Why Humanities Matter

Members of the Rutgers community are invited to join President Robert Barchi on Wednesday, October 26 for the final 250th Anniversary Presidential Symposium on Higher Education, titled “Why the Humanities Matter.”  The symposium will take place from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Hageman Hall at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, located at 35 Seminary Place in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Keynote speakers will be Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University and author of The Ethicist column in the New York Times; and Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies and former dean of humanities at UCLA. Each keynote will be followed by responses from panels of Rutgers faculty members. To attend, RSVP to presidentialsymposium3@oldqueens.rutgers.edu.