This selective program offers high-performing students opportunities to talk with college thought leaders, connect with other inquisitive students, and engage important ideas through an interactive and multidisciplinary series of public lectures and private seminars exploring emerging topics of broad societal interest.
CAS Inquire students will play a leadership role in planning, organizing, and facilitating the program in future years and will enjoy additional benefits.
Contact the program's director, Dr. Taylor Livingston, for more information.
The CAS Inquire program builds around a college-wide series of public lectures centering on a new theme each year.
The lecture series will serve as a touchstone for the college—giving students, staff, and faculty a focal point and shared topic for conversations and further inquiry.
The 2021-22 theme
Pleasure and Pain
Speakers and topics include (subject to change):
Check out the archives
for the 19-20 theme: “Rise of the Machines”.
Future themes may include
Sustainable Futures • War, Peace, and Reconciliation • Civil Discourse • Monsters and the Monstrous
CAS Inquire students will enjoy special events and benefits including:
- A junior year dinner with the dean and a student invited faculty guest
- A senior year brunch with their family and a faculty guest
- A thesis writing group starting spring of junior year to support students as they develop their projects to submit for distinction
- A one-time stipend to attend a national conference or education abroad experience