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Upcoming Events – April 20 & 21

4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture, Thursday, April 20, 5:30 PM University Center Raccoon Mountain Room The Department of History and the Africana Studies Program invite you to attend UTC’s 4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture. The event will take place onThursday, April 20, at 5:30pm in the University Center Raccoon Mountain Room. This year’s speaker will be Jim Downs, Associate Professor of History at Connecticut College. His talk

More reasons to study history: “Why America’s Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education”

More reasons to study history, this time from The Atlantic.  Some key passages: “[W]hen businesses go hunting for CEOs or managers, “they will say, a couple of decades out, that I’m looking for a liberal arts grad,” said Judy Samuelson, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.” “[T]o succeed in the long term, [students will] require an education that allows them to grow, adapt, and contribute as citizens—and

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Just What Are the Liberal Arts Anyway?

“So, as parents send their kids off to college this fall, and those same kids try to figure out what they want to study, and as those of us who teach in liberal arts institutions begin talking to those students about the purpose and meaning of the educations they are about to embark upon, we should all keep in mind what our ultimate aims are. It is not vocation

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