Event Details

Location: Tucson, AZ

We are fortunate to have another renowned member of the Stanford faculty as our speaker this year! Richard P. Saller who is the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of Humanities and Sciences and Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies, will speak on Sunday, March 19th. To accommodate his schedule we are planning an early dinner event at the beautiful Skyline Country Club. Here are the exciting details:

Speaker: Dean Richard P. Saller

Title: Global Competition and Cooperation in Higher Education

Description: More than ever, today’s world leaders understand that their future lies in the expansion of knowledge and the education of their citizens. At the same time, we’re experiencing unprecedented movement of students and faculty across national borders. What does this mean for universities? What challenges and obstacles confront us? As a Roman historian and scholar, Richard Saller will guide you through the trajectory of higher education starting with Ancient Rome. As an academic leader, he’ll discuss the implications of globalization of higher education for Stanford (and of course other universities).
We welcome you and your guests to join us for this timely, stimulating discussion of factors impacting all of us who share a love of higher learning and its countless, lifetime benefits and rewards!

Date and Time: Sunday, March 19th, 2017
5 PM – Check-In with Cash Bar Available
5:30 PM — Plated Dinner Served
6:15 PM — Talk and Discussion
7:30 PM — Event ends

Venue: Skyline Country Club — Crown Room
5200 E. St. Andrews Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718

From the intersection of E. Skyline Dr. and N. Swan Rd., go north one block on Swan and turn right onto E. Mission Hill Drive. Stop at the gate to give your name, continue up the hill, and follow signs to the Club House.

The Crown Room offers beautiful views of Tucson, the Catalina Mountains, and the entire valley. It is accessible by elevator.

Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the club parking lot and valet parking is available, with the tip being your responsibility.

Admission (includes dinner):  $30.00 per person for all attendees.

RSVP (by March 10th) to Marilyn Lindell at captmarilynusnr@netscape.net / 520-299-4266 and provide (1) your name (and Stanford class year/your child’s class year if you are an alumnus/na or a parent), and (2) the names of ALL attendees in your party for the Skyline CC security gate. GUESTS ARE WELCOME so feel free to invite your friends!

And then . . .

Please send your personal or bank bill-pay check (payable to the Stanford Club of Southern Arizona) by March 13th to:
Marilyn Lindell
4460 N. Camino del Rey
Tucson, AZ 85718-6608

Please note — your reservation is not complete until your check is received.

Contact Marilyn Lindell, ’69 at:
Phone: (520)299-4266
Email: captmarilynusnr@netscape.net

Or contact Jenni Bond, ’70 at:
Phone: (202)997-4674
Email: jbond8@cox.net

More About Dean Saller:
As a historian of ancient Rome, Richard Saller devotes much of his time to examining social, cultural, and economic changes from ancient times to the present. Whether in his research or in the classroom, Dean Saller strives to draw connections, asking himself—and his students and fellow scholars—how the past can illuminate the modern world.

Saller’s research on Roman history concentrates in particular on patronage relations, the family, and the imperial economy. He uses ancient literary, legal, and epigraphic materials, as well as computer simulations, to investigate issues of social hierarchy, gender distinctions, and economic production.

At Stanford, Saller invites undergraduate and graduate students to engage with the same fundamental questions that he confronts in his research. In courses such as “Family, Gender, and Production in Ancient Rome” and “The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall,” he teaches young scholars how to understand the intricacies of ancient history and apply that knowledge to their perception of contemporary society.

Saller came to Stanford in 2007 with years of experience as a teacher and a leader. After earning bachelor of arts degrees in Greek and history from the University of Illinois and a doctorate from Cambridge University, he taught at Swarthmore College. From there he went to the University of Chicago, where he served as a professor, the dean of the Social Sciences Division, and provost over the course of 22 years.

In his current administrative role as dean, Saller draws inspiration from his research and his students as he strives to position the School of Humanities and Sciences to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Whether working in his office, surrounded by bookshelves lined with Ancient Greek and Latin texts, or teaching in the classroom, Dean Saller reflects on the past as he works to influence the future.

Dinner Menu*:
Green Salad with Choice of Dressing
Rolls and Butter
Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta and Chef’s Choice of Vegetables
Creme Brûlée with Berries
Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Coffee
Adult Beverages and Soda Available at Cash Bar

*Please indicate when you RSVP if you prefer a vegetarian or vegan meal.
Event Sponsored by the Stanford Club of Southern Arizona and the Stanford Alumni Association

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