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D'Arms to Speak on Liberal Arts

Story posted March 15, 1998

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- John D'Arms, president of the American Council of Learned Societies, will speak at Bowdoin on Monday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, as part of the College's ongoing curriculum review.

D'Arms' speech, "The Liberal Arts in a Changing World: The Transferable and the Transformative," is open to the public free of charge. Following the speech, there will be a discussion with members of Bowdoin's Curriculum and Policy Committee.

D'Arms is an adjunct professor of classics and history at Columbia University. He served at the University of Michigan from 1965-1995 in a number of roles: professor of history, Greek and Latin; chairman, Department of Classics; dean, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; and vice provost for academic affairs. He has also served for many years as a professor and administrator of the American Academy in Rome.

D'Arms has served on numerous committees evaluating academic programs. He has also served as president of the Association of Graduate Schools and the Association of American Universities; a presidential appointee to the National Endowment for the Humanities; and a member of the National Council on the Humanities and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. D'Arms earned bachelor's degrees from Princeton University and Oxford College. He earned his doctorate in classical philology from Harvard University.

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