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Humanities Programs Topic of Nov. 14 Discussion at UW


November 7, 2011 — The future directions for humanities programs at the University of Wyoming and how interested faculty may develop them is the topic of a discussion at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

UW Provost Myron Allen and Carol Frost, vice president for special projects, will lead the discussion.

"We hope that this discussion will spur humanities faculty, broadly defined, to propose some initiatives that can be developed in the coming years," Frost says.

Among possible discussion topics are the possibility of a UW center or institute for the humanities; a distinctive, stable focus area for the humanities at UW; new or reorganized degree programs, either undergraduate or graduate; cyclical themes around which to organize seminars, visiting fellows and faculty and student research; and opportunities for scholarly faculty development.

Background to the initiative is available on the Academic Affairs website at http://www.uwyo.edu/acadaffairs/_files/docs/Humanities_Proposal_9-6-11.pdf.

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