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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

STEM-ming the Criticism of the Liberal Arts

December 13, 2017 by Christine Ravold

Theoretical physicist and international authority on nuclear fusion, Dr. Steven Cowley joins Higher Ed Now to discuss the crucial role of—the liberal arts! As the first scientist to serve as president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Dr. Cowley makes the 21st century argument for the liberal arts by applying his empirical background and also sharing his deep appreciation for the arts and humanities. If you’re tired of hearing that the liberal arts are outmoded and impractical or if you’re skeptical about their value in the knowledge economy, prepare to hear an eloquent defense from a scholar and scientist uniquely positioned to appreciate the scientific advances that improve the quality of the well-examined life.

 

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