Robert Hanning, professor emeritus of English and classical literature at Columbia University, will give a lecture titled “Aristotle on the Arno, Plato on the Thames: Prudence, Performance, and Probability in the ‘Decameron’ and the ‘Canterbury Tales’” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
The student-run Environmental Club, in conjunction with the Athletics Department, began its RE-CYCLE: SJC Bike Share on March 30 at St. John’s College. The program allows St. John's students, faculty, and staff to borrow, free of charge, a bicycle from the gymnasium to use for one day.
As the St. John’s College croquet team gears up for this year’s Annapolis Cup against the U.S. Naval Academy, we wanted to give access to the players’ lighter sides. Leading off is Stefan Vasic (A17).
Croquet practice at St. John's College was in full swing yesterday as Navy Team Captain Midshipmen 1st Class Eric Bermudez stopped by to chat with Imperial Wicket Samuel Collins (A15). The two will lead their respective teams in this year's Annapolis Cup, the annual croquet match between St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy. The match will be held April 18 at St. John's College.
Author and psychiatrist Jonathan Shay will deliver the 2015 Kristensen Memorial Lecture entitled “Homer on Military Leadership” at St. John’s College. The lecture is part of the joint lectures series between St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy to honor the memory of Lieutenant Commander Erik S. Kristensen, an alumnus of the St. John’s College Graduate Institute.
Mary Domski, professor, University of New Mexico, will give a lecture titled “The Deduction of Truth from Phenomena in Isaac Newton’s ‘Principia Mathematica’” at St. John’s College. Domski’s lecture will address Isaac Newton’s celebrated claim from his renowned text, the General Scholium (1713), that in his “experimental philosophy,” he does not “feign hypotheses” but instead “deduces” propositions “from the phenomena.”
As a freshman in the St. John's College intramural program, Matthew Denci (A15) received a memorable nickname. He shares that story, as well as others about translating Antigone, playing croquet, and what he plans to do after graduating from St. John's College.