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News“What is the Role of Science in Education?” Queries Former UVM President Dr. Judith Ramaley

Marlboro, VT—Former President of the University of Vermont Judith Ramaley explores the crucial connection between citizenship, science and education on Monday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

In “Citizenship and Scientific Literacy” Ramaley will discuss how science and technology are vital to the ideal citizen and are needed to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. Ramaley will also investigate the ambiguous role of science in a liberal arts education and what it means to “understand” science.

Judith Ramaley is Presidential Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine and a senior fellow at the National Academy of Sciences. While assistant director of education and human resources at the National Science Foundation from 2001 to 2004, she developed and oversaw national programs in scientific education and outreach. As president of the University of Vermont from 1997 to 2001 she initiated new reforms in education and civic engagement.

Ramaley, once a member of the Human Resources Investment Council, the Vermont Commission on Higher Education Funding, the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, recently served on the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). A member of the presidential advisory panel for the Association of Governing Boards (AGB), she is also chair of the Board of Campus Contact, and serves on the board of the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE). Ramaley earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, and her B.A. from Swarthmore College.

This lecture is part of Marlboro College’s Spring Monday Night Lecture Series, “Education and Engagement.” Lectures are funded by the Thomas Thompson Trust and an anonymous donor.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

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