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October 19, 2009


Livingston Lecture to be delivered by Professor Pomo

Heart Beating
Roberto Pomo

Roberto Pomo, director of the Honors Program and a professor of Theatre and Dance, is this year’s John C. Livingston Award winner, and by tradition will present a speech to the campus community at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Alumni Center.
Pomo’s lecture will focus on California’s unprecedented crisis in higher education.

 “Our financial challenges will likely continue. We must leverage our institutional strengths and inventiveness toward new paradigms for teaching and curricular development,” he says. He will also discuss collaborative teaching and learning methodologies with special attention to integrating education and off-campus experiences.
The annual lecture is organized by the Faculty Senate and recognizes a faculty member who has played an active role in the life of the University and has shown a strong commitment to students, says Tony Sheppard, Faculty Senate chair.
The genesis of the award dates to 1959 when the first Distinguished Faculty Convocation Address was given by Livingston, a well-respected professor of Government who would remain a faculty member until 1981. He died that year, and in 1986, the award was renamed in his honor.

In accordance with University policy, classes may be canceled at the discretion of the instructor to allow students to attend the Convocation.


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