Why the Liberal Arts Matter
Our strength, our strongest asset is the kind of work we do in the liberal arts -- the range of questions we ask and the diverse ways we explore them. In a time of hyper communication and intense conflict over fundamental values, the liberal arts are uniquely suited to address the challenges facing our economy, our democracy, and our society.
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Extraordinary opportunities shaped my own life in unexpected and deeply rewarding ways. That's why I'm driven to create opportunities that help students achieve their goals, support our communities, and boost the potential for all in our society to thrive.
Here's What I'm Thinking About Now
Professor Lydia Artymiw (Piano) was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for the Chinese National School of Music and the China Conservatory of Music through May 2022.Read more
Letter to a New Department Chair
Earlier this year, a former advisee indicated his department was interested in having him serve as chair and asked me for some advice. I sent along the following thoughts that came quickly to mind and perhaps some might be helpful to other aspiring department chairs.Read more
Commencement Address 2019
What will the next 50 years bring? The next 100 or 150 years? What will the world look like then? What will be the challenges of those times? What will have stayed the same? How will the College of Liberal Arts change? Of course no one can say. The world will change in ways we can’t even imagine. But while we can’t predict what will come, I want to share with you three things I know for sure.Read more
Here's What We're Up To
We're Shattering Expectations
We’re investing in the key initiatives that better prepare our students, improve access to education, engage diverse voices, and drive innovation and collaboration between campus and community.