Woodrow Wilson Fellow Harriet Rubin to Speak at SJC

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – February 19, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Woodrow Wilson Fellow Harriet Rubin will visit both its Brooklyn and Long Island campuses during the week of March 18 to deliver public lectures on “What I Learned From ‘The Poet of Technology’ – Steve Jobs – About How Success Really Works” at 12:40 p.m. The Long Island Campus lecture will take place in the McGann Conference Center in O’Connor Hall on Tuesday, March 19 and will be followed by a discussion with faculty and students; the Brooklyn Campus talk will be held in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium on Thursday, March 21. Aside from public lectures, Ms. Rubin will spend the week exchanging ideas and sharing her unique insights with students, faculty and administrators on a wide range of issues.

A writer, consultant and lecturer on leadership trends, Ms. Rubin is the author of dozens of bestsellers, including The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women, which has been translated into 23 languages. In 1989, she founded Currency Books, a division of Doubleday, and later, she was founding editor of Fast Company, where she filed stories from India, Kosovo, Davos and the centers of power in the U.S. A former member of USA Today’s Board of Editorial Writers, Ms. Rubin writes regularly for the newspaper’s op-ed page. She has also written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications, and has made appearances on The Today Show, Politically Incorrect and NPR’s Marketplace. Ms. Rubin has lectured in the U.S., Europe, South Africa and South America.

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows connect a liberal education with the world beyond the campus by bringing thoughtful and successful practitioners to colleges for a week of classes and informal discussions with students and faculty. Fellows, who include government officials, business leaders, journalists, environmentalists and medical ethicists, are matched with small colleges chosen for their commitment to the goals of the program. Together they help to equip students for the social, political and economic settings they will enter and illuminate the roles they may play as professionals and informed citizens.

In 2007, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) accepted an invitation from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to administer its nationally renowned Visiting Fellows program, which has been developing and conducting programs in higher education since 1945. More than 200 colleges have participated in the Visiting Fellows program since 1973. This marks the 10th consecutive year that SJC has hosted a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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