The Association of Rice Alumni and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies hosted Classroom Connect on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The event featured lectures by some of Rice's top experts, faculty-led immersive learning experiences, and opportunities to network and connect with fellow attendees. See last year's program schedule below.
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
The Future of Work
Speaker: Margaret Beier, associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology
Red Texas, Purple Texas or Blue Texas: The Future of Texas Politics
Speaker: Mark Jones, professor of political science and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies
11:10 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Concurrent Morning Lectures: Choose 1
Erupting Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Landsliding in Hawaii: The 2018 Crisis and Beyond at Kilauea Volcano
Speaker: Julia Morgan, professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences
Board Service Fundamentals: Where the Future of Philanthropy Begins
Speaker: Leslie Wang, associate director for the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
The Ethics and Economics of Paralegal Use in the 21st Century Law Firm
Speakers: Lori Swann '85 and Clay Crawford, instructors in Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies' Paralegal Certificate Program
*This session is approved for a CLE Ethics credit.
Bringing History to Life: Poetry's Relationship to the Iconic Past
Speaker: Joseph Campana, Alan Dugald McKillop professor of English
Navigating the Waters of the 2018 Tax Law
Speaker: Scott Lumpkin, Philanthropic Advisor and former vice chancellor of advancement at the University of Denver
Lunch & Learn: "Inspired or Depressing? Crafting Public Policy in Texas Today and Beyond"
Keynote Speaker: Ed Emmett '71, professor in the practice, former Harris County Judge, former member of the Texas House of Representatives, and former Commissioner at the Interstate Commerce Commission
Concurrent Afternoon Experiences: Choose 1
Human Evolution in the 21st Century and Beyond
Speaker: Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor of biosciences
Introduction to Mindfulness: Informing your Future Practice
Speaker: Elizabeth Slator, associate director of programs at the Gibbs Recreation Center
The Great American Songbook
Speaker: Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory, with pianist Brian Connelly and soprano Susan Lorette Dunn
The Intersection of Architecture and Computers: Future Trends Built on Overturning Classical Roots
Speaker: William Cannady, professor of architecture and civil and environmental engineering
Afternoon Plenary: Creativity Up Close: An Inside Look into How Ideas Evolve
Keynote speaker: Anthony Brandt, professor and chair of composition and theory, with student performances by Samuel Park (violin), Evie Chen (violin), Erica Schwartz (viola) and Katherine Audas (cello)
Closing Networking Dessert and Wine Reception, powered by Sallyportal