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NEWARK, NJ, February 23, 2024 Dr. Forough Ghahramani, Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, Edge, will moderate an Artificial Intelligence in Academia: Concerns and Solutions panel discussion at the 10th Annual Faculty Development Retreat: Artificial Intelligence in Academia.

Hosted by Queensborough Community College (QCC), Queens College (QC), and LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC), the event will take place Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Queensborough Community College Student Union from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM ET. The robust agenda will feature:

  • Morning Keynote 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Dr. Dara Byrne, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Macaulay Honors College
  • Morning Panel Discussion 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Artificial Intelligence in Academia: Concerns and Solutions
    Panelists: Dr. Guozhen An, QCC; Dr. Scott Litroff, QCC; Dr. Lilla Toke, LAGCC, Dr. Sumaya Villanueva, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Dr. Esma Yildirim, QCC
    Moderator: Dr. Forough Ghahramani, Edge
  • Afternoon Keynote 12:35 PM-1:35 PM
    Dr. Shiang-Kwei Wang, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Hostos Community College
  • Afternoon Panel Discussion 1:35 PM-2:35 PM: Improving Artificial Intelligence Literacy for Faculty and Students
    Panelists: Dr. Beth Ann Counihan, QCC; Dr. Milena Cuellar, LAGCC; Dr. Yusuf Danisman, QCC; Dr. Ruru Rusmin, CUNY SPS
    Moderator: Ms. Florence D. Hudson, Columbia University

“I’d like to thank the co-organizers, Dr. Sara Danzi Engoron (QCC), Dr. Claudette Davis (LAGCC), and Dr. Nathalia Holtzman (QC) for this tremendous opportunity to discuss the rapidly emerging topic of artificial intelligence (AI) in academia including the opportunities AI represents, the challenges associated with AI, ethical considerations around AI, and how best to engage AI literacy for both faculty and students.”

— Dr. Forough Ghahramani
Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, Edge

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