News | 14 January 2016

Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver 2016 Maitra Lecture


adams-350The Institute for Humanities Research at UC Santa Cruz will present the 15th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture–featuring alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities–onThursday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center Recital Hall.

As the National Endowment for the Humanities is now celebrating its first 50 years, Adams will share his thoughts on the next 50 years of humanities scholarship and education in an age focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The title of his talk Is “Wicked Problems: The Humanities in the Time of STEM.”

Adams was nominated by President Barack Obama as the 10th Chairman of the NEH and confirmed by the Senate in July of 2014.

Last year, he marked the official launch of the NEH initiative “The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square” with an address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. focused on the humanities in public life.

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