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At the Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM

Fall 2016

A Conversation with Dr. Bruce Cole and Vint Cerf

One of the fathers of the internet and a former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities led a conversation about the implications and opportunities of technology and the humanities at Purdue on Nov. 30, 2016.

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Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google, and Dr. Bruce Cole, former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speak to the Purdue community on Nov. 30, 2016.

Dr. Bruce Cole

As the longest-serving chairman of the NEH, Dr. Cole was responsible for awards totaling more than $800 million and established national programs such as "We The People" and the "Picturing America project".

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Dr. Bruce Cole, former chair of the NEH, speaks to the Purdue community on Nov. 30, 2016.

Vint Cerf

As the vice president and chief internet evangelist of Google, Cert contributed to Google's global policy development and the continued spread of the internet. A recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Technology, he managed Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) groups that developed the first communication protocols used to develop the internet.

Photo of Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist of Google, speaks to the Purdue community on Nov. 30, 2016.

Internet pioneers to discuss net and humanities