the U of I Digital Collection's Turning of the Wheel site (final version)
Turning of the Wheel: the Interplay of the Unique and the Universal
a Humanities Exploration
into the University of Idaho Community and Beyond
Who are we? How are we defining ourselves and our
University of Idaho community? What is the interplay
between our diversity and our universality?
How we conceptualize the interplay
between the unique and the universal, between the diverse
spokes and common hub/rim of the Wheel has far
reaching implications on our
capacities for communication and collaboration, for discovery and creativity, for tolerance, respect and empathy, for building and
sustaining local and
global community. The relationship of the particular and
ubiquitous directly affects the learning, research, creativity
and civility among and between the students and faculty of the University of
Idaho community, and beyond.
In an era of entrenched,
seemingly mutually-exclusive, partisan politics, respecting
our differences and finding
"common ground" are all the more critical.
To address these intriguing albeit ambitious questions you're invited to take a journey through a series of talks and
performances, exhibits and readings, interactive discussions and experiences throughout the Fall and
Spring semesters of 2011-12. Our Humanities Exploration
will draw from the university -
its students and faculty - to help inform and celebrate the university - its students and
faculty - and beyond. Letís see what awaits. I'm honored to be your
guide, Rodney Frey,
Distinguished Humanities Professor.
(28 June 2012)
Distinguished Humanities Professor award is funded through the University of
Idaho Humanities Endowment, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by
gifts from Friends of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences. The
purpose of the Humanities Endowment is to enhance humanities teacher and
increase awareness of and appreciation for the Humanities. Turning
wheel design by Barbara Hamm.