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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study at the USC Libraries announces an exciting opportunity for ambitious students.  Twenty participants will be selected to join an intensive three-day workshop to...
On Thursday, May 14th, 2015, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study inducted its newest class of Fellows, thirty-six in total, marking the largest cohort of inductees to date. The ceremony opened with a welcome and...
LOS ANGELES: A POLYMATHIC INQUIRY Thematic Option/CORE 450 Guided by the writings of Carey McWilliams Fall 2015 – 2 units/Spring 2016 – 2 units As social, cultural, engineering, environmental, and demographic constructs, cities are...
It is impossible to say just what I mean! But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen: Would it have been worth while If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl, And turning toward the window, should say: “...
The fall 2014 Harman Academy Polymathic Pizza series focused on what it means to be human. In addition to our pre-planned programming, a spectacular docket of poetry-focused events punctuated the semester, bringing unanticipated depth...
ATTENTION ALL GRADUATING (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE) ACADEMY MEMBERS APPLICATIONS FOR THE MAY 2015 INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL CLOSE FEBRUARY 16TH! If you are a member of the Academy that has attended the requisite number of events to...
On Thursday, November 6th, General David H. Petraeus once again visited the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study as part of his bi-annual visit to campus as a Judge Widney Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy....
LOS ANGELES: A POLYMATHIC INQUIRY Guided by the writings of Carey McWilliams Fall 2014 – 2 units/Spring 2015 – 2 units As social, cultural, engineering, environmental, and demographic constructs, cities are among the most complex...
Undergraduate students have copious opportunities to attend engaging discussions and lectures, but they are often not provided an opportunity to present their own work for critical engagement and commentary to a wider audience until...
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...
On Friday, March 28th, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study was privileged to welcome students for a lunch and a “Discussion of Current Security Challenges” with special guests General David H. Petraeus and Congresswoman...
LOS ANGELES: A POLYMATHIC INQUIRY Guided by the writings of Carey McWilliams Fall 2014 – 2 units/Spring 2015 – 2 units As social, cultural, engineering, environmental, and demographic constructs, cities are among the most complex...
In partnership with the University of Cambridge Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI), the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study is...
The Zygo series, also known as Ethical Eats, is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines to further integrate ethical themes into their curriculum. (Zygo- prefix indicating a...
The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study continued its ongoing relationship with the London-based Legatum Institute when it recently co-convened a one day symposium entitled “The Next Big Thing: A Historical Approach to...