The Institute for the Humanities engages in faculty research and student learning in multiple ways. Our Distinguished lecture series allows faculty to bring important researchers to campus, engage with faculty and students, and give a lecture on a cutting-edge topic in the field. The interdisciplinary forum facilitates faculty meeting in small groups to discuss works in progress in a friendly, yet rigorous environment. Currently, the Institute is also building a grant assistant program to help faculty with grant project statements. In all these ways, the Institute for the Humanities helps advance research in the Humanities, broadly defined, and uses the principles of the Humanities, such as communication, conversation, and community to further research of any discipline.