Chancellor Linda Katehi publishes an article about the new ISS Data Studies program on the Huffington Post.

In her Huffington Post article, "The Liberal Arts and Our Future," Chancellor Katehi features the innovative ISS Data Studies program and makes a strong case for the marketability of UC Davis undergraduates who know how to work with data.

There is a wonderful quotation that begins journalist Fareed Zakaria's new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, from E. O. Wilson, a world-renowned American biologist.

"We are drowning in information while starving for wisdom," Wilson declares. "The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."

We will always need talented engineers and scientists. But our future rests on how successful we are in getting technology and humans to interact in ways that benefit our planet and everyone who lives on it. For that, as Zakaria and others have noted, we need greater creativity, aesthetic sensibility, social, political and psychological insights. Which is another way of saying, more liberal arts.

Read more at the Huffington Post.