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Can Science Survive Without the Humanities? A Forgotten Creative Reciprocity!

In modern curriculum, there has been a gradual disengagement of the arts from the sciences. Standard language has changed from the arts and sciences to the arts or sciences. During our webinar, we demonstrate that there is a forgotten reciprocity between the sciences and the humanities that can and should be revived. We also discuss how the study of the humanities and social sciences is vital to imaginative, inventive, and innovative thought, particularly in the biologic and physical sciences. We have developed and will review what we call the “Inspirational Six Process” (The i6), a method made up of six areas in order to inspire innate curiosity for a new, creative way of thinking: Animate, Originate, Rejuvenate, Stimulate, Deus Ex Machina, and Tell the Story.

Stewart BarrPhilosophy, Humanities, and Linguistics, Pima Community College (retired)
Stewart Barr’s unique “Mephistophelian” style of teaching attracted hundreds of students with the desire to not simply learn, but to think differently during his 35-plus years in higher education. He was faculty in and chair of the humanities, philosophy, religion, and speech departments at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. He has been awarded Best of Pima, Outstanding Faculty, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Faculty of the Year at Pima Community College. In 2006 he was invited to present at the Oxford Roundtable on Religion and the State. He has also worked across the curricula to develop interdisciplinary courses, including Bio-Medical Ethics in Biology, Philosophy of Law for Business, and the Philosophical Foundations of Science for Physics. He has a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Comparative Religion, an M.A. in Oriental Studies with a minor in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. 

Anthony PituccoPhysics, Mathematics, and Logic, Pima Community College (retired)

Anthony (Tony) Pitucco is best known as the creative educator who injected comedy and playful, over-dramatized acting into his physics lectures at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. Tony has been actively involved in higher education for over 40 years. He was faculty in and chair of the physics and astronomy departments at Pima Community College where he also taught mathematics, philosophy, and humanities. Tony holds several awards, including The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Science Arizona Professor of the Year, The Dr. Wayne McGrath Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Pima Community College Outstanding Faculty Award. Tony has also authored articles that have appeared in various academic journals and NISOD’s Innovation Abstracts, as well as co-authored a children’s textbook titled, The Restaurant at the Beginning of the Universe. Tony holds a B.S. in Physics, a M.Ed. in Philosophy and Foundations of Education, a M.S. in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in the area of mathematical physics. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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