Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

Fall 2015
Round Table
Polymathic Workshops, Panels, and Special Events

In Fall 2015, 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 a 3-day workshop on California to Zygo to a celebration of the Einstein centennial, the Harman Academy is pleased to bring an exciting new series of panels, workshops, and special events to campus.

August 26, 2015
5:15 pm to 6:45 pm
Friends of the Libraries, DML 240

Paradise. Extreme. Mythic. Beauty. Engineered. Fertile. Diverse. Dream. Creativity. Sunshine. Noir. Future. No single word or image captures California. The Golden State is as diverse as it is iconic, as much myth as it is harsh reality. Simply put, California is a complicated place and idea....

Shirley Geok-lin Lim
September 24, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

Dana Gioia, USC Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture, moderates an evening with celebrated poet Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, who will read her poems and discuss her journey from Asian-American international student to career as a writer, academic, and scholar of cultural exchange....

September 25, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

Mental health is perhaps the single most important factor contributing to our overall health. Some students are concerned that USC’s counseling staff is not large enough for the university’s large population. At present, with fewer than 20 counselors for an undergraduate population of over 18,...

October 30, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

In June 2014, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center began clinical trials for a procedure to treat victims of gunshot and knife wounds. In this procedure, surgeons drain the patient’s blood and replace it with saltwater, which induces hypothermia and slows down metabolism in...

November 20, 2015
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241
Friends of the Libraries Lecture Hall, DML 240

The Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Institute for Humanities, is hosting an all day workshop celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Einstein’s work expands beyond the realms of...

November 20, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
DML 233

One of the causes of the 1965 Watts Riots has been identified as a lack of access to health care in South Central, a predominantly African American neighborhood. However, 50 years after the riots, striking health inequalities among ethnic groups still exist in Los Angeles. According to a report...