Workshop Series: Resilience and Empowerment Through Racially Challenging Times

Throughout July, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the UA Counseling Center will host a series of workshops titled “Resilience and Empowerment Through Racially Challenging Times.” The workshop series aims to provide a conceptual framework to understand how race affects the overall experiences of racial minorities and how racial injustice and trauma contribute

Zakaria Overlooks a Main Goal of Liberal Education

by Ray White, Department of Physics and Astronomy Zakaria’s defense of liberal education largely overlooks one of its main goals: exposing students to a broad range of cultural topics, exceeding their prior experience, in order to help students become more culturally sophisticated and to help them discover how their (perhaps latent) passions and aptitudes may be best realized in life

Should we Defend American Liberal Education or Change It?

by Steve Kosiba, Department of Anthropology In Defense of A Liberal Education describes the differences between the traditional American model of liberal education, in particular the core curricula of institutions such as the University of Chicago, and the differences between this model and university education in comparable countries, such as England or Germany. The book also describes

Is Zakaria’s Model of Liberal Education Too Elite?

by Trudier Harris, Department of English Higher education is intrinsically elite, but the liberal education that Fareed Zakaria espouses is even more elite. It is a playing field for the middle and upper classes, one that is much more Vassar and Wesleyan than Stillman and Tuskegee. While Zakaria is very much focused on internationalism in

CIT Faculty Technology Showcase

The CIT Faculty Technology Showcase will take place Friday, February 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in A232 Gordon Palmer Hall. The Showcase is a great place to learn how faculty are using technology to enhance learning, conduct research, and increase professional productivity. Drop by for an hour or stay for the entire event! Program 9:00–9:50 a.m.