UAF Graduate School to host lectures by author Leonard Cassuto

Author, professor and journalist Leonard Cassuto will deliver two public lectures on Tuesday, March 7, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The UAF Graduate School is hosting the lectures.

Cassuto co-authored "The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education" with Robert Weisbuch.

  • At 3 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium, Cassuto will speak on “Graduate School and Beyond: The Academy and Society.”
  • At 7 p.m. in the Murie Building auditorium, he will address “A Cultural History of Toughness.”

Cassuto teaches American literature at Fordham University and writes a column for The Chronicle of Higher Education called “The Graduate Adviser.”

In their book, Cassuto and Weisbuch argue that graduate school should be “student-centered and career-diverse. Grad programs should prepare students for all of the jobs that they can get (not just professorships).” Visit Cassuto’s website to learn more.

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

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