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Questions Without Borders: Why Future Research and Teaching Will Be Interdisciplinary - Forum led by Myron Gutmann, National Science Foundation

Date: 02/13/2012

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free


Join us for a forum, chaired by Provost Karen Hanson, on why large research universities need to do more to offer interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate education. Remarks by Myron Gutmann, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation, followed by responses and comment by David L. Fox, Department of Earth Sciences, College of Science and Engineering; J. B. Shank, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts; and Dominique Tobbell, Program in the History of Medicine, Medical School. Gary Cohen, Department of History, will host the event.

Dr. Gutmann is Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation where he heads the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. He is a distinguished demographer and economic historian whose interests include interdisciplinary historical population studies, especially relating population to agricultural, the environment, and health. He also studies ways that digital materials can be properly preserved and shared, and how the confidentiality of research subjects can be protected when data about them is made available for secondary use. He is an expert on historical demography and the social, demographic and economic history of Europe and the Americas.



  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
  • E-mail: ias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, History, College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Provost, Immigration History Research Center


Parking is available at the Weisman Art Museum Garage, Washington Avenue Ramp, and East River Parkway Garage.

More information: http://www.ias.umn.edu/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the IAS at 626-5054 or ias@umn.edu.

Event Recording: http://ias.umn.edu/media/MyronGutmann.php

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