Threats to Higher Education: The Importance of a United Faculty, with Professor Lisa Klein

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Threats to Higher Education: The Importance of a United Faculty

Please join us for an exciting talk with Professor Lisa Klein of Rutgers University.

Monday, May 15, 4-5:30 in the MU Journey Room.  Social hour to follow.

Lisa C. Klein obtained a BS in Metallurgy in 1973 and a PhD in Ceramics in 1977 from the Material Science and Engineering Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1977, she was the first woman hired to a tenure-track position in the School of Engineering, Rutgers University, where she became a full Professor in 1987.  The focus of Klein’s activities is the synthesis and processing of ceramics and glasses using the sol-gel process.  In particular, Klein has explored the use of the sol-gel process in the preparation of solid electrolytes for smart windows.  She serves as one of 4 Editors for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.  From 2005 to 2009, she was President of the Rutgers Council of Chapters AAUP-AFT and again from 2013-2015.  This union represents about 5,000 tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure track and graduate employees on the New Brunswick, Camden and Newark Campuses.  In 2015, she received the Human Dignity Award from the Rutgers University Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes for “leveraging opportunities to encourage women, underrepresented minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals to pursue their aspirations.”

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