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HAIKU {The Humanitied and the Arts in the Integrated Knowledge University}

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

September 12-13, 2014      |      Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

What do the humanities and the arts have to offer contemporary efforts to integrate distinct bodies of knowledge within the research university? How will the humanities and the arts retain their specificity within this climate of integration and is it even important that they do so? What do creative practitioners have to offer the realm of research and teaching within the university? And how does the mandate for knowledge integration intersect with other key emphases within the contemporary university, such as the global and the digital? Please join us for two days of lively multi-disciplinary discussions and performances about the future of the humanities within the creative research university. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Organized by Karen Beckman.