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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Study in Humanities Crucial in Digital Age?

In a story from the Telegraph-Journal (published May 30, 2011), Kwame Anthony Appiah notes that we are “drowning in the particulars of humanistic study.” More now than ever, he argues, we need the humanities to help sort out what’s important (what’s valuable and credible) from what’s not. The implications of Appiah’s position probably go beyond […]

Artists and Interdisciplinary Research

Earlier this month I presented a new paper, “Making Interdisciplinary Inquiry Visible: The Role of Artist-Researchers in a Ten-Year Community-University Research Alliance,” at The Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society (May 9 – 11, 2011, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities). In the paper Rachel Nash and I reported on ten years of […]

Employment Prospects for Arts Grads

According to an article by Patricia Cohen, a recent survey suggests employment prospects for Arts graduates are about the same as for students in business or science. Cohen reports, “Prospective students who are wondering whether to major in business or art in this harsh economic climate might want to take a look at a survey […]