Tuesday March 17th, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Westminster and UCCD Present a World Affairs Lecture “Countdown to the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals: Reaching the Marginalized with Quality Education” on March 17, 2015. Westminster and the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy present a lecture by Jenny Perlman Robinson, “Countdown to the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals: Reaching the Marginalized with Quality Education” as part of the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series.
As the clock winds down on the deadline to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals, there are still 57 million children out of primary school and another 71 million not enrolled in secondary school. There are at least 250 million children around the world who are still unable to read, write or count well even after at least four years in school. Evidence shows that education is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, so what can be done to ensure that all children are in school and learning? Jenny Perlman Robinson is a nonresident fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, where her work focuses on promoting access to quality education for children and young people in developing countries. She is the author of A Global Compact on Learning: Taking Action on Education in Developing Countries and currently focuses on where and how large-scale progress in learning has been achieved.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://utahdiplomacy.org.
Monday March 23rd, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Westminster College presents the Westminster Concert Series event, "An Evening of French Romanticism,"on March 23, 2015.
Violinists Alex Martin and Claude Halter, violist Joel Gibbs and cellist Anne Lee, will be joined by pianist Karlyn Bond in a performance of Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Trio in F, Cesar Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Gabriel Faure's Piano Quartet in G Minor.