Polymathic Pizza

Spring 2011
Polymathic Pizza

A series of informal yet directed undergraduate encounters with invited faculty who demonstrate polymathic approaches to their scholarship and teaching. Pizza and soda provided.

Edwin McCann
February 16, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Intellectual Commons,
DML 2nd floor, room 233

Professor of philosophy Edwin McCann discusses philosophy as a basic tool of thought.

Leo Braudy
February 23, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Friends Hall,
DML 2nd floor, room 240

Drawing upon his new book, Hollywood Sign, University Professor Leo Braudy suggests a polymathic approach to literature, cinema, and cultural history.

Philip Ethington
March 2, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Intellectual Commons,
DML 2nd floor, room 233

Professor Phillip Ethington discusses the polymathic future of digitally based history.

Nandini Rajagopalan
March 9, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Intellectual Commons,
DML 2nd floor, room 233

Marshall School business professor Nandini Rajagopalan probes business as a polymathic art form.

Shri Narayanan
March 23, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Herklotz Room,
DML ground floor, room G28

Computer science and engineering professor Shrikanth Narayanan discusses the polymathic patterning of multiple realities through digital technology.

Clifford Johnson
March 30, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Friends Hall,
DML 2nd floor, room 240

Physics professor Clifford Johnson discusses how and why polymathic playfulness is crucial to theoretical physics.

Sidney Harman
Alexander Marr
April 6, 2011
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Friends Hall,
DML 2nd floor, room 240

Presidential professor and Isaias Hellman professor of polymathy Sidney Harman and Alexander Marr, professor of art history, wind up the spring 2011 Polymathic Pizza Undergraduate Series with a discussion of the process through which great polymaths got their acts together.