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Teaching and Writing at Caltech: Past, Present Future

Monday, April 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Center for Student Services, 3rd Floor, Brennan Conference Room

Photographic Exhibit Opening and Reception


This photography exhibit will allow visitors to see what learning has looked like at Caltech for over a century—from the austere classrooms of the early days of Throop University to the diverse scenes of learning at today's Caltech. The exhibit will include images from the Caltech Archives as well as modern photographs taken at Caltech, some of which are part of a national photo documentary project about teaching and learning in higher education. The images will invite you to consider Caltech's long history of high-engagement learning, how teaching is changing, and the enduring presence of writing in both learning and scientific discovery. During the exhibit opening, we will hear remarks from curators , photographers, and Archives staff, and place the exhibit within a broader higher education context. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit is co-curated by Martin Springborg, photographer and faculty member at Minnesota State; Cassandra Volpe Horii, director of the Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach; and Susanne Hall, Campus Writing Coordinator in the Hixon Writing Center and Lecturer in Writing; in collaboration with Peter Collopy, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections, and staff of the Caltech Archives.

PART OF TeachWeek Caltech, a campus-wide celebration of teaching and learning, featuring events and discussions with Caltech faculty and students, as well as distinguished guest presenters. All events are open to the entire Caltech community.

Thanks to the Twenty-Seven Foundation for supporting this TeachWeek panel discussion, as well as sponsoring other events engaging Caltech faculty and students in new perspectives on teaching and learning.

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