Setember 13, 2006
Contact: Jerry Carey
Phone: (856) 566-6171
David Callahan to Deliver Speech to Master Educators Guild
Lecture by Author of “The Cheating Culture” Kicks Off Annual University Day Celebration
STRATFORD — David Callahan, Ph.D., nationally acclaimed author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, will be the featured speaker at the Academic Grand Rounds for the UMDNJ Master Educators’ Guild, on Tuesday, September 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the UMDNJ Academic Center, on Laurel Road, in Stratford.
The Cheating Culture is a provocative look at ethics in America that has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including the CBS Early Show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Fox and Friends and C-SPAN’s Book TV and in more than 100 newspaper and magazine articles. In his frequent lectures around the country, Callahan challenges audiences to ask themselves hard moral questions and offers solutions to the growing pressure in America to succeed at any cost.
Callahan’s speech on Sept. 19 will be the opening event to UMDNJ’s annual University Day celebration. Following his speech, Dr. Bruce C Vladeck, interim president of UMDNJ will deliver the annual “state of the university” address to students, faculty, staff and invited guests. A highlight of the afternoon program will be the induction of this year’s class of the Stuart D. Cook, MD, Master Educators Guild at UMDNJ. The Master Educators’ Guild was created in 1999 to emphasize the value placed upon faculty excellence in teaching. The Master Educator designation recognizes selected faculty members for their long-term commitment to excellence in education, scholarship, creativity and their ability to motivate students and garner the respect of their peers.
UMDNJ is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.