Major Humanities and Civil Society Forum Sept. 14 at Miami Dade College
MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and UM President Donna E. Shalala, both members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Commission on Humanities & Social Sciences, will serve as hosts and open the program
Miami, September 6, 2012 - Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with the University of Miami (UM), will host a forum on The Humanities and Social Sciences at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The event is being organized by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, charged by Congress to find innovative ways for the U.S. to maintain national excellence in the humanities and social sciences. International superstar and humanities advocate Gloria Estefan, a UM alumna, will join MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and UM President Dr. Donna E. Shalala at the hearing.
The goal of the Commission is to claim a space in the national dialogue for the humanities and the social sciences and to recommend specific steps that government, schools and universities, cultural institutions, businesses, and philanthropies can take to support and strengthen these areas of knowledge, according to Academy President Leslie Berlowitz. Confirmed panelists include teachers, jurists, state policy makers, elected officials and other stakeholders.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (www.amacad.org) is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Current Academy research focuses on the humanities, arts, and education; science and technology policy; global security and energy; and American institutions and the public good. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy’s work is advanced by its 4,600 elected members, who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs from around the world. It has hosted similar forums in recent months in California, Massachusetts, and Missouri.
Working media can register with Tere Estorino, MDC media relations director, at 305-237-3949, firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is not open to the public.
MDC and UM to Host Humanities and Social Sciences Forum
Friday, Sep. 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 2106
American Academy contact: Paul Karoff, 617-576-5043, email@example.com.
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, firstname.lastname@example.org, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, email@example.com, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, firstname.lastname@example.org, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, email@example.com