1: Rebecca Messbarger

In this episode, Rob interviews Professor Rebecca Messbarger Director of Medical Humanities and Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Languages. They discuss teaching philosophy and her Beyond Boundaries course Art of Medicine that she co-teaches with her colleague at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Professor Patricia Olynyk. The course explores the visual arts and medical practice over time. They also take time to discuss the current situation in Italy as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and her recent article in The Source on the Histories of Contagion and what bit of advice she would give her 1st Year college self.