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Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Harvard Education Professor Howard Gardner

February 1st, 2013

About the Dean’s Distinguised Speaker Series

The Dean’s new speaker series hosts distinguished leaders and innovators at the forefront of the education and information fields to share their expertise and insights with the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and the Los Angeles Community at large.

The UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies will host a special presentation by Howard Gardner, globally renowned Harvard professor and recipient of the MacArthur fellowship. He was named one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines and is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence.

In this special presentation, titled “App Generation: How Digital Youth Differ from their Predecessors,” Dr. Gardner will discuss how today’s technologically savvy youth differ from generations before them. His highly anticipated upcoming book is The App Generation: Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in Today’s Youth (Yale University Press). Opening remarks by Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco.

Information for Volunteers:

We are looking for roughly 5-8 people to help setup for the event, check-in attendees, and seat special VIP guests during the lecture. The event time is 2-6, but we will be preparing all day so any time you can volunteer from 10am to 6pm will be gladly appreciated. The event is currently sold-out, but any remaining open seats are available to you to enjoy the lecturing and following discussion. Dress is casual.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please email Qiana Moore at

Dr. Gardner’s website:

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