Influential educator to speak at BU

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 14:26 -- jnorth

For immediate release: Sept. 14, 2010

Howard Gardner BLOOMSBURG — Harvard professor Howard Gardner will give a lecture, “Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons and the Promotion of Good Work,” Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in BU’s Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and senior director of Harvard Project Zero. He has received honorary degrees from 26 colleges and universities. Within the past year, the Wall Street Journal named Gardner one of the top five “influential business thinkers.” Best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, he has written extensively on creativity, leadership, professional ethics and the arts. His latest book, “Five Minds for the Future,” was published in April 2007 and his latest co-authored book, “Multiple Intelligences Around the World,” was published in summer 2009.

Act 48 continuing education credits will be awarded to Pennsylvania certified educators who attend the lecture. Gardner will also hold an open dialogue with BU faculty and local superintendents in McCormick Center, room 1303, on Nov. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Tickets can be obtained through the Haas Box Office, 389-4409. For more information, contact Joan Miller, associate professor of nursing, by e-mail or 389-4608 or David Walker, assistant professor of early childhood and elementary education, by e-mail or 389-4076.

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