The Office of Graduate Studies is here to help faculty and graduate students succeed in their programs of study, research and creative endeavors. We also look forward to helping graduate students develop novel partnerships among ourselves as well as with the community and the private sector. Throughout the year, our office sponsors workshops on career preparation, teaching and grant writing for both students and faculty.
Registration for the 7th Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium is now closed
We will see you at the Symposium
Friday February 27th
(a collaboration between the Department of Philosophy and the Office of Graduate Studies)
February 19, March 5 and 19, April 2, 16 and 30
RIT Global Constellation Commons for Global Learning
Global Village Bld. 400, Room 2055 (above the Cantina and Grille)
Registration limited to 30 Students
You do not have to attend all 6 salons to participate. Please register your interest in attending the series here. You will be sent reminders for each of the meetings.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library” Jorge Luis Borges
Trinity College Library, Dublin
Academic disciplines draw boundaries and make worlds. Some are computational worlds, some are invented and fictional, some are naturalistic—chemical or biological - worlds, and some are social and political. To do research is to cross boundaries and to engage in a kind of translation that helps us make sense of how these different worlds relate. Disciplines need to be in conversation with each other. In whose language and by reference to whose world(s) should such a conversation take place?
This salon is to open to any graduate student from any field who is interested in a conversation about how disciplines make worlds, and about the kinds of translation that allow worlds to talk constructively to each other.
The conversation will begin with a short story by the writer Jorge Luis Borges (see below), who excelled in synthesizing elements of literature, philosophy, science and even mathematics into his writing.. We will meet every two weeks during Spring 2015 to discuss readings related to the salon’s general theme. RIT faculty colleagues across the disciplines will join the discussions.
Increasingly, creative problem-solving requires that science and art be in conversation, that discovery and invention be connected, that natural and computational systems work together, that different modes of representation—natural, aesthetic, and mathematical—interact coherently with each other. In effect, we are all inevitably caught in translation. With your participation, the salon will re what this means for transdisciplinary conversation, research and world-making at RIT.
Registration deadline: Extended to February 13th
Meeting dates and time: February 19, March 5 and 19, April 2, 16 and 30 ~ 5-7 p.m.
Location: RIT Global Constellation Commons for Global Learning ~ Global Village Bld. 400, Room 2055 (above the Cantina and Grille)
Initial Reading: The Library of Babel, by Jorge Luis Borges http://people.math.sfu.ca/~van/teaching/Math-303/Fall14/Borges_LibraryofBabel.pdf
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