An upcoming panel discussion will include math and music, how mathematicians can inform religion and what writing, opera and poetry have in common.

Franklin College will host a panel discussion as part of its 2017-18 Convocation Lecture Series. “Adventures in Interdisciplinary Studies,” will be at 7 p.m Nov. 9 in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center.

Panelist include Purnaprajna Bangere, Janine Joseph and Jeffrey Lang who will discuss scholarly innovation across academic fields.

Bangere and Joseph also will present a recital and reading at 4 p.m. in the Richardson Chapel. Bangere will present a violin recital and Joseph will present a reading of her work.

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Bangere is a musician and mathematician. He earned his doctorate from Brandeis University. Joseph is the author of “Driving with a License,” which has won multiple awards. She teaches creative writing at Oklahoma State University.

Lang is a professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas. Lang earned his doctorate in commutative algebra/algebraic geometry from Purdue University and is the author of three books on Islam.