Undergraduate Seminars



University students already have lectures, lengthy readings and exams; our seminars are opportunities to stop over lunch or dinner and reflect on ideas that are relevant to all majors and professions. Helped by brief excerpts of important texts, these informal discussions explore big questions that the liberal arts can help us answer.

Upcoming Seminars


The Challenge of Identity

What is an identity? Is this shaped by internal or external forces? Does identity exist outside of groups? Are identities exclusive? Are they malleable? 


Previous Seminar Series

 Landscape with a Bridge  (Picasso, 1909)

Landscape with a Bridge

(Picasso, 1909)

Facts, Verisimilitude, & Fake News

 Return of the Prodigal Son  (Rembrandt, 1642)

Return of the Prodigal Son

(Rembrandt, 1642)

Guilt and REpentance

 Delphic Sybil  (Michelangelo, 1509)

Delphic Sybil

(Michelangelo, 1509)

Humanism and Michelangelo