Polymathic Pizza Part I: Polymathic Inquiry Across the Bandwidth of the University

Fall 2012
Polymathic Pizza Part I: Polymathic Inquiry Across the Bandwidth of the University

This successful undergraduate-oriented series will continue in Year Three with an emphasis upon law, creative arts, architecture, engineering, business, and related fields perceived polymathically.

Kate Flint
September 5, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Kate Flint, Provost Professor of Art History and English, will open her conversation on the polymathic approach as an inherent necessity in any field in the Humanities.  Professor Flint will discuss with students the interdisciplinary method she applies in her current work on the visuality of...

Dana Gioia
September 12, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

How might the arts, music or poetry speak to economics, technology, science, or politics?  Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture and past Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will explore with students the intersecting linguistic pathways of art with ...

September 19, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Critical Studies Professor Tara McPherson, a pop culture expert specializing in race, gender, film, and television, and digital media, is a genuine polymathic practitioner.  Professor McPherson is a leading force in our rapidly changing technologies and she utilizes her ever-expanding expertise...

Lt. Col. Robert O. Kirkland
October 10, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Military Science in the 21st century is polymathic by definition.  Today, the US military is called upon in times of crisis to assist communities in all corners of the world hit by earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear disasters, and famine.  The modern ROTC student majors in such diverse and complex...

Law
Sharon Lloyd
October 17, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Self identity, animal rights, moral responsibility, and social ethics for earthlings and others are just a few of the topics that will drive the conversation with Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science Sharon Lloyd.  Professor Lloyd works in the history of political philosophy, with...

Tara McPherson
October 31, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Public Administration is an art, a science, a profession, and a mode of stewardship that can be traced back to the ancient kingdoms of the Middle East and China in the time of Confucius.   The rise of the modern state witnessed the further development in importance of a professional civil...

Carol Muske-Dukes
November 7, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Carol Muske-Dukes, USC Dornsife professor of English and Creative Writing and California Poet Laureate, will discuss the meaning of her current interest in Scientific Narrative. Professor Muske-Dukes locates literary intersections in science/medical narrative and creativity.  She sees, for...

Catherine Quinlan
November 28, 2012
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

The organization and retrievability of information in a variety of formats has been a preoccupation -- and a profession -- since time immemorial.  For centuries, archives and libraries served this purpose.  The late twentieth century witnessed a translation of information to digital formats.  By...