Emory Report

March 23, 1998

 Volume 50, No. 25

Noonan on tap for
Great Teachers Lecture

"The electronic marketplace changes everything-from the mundane issue of how we shop for detergent to the critical issue of how we should be raising and teaching our children, the generation that will inherit this new world," said Patrick Noonan, associate professor and director of MBA programs at the business school.

At the Great Teachers Lecture on March 24 Noonan will address the threats and opportunities of the technological future in "Whither Humanity? The Individual in the Electronic Marketplace." The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel. Admission is free.

The electronic arena, including the Internet but also voice-mail and e-mail, is providing new ways of communicating, building communities and doing business, but "these systems of our own creation are now pushing people out of them in socially significant ways," Noonan said. He believes our skills and priorities in raising and teaching the next generation must shift to accommodate the electronic marketplace, and he will discuss how we keep our humanity when human beings are replaced by new inventions.

For more information call 404-727-6216.

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