In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Classroom, The Book & The Screen
The humanities today and the university of the future

A symposium devoted to current measures toprotect and promote the study of the humanities, featuring presentations by the executive directors of the College Art Association, the American Historical Association, and the Modern Language Association, the three largest humanities associations of the American Council of Learned Societies, representing nearly 60,000 members in the university and beyond.

The Art Image
On Campus, Online, in the Courts and at the Market
Linda Downs, Executive Director, College Art Association

Practical Magic
Promoting the Humanities on Campus Today
Rosemary Feal, Executive Director, Modern Language Association Historical Sensibility and Civic Culture
James Grossman, Executive Director, American Historical Association

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Harrison Small Auditorium
Morning session, 9:30 am 12 noon
Afternoon session & Roundtable, 2 pm 4:30 pm