Awards Luncheon and LaPidus Lecture


    CGS Awards Luncheon
    On Thursday, December 6, the Annual CGS Awards Luncheon will honor the exemplary work of graduate students and graduate schools. Recipients of the Gustave O. Arlt Award, CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, the ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education, and the Debra W. Stewart Award will be announced.


    LaPidus Lecture
    The LaPidus lecture will be presented at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 7. This lecture was established to honor the late Jules LaPidus, a past-president of CGS. The lecture is delivered each year by an international leader and visionary thinker. David Brooks, New York Times op-ed columnist, political commentator and author of The Road to Character will deliver the 2018 lecture, “Do Ideas Still Matter?: The Role of Intellectuals in Shaping the Nation’s Future”.




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