Knowledge by the Slice

What makes an insightful, educational faculty lunch-time lecture series even more appetizing? Pizza, of course! It's a new year and the School of Arts and Sciences is serving up a new batch of experts.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy a unique perspective on some of today's most exciting research areas. And most importantly, have a slice on us!

Upcoming events in this series:


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ralph RosenVartan Gregorian Professor of the Humanities and Undergraduate Chair, Classical StudiesThe Best Doctor Is Also a Philosopher: Galen on Science, Humanities, and the Arts Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall

Rosen will discuss the relationship between the humanities and the sciences as framed by the second-century Greek physician, surgeon, researcher, and philosopher Galen in his work That the Best Physician Is Also a Philosopher. One of the most accomplished medical researchers in antiquity, Galen influenced the development of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic. He included poetry and music in his list of “high” and “useful” arts along with medicine, mathematics, and rhetoric.

Penn Arts and Sciences' Knowledge by the Slice lunchtime series offers educational talks led by insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there's pizza? So sit back, relax—and have a slice on us.

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