CofC to host inaugural in!Genius event

The College of Charleston is home to artists, scientists, and scholars – all who are pioneers in their field. They’ll all be together on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in an event for the mind.

Inspired by similar concepts from across the world, this stimulating, hour long event is one part storytelling, one part creative download and all genius.  in!Genius is a free event, open to the public, that will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Sottile Theatre, with a reception to follow. 

With 9 presenters packed into 1 hour, you will find something inspiring, interesting, engaging and innovative...and that's why this event will be "in!genius." Presenters include:

  • Natasha Adair: First-year women's basketball head coach discussing the turnaround of a program.
  • Joe Carson: Physics and astronomy professor who has discovered several planets (one of which was noted by Time magazine) and has helped his own students make out-of-this-world discoveries (will be assisted on stage by physics major Thea Kozakis '13, one of the student planet discoverers).
  • Jimmy Freeman '11: One of the first graduates of the College's <a href="">Call Me MISTER Program</a> and a teacher at a Title I school in Goose Creek, S.C.
  • Naomi Gale and Ghazi Abuhakema: Two professors - one Israeli and one Palestinian - teaching and talking about the culture of the Middle East.
  • Alix Generous '15: Biology student with Asperger syndrome who presented original research on coral reefs to United Nation delegates last fall in India.
  • Edward Hart '88: Music professor and renowned composer who will talk about the inspiration of place in conjunction with some of his performed pieces.
  • Brian Rutenberg '87: Award-winning abstract artist living and working in New York City.
  • Levi Vonk '13: International studies student who works closely with migrant workers and migrant law.

Steve Cody, a stand-up comedian from New York City, will be the emcee. Cody is also the managing partner and co-founder of Peppercomm, a global public relations/marketing firm, and a member of the College of Charleston Department of Communication Advisory Council.