On Thursday, May 15, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study inducted 23 new fellows—it largest class yet. This year’s inductees continue a tradition of excellence and academic engagement, with many of them either pursuing exciting career options or furthering their studies with graduate work at USC, Harvard, Stanford, and Purdue, among others.
Once again, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study will offer a course stretching the entirety of the 2014-2015 academic year, exploring Los Angeles through a polymathic lense and led by Professor of History William Deverell.
The Academy for Polymathic Study guides its enquiries through four flexible pathways or Quadrants: (1) critical and integrative thinking; (2) study of the polymaths; (3) the tapestry of knowledge; and (4) communication.
Ours is a global civilization, and USC is a global university with a global student body. This spring, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study will sponsor a polymathic pizza oriented to global issues.
This third season of a series of conversations examines the diverse ways that images and things interact, embody and generate ways of knowing, which guide the course of human action and understanding and engender creativity and innovation.
The Goethe Society, an undergraduate organization affiliated with the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, will continue its enjoyment of the cultural resources of the USC campus and greater Los Angeles.