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October 8, 2010

Stratton Taylor Library Hosts Book Talk on Humanities and Education

The Rogers State University Stratton Taylor Library will host a book talk Oct. 13 addressing the topics of Martha C. Nussbaum's book "Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities."

The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Francis Grabowski, RSU assistant professor of philosophy. It will be held at noon in room 207 of the library.

The discussion is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch.

Nussbaum's book discusses the importance and value of a liberal arts education and of the humanities in general. It argues in defense of the humanities, rebuffing current trends to treat education as a means of teaching students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable citizens.

Grabowski teaches an array of courses in philosophy and humanities at RSU. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, as well as a master's degree and Ph.D. from Wayne State University.

The Stratton Taylor Library provides informational resources and expertise that support the intellectual and cultural development of RSU students, faculty, staff, and community members. The library's collection holds more than 77,000 books, more than 225 periodical subscriptions and thousands of DVDs, videos and CDs. It also has access to more than 40,000 electronic books and 66 electronic databases.

For More information, visit www.rsu.edu/st-library/.