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9/9: Event Reminder: St. John’s College presents Celebrated Poet and Translator David Hinton

SANTA FE--On Friday, September 13, poet, essayist, and translator David Hinton presents “Another Universe: Ancient China, Mind, and Landscape.” Drawing on his new book, Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape, Hinton explains how the ancient Chinese picture of the cosmos is fundamentally different from the picture that has dominated our Western tradition, and has produced the distinctive form of Chinese culture. However distant this culture may seem, it feels remarkably contemporary in our secular and scientific age. In this picture, the cosmos is a living and harmonious whole, constantly self-generating—and, so, female in nature—and humans are an integral part of that whole. With its focus on the interweaving of consciousness and landscape, this worldview is what we now call “deep ecology.” 

Originally Posted on admin, September 9, 2013

9/9: St. John’s College presents the Fall 2013 Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series

SANTA FE—St. John’s College presents the Fall 2013 Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series, beginning on Friday, September 6, with “The Active Struggle Against Evil: Solzhenitsyn’s Response to Marx and Tolstoy,” with Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place in the Great Hall at the Peterson Student Center, at 7:30 p.m. 

Originally Posted on admin, September 9, 2013

9/6/13: Constitution Day Lecture

St. John’s College tutor William Braithwaite will give a lecture titled “Is Obscenity Obsolete?” 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, September 20 at 8 p.m.

Originally Posted on admin, September 6, 2013

9/4/13: Syracuse University Art

Domenic Iacono, director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries and curator for the “Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions” exhibition, will give a lecture titled “Karl Schrag and Atelier 17” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conversation Room on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Originally Posted on admin, September 4, 2013

8/30/13: Lecture at St. John’s on the Declaration

St. John’s College tutor David Townsend will give a lecture titled “The Declaration of Independence: Is That Philosophy, or Did You Make It Up Yourself?” 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, September 13 at 8 p.m.

Originally Posted on admin, August 30, 2013

8/27/13: Fall Continuing Education Programs

St. John’s College welcomes the community to participate in evening and weekend seminars and fine arts classes, through itsContinuing Education and Fine Arts Program. Engage in lively seminar discussions of classic works, which include Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” and “Emma;” novellas by Thomas Mann; Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure;” the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop; Darwin’s “The Descent of Man;” and works by pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus.

Originally Posted on admin, August 27, 2013

8/23/13: Lecture at St. John’s Explores Artistic

St. John’s College, Santa Fe, tutor Linda Wiener will give a lecture titled “Artistic Expression in Animals” 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, September 6 at 8 p.m.

Originally Posted on admin, August 23, 2013

8/21: St. John’s College Fall 2013 Community Seminars

(SANTA FE, NM) St. John’s College Community Seminars are special opportunities for community members to read and discuss seminal works in the same unique manner as our students. Seminars are discussion-based and small in size in order to ensure spirited dialogue. There are topics to pique every interest, and for many participants the discussion-based learning model is an entirely new experience. 

Originally Posted on admin, August 21, 2013

8/16/13: Harvard Psychology Professor

Harvard psychologist and author Irene Pepperberg will explore “Grey Parrot Number Acquisitions: Parallels with and Differences from Young Children” in her lecture 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, August 30 at 8 p.m. 

Originally Posted on admin, August 16, 2013

8/13/13: Dean’s Lecture at St. John’s College

Pamela Kraus, dean of the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College, will deliver the opening lecture for the academic year. Her lecture, “Robert Frost’s ‘To Earthward,’” is free and open to the public and will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m.

Originally Posted on admin, August 13, 2013

Fervor for Great Books and Big Ideas

Read the op-ed by Christopher B. Nelson, Annapolis president, in The New York Times. Mr. Nelson responds to columnist David Brooks, who wonders how many schools prepare their students for "this kind of love"—a passionate intellectual and emotional life.

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