Smith Salon on Higher Ed with Pres. Jacobsen – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Smith Salon on Higher Ed with Pres. Jacobsen

As part of the Smith Center for the Arts “Salon” series, President Joyce P. Jacobsen will lead a discussion on Friday, Dec. 11 about the state of higher education amid the pandemic and what collegiate education will look like going forward.

Smith Salon“Higher Education’s Pandemic Pivot and a Look to the Future” will begin at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Seating for the Smith Salons is extremely limited due to social distancing requirements. Though these events are free, donations are appreciated and registration is required.

All Salon attendees must pre-register through Eventbrite.

Named the 29th President of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College in 2019, Jacobsen has more than three decades of experience in academia, both as an educator and an administrator. An expert on labor economics, particularly the economics of gender, she is the author of scores of journal articles and book chapters exploring sex segregation, migration and the effects of labor force intermittency on women’s earnings, among other topics. Her books include Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics, The Economics of Gender, Queer Economics: A Reader (co-edited with Adam Zeller) and Labor Markets and Employment Relationships (with Gilbert L. Skillman).

Ticket holders agree to abide by The Smith Opera House’s COVID-19 policies, including but not limited to: pre-assigned seating, wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining six feet of physical distance between yourself and other patrons, abiding by all signage posted at the venue, and not entering the venue if you, or any member of your party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID-19.

Should Ontario County’s COVID-19 positivity rate rise above 2% on a 14 day rolling average, or should Ontario County acquire any “cluster zones,” this event will be postponed. Ticket buyers will be notified via email.

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