Dedicated to promoting events that increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the humanities, FIU’s Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment (CHUE) is distinguished by its interest in how the humanities survive and thrive in an urban environment. Its mission includes expanding the notion of humanities beyond traditional bounds, and it is committed to engaging faculty, students, staff, and community with the humanities. On 29 March 2011, FIU Provost Douglas Wartzok endorsed the certification application of the Center and forwarded it to the Board of Governors of the State University System for review.
Work on CHUE began ten months ago when Dean Kenneth Furton of the College of Arts and Sciences proposed its establishment, and diligent work by College administration, faculty, and staff bore fruit on March 29, 2011 when Provost Douglas Wartzok endorsed the certification of the application of CHUE and forwarded it to the State University System Board of Governors. Michael Patrick Gillespie, Professor of English will serve as Center Director, and Center activities have already begun with the 2011 lecture series on Why the Humanities Are Important. For more details, visit the Center website: here