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"Tweeting the Liberal Arts" invites participants to explore the potential of social media to foster or fragment communities


Christopher P. Long, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University, will lead an interactive presentation on February 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Moyer Hall's Miller Forum.


Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:05:00 EST

The event, co-sponsored by the Faculty Center for Teaching, the Digital Learning Team and the RJ Fellows Program, is free and open to the public.

Long's presentation explores the power of digital communication to create or destroy a sense of community. Using Twitter in real time, Long evokes the essence of a liberal arts education, inviting attendees to become active and engaged participants in a dialogue about the role of technology in life-long learning. Participants should arrive prepared to engage one another and Long himself through his Twitter handle @cplong and the event hashtag #MCLA16.

Christopher P. Long is dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. His extensive publications in Ancient Greek and Contemporary Continental Philosophy include three books: The Ethics of Ontology: Rethinking an Aristotelian Legacy (SUNY 2004), Aristotle On the Nature of Truth (Cambridge 2010), and an enhanced digital book entitled, Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy: Practicing a Politics of Reading (Cambridge 2014). The digital platform of the enhanced digital book enables readers to engage directly with the author in an online community. He is also co-founder of the Public Philosophy Journal (@PubPhilJ), a project that has received over $780,000 of funding from the Mellon Foundation to create an innovative online space of digital scholarship and communication.

For more information, view the original article on the Muhlenberg College Digital Learning blog or contact Linda McGuire, professor of mathematics, or Lora Taub-Pervizpour, associate dean for digital learning, Scheller Endowed Chair and director of the RJ Fellows Program and associate professor of media & communication.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential college located in Allentown, Pa., approximately 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, sciences, business, education and public health. A member of the Centennial Conference, Muhlenberg competes in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.