In this episode of Get SChooled!, Dr. Cornelius Sullivan joins us to discuss everything about Antarctica, “from penguins to policy.” From the microscopic flora that thrives in the frozen ocean to the curious penguins that waddle the icy plateau, Dr. Sullivan shares the important biological research conducted there and explains the region’s importance within the international community.
Building a city is difficult in itself. Building a sustainable city is even more difficult. Appearing on Get SChooled! this week is Dr. Robert Vos, a professor of Spatial Science, to shine a light on the challenges in designing livable yet less resource intensive communities. This renewed focus on sustainability has also led to a rise in geodesign studies, the apex of urban planning, spatial science, and architecture professions, in order to address these urgent challenges of the 21st century. A groundbreaking episode in dealing with a subject that’ll affect everyone’s livelihood.
The intersection of faith with ordinary life has been a matter that many Jews have wrestled with since Biblical times. Dr. Joshua David Holo, a professor of Jewish history, outlines the different approaches towards and about Judaism in this wonderful episode of Get SChooled! From Jewish mysticism to religious ponderings, an enlightening time awaits for all.
Musical theory is neither boring nor reserved solely for classical music! In this episode, Dr. Jonathan “Capital” Patterson sits down with show host Vaibhav Ramrakhani and sets out to demonstrate just that. Drawing together a Japanese music theory perspective, a few pop songs, and a fine-tuned guitar, Get SChooled is guaranteed to be a showstopper this time around.
Personal Website: http://www.capitalguitar.com/
China knows no boundaries when it comes to defending the placement of their borders. This week, Get SChooled! provides some insight on the ongoing territorial disputes between China and its neighboring countries. Joining us is Dr. Brett Sheehan, a Chinese history professor & the Director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC. This is an episode not to miss out on!
The premiere episode of Get Schooled! Professor Kirsten Eggers joins us to talk about the role of improv on and off-stage. Then, watch as show host Vaibhav Ramrakhani takes part in an improv scene during the second half!
Professor Kirsten Eggers page: http://dramaticarts.usc.edu/kirstin-eggers