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NASEM: Branches of the Same Tree - Integrating the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Higher Education Town Hall Event Sept. 26-27

September 17, 2019

The University of Idaho and Washington State University will co-host a town hall event Sept. 26-27, to roll out the 2018 report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Titled “Branches from the Same Tree: Integrating the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Higher Education,” the event seeks to celebrate existing cross-disciplinary efforts at the two universities, identify obstacles to this work and develop strategies for fostering future collaborations. An evening reception will be held at Washington State University on Thursday, Sept. 26, and a full schedule of panel discussions and breakout sessions will take place at the U of I on Friday, Sept. 27, in the Idaho Student Union Building, Moscow.

Interested faculty members, graduate students and other members of the U of I community are invited to attend both events.

Contact for information on attending the reception. Registration is encouraged for the event on Friday. A detailed agenda is available online.

Contact ORED Faculty Fellow Scott Slovic at for more information.

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