Splash Biography

ARTEM OSHEROV, Yale Neuroscience Freshman in Berkeley College

Major: MCDB & English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

New York City grown dreamer interested in everything.
Constantly searching for what the next horizon will bring.

Past Classes

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S1625: Living On The Sun in Splash Summer 15 (Jul. 25 - 26, 2015)
A look into the future of energy science, the looming threat of global climate change, and what we can do to help. This class will explore the issue of energy research in the engineering, political, and economic spheres.

S950: The Electric Body in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
How do enough wires to circle the globe 4 times fit into each one of our bodies? Learn the basics behind why your arm moves on command when you decide to check off which Splash courses you'll be taking. How are humans powered? The ethical problems associated with studying the body; major questions for the future of our minds.

H743: Needful Thinking - The Philosophy of Money in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
What would you be willing to give up - for that Klondike bar? When is it better to be in debt than to have someone owe you money? How much is a dream worth? What do we need, and what do we want? We'll try to answer each of these questions as we learn about the basics of trade, mercantilism, and capitalism across the ages. Then, we'll judge what a college education is worth, and what we consider "worth" to be. We may read a short background text and look at some pictures, but the class will be mostly interactive discussion with a few hands-on activities and games. Join in - as you will learn, it will be worth your 3000 seconds.

X754: (Bad) Music Appreciation 101 in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
"Someone left the cake out in the rain/ I don't think that I can take it/ 'Cause it took so long to bake it/ And I'll never have that recipe again/ Oh no!" The above lyric comes from Richard Harris' smash hit "MacArthur Park," dubbed the "Worst Song Ever" in a 1997 survey by Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. Through methods of critical and poetic analysis usually reserved for the likes of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Eliot, we will assess the literary merits of the most maligned song lyrics in popular music history. Can such scrutiny redeem a banal cliché? What defines a "bad" verse? Is there a limit to scholarly evaluation? Sources will include masterworks such as the Black Eyed Peas' "Imma Be," Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," and LFO's "Summer Girls," along with a sampling of missteps from supposed lyrical geniuses like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Bruce Springsteen.