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The 2015 Education Forum: On the Spirit of Learning
at Dallas ISD’s Lincoln High School

To provoke thoughts
To inspire hearts
To raise questions and begin a conversation
Funding has been provided for Dallas ISD core teachers to attend free. Please call 214-981-8822 for details.
Welcome to the Education Forum, the Dallas Institute Cowan Center’s program in which citizens are invited to join professional educators to highlight and explore an issue in education that is of concern to the nation and to …

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Harper Lee’s Two Novels

Reconstructing the Past:
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

Dr. Randy Gordon [bio] and Dr. Larry Allums [bio]

The publication this July of Harper Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman, easily ranks as the literary event of the century. Speculation about its appearance has been intense—was it rejected for publication or abandoned by its author?—and discussions of its merit have become fashionable. How does it compare to its predecessor To Kill a Mockingbird, …

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Frederick Douglass on Education

The 2015 Education Forum: On the Spirit of Learning
at Dallas ISD’s Lincoln High School

To provoke thoughts
To inspire hearts
To raise questions and begin a conversation
Funding has been provided for Dallas ISD core teachers to attend free. Please call 214-981-8822 for details.
Welcome to the Education Forum, the Dallas Institute Cowan Center’s program in which citizens are invited to join professional educators to highlight and explore an issue in education that is of concern to the nation and to …

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Alexis de Toqueville on Education

The 2015 Education Forum: On the Spirit of Learning
at Dallas ISD’s Lincoln High School

To provoke thoughts
To inspire hearts
To raise questions and begin a conversation
Funding has been provided for Dallas ISD core teachers to attend free. Please call 214-981-8822 for details.
Welcome to the Education Forum, the Dallas Institute Cowan Center’s program in which citizens are invited to join professional educators to highlight and explore an issue in education that is of concern to the nation and to …

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New Urbanism

New Urbanism: A Philosophy for the 21st Century City

Monte Anderson [bio] and Patrick Kennedy [Twitter]

Have you heard the term “New Urbanism” but are unsure exactly what it stands for? Local experts Patrick Kennedy and Monte Anderson will explain its history and core principles, identify common misperceptions about it, show some examples of successful implementation and explain how its principles inform the debate about Dallas’ future. Learn about key concepts – the Transect, building to the human …

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The 2015 James Hillman Symposium

The 4th Annual James Hillman Symposium

The James Hillman Symposium for October 16-17, 2015 at the Dallas Institute will address
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The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture announces its annual James Hillman Symposium. Inaugurated and supported by friends of James Hillman and by scholars of his founding work in archetypal psychology, the James Hillman Symposium is the leading forum for an ongoing discussion of the Uniform Edition, a 10-volume collection of his writings, co-published by the …

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