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The Schools of Public Engagement embody the values that motivated the university's founders in 1919. Their mission is to create and nurture a learning community marked by interdisciplinary engagement with real-world issues and the integration of professional, civic, and liberal learning. The common thread that runs across our diverse academic programs is a commitment to learning that makes a difference in the world. In order to realize this commitment, we aspire to provide an educational experience that is integrative, boundary-crossing, and collaborative. We connect theory to real-world practice, training students to address civic life, to create new forms of culture, and to respond to contemporary challenges in their communities and throughout the world.