Project Humanities at Arizona State University

While at other universities the humanities are under attack, at Arizona State University they have launched a year-long Project Humanities. For more on the project see the interview with the Dean of Humanties, Live Talk: Neal Lester. To the question about the message behind the year-long celebration he says,

Project Humanities raises awareness about the essential role of humanities in our everyday lives, asking questions about quality, significance, and meaning that only humanities can provide: How do we fulfill our potential as human beings? How do we determine human flourishing? This quest for meaning and understanding in our individual lives is as fundamental to sustaining our existence as the air we breathe. One writer clarifies our Project Humanities message this way: “Humanities don’t tell us what to do; they teach us how to be.”

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