Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, to communicate at Notre Dame Forum

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Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, will investigate “The When and Potential Liberal Arts” in a speak as portion of the 2014-15 Notre Dame Forum from 5 to six:30 p.m. Nov. four (Tuesday) in DeBartolo Hall, Area 101, on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Media are invited to attend.

The 2014-15 Notre Dame Forum focuses on the query “What do Notre Dame graduates need to have to know?” Brodhead will speak on the significance of the humanities in higher schooling, followed by a discussion among Brodhead and John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the University of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame. Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of Economics, will serve as moderator. To conclude the evening, Brodhead and McGreevy will welcome concerns from the audience.

Nationally, Brodhead is a leader in schooling issues and a spokesman for the worth of the humanities. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004, he was named the co-chair of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, produced by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at the request of a bipartisan group of congressmen and senators to bolster teaching and investigation in the humanities and social sciences. The commission issued its report, “The Heart of the Matter: The humanities and social sciences for a vibrant, aggressive, and secure nation” in June 2013. Brodhead discussed the report on “PBS NewsHour” and “The Colbert Report.”

2014-15 Notre Dame Forum

McGreevy and Buckles serve as component of the University’s Decennial Core Curriculum Review Committee, a faculty group named earlier this year that will facilitate the evaluation process of Notre Dame’s present core requirements.

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