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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