Two St. John’s alumni return for lectures and work with students

50 logoSt. John’s is excited to welcome back to campus Dr. Nora Gietz, art historian (class of 2004), and Dr. Mark Blunk, mathematician, (class of 1999), on October 2 and 3 for legacy lectures and to work with High School students.

Dr. Gietz will give a special legacy lecture on Thursday evening at 19:30 to an invited audience of parents, students and VIPs,  diplomats and the general public. This lecture will be specifically about her Doctoral Thesis “The Effects of Napoleonic Rule on Venice’s Artistic Patrimony (1797 – 1806)” in this 200th anniversary year of the battle of Waterloo.

Dr. Blunk will be teaching mathematics classes to advanced math students from across the High School on Thursday and Friday in the theater.

On Friday, October 3, both alumni will be part of the Theory of Knowledge Conference. The topic of the guided discussions and brief presentations is the relevance of Mathematics and the Arts as related to our knowledge of history and their respective methodologies. This conference will be for 11th and 12th grade students from St. John’s and other schools as well as parents, teachers and invited VIP guests. For more information, please click here.