Baruch's EOC Hosts Vartan Gregorian on September 21, Speaking on the Efficacy of a Liberal Arts Education
The Second Annual Baruch College Executives on Campus Reception on September 21 features as guest speaker one of the nation's foremost educators and intellectuals, Vartan Gregorian, in conversation with Myrna Chase, dean of Baruch's Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, discussing the contemporary utility of a liberal arts education, both for careers and for life.
Entitled Liberal Arts Education: A Conversation with Vartan Gregorian , the discussion takes place at 7:15 pm on Tuesday Sept. 21st, in the Newman Conference Center, which is located at 151 East 25th Street, on the 7th Floor.
Myrna Chase is professor of history and dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College. Vartan Gregorian is president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and was previously president of Brown University and of the New York Public Library. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, he is one of the nation's most respected and frequently honored educators and intellectuals. These honors include the National Humanities Medal, which President Clinton awarded him in 1998, and the Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award, conferred by President Bush in 2004. Gregorian currently serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Human Rights Watch, the Museum of Modern Art and the McGraw-Hill Companies. He is the author of The Road to Home: My Life and Times ; Islam: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith ; and Emergence of Modern Afghanistan: Politics of Reform and Modernization, 1880-1946.
Baruch College's Executives on Campus Program (EOC), sponsor of this event, brings executives from America's leading corporations as well as some of the nation's premier entrepreneurial successes into the classroom where students and faculty benefit from their insight and real-world experiences. This year, the EOC also has introduced the Tuesday Career H our , a series of career-related panels for students, held in the Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center during the free hour from 1 pm to 2 pm each Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters.