The New School News

The Universal Language—A Research Radio Podcast

[soundcloud id=’164723197′]

“We all ask philosophical questions, we all read, and we all dance,” says Stefania de Kenessey. “The humanities and the arts are all around us, and we can no more escape them then we can such necessary functions as breathing.”

There are those that claim the humanities are dying—or at the very least in crisis. De Kenessey, an associate professor of music at Eugene Lang College, is not one of them. In fact, pose the argument as a question to her, and the lifelong musician looks puzzled before laughing at the thought, “Well, they’re obviously not!”

De Kenessey joined Research Radio this month to discuss the active and vital role the humanities play not only when it comes to higher education, but also society. Click on the player above to listen to, “The Universal Language.”

Interested in how The New School is on the leading edge of the discipline? Read more about our Civic Arts and Humanities program, sponsored by a generous donation the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.