Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

Fall 2014
Round Table
Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

In Fall 2014, 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 perspctive. From an exploration of Goethe's Color Wheel, the icon of the Harman Academy, to Zygo, three sessions exploring the dialogue between medicine and ethics, to collaborations with institutions across campus and the world, the Harman Academy is pleased to bring an exciting new series of panels, workshops, and special events to campus.

Harman Academy, DML 241

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 they reach a graduate or post-doc level. However, the best...

Robin Romans
Nancy Lutkehaus
Margaret Wertheim
Edwin McCann
September 16, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

“Give to Nature praise and honor, blithe of heart and sound of eye, knowing for the world of colour, where its broad foundations lie.”                                                 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"All nature,” wrote Goethe, “manifests by means of colours to the...

Gerhard Falkner
September 17, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
DML 241

USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, USC Libraries, USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies, and Villa Aurora present:

Gerhard Falkner

POETRY. ENTRANCES AND EXITS

In a conversation with Robert...

Varun Soni
Hilary Schor
Please Note Date Change In Observance of Rosh Hashanah
October 3, 2014
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

In September 2012, Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts and crafts stores, filed a lawsuit against the United States over a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which mandated that health insurance provided by employers must include access

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November 12, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study is thrilled to welcome Gwyneth Lewis, Wales' first National Poet Laureate from 2005-2006.  Lewis will join USC’s Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture, Dana Gioia, in conversation to celebrate the...

November 21, 2014
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

Making decisions for children in a medical context can be extremely stressful and complex. In some notable pediatric cases, parents have made decisions that go against the recommendations of doctors. Such cases have included denying treatment for cancer or

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