The annual Cohen Lecture is an event celebrating extraordinary teachers, engaging local educators and citizens in conversations about teaching and learning, highlighting innovative and exemplary practices, while grappling with critical issues.
This event is designed to engage alumni, donors, and advocates for the School of Education in a meaningful experience and showcase the work the School of Education is doing in the Indianapolis community, through alumni, research, and community partnerships.
A gift to the Cohen Lecture Series will support future events and embrace Dr. Cohen’s philosophy around lifelong learning.
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History of the Cohen Lecture Series
Named after Dr. Michael Cohen, in 1968 he became the fourth full-time faculty member at the downtown campus of Indiana University of Indianapolis. Within a year, IUPUI was formed and within a few years, there were 20 full-time faculty members.
During his 35 years at IUPUI, Dr. Cohen was a visiting scholar/professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Surrey in Guildford in England, the University of Costa Rica, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center in Astrophysics in Cambridge, and the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. University. Throughout his career, Dr. Cohen continues to consider himself a student learning about science and education from people of all ages, especially children.
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