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March 24, 2022

Attend inaugural K-State Libraries Lecture Series

Submitted by Cailin Riley

David Rosowsky, vice president for research at Kansas State University, will present "Telling Our Story: Value, impact and the importance of land-grant universities" at the inaugural K-State Libraries Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m April 14. In this talk, we will explore the challenges and opportunities of affirming our land-grant mission in the context of an uncertain post-pandemic world.

The lecture will be in the Hemisphere Room on the fifth floor of Hale Library. Rosowsky will be joined by panelists Michael Dowd, student body past president; Laurel Littrell, director of assessment at K-State Libraries and Faculty Senate president; Ernie Minton, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension; and Be Stoney, interim chief diversity and inclusion officer.

“Meaningful and community-driven research is such a large part of K-State’s mission as a land grant university, and so I am thrilled to have Dr. Rosowsky joining us as the first presenter in our Libraries Lecture Series,” said Joe Mocnik, dean of libraries.

As vice president for research, Rosowsky oversees all research and economic development activities at K-State, providing leadership and expertise in fostering a campus environment that promotes collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts and produces high-quality research and scholarly work. Rosowsky has written extensively about the pandemic's impact on public universities and the opportunities for institutions to emerge from the pandemic stronger, more resilient, accessible and sustainable. His writing has appeared in Forbes, The Chronicle for Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, University Business, Trusteeship Magazine and several other major publications.

A reception will immediately follow the lecture. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online.