11 Feb The Place of Liberal Arts in a Public University
Thursday, February 11, 2010 / 3:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
The idea of a liberal education is threatened today by the assumption that learning is insignificant if it does not have immediate economic and commercial impact. This panel will examine the values underlying the idea of free and open-ended inquiry and the place of the liberal arts in a public university. Participants include: Professors Laurie Monahan, (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB and Director, Arts Research Initiative), David Gross (Physics, UCSB and Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics), Wade Clark Roof (Religious Studies, UCSB and Director, Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life), and Charles Wolfe (Film and Media Studies, UCSB).
Sponsored by the IHC’s Future of the University Series.