Chairman of National Endowment for the Humanities To Serve as Keynote Speaker at Tri-C Forum
January 28, 2016
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May event caps first semester at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center
The chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities will serve as keynote speaker at the first community forum hosted by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
NEH Chairman William Adams will headline the May 5-6 event at the Mandel Humanities Center, located at the College’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. Tri-C announced his visit in conjunction with the start of classes at the center.
“The National Endowment for the Humanities has enriched America’s public discourse for 50 years,” said Lauren Onkey, chair and dean of the Mandel Humanities Center. “We are honored that Chairman Adams will join us as we examine how humanities education can improve our community and create tomorrow’s leaders.”
The community forum in May will serve as the capstone to the first semester of study by the center’s inaugural class of Mandel Scholars. These Tri-C students will work in partnership with The City Club of Cleveland to organize the event to address key Northeast Ohio issues.
Tri-C launched the Mandel Humanities Center to offer a unique liberal arts learning environment and cultivate civically responsible citizens to lead the region toward a stronger future. The goal is for the center to become a national model for addressing community concerns through the lens of the liberal arts.
More detailed information on the forum will be available closer to the event. Learn more about the Mandel Humanities Center, or call 216-987-2601.
Adams became the 10th chairman of the NEH in 2014. He is a committed advocate for liberal arts education with a long record of leadership in higher education and the key role the humanities serve in civic life.