2012 Provost’s Lecture Series

The Provost’s Lecture Series was created to spread the wealth of academic excellence at Johns Hopkins among its campuses. Provost Minor’s aim in establishing the lecture series was to bring outstanding faculty from one campus to another to make the geographically distributed university feel a bit smaller. The 2012 Provost’s Lecture Series highlights the unique role of research universities in fostering innovative thinking and creative solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Archives

What is the best environment for creative and innovative thinking?
In what ways does the academic culture promote innovation?
Are innovative ideas best found within disciplines or at the intersection of disciplines?
Is innovation the result of serendipity and flashes of insight or the result of effort and hard work?

The 2011–2012 Provost’s Lecture Series, focused on innovation, culminates in a panel discussion hosted by Provost Lloyd Minor to address these and other questions.
Panelists will include:

Lisa Cooper, Professor of Medicine and Director, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities
Lisa Feigenson, Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Jerry Krill, Assistant Director for Science and Technology, Applied Physics Laboratory
Charles Limb, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; Faculty, Peabody Conservatory; and Provost’s Fellow

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm
School of Medicine, Strauch Auditorium East, Room 150E, Armstrong Medical Education Building