Northern Arizona University is hosting a Humanities in Action Showcase featuring the research and insights of students, faculty and staff on the evolving human condition. The showcase, which is free and open to the public, is from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Ashurst Hall on the Flagstaff campus.

The showcase will include research about northern Arizona trends, how humanities and the arts enhance life and how to build bridges of understanding across professions.

Faculty and students from the departments of English, Global Languages and Cultures, History, the Honors Program, the School of Art, Philosophy in the Public Interest and the Interdisciplinary Writing Program/the University Writing Commons will present posters, works of art, music and/or spoken word and short talks on topics that range from traditional and contemporary Navajo identity to designing sustainable housing for the homeless.

“Humans continue to use philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language as modes of expression to understand our world,” says Alexandra Carpino, interim associate dean for NAU’s College of Arts and Letters. “Knowledge of these records of the human experience provide us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection with the past, present and future.”

For more information about the showcase, call the NAU College of Arts and Letters at (928) 523-8801.