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October 19, 2019

The Washington Post

The art of narrative economics requires humanities majors.

August 16, 2019


Rafael Campo, MD, combines medicine and poetry to have "two ways of knowing about the human experience."

July 22, 2019

UC Berkeley Blog

Does Berkeley realize the value of its humanities programs as much as the rest of the world does?

June 20, 2019


You'll find liberal arts students in all types of positions in tech companies, from entry-level to management, and communications to software.

June 10, 2019

Washington Post

"Because technology is about people as much as things."

April 17, 2019


"All poetry should live within the individual and shout toward the collective."

April 2, 2019

New York Times

Readers support learning more languages.

March 28, 2019

Times of India

Creatives and humanists make up almost 10% of Microsoft's AI core team.

March 26, 2019

New York Times

Why it's important for Americans to learn additional languages.

March 13, 2019

Mellon Foundation

Philosophy's critical role in a successful investment career

February 15, 2019

Inside Higher Ed

A new study shows that liberal arts college grads are doing fine and seeing economic mobility -- and that much of what is said about graduates of these programs is not backed by evidence.

January 8, 2019

Andrew Mellon Foundation

Here's why the liberal arts will rule the digital world.

November 13, 2018

Inside Higher Ed

The changing economy has created a greater need for liberal arts skills, according to study.

June 12, 2018

The Washington Post

"Tackling today’s biggest social and technological challenges requires the ability to think critically about their human context, which is something that humanities graduates happen to be best trained to do."

May 26, 2018

New York Times

"Becoming versed in the intricacies of a complex thing is itself a worthwhile skill."

"...students who want to commune with Kant and Keats shouldn’t be made to feel that they’re indulgent dilettantes throwing away all hope of a lucrative livelihood. They’re making a commitment to a major that has endured because its fruits are enduring."

May 23, 2018

Pacific Standard

"An emphasis on the humanities in medical school trains future doctors to become proficient in the social and cultural context of health care."

May 16, 2018

USA Today

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study stresses the need for integrating STEM disciplines with arts and humanities.

"...the arts, sciences and humanities are all 'branches from the same tree.' They are mutually reinforcing. For that reason, we favor broad educational experiences that integrate the STEM disciplines with the arts and humanities, drawing on and fortifying the connections between them."

April 16, 2018

Check out blog posts written by Zoe Forest, a freshman from El Segundo, California, and the Townsend Center’s undergraduate humanities writer. She is spending Spring 2018 attending talks and panels, interviewing faculty and grad students, and generally soaking up the wealth of humanities programming at the Townsend Center and across campus. Throughout the process, she writes about what she has learned.

April 6, 2018

Boston Globe

"All around the country, forward-leaning professors are breathing digital life into the ancient practice of interpreting art and culture."

March 5, 2018

Chronicle of Higher Education
"Students who are truly interested in a humanities subject should pursue it, even if the career applications are ambiguous... You’re always going to do better at something that you enjoy and you get intrinsic motivation from."