HPU Announces November Community Enrichment Series Events
Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates from HPU about events throughout the year at http://www.highpoint.edu/community.
Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series: Cynthia Leibrock, to be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 in Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium. Leibrock is an award-winning author, international lecturer and universal designer with more than 30 years of experience. Her life-long mission is to improve health and longevity through universal design, which makes living spaces more accessible, especially meeting the needs of older people. Her company’s prominent projects include The Betty Ford Center, UCLA Medical Center, automotive interior design for Toyota, and a universal design exhibit for the Smithsonian with Julia Child. She has served as a lobbyist for people with mental disabilities, as a judiciary witness in code compliance and accessibility cost estimation, and as a research associate on the dean’s staff at Colorado State University. For more than 20 years she has taught courses in the architecture department at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has conducted health care design research in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Japan. Numerous publications have resulted from her sponsored research, and she has twice been awarded the Polsky Prize for literature for her books on design.