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Three University Leaders Weigh in on Humanities: Humanities education fosters a "suppleness of intellect" that helps people adapt to "environments that are highly subject to change and highly competitive," says  Peter Mercer, President, Ramapo College. Click on "Words Matter Radio Project" icon to access all five Words Matter podcasts. 

Civics Short - Higher Ed Leaders Link Civics and News Media: "The media defines the experience of democracy in this country," says Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University - Newark. "I think we have to broaden the definition of 'civics' beyond the political."

Living Local Expo in Lawrence Township, NJ: Showcases organic farming, green design, curbside composting, energy and water conservation and much more.

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On April 16, Montclair State University hosted Not Just For Techies: A Panel on Humanities-Focused Startups between NJ/NY and Italy. This event, organized by Professor Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, and Dennis Bone, Director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, demonstrated how the humanities and entrepreneurship are mutually beneficial. Chief Technology Officer of Audible.com Guy Story, one of the conference speakers, surprised the audience by performing a song he had composed for the occasion. Other speakers included co-authors of Tech in the City Maria Teresa Cornetto and Alessandro Piol, and CEO of HyperTV Claudio Vaccarella. ArtMotion Picture produced a short video covering the "Not Just For Techies" forum. Read More . . .


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