosted by the Office of the President, features scholars from around the nation speaking on topics relevant to the Baylor mission in the context of national and global perspectives. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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The Cashion Academic Center is in the Hankamer School of Business at 1428 S. Fifth St.

by Alison Higgins, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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