The USF catalog provides the following description of the Davies Forum:
It was established by Mrs. Louise M. Davies of San Francisco to enhance the University’s efforts to produce future leaders dedicated to public service and committed to ethical leadership. The continuing theme of the Forum is “The Search for Values in Contemporary America” and, each semester, a different group of selected students — called Davies Scholars — participate in the interdisciplinary Davies Seminar under the direction of a Davies Professor.
The most wonderful thing about the Davies Forum is that it includes a lecture series that is open to the community! Professor Silver has put together an incredibly interesting group of speakers who will talk about their experiences in our digital environment and share how identity, social networks, collaboration and other intellectual endeavors can come together to create a digitally literate society.
David has shared his syllabus on his blog, with all the readings and links to the speakers’ web pages or blogs. Also, for those of us who no longer take classes, the Davies Forum syllabus along with the one for David’s Digital Journalism class provide wonderful windows into the objectives and expectations USF faculty have for students enrolled in their classes. Thanks David!