Looking at the two rows of miniature plaster casts now watching over diners in Klarman Hall’s Temple of Zeus, you’ll notice a few of the figures are missing. But never fear, art detective Annetta Alexandridis (also known as an associate professor of history of art and of classics) is on the case.
Photo right: Garden triclinium (outdoor dining benches) at the Casa dell’Efebo, a wealthy house in Pompeii. Paintings of Egyptian landscapes decorate the sides of the benches where people once reclined to dine, and an artificial canal once flowed between the benches. (Photo by Caitlín Barrett)
Government Professor Jill Frank was recently honored with the David Easton Award from the Foundations of Political Thought section of the American Political Science Association for her book “Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato's Republic”
One of the true treasures of the college experience is the freedom to follow your curiosity and see where it takes you. In no major is this more encouraged than for College Scholars in the College of Arts & Sciences, who, as sophomores, propose a project that combines their varied interests and craft their college curriculum to follow those pathways.
As a child, Maria Cristina Garcia’s family left Cuba for the United States to enjoy new freedoms that were lacking there. One of her first road trips as a new American was to see the Statue of Liberty and many of her photos from that trip show the statue in the background.
Open source software, a web of connections, a tool for meaningful collaborations, a powerhouse research tool — when Mitchell Baker thinks of the things that the internet gets right, those are at the top of the list.
Oskar Eustis believes that theatre can help people learn what it’s like to be a true citizen in a democracy – not what our country is experiencing right now, but in a true democracy — where people have conflicts, try to understand each other, compromise, empathize and come up with solutions.
“Arts Unplugged,” a new series of events sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, will kick off April 26 with “The Odyssey in Ithaca,” a daylong community reading of a new translation of Homer’s “Odyssey” featuring campus and community members.