The Universe Story and the University: Education for Justice and Sacred Earth

August 30, 2017

As part of this Ashby Dialogue Series, Dr. Jeff Titon (emeritus professor of ethnomusicology at Brown University) will speak about “Sustainability and A Sound Ecology” Sept. 7, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Aaron Allen, associate professor and director of the Environmental & Sustainability Studies program, will facilitate.

“The problem of sustainability is not only a problem of science and engineering, but it is also a problem of ethics and epistemology,” Titon said. “Sound-worlds offer an opportunity to experience a connection among beings missing when experience is directed at texts or objects. A sound connection offers an opportunity to think through a sound epistemology that may lead to sound economies, sustainable communities and a sound ecology that foregrounds the interdependence of all beings.”

Questions? Contact Etsuko Kinefuchi, Communication Studies,