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Dean Astrida Tantillo

Message from the Dean

by Dean Astrida Tantillo Posted September 2011

Educators and politicians continue to debate the merits of a traditional liberal arts education versus a higher education approach that puts more emphasis on practical skill-set training. Dean Tantillo discusses the real-world benefits of a liberal education.

 

Bringing the Humanist Lens to Food Politics and Policy

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

LAS’s Institute for the Humanities’ new director, historian Susan Levine, brought new energy and ideas to the position, including a major interest and expertise in the multi-dimensional subject of food politics and policy. In this issue of AtLAS she explores this subject, and the role of the Institute in academic and public life.

 
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Exploring the World through the Humanities

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

This online exclusive provides a descriptive and visual tour of past programs and events presented by the Institute for the Humanities. Event photos by Kathryn Marchetti and Roberta Dupuis Devlin.

 
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Organizing for Development in Uganda

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

LAS alumni tell the story of what motivated them to found a not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with communities in Uganda, how they accomplished this ambitious goal, and what it is about global activism that continues to inspire them. Plus an online-exclusive slideshow of photos from Uganda.

 
Daniel Yang

Getting to Know: Seva Gandhi, Harish Patel and Daniel Yang

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

Exclusively online, individual profiles with the three Project FOCUS alumni activists who share their personal histories and sustaining philosophies.

 
Deirdre McCloskey

Advocating for Common Sense and Common Decency

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

LAS’s resident “maverick economist” and polymath, Deirdre McCloskey, expounds on the fallacy of statistical significance, the rise of capitalism, and the importance of being virtuous in business and life.

 
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For Further Reading

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

Professor McCloskey’s book recommendations provide a wide-ranging bonus for online readers who want to get up to speed on the rise of global culture and economics.

 
Bill Bielby

Creating Change in the Workplace

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

Sociology Professor Bill Bielby shares the history of how he became one of Fortune magazine’s 25 people businesses hate to see coming.

 
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Amazing Alumni/Class Notes

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

Six alumni get the credit they deserve through professional awards, career advancement and business success.

 
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LASAA: Your Alumni Association

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

The LAS Alumni Association wants you to get involved with your alma mater and have fun doing it.

 
Donor Bloom

Supporting LAS: Why Donors Give

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

Donors to LAS talk about why they give. Their reasons are as varied as their lives.

 
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Voices of the College

by Stacia Campbell Posted September 2011

From the fields of archeology, physics and mathematics to communication, learning sciences, and Polish Language and Literature, LAS faculty are expanding knowledge and engaging the world.

 
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LAS Library: Recent Publications by LAS Faculty

by Micki Leventhal Posted September 2011

LAS faculty are publishing new works in history, political science, religious studies, anthropology and fiction. An online exclusive.

 
Keely Stauter-Halsted

Celebrating LAS: Events Past and Present

by Stacia Campbell Posted September 2011

Coverage of Commencement 2011, Keely Stauter-Halsted’s Inaugural Lecture as the Hejna Family Chair in Polish History and previews of upcoming events. Plus an online-exclusive slideshow of Commencement 2011 photos.

 
Luis Urrea

Luis Urrea’s Commencement Speech

Posted September 2011

Savor his wit and wisdom in this online bonus.