The Association of Rice Alumni and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will host Classroom Connect on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The event features lectures by some of Rice's top experts, faculty-led immersive learning experiences, and opportunities to network and connect with fellow attendees.
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
*Sessions and presenters are subject to change, so please check back here often for the most updated program information. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Dan Stypa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-4057. Two weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
Please note that there will not be organized campus tours offered during the program. If you are interested in a campus tour, you are encouraged to contact the Rice University Welcome Center at email@example.com or 713-348-6124 to explore options that may be available for you.
The Leo S. Shamblin Scholarship provides financial support for individuals to attend Classroom Connect. Recipients must demonstrate strong records of volunteer service in the community and on the Rice campus. To be considered for this scholarship, please send a 1-page letter describing your volunteer service, as well as the value that attending Classroom Connect would have on you. This letter should be sent via email to Dan Stypa, associate director of alumni programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 1, 2019. Those selected will be notified by April 4, 2019 and then have their registration fee for the full day program waived. Those applying do not need to register for Classroom Connect in advance, but should be able to attend the event on April 13, 2019 if selected. Please email email@example.com or call 713-348-5094 if you have any questions.