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Friday, October 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E-150: Breaking Academic & Student Silos: Connecting Arts, Humanities and Journalism LIMITED

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Humanities’ role in higher education, in the classroom and beyond, will be explored. Breaking academic and student silos is critical in a time when as Thomas Friedman, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist responded (loosely quoted from a TV interview), “Young people need to learn how to learn,” in response to a concerned parent’s question: “What do you recommend young students study in our rapidly changing world?”

The connections of arts and journalism to the humanities is abundantly clear based on Stanford University’s definition: “The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience.” Elements of the arts, such as performance and literature, serve as a lens into the human condition. By understanding how aesthetics affect individuals, one can grasp the importance of the arts and how they enrich one’s life. Each panelist will explain a philosophy and practice of increasing student engagement with the “Humanities.” Both academic and student silos need disruption for students to lead fulfilling lives in an ever-challenging world, and to have meaningful roles in a constantly evolving society.

Two presenters connect arts and humanities, as disrupting academic silos. The third presenter connects journalism and the humanities, as disrupting the student silo.


Viridiana Coyt

Community College Student, Westchester Community College
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/herBio: Viridiana Coyt is a "DACA" community college student who studied Journalism. A 2017 Pulitzer Center Fellow. She was also Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Viking News (Westchester Community College newspaper).

Cherise Klebanov

Director of Art Gallery/Educational Center, Nu|Garde LLC.
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/herBio: As an art historian/lecturer who presents workshops and conducts art tours, Ms. Klebanov focuses on critical "seeing" and its relationship to critical thinking by using visual arts in the broader context of the humanities.

Paula Rubenstein

Coordinator of Cultural Affairs/ Adjunct Professor of English, Westchester Community College
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/herBio: Dr. Paula Rubenstein is the Coordinator of Cultural Affairs and Adjunct Professor of English at Westchester Community College. In these dual roles she has used the arts and humanities in her curriculum.

Friday October 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
LaGuardia, Room E-150, E Building 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA