Real Pros (and Khan)

. September 11, 2013.


Jessup Scott, the newspaper owner who helped establish the University of Toledo, believed that innovative thinking was the key to a successful future. One of the ways UT’s Jessup Scott Honors College holds to this principle—besides invoking Scott’s name—is through its Distinguished Lecture Series, which invites successful personalities from various fields who utilize non-traditional approaches. Famous authors, politicians and journalists have spoken for past series, and that tradition continues this year.

The 2013-2014 series will open Tuesday, September 17, with Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy. His leading-edge education methods incorporate easily accessible technology and self-pacing learning systems. Khan’s ultimate goal is to make world-class education freely available to everyone, and he will discuss the challenges and options modern education faces.

The remaining speakers are no slouches either: famed political consultant James Carville will speak Monday, November 18; Renaissance businessman Richard Rumelt will speak Monday, January 13; and Arizona State University President Michael Crow will speak Monday, March 10.

Each lecture promises to inspire attendees towards Scott’s goal of a successful, innovative future.

All lectures will take place in University Hall’s Doermann Theatre at 7pm. Seating is limited. One lecture: $25, general admission / $10, student; $100, lecture series. University of Toledo, 2810 W. Bancroft St. 419-530-2738. or