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.
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.
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.
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.
Exclusively online, individual profiles with the three Project FOCUS alumni activists who share their personal histories and sustaining philosophies.
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.
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.
Sociology Professor Bill Bielby shares the history of how he became one of Fortune magazine’s 25 people businesses hate to see coming.
Six alumni get the credit they deserve through professional awards, career advancement and business success.
The LAS Alumni Association wants you to get involved with your alma mater and have fun doing it.
Donors to LAS talk about why they give. Their reasons are as varied as their lives.
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.
LAS faculty are publishing new works in history, political science, religious studies, anthropology and fiction. An online exclusive.
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.
Posted September 2011
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