Brock International Prize Winner, David Berliner Featured at 2003 Brock Symposiumon Educationat TU April 28

Monday, March 24, 2003

Education professor David C. Berliner, this year’s recipient of the Brock International Prize in Education will be the keynote speaker at the 2003 Brock International Symposium at The University of Tulsa on April 28.

The Brock prize includes a $40,000 award and is given to an individual whose work has greatly influenced the world of education. Berliner, professor of Education at Arizona State University, will present a public session on the topic, “How American Business Misunderstands the Problems of American Education” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Allen Chapman Activity Center at TU. The lecture is free and open to the public. Berliner is currently a member of the National Academy of Education and a former president of the American Educational Research Association.

The symposium will also feature a morning presentation by speaker, Sujeet Shenoi, TU’s F. P. Walter Professor of Computer Science. Shenoi is a member of the Oklahoma Joint Homeland Security Task Force. His work includes research on cyber-terrorism and he is a principal investigator for the national Cyber Corps program. Shenoi will speak on the topic, “Perils to Effective Education in Today’s Democracy,” at 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 28.

The symposium will host Kyle Dahlem of the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education who will present “Effective Education in Today’s Democracy.” This talk will be followed by afternoon group discussions on the topic by educational and community leaders. For more information or to register for the event, contact the Division of Continuing Education at TU at (918) 631-2937.

The Brock International Prize in Education is named after John A. Brock, chairman of Brighton Energy in Tulsa, and founder of the Brock award and symposium.