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You're Invited to the Honors Hearth!

Feb 14, 2017

Imagine Honors Advisory Board Member Bud Saxberg as a cozy fireplace and you'll get the idea (Marisol and Clare at a previous Hearth)

"We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community." - Dorothy Day

Our next Honors Hearth brings our community together on Feb 28 for a cozy chat around an imaginary fire. The Hearth is co-hosted by the Honors LLC and led by student interest!

At this event you'll learn more about the people behind the curriculum. The humans behind the intellectuals. Past talks have ranged from intense policy conversation to personal anecdotes and dating stories, commiseration on issues of life balance and much more. Clare Bright (GWSS) and Marisol Berrios-Miranda (Ethnomusicology) will be steered by the questions you pose as you RSVP. 

Attendance is rewarded with delicious desserts and hot drinks.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Maple Hall Great Room



Clare Bright, a lecturer in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, has been a life-long philosopher (Ph.D University of Washington). She has taught some of the Honors Program's most popular courses for over twenty years, such as: Philosophy of Gender in Western Thought and Comparative Ideology: Human Rights Movements. In 2016 Clare was awarded the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award  (HETA) in recognition of her fantastic propensity for deep conversations that somehow manage to balance grace, levity, and intellectual intensity. The HETA is conferred by Honors students and Clare assures them that, when it comes to personal admiration, the feeling is mutual. 

Marisol Berrios-Miranda has a PhD in ethnomusicology, but her first education came from a childhood in her native Puerto Rico, where she was soaked in music. "I studied music academically, but the way I learned music - who sings well, what had a good rhythm - was sitting down and listening with my dad." She also credits her mother, Juanita Miranda-Berrios. "She is the encyclopedia. She knows everything about Latin rhythm and dance."  Marisol teaches in layers, one rhythm at a time. Students who have taken her Honors Course, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, describe her as "totally amazing," and "more fun than I imagined a teacher could be."