Two academic panels composed of Northwestern University faculty will convene to discuss contemporary topics of importance in higher education — biomedical science and engineering and freedom of expression — in the days leading up to the inauguration of President Michael H. Schill.
On May 30 and June 1, Provost Kathleen Hagerty will deliver introductory remarks, and livestreams will be available on the inauguration website for those who cannot attend in person.
The registration deadline to attend the panels in person has passed. Livestreams of the two panel discussions, along with the inauguration ceremony, will be available on the inauguration website.
The New Frontiers of Biomedical Science and Biomedical Engineering
Tuesday, May 30, 4 p.m.
Hughes Auditorium, 303 East Superior Street, Chicago Campus
From advances in artificial intelligence to the quest for longevity and the fountain of youth, to regenerative medicine and the promise of bioelectronics, Northwestern’s scientists and clinicians are making breakthroughs that advance health care beyond the individual patient. This panel will explore these innovations and consider what the future holds for scientists working to enhance the quality of human life. Learn more about the panel on the New Frontiers of Biomedical Science and Biomedical Engineering.
Moderated by Eric G. Neilson, dean of the Feinberg School of Medicine, the panel will feature faculty panelists:
- Guillermo A. Ameer, McCormick School of Engineering and Feinberg
- Shana O. Kelley, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick and Feinberg
- Abel N. Kho, Feinberg
- John Rogers, McCormick, Feinberg and Weinberg College
- Douglas E. Vaughan, Feinberg
Free Expression, Academic Freedom and Higher Education
Thursday, June 1, 3 p.m.
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston Campus
Northwestern is a haven for intellectual exchange and academic freedom. We treasure the sparks of innovation that ignite from collisions across differences. But such collisions —spanning disciplines, backgrounds and worldviews — sometimes create conflict. This panel will consider how we can manage such friction in ways that harness the power of difference for the benefit of all. Learn more about the panel on Free Expression, Academic Freedom and Higher Education.
Moderated by Eli J. Finkel ’97 of Weinberg College and the Kellogg School of Management, the panel will feature faculty panelists:
- Steven G. Calabresi, Pritzker School of Law
- Nour Kteily, Kellogg
- Mary Pattillo, Weinberg College
- Alvin B. Tillery Jr., Weinberg College
For more information on inauguration week and complete details about the panel discussions, visit the official inauguration website.