Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

Fall 2017
Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

In Fall 2017, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study is partnering with leading global and academic institutions and scholars, holding workshops and symposia to explore topics and issues from a polymathic perspective. From a day-long exploration of subterranean LA to ZYGO, the Harman Academy is pleased to bring an exciting new series of panels, workshops, and special events to campus.

September 19, 2017
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Intellectual Commons, DML 233
ZYGO [zygo /ˈzʌɪgəʊ, ˈzɪgəʊ / pref. relating to union or joining]
The release of Netflix Originals 13 Reasons Why and To the Bone has sparked an important discussion about the perception and portrayal of mental health issues by the media. 13 Reasons Why...
November 11, 2017
Harman Academy for Polymathic Study
DML 233, 240, 241

What lies beneath our Los Angeles feet?  What is the connection between our terra firma and all that lies below? This conference explores the worlds below us and the inextricable ties that bind us to the mysteries of the subterranean. Hydrology, seismology, petroleum engineering -- each of these...

Alicia Stallings
November 14, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
DML 240

California Poet Laureate and USC Professor, Dana Gioia, moderates a discussion with poet, classicist, and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Alicia Stallings, author of the award-winning collections Archaic Smile, Hapax, The Nature of Things, and Olives