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Liberal Arts: Why We Still Need Them

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In recent years, higher education has undergone a significant transformation. A large number of small liberal arts colleges have closed. Undergraduate majors have become more STEM-focused and aimed toward employment. The popular myth of the liberal arts, especially in the humanities and art, is one of an elitist and impractical pursuit that creates unemployable young […]

Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science in Florence

This summer I had the unique opportunity of going to Florence, Italy, and joining a group of other scholars to study the theme of art and science in the work of Leonardo da Vinci. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute. This was a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, directed by Francesca Fiorani […]

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