On the drive home tonight, I listened to a compelling argument for a broad liberal arts education from UB’s President, Bob Bogomolny. He acknowledged that the world today is changing at such a rate that students must prepare for not one career but a lifetime of multiple careers. No one can predict today what the critical jobs will be in 2040 any more than anyone could predict today’s positions in web development and social media as little as 20 years ago.
President Bogomolny articulately argued the importance of the humanities in education and the value of critical thinking and problem solving across the curriculum. Listen to his full essay on WYPR or learn more about the series, Humanities Connection at the Maryland Humanities Council.