The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center promotes a broad spectrum of human culture through programs that aim to foster intellectual curiosity, critical reflection and creative innovation. It serves as a locus for humanities research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and meaningful conversations among scholars, artists, students and the public.
Central to the center’s mission is the belief that study of the humanities cultivates compassion across differences, develops empathy, and, in addition to providing a sound training in critical thinking, develops the emotional and intellectual agility needed to brilliantly navigate an increasingly interconnected and complex global landscape.
The center supports lectures, symposia, discussion groups, individual and collaborative research, performances and exhibitions and cultural exchange, as well as public and applied humanities in the university context and the larger community.
As the humanities constitute not only a cluster of disciplines, but an entire stance toward lifelong learning, the center also seeks to enrich the experience of humanities education both within and beyond the borders of the public university, from K–12 students to Maine’s thriving community of senior citizens.
Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, "Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Spring 2018 Report" (2018). General University of Maine Publications. 2688.
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