East Campus reading of classic poem is March 12

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East Campus reading of classic poem is March 12

East Campus

Nebraska’s Classics Club will team up with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for a reading of Hesiod’s “Works and Days” at 2:30 p.m. March 12 in the Dairy Store.

The event, CASNR Classics Crossover, draws inspiration from the Classics Club’s recent Homerathons and is specifically designed to bring the two groups together to develop mutual appreciation for both areas of study.

Written around 700 BCE, the poem is a letter addressed to Hesiod’s brother to whom he offers advice concerning farming and morality.

Brooke Mott, senior double major in classics and religious studies and fisheries and wildlife, has been assisting the CASNR student advisory board as they prepare for their event.

“While one major teaches me all the elements necessary for working in the environmental field, the other has taught me skills in business, writing and all these wonderful things that are a part of the liberal arts,” Mott said.

Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, is excited about the event’s interdisciplinary focus.

“Here in CASNR, we are always excited to welcome other departments and colleges to East Campus, and to work across disciplines to expose students to interdisciplinary ways of learning,” Heng-Moss said. “I love this collaboration, and I hope that students, faculty and staff from across UNL find it interesting and thought-provoking.”

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