Gustavus and the Liberales Artes

Posted on December 4th, 2007 by

Students and faculty from across the Gustavus campus braved the elements on a cold Monday evening to hear Robert Proctor deliver his lecture “Violence to Beauty: Roman Origins of the Liberal Arts”.  Professor Proctor’s previous book “Education’s Great Amnesia” won the 1990 AAC’s Ness Award as the book that contributed most to liberal learning.  His insights into the role of classics in the liberal arts tradition were truly thought-provoking and inspiring, as evidenced by the crowd of students who waited to speak with him after the lecture.  After the reception, Professor Proctor commented on how impressed he was with the passion and sincerity of Gustavus students.  Many thanks to all who made this lecture event such a success!   


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