Next faculty lecture features Denny Elbert March 12

Two more deans will deliver talks yet this spring at the North Dakota Museum of Art as part of the University Faculty Lecture Series. The first is Denny Elbert, dean of the UND College of Business and Public Administration, Wednesday, March 12, with a 4 p.m. reception and 4:30 p.m. talk.

The next will be Martha Potvin, dean of the UND College of Arts and Sciences, Thursday, April 10, with a 4 p.m. reception and 4:30 p.m. talk. Bruce Smith, dean of the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will start off the 2008-09 series with his Sept. 11 talk.

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University and the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of the lecture series at UND, the committee of Chester Fritz Professors coordinating the University Faculty Lecture Series invited the deans of colleges to speak on their research. This occasion allows the deans to reflect on the important role that their scholarly work plays not only in their career path but in their work on campus today. And, again to break precedent a little, the committee commemorated President Charles Kupchella's tenure at UND by inviting him to give the opening lecture ("Chickens") Oct. 18. The lecture series is sponsored by the UND Office of the President.

You can access a podcast of the talk of Dan Rice, dean of the UND College of Education and Human Development, "Higher Education: Where We've Gone Wrong," through UND's main web page,