Sep 27

Argument and Inquiry Convocation: Mary Savina '72

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Annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation designed to stimulate reflection on a liberal arts approach to learning.

Friday, September 27th, 2019
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
  • Convocation: Mary Savina ’72
Mary Savina Convocation
Mary Savina

The annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation is designed to stimulate reflection on the nature of liberal arts and a liberal arts approach to learning.  What are the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities inherent in a liberal arts education?  How will liberal learning benefit graduates and their communities in the future?  This year’s speaker is Mary Savina ’72, Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology.  Professor Savina is active in the Archaeology and Environmental Studies programs and is also the geology department liaison for students seeking teacher certification in earth sciences.  She teaches a variety of courses dealing with processes active at the surface of the earth, including geomorphology, soils, glacial geology, archaeological geology, hydrology and environmental geology.  She has described her teaching and scholarship, which are closely integrated, as “applied surficial geology with a human dimension.”  Students regard her as a demanding, caring, exceptionally knowledgeable teacher, advisor, and mentor.  An innovative and eclectic teacher, she has led multiple off-campus seminars and alumni adventure programs.  A committed participant in college affairs, she has served on several committees, chaired the Geology department, was coordinator of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, and served as president of the faculty. The title of her presentation is "Argument, Inquiry, and Cereal Boxes."


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