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Playing With Plato

Playing With Plato | The public humanities and community life | Scoop.it
Philosophers eager to write for popular audiences are finding readers who want answers science can’t offer. (What is the good life?
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Jim Veninga, influential dean of UWMC from 2000 to 2007, dies - Marshfield News-Herald

Jim Veninga, influential dean of UWMC from 2000 to 2007, dies - Marshfield News-Herald | The public humanities and community life | Scoop.it
Jim Veninga, influential dean of UWMC from 2000 to 2007, dies Marshfield News-Herald One of the most significant projects, which reflected Veninga's educational philosophy, was the founding of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service,...
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Jim was also a member of the WHC board and noted head of the Texas Humanities Council before coming to Wisconsin.  Jim's loss is felt throughout the humanities community.

 

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The Wormfarm Institute: Starting Seed and Taking Root in Rural Wisconsin |

The Wormfarm Institute: Starting Seed and Taking Root in Rural Wisconsin | | The public humanities and community life | Scoop.it
Integrating culture and agriculture, rural and urban, the arts and community life: @WormfarmInstitu http://t.co/bzsD9C3yUo
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Donna and Jay have been imaginatively connecting arts, humanities and agriculture for years!

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How the Humanities changed the world - OUPblog

By Rens Bod Have insights from the humanities ever led to breakthroughs, or is any interpretation of a text, painting, musical piece, or historical event as good as any other? I have long been fascinated with this question.
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The Real Humanities Crisis

The Real Humanities Crisis | The public humanities and community life | Scoop.it
For those with humanistic and artistic life interests, our economic system has almost nothing to offer.
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Essay on what's missing in discussion of the humanities

Essay on what's missing in discussion of the humanities | The public humanities and community life | Scoop.it
Too much discussion of the humanities and its alleged irrelevance ignores history, writes Michael Roth.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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In the public humanties, we take what Roth describes as the value of a humanities-rich education and serve the public outside the confines of the classroom. To strengthen community life, we need libraries,  museums and civic groups engaging citizens in thoughtful discussion.

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