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A Special Seminar celebrating Joel Kingsolver

November 18-19, 2016

Carolina’s Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biology, Joel Kingsolver, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2016. We’ve long admired his outstanding scientific work and appreciate his deep interest in and ability to explain the links between science, the humanities, and the arts. To honor Joel’s induction into the Academy, we’ve put together an interdisciplinary seminar to explore how scientists think creatively about their work, how artists and composers draw on creative processes to produce their art, and how science and art can be mutually supportive modes of human inquiry. In addition to Professor Kingsolver, we’ll hear from Cary Levine, Adrienne Erickcek, and Allen Anderson, all of whom will discuss how creativity in the arts and sciences leads to knowledge, pleasure, and critical insights.



Darwin, Fisher, Bach:  Inspiring Themes, Endless Variationart sci
Joel G. Kingsolver, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biology

Creativity and Musical Composition

Allen Anderson, Professor of Music

The Art of Medicine
Cary S. Levine, Associate Professor of Art History

Beautiful Theories and Ugly Facts: A Cosmologist’s Aesthetic
Adrienne L. Erickcek, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Observation and Creativity, The Art of Science and the Science of Art
A panel discussion with our speakers


Time & Cost

4:30 p.m. Friday, November 18 through 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016. .  The tuition is $125 ($110 by Sept. 1). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by Sept. 1). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner Friday evening is $20.00.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.