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The Renaissance Circle

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The Renaissance Circle is an informal colloquium for first-year students interested in cultivating interests within the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Monthly workshops show students how these areas relate to one another and will help them develop a broad set of skills that promote intellectual and other forms of creativity applicable to any walk of life.

All workshops take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room 217, Coleman-Morse.

Workshop Schedule for 2012-2013:

  • November 7, 2013 Dr. Ray Sepeta
    Math Workshop: Bioinformatics: The New Approach to Biology and Medicine
  • November 19, 2013 Dean Hugh Page
    Poetry Workshop: Poetry, Embodiment, and Self-Discovery
  • December 9, 2013 Fr. Richard Bullene
    Art Workshop: Seeing, Drawing, Thinking
  • February 4, 2014 Prof. Chris Kolda
    Physics Workshop: Pondering the Infinite and the Infinitesimal
  • March 4, 2014 Prof. John Duffy
    Rhetoric Workshop: Would You Die for Scotland? (And Other Rhetorical Problems)
  • April 1, 2014 Prof. Matthew Kubik
    Wrap-Up Workshop: Living the Renaissance Ideal as a Person of Faith in the 21st Century

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