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ON News WEINBERG SPRING /SUMMER 2014 3 CAMPUS HUMANITIES WITHOUT WALLS BY  REBECCA LINDELL and think from the perspective of others. They engage you in the entire range of human experiences.” The Humanities Without Walls initiative will support two core programs. The f rst will be a series of summer workshops for pre-doctoral humanities students who intend to pursue careers outside academia. The f rst of these will launch in 2015 and will be hosted by the Chicago Humanities Festival, a longtime partner of the Kaplan Institute. The second will fund cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students as they pursue research that focuses on y their very nature, the humanities build a grand challenge: “The Global Midwest.” The idea, Wall said, bridges between individuals, groups and ideas. is to address issues such as ethnic and racial conf ict, immigration They shed light on questions both timeless or resource issues from a perspective that spans the humanities. and pressing, and generate some of the most stimulating The Kaplan Institute will begin soliciting proposals from discussions students will remember from their college years. the Northwestern community this spring. The goal, Wall said, It’s f tting, then, that those conversations are about is to rethink and reveal the Midwest as a key player in to take place on a much larger stage — one issues of global importance. that will unite students and scholars from “We’re very excited to be moving forward 15 universities across the Midwest. with this initiative,” Wall said. “This is an The new Humanities Without ||||||||||||||||||||| unprecedented opportunity for collabora- Walls initiative will generate tive humanities work for scholars across coursework and projects that will campus and the Midwest.” transcend institutional boundaries. Funded by a $3 million gift from the Mellon Foundation, the project will be administered by the Illinois Program for Research in the Scholars from Humanities at the University of Illinois. At Northwestern, the initiative will be led by across the the College’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. Midwest will “People outside the walls often don’t unite to address have a sense of why the humanities are so important,” said Wendy Wall, a professor of English and director of issues of global the Kaplan Institute. “They expose you to other cultures, importance. encourage you to put your assumptions in brackets ART: DT.HAASE Filmgoers Flock Global Warming Breaking Ground to Divergent Is No Myth on the Global Hub The bestselling novel The severe winter A new state-of-the-art by Veronica Roth ’10 of 2014 doesn’t building will house comes to life on the mean climate change both the Kellogg School big screen. isn’t happening, of Management and the Assistant Professor College’s Department Yarrow Axford says. of Economics. Watch video: Read more: Read more: i i i
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