Morgan Le Fay Center hosts Dr. Robert Langer,
'The Edison of Medicine'
Dr. Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, presented at Landmark College on September 21, 2017. Dr. Langer's talk, sponsored by the Morgan Le Fay Center, detailed his work as an innovator in the fields of medicine and health.
Dr. Langer (pictured with Landmark College students after his talk) spoke about the challenges and skepticism he has faced as he has worked to patent his medical innovations.
Harvard Business Review, in a 2017 article, referred to Dr. Langer as "the Edison of Medicine" and stated that his approach to innovation is “accelerating the pace of discoveries and ensuring that they make it out of academia and into the real world as products." He has written nearly 1,380 articles and has over 1,130 issued and pending patents worldwide. His many awards include the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, Albany Medical Center Prize, the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the 2014 Kyoto Prize, and the Lemelson-MIT prize for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” Langer is one of the very few individuals ever elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Thank you to all those who attended the first annual Morgan Le Fay Symposium on Saturday, October 1, 2016.
College Economics Faculty Survey of Best Practices
In Spring 2016, the Morgan Le Fay Center published the results of a nationwide survey of economics faculty, designed to gain a better understanding of current teaching practices for diverse learners.
The History of the Morgan Le Fay Center
A $1 million gift from noted economist Paul McCulley established the Morgan Le Fay Center for Advances in Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship Instruction at Landmark College in 2014. The Center supports the development and refinement of a progressive pedagogy for Landmark College students in the fields of economics, business, and entrepreneurship, as well as research, training, and related innovations for educators in the field of learning difficulties (LD).
“This gift catalyzes our efforts to leverage the natural entrepreneurial strengths of our students, who are bright, young people with learning difficulties eager to make an impact in the world of economics, business, and entrepreneurship,” says Dr. Peter Eden, President of the College.
McCulley is a longtime philanthropist and an executive with the Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), and the father of 2014 Landmark College graduate Jonathan McCulley.
“As Jonathan’s father, I have witnessed in real time the transforming power of Landmark College’s unique melding of bespoke pedagogy and community support for those with LD,” McCulley says. “Landmark College is a pillar of evidence-based innovation in instruction for students with LD, in both the classroom and in navigating life’s challenges.”
McCulley’s scholarly research has been quoted widely and was called “magisterial” by Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
Free Webinar on Economics and UD
In May 2015, with the support of the Morgan Le Fay Center, Landmark College hosted a webinar on Pedagogical Practices and Universal Design in College Economics: Teaching Diverse Learners, presented by Dr. Oskar Harmon, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut, and Dr. Manju Banerjee, Vice President for Educational Research and Director of the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT).
Watch this free webinar: