Great Minds/Great Ideas Lecture Series in Cazenovia & Manlius

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

Cazenovia College’s Great Minds Great Ideas Lecture Series in April
Topics include Buckminster Fuller’s "more for less" and Horace Mann and American Schools

Cazenovia, N.Y. (Feb. 21, 2013) In cooperation with the Cazenovia Public Library and The Manlius Library, Cazenovia College presents its April 2013 Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas."

Horace Mann: The Forefather of Our American Schools
presented by Dr. Erica Miller, assistant professor of education
Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.,
Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia

Many education historians consider Horace Mann, the 19th century school reformer, to be the forefather of our American schools. The tales of his travels from school to school by horseback are legendary. The information he collected while on his travels is invaluable. This lecture will explore how Mann emerged from a childhood of poverty to become an educational leader whose work has left an indelible mark on our educational system.

Buckminster Fuller: Spaceship Earth and the Synergy of ‘More for Less’
presented by Grace Fisher, assistant professor of interior design
Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.
The Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius

Richard Buckminster ("Bucky") Fuller is perhaps most widely known for his creative architectural genius and the development of the geodesic dome. As a 20th Century architectural visionary and inventor, his life and works were meticulously self-documented in an extensive collection of notes, sketches, and publications. Fuller dedicated his life to solving global issues of housing, energy and ecological destruction all in an effort toward "making the world work for all humanity." As a forerunner of the principles behind ecologically sensitive design, Fuller touted his theories of "more for less" long before sustainability became the tenet of our time. This glimpse into the life of R. Buckminster Fuller will reveal his principles for leading a synergistic life on this, our "Spaceship Earth."

The series features noted faculty members from Cazenovia College discussing the lives and work of important thinkers who opened doors of opportunity for the human spirit. The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Doris Webster, class of 1946.

For more information visit, or contact John Livermore, assistant professor, mathematics, and project director for the Faculty Library Lecture Series, at 315.655.7232.

Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit