Center for the Study of the Future of Education to Host Seminars on Current Issues in Education

Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC, and Nicholas M. Michelli will discuss brain function and social justice during events in March and April.

On Thursday, March 2 at 5 p.m., Manhattan College’s Lasallian Scholar in Residence, Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC, will deliver a talk entitled Building a Better Brain: Teaching with the Brain in Mind, sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Future of Education.Robert Bimonte, FSC

The lecture will use an interactive approach to discuss how teachers can use scientific discoveries about brain function to choose strategies that will help their students learn best. Br. Bimonte is a proponent of brain compatible learning, most recently serving as president of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and as director of education for the Christian Brothers Conference.

On Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m., Manhattan College’s Mu Sigma Chapter of the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi will host a special event entitled “Roundtable Discussions: Social Justice and Democracy in Education.” The event will feature keynote speaker Nicholas M. Michelli. Michelli is a Presidential Professor in the Urban Educator Ph.D. program at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, where his work focuses on educational policy. He was also previously the university dean of teacher education at CUNY and a former dean at Montclair State University. Other roundtable speakers include authors of the articles from the special edition of The Record and members of the K-12 and higher education community from the tri-state area. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at the event.

Both events will be held in Room 5B of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons and are open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public.

The Center for the Study of the Future of Education aims to support academic discussion regarding central educational issues that influence education in the 21st century. Through research, conversation and application, the Center actively explores concerns related to learning and teaching at all grade levels, including higher education, that have the potential to severely impact the future of education.

For more information, please contact one of the Center for the Study of the Future of Education co-directors: Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., at or at (718) 862-7497, or Lisa Toscano, Ed.D., at or at (718) 862-7216.

MC Staff