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Research Matters: A Workshop on Asking and Answering Research Questions – Dr. Stephanie Gilmore

Thu, Sep 18, 3pm, DSU 2123 This workshop is geared toward humanities and social science students interested in pursuing research as undergraduates and beyond. This event is co-sponsored by Office of Scholar Development, Golden Key, and the Honors College.

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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Deresiewicz 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the … Continue reading

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Potter College Career Linkages Conference: The ‘hot jobs’ of tomorrow aren’t jobs yet!

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The Heart of the Matter: Why we need the humanities & social sciences more than ever

Maria Popova argues that the humanities help us become more human, and highlights actor John Lithgow’s quote from the above short film, among others: Without the humanities, life doesn’t have life – that’s the heart of the matter. Here is … Continue reading

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What employers really want

What employers really want from students is not what too many in higher education still think that they want. As a result of this misperception, students are not as well prepared as they could be. Honors education strives to provide … Continue reading

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The Future of the Humanities: Cross-disciplinary, collaborative & engaged

Doesn’t this sound like the future of liberal arts and honors education more generally? This is a collection of recent reflections on the potential and challenges of the humanities. For some context, here is an interesting take on the future … Continue reading

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Broccoli is My Personal Jihad

Please, join us for our tenth and final installation of WTF?! Potter College’s Spring 2013 line-up, “Broccoli is My Personal Jihad” with Instructor Khaldoun Almousily from the Modern Languages Department for a witty look at second-generation Arab-Americans who are trying … Continue reading

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