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Portland Phoenix story recognizes importance of UNE Center for Global Humanities' free online programs

Noam Chomsky, a 2011 seminar speaker
The University of New England Center for Global Humanities was recognized in a Portland Phoenix story on free online programs as having "done the most" in Maine to provide events open to the public both in person and online.

The story notes that the Center offers lectures and a seminar series each year by about 8-10 scholars from around the nation and the world that are offered live in Portland while being streamed to participating libraries around the state and to anyone with a personal computer or mobile device.

The speakers present on a variety of topics, including health care, internationsl relations, history and philosophy. videos from those events are also available for viewing anytime after the event. The seminar series also includes a list of accompanying readings selected by the speakers.

"I am delighted that UNE and its Center for Global Humanities are being recognized as leaders in providing a free high-quality online programming in Maine," said Anouar Majid, UNE vice president for global affairs and director of the Center. "Ours is not a MOOC, but we do provide access to people in Maine, and the globe, for that matter, who want to educate themselves about some of the most pressing global issues facing us today."

The story lists some highlights from the seminars and lectures of the past four years that are available online.

Posted on: 08/27/2013

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