Wednesday 23 February 2011

Professor with terminal cancer uses illness to teach

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 Professor Monte Bute

Bute has terminal cancer, and he' been using his personal perspective to enlighten students on the process of death and dying in a class called Life of the Mind.

Students in this master's level course dive into philosophy, medieval history and literature.
In a recent evening class, they watched the film "The Seventh Seal," by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
"Anytime I feel very Lutheran and tortured I try to watch it," he said.

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