Bernanke goes back to school

Sharpen your pencils — Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, will hold a string of lectures for college students in March, the central bank said Thursday.

The four lectures, held over a nine-day span, will examine the role of the Fed in the current economy, and will be hosted by The George Washington University.

The lectures, which are scheduled to stream live on the Internet, will be part of a course offered at the university’s business school. Bernanke formerly taught at Princeton and other universities.

The first lecture will take place March 20, and the Federal Reserve also expects to offer video and transcripts of the talk on its website.