Science and Humanities Panel, "Research at work in the Community: Improving Lives of Mississippians"

Sep 10

7:00 pm


Trinity Presbyterian Church

607 Hospital Road

Starkville, MS 39759


Dr. Brian Pugh, "Dialogue as a Necessary Tool"

Dr. Kay Brocato, "Globally Applicable, Economically Feasible, Socially Just?  Are Making, Doing, Learning Studios a Modern Truth and Justice Option?”

Dr. Jon Woody, “Quantifying an Anomalous Pattern in the Federal Food Stamp Program (SNAP)"


The Institute for the Humanities will host a Science and Humanities Panel September 10 at Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville at 7:00 p.m. The event is free, and all are welcome!

Following the 10-minute presentations by our panelists on how their research directly relates to the needs of Mississippians, the floor will be open for questions and answers. This is an excellent opportunity to open conversation between academics and citizens as the panel seeks to show how academic research can improve peoples’ lives and understanding of the world. Rather than a stark divide between the humanities and STEM based research, the event hopes to demonstrate how each supports and builds upon the other.

The event is sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, a division of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The Institute for the Humanities promotes research, scholarship and creative performances in the humanistic disciplines and raises their visibility, both within Mississippi State University and the wider community. The institute’s activities includes sponsorship of the Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings prominent individuals in the humanities to the university campus; support for faculty research initiatives; and public outreach through scholarship and innovative teaching. 

MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences includes more than 5,300 students, 300 full-time faculty members, nine doctoral programs and 25 academic majors offered in 14 departments. For more details about the College of Arts and Sciences or the Institute for the Humanities visit or MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at

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