Universities' role in society is topic, Nov. 14
Posted November 8, 2006; 03:31 p.m.
"Realizing the Democratic Good Society: Does the Research University Matter?" is the subject of a talk scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in 35 Robertson Hall.
The lecture will be delivered by Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director of the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.
As director of the center since 1992, Harkavy has helped to develop service learning and academically based community service courses as well as research projects that involve faculty and students from across the university. He has been active in involving colleges and universities in partnerships with local public schools and their communities.
Harkavy teaches in Penn's departments of history, urban studies, Africana studies, and city and regional planning. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help create its Office of University Partnerships and is a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Pace Center.