Washington Watch: The Importance Of Arts Education

Washington Watch: The Importance Of Arts Education
Across the country, more and more schools faced with budget cuts and an increased focus on educational outcomes have pushed arts education to the background — in fact, off the agenda. Far too many schools don’t have arts programs at all.

Debbie Allen, Jackée, Dondre Whitfield and Brian White joined Roland Martin on Washington Watch to discuss why these programs are so important.

Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss the state of liberal arts education on Uncommon Knowledge

Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss the state of liberal arts education on Uncommon Knowledge
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, authors Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss where liberal arts came from and what has happened to them. Liberal arts, they say, emerged from an ancient stream of thought, learning, and belief about what is important in life, yet liberal arts degrees are not held in high regard today.

Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs
http://www.ted.com Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from …) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places.

Arts Summit: “Arts Education” (Howard Gardner)

Arts Summit: “Arts Education” (Howard Gardner)
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/summit/

The Kennedy Center, in association with the Aspen Institute, presents the 2015 Aspen Institute/Kennedy Center Arts Summit. Drawing on the Kennedy Center’s national artistic prominence and the Aspen Institute’s thought leadership, this Summit identifies how the arts should move forward in addressing the issues that we face in our society today.

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