At the Intersection 2016-17

A Conversation with Bruce Cole, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Vint Cerf, "Father of the Internet" discussing the implications and opportunities of technology in the humanities.

Watch the recorded live stream HERE.

Bruce Cole

Dr. Bruce Cole

Cole is the longest-serving chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities, appointed by President George W. Bush. In that role, he was responsible for awards totaling over $800 million and established national programs such as “We The People” and the “Picturing America Project.” 

He also created the NEH’s Digital Humanities Initiative and Office, which made the Endowment a national leader in this new frontier of humanities access and knowledge. Prior to his engagement at the NEH, Dr. Cole, a recipient of nine honorary doctorate degrees, served as Distinguished Professor of Art History and Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University in Bloomington. He has written fourteen books and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash. He is presently a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

Cerf is the Vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google. He contributes to Google’s global policy development and continued spread of the internet. He has served in executive positions at the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, U.S. National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, the Legion d’Honneur and 25 honorary degrees.

At the Intersection of Liberal Arts & STEM

The College of Liberal Arts is essential to a Purdue education that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and inspired leadership. Positioned at the intersection of liberal arts and STEM, the College leverages Purdue's STEM strengths to propel our graduates toward new advances in our disciplines and enhances Purdue's renowned STEM education by pushing all Purdue students intellectually and challenging them to be independent thinkers who drive decision making as bold, visionary leaders.  

What is Intersection?

The Intersection of Liberal Arts & STEM is a series of events to highlight how liberal arts and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are enriched and have greater capacity for meaningful change when the disciplines intersect.  

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