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Douglas Kneale, Rima Asfour, Kim Nelson“Why Humanities?” competition winner Rima Asfour (centre) accepts congratulations from UWindsor interim president Douglas Kneale and Humanities Research Group director Kim Nelson.

Poetry pressed into service by Why Humanities? competition finalists

Political science student Rima Asfour won the “Why Humanities?” competition with an impassioned poem inspired by a horrific terrorist attack.

Layale Bazzi, Alan Wildeman and Erica Stevens Abbitt.Layale Bazzi accepts a semester’s free tuition from UWindsor president Alan Wildeman and Erica Stevens Abbitt, director of the Humanities Research Group.

Physics student wins praise and prize for defense of humanities

Disciplines in the humanities provide a frame for her to understand the implications of her work in sciences, says Layale Bazzi. The second-year physics student took top honours in the “Why Humanities” competition for her impassioned defense of their importance.

“Day in and day out, I am differentiating, integrating, rearranging and solving equations that describe the physical world around us,” she wrote. “What I can’t tell you are the ethical implications. All I can provide are facts about nature, and not human nature.”