This is where you can find what FOCUS students and faculty do outside of FOCUS!
- February 10th, 2020: Faculty from the Science, Mathematics, and Harmony in the Renaissance group are presenting in the Pedagogy and the Premodern symposium.
- December 3rd, 2019: Focus to support the Sawyer Mellon Seminar Series to Raise Awareness of Language Discrimination
- November 24th, 2019: Congratulations to Gabriella Deich for being chosen as a Rhodes Scholar!
- November 4th, 2019: Congratulations to FOCUS student who were chosen as the Class of 2023 Baldwin Scholars
- November 19th, 2018: Congratulations to Kushal Kadakia for being chosen a Rhodes Scholar!
- November 6th, 2018: Congratulations to FOCUS student who were chosen as the Class of 2022 Baldwin Scholars
- July 30th, 2018: Congratulations FOCUS Students and Faculty Participating 6th Annual NC Biosciences Symposium
Dr.s Roseen Giles and Thomas Robisheaux will participate in a session organized by Dr. Astrid Giugni for the Pedagogy and Premodern Symposium (March 6-7 at Duke). The three will discuss their experience teaching (mainly) STEM students in their Focus cluster.
According to them "[t]he Medieval and Renaissance Studies cluster is the only Focus cluster centered on premodern humanistic studies. For Fall 2019, [the] cluster consisted three courses: “Engineers, Doctors and Scientists in the Renaissance” (History), “Music, Medicine, and Natural Sciences” (Music), and “Thinkers, Discoverers, and Problem Solvers” (English). Approaching the Renaissance from three different disciplines, [the] cluster introduced first semester students to the study of premodern European culture and science, giving us an opportunity to inform new college students on how to approach the past as it shapes the conceptual framework with which we understand the present...[the] panel will focus on the specific strategies and assignments we used to teach students to understand Renaissance works as reflecting and shaping multivocal, specific, and granular lived experiences."