• “If there were a single word that might be the academy’s proclamation it would be discovery.”

    - Sidney Harman
  • “The idea is to escape the rigidity of classic study.”

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  • “A polymath is one who not only mastered one or several disciplines, but one who uniquely synthesized them, integrated them.”

    - Sidney Harman
  • "polymath n. a person of much or varied learning; a great scholar."

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May122016
The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study is pleased to announce our upcoming ceremony honoring the 2016 class of Harman Fellows. The Induction of Fellows Ceremony... Read more

Apr142016
When: 12:30PM - 2:00PM
ZYGO is a joint program of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics. The series is organized by USC students in health... Read more

Apr122016
When: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Quadrants (3) the tapestry of knowledge, and (4) communication will be discussed.Read more

Mar302016
When: 5:00PM - 6:30PM
This Wednesday, March 30th, the Harman Academy welcomes Professor Clifford Johnson to discuss Multiverses. Polymathic Pizza, Part II: Speculative Future Session 5:... Read more

Mar242016
When: 5:00PM - 6:30PM
This Thursday, March 24th, the Harman Academy welcomes Professor Sharon Lloyd to discuss Science Fictions. Polymathic Pizza, Part II: Speculative Future Session 4: Science... Read more

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