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  • Fractals are everywhere

    “...see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness.” — Pope Francis, Laudato si’ 

    By Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement

    They are everywhere in nature. Many are hidden. Others are in plain sight. There wasn’t a word to describe them until 1975. That’s when the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot coined the word “fractal.” 

    Scecina Memorial High School’s artist in residence, Conrad Cortellini ‘61, has been captivated by the complexity and simplicity of fractals since he first read an article in Scientific American in 1985 about how fractal images could be created using a computer. ...Read More

  • Scecina grad's artwork at Clowes Hall reaches milestone

    By Bob Golobish, Vice President of Advancement

    Scecina graduate Conrad Cortellini ’61 has had an amazing work of art on public display for years. “Total Perspective Vortex,” his creation completed in 1989, has been hanging in the Grand Lobby of Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University since 1992. 

    A 25th anniversary celebration took place on November 15, 2017. More than 200 people attended the event at Clowes Hall to admire the work and hear the latest from Cortellini. 

    The work’s title is taken from ...Read More