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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NYU Dillard Xavier FRN Symposium November 2012

     If you are interested in attending the symposium, please complete the registration and send and/or bring to Academic Affairs.

Faculty Resource Network National Symposium
New Faces, New Expectations
November 16-17, 2012
New Orleans, LA
Hosted by Dillard University and Xavier University


Faculty members are also invited  to a special workshop that will be convened on Friday, November 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Kabacoff Room at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel. The workshop, focusing on The Practice of Critical and Creative Thinking, will be convened by Professor Robert DiYanni of New York University, and is free to all symposium participants. A description of this session is included below. 


This workshop is designed to introduce the intertwined concepts of critical and creative thinking.  It is premised on the notion that critical and creative thinking ought to be married not divorced, explored and taught together rather than riven apart.  Without laboring too hard over definitions, we will investigate aspects of thinking through a series of hands-on exercises and activities—logical and lateral, critical and creative—higher order thinking in practice.


We will engage with texts that cross the curriculum—including verbal and visual and numerical examples.  Our goal will be to think together about thinking—how to improve our own higher order thinking capacities, and how to help our students develop their critical and creative thinking skills.


About Dr. DiYanni:

Dr. Robert DiYanni is senior lecturer in expository writing and adjunct professor of humanities at New York University, where he has worked for the past decade.  He holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from the City University of New York.  He has taught writing, English and humanities at Queens College (CUNY), Pace University, Harvard University, and NYU, where he teaches courses in expository writing, literature, interdisciplinary humanities, and critical/creative thinking.  Dr. DiYanni has written and edited forty books, most of them texts for college students.  His most recent books include Arts and Culture:An Introduction to the Humanities, The Humanities Handbook, Da Vinci Thinking, and New Thinking.  In the works are two additional thinking books: Ways of Thinking and Disciplined Thinking.  He has given workshops and conference presentations for secondary teachers and college professors in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and East Asia.  He also serves as director of arts and aesthetic education for the Scarsdale (New York) public schools


On Saturday, November 17, 2012, the Conference will be held at DU.  Dr. Kimbrough will be welcoming the group on Saturday.


I have attached the current short program which includes the titles of presentations, a symposium description, and a registration form, which may be returned to our office either electronically or by fax.


Thanks in advance for your very kind assistance - hoping to receive some registrations soon.





Anne L. Ward
Assistant Director
Office of Faculty Resources
Faculty Resource Network
New York University
194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
P: 212.998.2351
F: 212.995.4101


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