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30th Annual Bishop Lecture, "Becoming a Modern Research University: The Postwar Challenges of Rutgers and Penn State, 1945–1965" by Roger L. Geiger

March 9, 2016

Free lecture on March 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM. Alexander Library, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick's Special Collections and University Archives presents the 30th Annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture, "Becoming a Modern Research University: The Postwar Challenges of Rutgers and Penn State, 1945–1965," by Dr. Roger L. Geiger.

In honor of the 250th anniversary of Rutgers University, the lecture will explore the history of twentieth-century higher education and illuminate the role of the modern research university through a comparison of how Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and its Big Ten colleague Penn State addressed the challenges of postwar higher education.

Geiger, a Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University, is a historian of American Higher Education and the American Research University. His latest book, The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II, (Princeton University Press, 2015) was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Publication Award for Postsecondary Education by the American Educational Research Association.

The Annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Bishop Lectures are named in memory of the son of Louis Faugères Bishop, Jr., a prominent cardiologist and book lover with close family ties to Rutgers and New Brunswick– for example, Bishop House and Bishop Place on the College Avenue Campus–even though he himself was an alumnus of Yale University. In his honor, the annual Bishop Lecture brings noted scholars and subject experts to Rutgers to offer their insights on diverse topics related to book and manuscript collecting, printing history, and the use of rare archival materials for research.

March 30, 2016
5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Scholarly Communication Center, 4th floor
Alexander Library
169 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Reception to follow

RSVP:, 848-932-5939