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Week of events to explore issues in humanities

The Humanities Research Group will present thought-provoking discussion during Humanities Week, September 10 to 14 on the University of Windsor campus.

Physics professor Gordon Drake, principal of Canterbury College, will analyze current thinking on the topic of free will in his free public lecture “Free Won’t,” at 4 p.m. Monday, September 10, in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge. Dr. Drake will examine some of the underlying assumptions that may not necessarily be correct within the context of science, religion, and artificial intelligence.

Drake will join Leo Groarke, Martin Morf and Stanley Cunningham for a roundtable discussion on free will Thursday, September 13, at 7 p.m. in the Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University.

The School of Dramatic Art will co-sponsor a presentation by Samantha Holdsworth, entitled “Artistic Practice and Social Change.” Exploring the role of arts practice and its potential to generate positive social change in communities, Holdsworth will explain how she has come to define herself as a “creative entrepreneur” and how this approach has developed her understanding of participatory arts practice and encouraged her to challenge traditional systems of working. Her talk is set for 10 a.m. Friday, September 14, in the Studio Theatre, Jackman Dramatic Art Centre.