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Building on the Block: Summer

The Charge: To create one of the premier summer learning experiences in the U.S. Our summer program will not just offer random courses; instead we will create linked thematic blocks that go beyond high-level academics. We'll continue to offer pre-college programs for entering students and high school students, and summer conferences that leverage our distinctive place.

Summer Session 2016

What's Happening: Building on the foundation of a strong Summer Session, CC has made significant strides in developing a premier summer program. For 2016, CC will run two new summer institutes. The Theatre Institute offers students a unique view into the world of creating original work through collaboration with the Buntport Theater Company of Denver, Colorado. The Institute for Visual Environmental Communication will merge art, GIS and climate science in the Colorado Rockies. In addition to the two institutes, CC will offer for the first time the HBX CORe course - teaching the language of business grounded in the Harvard Business School's online course, but within the culture and pedagogy of CC.

Summer 2016 will also see new scholars programs for incoming international students and returning Davis United World College Scholars. A revamped pre-college program is being piloted this year as well - a shortened program of two-and-a-half weeks, plus the option of adding an adjunct course on successful communication and building personal advocacy skills. CC will continue to offer on-campus courses in Blocks A and B, as well as 18 off-campus courses on more continents, countries, and places than ever before.

This summer will also see the convergence of innovation and sustainability from a global and local view point through the "IndiaLICS - Innovation and Sustainability: Lessons from the History of India and Hopes for the Future" conference. This conference aims to engage prominent scholars from across the nation and around the world, in conversation with local business leaders, politicians, and citizens, on topics of vital importance to the planet. According to Dan Johnson, associate professor of economics and business, "it offers us as scholars a place of sanctuary in which to work and live together on campus, to form collaborations that will hopefully span the many miles between us during the rest of the year. The topic resonates so well with our strategic plan that I simply had to volunteer to host the event." The partners on campus include the Innovation Institute, the Collaborative for Community Engagement, Office of Sustainability, India Studies and Asian Studies programs along with the Economics and Business Department.

CC's innovation program recently received an anonymous gift totaling $8.5 million. The gift will support the development of an innovation program, including funds for an innovation facility and a chaired professorship in innovation.

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