Final Program, 5/1/06 ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES Philadelphia, PA May 12, 2006 Sheraton Society Hill Hotel One Dock Street (215-238-6000) AAU/ACLS Humanities Convocation: Reinvigorating the Humanities Welcome and Introduction to the Convocation (9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Ballr
Rep. James A. Leach Remarks Prepared for Delivery to the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Association of Universities Humanities Convocation Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 12, 2006 By background, two years ago David Price and I founded the Humanities Caucus to focus Congressional attention on the vital role of the humanities in our culture. The greater our challenges in the world, the more important it is to support institutions like the NEH and promote mutual understanding through exchange programs and visa policies that encourage interaction between foreign and American students and scholars..
AAU-ACLS Humanities Convocation Opening Address by Edward M. Hundert, M.D. Chair of the AAU-ACLS Humanities Task Force President of Case Western Reserve University On behalf of the AAU, Id like to start by thanking the ACLS for the wonderful partnership that made this convocation possible. This convocation brings together for the first time two organizations representing the academic leadership of the humanities: the American Council of Learned Societies, which represents the scholars from all fields of humanistic study, and the Association of American Universities, which represents the nation’s leading research universities.
AAU-ACLS Humanities Convocation Closing Summary by Edward M. Hundert, M.D. Chair of the AAU-ACLS Humanities Task Force President of Case Western Reserve University It is now my daunting task to try to summarize some of the main lessons we have learned from today’s incredible set of presentations and discussions. I will take them in the order in which they were presented, and provide just a few of the "take-aways" that I hope can be carried back to all the campuses represented by the hundreds of people who have shared in this remarkable event...
1 Remarks to ACLS/AAU Humanities Convocation Philadelphia, PA— May 12, 2006 Thomas Mallon, Deputy Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities During the last few years, to my surprise, I have been failing upward in government. Having been asked to serve on the NEH’s National Council in 2002, I later briefly directed its Preservation division and now find myself as the Endowment’s Deputy Chairman, living a temporary double life: bureaucrat by day, novelist by night.
“Presidential and Scholarly Leadership in the Humanities” ACLS/AAU Humanities Convocation: Reinvigorating the Humanities May 12, 2006 The humanities are central to the mission of a research university and must be given high priority in planning and budgeting. Presidents and chancellors need to make sure that message is communicated widely and acted upon. This is my main message today..
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