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Q: So what do the following have in common?
A: They are typical of the daily explorations taking place at the university's Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Officially started in 2001 in answer to a university challenge to faculty, MARCO (Medieval and Renaissance Curriculum and Outreach Project) became one of only two dozen programs of its kind in the nation to received an outset operating grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Today the program-multi-disciplinary on both undergraduate and graduate levels-is flush with energy and promise, taking its role seriously as a practical resource for contemporary thought.
Digging through the roots of society's legal system, sciences, languages, and arts, as former UT Chancellor Loren Crabtree notes, "gives us another way of impacting the reality of our present-day world."