humanities http://wyomingpublicradio.net en UW president touts virtues of humanities http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-president-touts-virtues-humanities <p>Land grant institutions, like the University of Wyoming, were designed to provide a practical education. In a <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2013/10/why-we-value-humanities-and-fine-arts-at-uw.html">recent editorial</a>, UW’s president makes the case that the humanities and fine arts are also part of that practical education.</p><p>Since becoming UW’s president earlier this year, Sternberg says he’s heard lots of conversation about engineering, agriculture, and business, but not so much about the humanities. As a psychologist, much of Sternberg’s work has focused on creativity.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:59:15 +0000 Micah Schweizer 49046 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW president touts virtues of humanities New Humanities Institute will help UW faculty http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-humanities-institute-will-help-uw-faculty <p>UPDATE Aug. 23, 2013: The money available for grants was based on the promises of the previous University administration. Under President Robert Sternberg, a smaller amount of money will be made available for grants, and the next few months will see revisions to the Humanities Institute plan.</p><p>PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:</p><p>The newly created Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research will offer University of Wyoming faculty grant funding for long-term projects.</p><p>Founding director Eric Sandeen says the Institute has $60,000 to distribute this fall.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:53:38 +0000 Micah Schweizer 45713 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New Humanities Institute will help UW faculty