|February 15, 1998|
Robert Coles speaks at Founders Day Feb. 26
Robert Coles, the renowned child psychiatrist and author, will deliver the Founders Day convocation address, "Moral Energy of the Young," on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11:30 a.m. in Memorial Chapel.
Coles' books and articles exploring the inner world of children have made his name synonymous with wisdom about children. A teacher and researcher of psychiatry at Harvard University, he has received the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, and the Pulitzer Prize. His books, including the five-volume Children of Crisis and his most recent The Moral Intelligence of Children, explore children's moral, political, and spiritual sensibilities with humanism, recognizing and celebrating the individual.
The convocation also will feature the presentation of the Gideon Hawley Prizes to high school teachers of Union students.