Analysis finds significant drop in humanities majors but gains in liberal arts degrees at community colleges
Declines in bachelor’s degrees awarded are particularly notable for English and history, but trends at community colleges may cheer advocates for the liberal arts.
Cross-posted on my personal blog. In a previous post, UVA’s Slavic Librarian, Kathleen Thompson, and Slavic Lecturer, Jill Martiniuk, outlined the early
[a tip o’ the hat to Paula Schlax]
Coding and writing are judged by many of the same standards: elegance, concision, even beauty.
HT: Katie Vale!
Technology, responsible for so much mental absentia among millennials, can actually deepen their presence in the classroom.
For writers out there who thought that a Hollywood scriptwriting opportunity was the very best the West Coast had to offer authors, a new Washington Post article might turn your attention further north, to Silicon Valley. I can’t do better than to quote the article on the nature of this opportunity. “Writing for AI is becoming a hot job in Silicon Valley. Behind Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are not just software engineers. Increasingly, there are poets, comedians, fiction writers, and other artistic types charged with engineering the personalities for a fast-growing crop of artificial intelligence tools.” The article focuses on the value of writers and poets in
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The experience of a great class discussion feels…much closer to beauty than to the mere satisfaction of time used well in the pursuit of learning outcomes.
As the field of Digital Humanities grows in academia, Dickinson continues to integrate it into the curriculum, and is currently sponsoring training opportunities and a new Pulp Magazine digital archiving project.
Digital humanities scholars from NC State University and Texas A&M University are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. to the 20th century. The new tool, called BigDIVA, will be formally unveiled later this…