Surely one day the ability to interface directly with the nanomachinery connected to our brains will render computer science as we know it obsolete. When experts start arguing for its continued relevance, undergraduates choosing a major will begin to realize that the obscure art of manually punching arcane symbols into keyboards is no longer a […]
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The Alliance for Liberal Learning is an exciting new initiative that brings together North America’s leading institutions and individuals
dedicated to advancing liberal education as a lifelong endeavor.
The organizations in the Alliance are leaders in Socratic learning,
inquiry- and discussion-based learning, classical education, core text and Great Books programs across the spectrum of elementary, secondary,
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College is supposed to help young people prepare for the future. But as headlines warn that automation and technology may change—or end—work as we know it, parents, students, and universities are grappling with a new question: How do you educate a new generation for a world we can’t even imagine? A recent Pew Research Center […]
The American Experiment: A Republic, If You Can Keep It It is said that the American system of constitutional, democratic self-government presupposes a virtuous people; it is unsuitable for any other. When asked what kind of government the Founders established, Benjamin Franklin replied famously: “A Republic, if you can keep it.” James Madison defined the central […]
Kringelbach and Berridge – The Neurobiology of Pleasure and Happiness and Steven Pinker – How the Mind Works (selections) Schedule: 9:30 – 10:00AM – Continental Breakfast 10:00AM – 12:00PM – Seminar I 12:00 – 1:00PM – Lunch 1:00 – 3:00PM – Seminar II Tutor: Paul O’Reilly Click here to register.