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Education And Activist Humanities, Now More Than Ever

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
David Palumbo-Liu

We need to bracket our present institutional fixation on enrollments and majors. To read the value of the humanities as only measurable by those metrics, or by dollars earned, is to condemn ourselves to a state of perpetual failure.

How Philosophy Might Rescue Our Polity

David Brendel | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
David Brendel

We in America stand at a moment of great opportunity. We are directly addressing critical issues including healthcare, taxes, immigration, foreign policy, counterterrorism, police and community relations, and second amendment rights. "Voter apathy" has not been a problem this time around.

Beyond Words Alone: Poets as Artists of the Intentional

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.25.2016 | Books
Harold Lloyd

In his wonderful The New Book of Forms, Lewis Turco tells us that poets "focus on mode, on language itself." Focusing on language, a poet in Turco's ...

STEM has become the Beyoncè of the curriculum

Patte Barth | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Patte Barth

STEM is steadily earning a place as the dazzling star in the high school curriculum and for good reason. The benefit of high-level science and math co...

Arts & Humanities: Don't Leave School Without Them

Christine Henseler | Posted 06.14.2016 | Education
Christine Henseler

Arts and Humanities: Don't Leave School Without Them. This is not the advice most often heard among high school or college students. We all know not to leave school without a plan, a skill-set, a career path, but without the Arts and Humanities? Why not?

Why arts education matters

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Defending arts and humanities is a hot topic among college presidents. Those of us who lead small liberal arts colleges pay homage, as we should, to the life and career advantages of a broad education in which Shakespeare resides compatibly with Steve Jobs.

Verse Translation: A Call for Harder Work and Greater Care

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books
Harold Lloyd

Too much verse translation is much too free and loose. We must take the time and effort to preserve both meaning AND form (including meter and rhyme ...

Using computers to better understand art

The Conversation US | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
The Conversation US

By Ricky J. Sethi, Fitchburg State University How do humans interpret and understand art? The nature of artistic style, seemingly abstract and intuit...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 4: How Greek Ethics Conquered the Western World

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

One of the purposes of a humanities course is to stimulate critical thinking. It need not always be a free-fire zone of narrowly focused rat-a-tat questions, but can be a leisurely ramble through a laid-back moodscape that poses a question in search of an answer.

The View from My Ivory Cubicle

Layli Miron | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Layli Miron

Rey's ambiguous head bobbling mirrors my ambivalence toward questions I have about my life in academia. I should explain that Rey is a bobblehead of ...

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 2: Setting the Tone from the First Day of Class

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

The first day of class, I enter the classroom and ask, "What's the difference between being certain and being closed-minded?" Long silence. Students g...

The Trinity and Social Capital, or, Some Benefits of Teaching Theology in a Liberal Arts Curriculum

Devin Singh | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Devin Singh

What place do theological, confessional, and other religiously normative texts have in a secular, liberal arts curriculum? This is a longstanding deba...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Frank Breslin | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness.

Seeding Research to Solve Intractable Social Problems

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Carnegie Corporation of New York

The challenges to civilization seem to grow more urgent by the day--from climate change to racism, to terrorism and income inequality. Solutions are ...

Science and Religion

Mariano Lozano | Posted 04.15.2016 | Religion
Mariano Lozano

Regardless if science can provide a more technical, profound and sophisticated understanding of the natural and physical worlds, it cannot judge, evaluate moral or ethical claims because these fall outside the realm of scientific research.

Liberal Arts, Public Policy and Public Service: A Perfect Combination

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 04.06.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Our students came away from the week telling us that they gained an expanded appreciation for why their liberal arts experience can help them play a role in shaping their communities, on behalf of their communities.

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.

What Father Boyle of Homeboy Industries Can Teach Future Business Leaders

Kimberly Connor | Posted 02.03.2016 | Education
Kimberly Connor

Humility, kindness, and accompaniment are all expressions of the higher purpose that serves as a kind of counter-imagination that prevents a corporate culture from only looking inside.

Why Leaders, Managers and Writers Need to Know What Fortune 500 CEOs Read

Kimberly Connor | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Kimberly Connor

As the holiday season was approaching, I received a surprise gift in my email that supported my ongoing activity blogging about how the humanities can support an education in management and my work at the University of San Francisco.

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

Critically Queer: Being a Gay Student in the Humanities

Christian Lewis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christian Lewis

Although I had studied humanities my entire life, once I got to college and came out as gay, I looked at these subjects in completely different ways.

Tolstoy's Take on What Matters Most This Christmas

Andrew D. Kaufman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Books
Andrew D. Kaufman

If to live is to suffer, as Tolstoy understood so well, then to persevere is to find meaning in one's suffering. Does hardship make us beasts, Tolstoy asks, or better human beings? Do we continually focus on getting what we think we want, or on making something meaningful out of what we have, no matter how miniscule or shabby it might seem?

Reading the Humanities Promotes Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Capacity

David Brendel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
David Brendel

The implications of these ideas, and the opportunities they present for the business world, are profound. Reading and discussing great humanities texts can guide and encourage people to think in a more disciplined fashion about human experience and interaction.

The Millennial Perspective: What College Students Say About the Value of the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.23.2016 | Education
Christine Henseler

The high school and college students of today are the workforce of tomorrow. They have a personal interest in the shape of the future, and they are directly affected by national conversations about educational value, access, and cost.