Vitalities of the Mind

The 2007-2008 Gustafson Faculty Seminar

Vol. 11 No. 2
October/November 2008

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Vitalities of the Mind
The Gustafson Seminar on the future of Liberal Education

Educating the Vitalities of the Mind

2007-2008 Gustafson Seminar

Vitalities of the Mind Matrix

A Vitalities of the Mind Glossary

“People who understand liberal arts education argue that it’s the ultimate practical education.”

Civility and contemplation and ethics and compassion and courage—all these things are great. But we need Apollo and Dionysus. ”

Website special:
“Bathing in Reeking Wounds: The Liberal Arts and War”
Catharine R. Stimpson, University Professor of English and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University

Comments on the Liberal Arts
Response to the Gustafson Faculty Seminar

Some Thoughts on Overcoming Paralysis
Education and curricula in the context of war

Can the Liberal Arts Reduce the Likelihood of War?
An important but limited resource


Les Real, Asa G. Candler Professor of Biology, Co-coordinator

Maria Carrion, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Co-coordinator

Stephen Bowen, Dean of Oxford College and Kenan Professor of Biology

William Branch, Carter Smith Senior Professor and Division Director, Department of Medicine

Sheila Cavanagh, Professor of English

Dwight Duffus, Goodrich C White Professor of Mathematics

Nick Fabian, Academic Department Administrator, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

Victoria Hertzberg, Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Kent Linville, Dean of Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, and Professor of Philosophy, Oxford College

Rosemary Magee, Vice President and Secretary of the University

Thee Smith, Associate Professor of Religion

Karen Stolley, Associate Professor and Chair of Spanish

Leslie Taylor, Associate Professor and Chair of Theater Studies