Clemente In the News

Sep 3, 2014
Please join me in congratulating Associate Professor Mark Santow from the History Department as the May recipient of CARES (Chancellor's Award Recognizing Excellence in Service). More ...
Sep 1, 2014
There is a recurring debate that has spilled onto the pages of mainstream media lately about the value of studying the humanities and whether the humanities are "in decline." The two issues are connected, as cultural critic Benjamin Winterhalter pointed out in a terrific essay in The Atlantic online earlier this summer.More ...

In Media Res 2014

In Media Res 2014

National Endowment for the Humanities features
the Clemente Course

"The world improves when each one of us becomes better. The Odyssey Project achieves one of the kindest acts: it encourages us to look within ourselves, to seek a better world and the most important, it gives us hope to find it."

Luis Tafolla,
Odyssey Project, Chicago,IL

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Earl Shorris visits Buenos Aires

Nov 11, 2010
A recent visit to Argentina
Earl Shorris shares an encounter with teenagers, talking about the Allegory of the Cave (from Plato's Republic) and asks the question: Do you wish to start the path of wisdom? 

Shorris is the founder of the Clemente Course in the Humanities,  a college level course aimed at people living in poverty, and to help them develop critical thinking, argumentative capacity, evaluate the taste for art, reflect on history, logic, known works of literature, and apply this new ability to thinking in any field. The Course is free and today is taught in 17 states in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Africa and Australia.
Earl Shorris Visits Brazil

Shorris is in Las Tunas, which is a barrio in Tigre, part of greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He is meeting with high school students and teachers from the University of San Andrés.