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2017 Seminar Topics

on November 17, 2016 - 19:41

TIP is pleased to announce the seminar offerings for the 2017 program year:

A Survey of Contemplative Practices across the World’s Religions

Deven Patel, Professor of South Asia Studies; Religious Studies; and Comparative Literature

Is There Any Life in the Worlds Beyond Our Own? (meets on Wednesdays)

Masao Sako, Professor of Physics & Astronomy

That’s My Song!: Musical Genre as Social Contract (meets on Wednesdays)

Guthrie Ramsey, Professor of Music

What is the Earth Made of?

Reto Gieré, Professor of Earth & Environmental Science

Seminar descriptions can be viewed here.

TIP seminars are open to K-12 teachers in School District of Philadelphia-managed schools. Applications are due on Wednesday, December 14 by 5pm. Seminars begin on Tuesday, January 17 and meet in two-hour weekly sessions until May. Unless otherwise noted, seminars meet on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm. Enrollment is limited. For more information, call 215-746-6176 or email

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