Understanding and Engaging Millennial Generation Students: A Focus Group April 2, 2:00 p.m., Kiva Auditorium 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA In this program Richard T. Sweeney, University Librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ, provides information on how the Millennial generation thinks and learns. He will discuss why it is crucial for faculty and instructors to understand the radically different characteristics of the next generation of students and leaders. His presentation is followed by a live focus group of Temple students. Sweeney’s current research explores the impact of Millennials upon libraries, academic institutions, companies and the workplace. He has conducted over sixty panels in over twenty-five states, Canada, Egypt and Guatemala.