Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Notes

1 George Washington advocated

the creation of a national university.

Thomas Jefferson founded the

University of Virginia, a public

institution dedicated to free inquiry.

And John Adams created the

American Academy of Arts and

Sciences to support research and

scholarship as “necessary to the

wealth, peace, independence and

happiness of a people” (see http://

www.amacad.org/about/charter

.aspx).

2 See Craig Fisher, ed., “Bringing

People Into Focus: How Social,

Behavioral and Economic Research

Addresses National Challenges”

(Arlington, Va.: National Science

Foundation, April 5, 2013), http://

www.nsf.gov/about/congress/

reports/sbe_research.pdf.

3 Karin Fischer, “Bucking Cultural

Norms, Asia Tries Liberal

Arts,” The Chronicle of Higher Education,

February 5, 2012; Brian

P. Coppola and Yong Zhao, “U.S.

Education in Chinese Lock Step

Bad Move,” The Chronicle of Higher

Education, February 5, 2012;

Simeon Bennett and Oliver Staley,

“Yale Joins Duke in March to Singapore

as Asia Pours Money into

Education,” Bloomberg, December

14, 2010; and Mara Hvistendahl,

“Less Politics, More Poetry: China’s

Colleges Eye the Liberal Arts,” The

Chronicle of Higher Education,

January 3, 2010. At a ong>Commissionong>

meeting in San Francisco in December

2011, Yang Yu-Liang, the

president of Fudan University in

Shanghai, reiterated China’s interest

in enhancing the study of the

humanities. See also Aisha Labi,

“A New Notion in Europe: The

Liberal-Arts College,” The Chronicle

of Higher Education, May 8,

2011; and Michael Roth, “Connection

in China–I,” Inside Higher Ed,

February 26, 2013.

4 http://www.humanitiesindi

cators.org/content/hrcoVA.aspx

#topV2.

5 http://www.humanitiesindi

cators.org/content/hrcoIC.aspx

#topI9.

6 http://www.nhalliance.org/

advocacy/funding-priorities/

international-education-pro

grams-fy2013.shtml.

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