University of Florida
355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32601
6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013
On Campus | Alumni
Ustler Hall Atrium (2nd floor)
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In her public lecture, Professor Sheila Slaughter will discuss the rising emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and professional fields, and the many disparities this has created between these disciplines and the humanities in research universities. Among the disparities that will be discussed are: salaries, research funding, infrastructure, investment, course loads, and student numbers. In raising these issues, Professor Slaughter will speak to the ensuing deprofessionalization of the humanities. She will conclude by addressing how these trends may be changed.