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The Mathematics of Being Human

mathematics_of_human_final_no_dateInterdisciplinary
Tuesday, November 4 | 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Mathematics of Being Human
Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

A provocative new play by UMBC professors Michele Osherow (English, Folger Theatre) and Manil Suri (Mathematics, author of The Death of Vishnu), directed by Alan Kreizenbeck (Theatre).

Battle lines are drawn when an English professor and mathematician are compelled to co-teach a course at a university bent on promoting interdisciplinarity. They tussle over everything: from the value of ‘nothing’ in King Lear, to the fractals found in cauliflower. Will they be able to give the class a glimpse of synthesis or will their insularity prove impossible to surmount?

Each reading will be followed by a talk-back.

Admission is free.

Sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; and the Departments of English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics & Statistics, and Theatre.

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