• Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-30-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Gideon Amir, Hebrew Scholar
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    There are many disasters mentioned in the Bible, from the Flood through the Tower of Babel to the destruction of Jerusalem and the 1st Temple and even after. In this class we will read some of the stories of disaster, will see if there is a common thread connecting all of them and what is also unique about each... read more
    There are many disasters mentioned in the Bible, from the Flood through the Tower of Babel to the destruction of Jerusalem and the 1st Temple and even after. In this class we will read some of the stories of disaster, will see if there is a common thread connecting all of them and what is also unique about each story.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-06-2021 to 12-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Michael Bevel, Facilitator, Classics in Context
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    We'll explore the Book of Genesis in several ways: as literature, as history, and as a spiritual text within its context. Explore the very "beginning" as we all discuss how we read this text, why we read it, and what... read more
    We'll explore the Book of Genesis in several ways: as literature, as history, and as a spiritual text within its context. Explore the very "beginning" as we all discuss how we read this text, why we read it, and what endures.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-06-2021 to 12-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Scenes of everyday life as a subject for painting has a long history in Western art, but was not so highly prized as a subject as mythology or religious subjects might be. That will slowly change. By the 19th century, genre painting was a well-established subject for artists to choose. In the young United States, having little taste for mythology or... read more
    Scenes of everyday life as a subject for painting has a long history in Western art, but was not so highly prized as a subject as mythology or religious subjects might be. That will slowly change. By the 19th century, genre painting was a well-established subject for artists to choose. In the young United States, having little taste for mythology or religion in art, Americans gravitated to genre subjects. This lecture is a survey of some of the painters who specialized in genre painting from its beginnings to the narrative art of Norman Rockwell.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2021 to 12-07-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Joseph Snyder, International Lecturer
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    New Zealand was the last substantial land mass on earth with human habitation. The country’s earliest settlers were participants in the great Polynesian migration. They still make up a substantial share of the country’s... read more
    New Zealand was the last substantial land mass on earth with human habitation. The country’s earliest settlers were participants in the great Polynesian migration. They still make up a substantial share of the country’s population.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2021 to 12-07-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Nick Glakas, International Lecturer
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    The extraordinary partnership and epic friendship of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, the two greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, was played out over the course of nine meetings totaling 113 days over a six-year period, from September 1939 until FDR's death in April 1945. Their meetings took them around the world, no easy task for one of... read more
    The extraordinary partnership and epic friendship of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, the two greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, was played out over the course of nine meetings totaling 113 days over a six-year period, from September 1939 until FDR's death in April 1945. Their meetings took them around the world, no easy task for one of them who was paralyzed below the waist and confined to a wheelchair, or for the other whose age, health and work habits were of constant concern to his family, friends and doctors.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2021 to 12-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:45 AM
    Instructor: Steve Roberts, Journalist and Author
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Steve Roberts will discuss his newest book, a loving tribute to his wife of 53 years. Through her visibility and celebrity, journalist Cokie Roberts was an inspiration and a role model for innumerable women and girls. She had many roles in her lifetime: Daughter. Wife. Mother. Journalist. Advocate. Historian. Steve will share stories of her many... read more
    Steve Roberts will discuss his newest book, a loving tribute to his wife of 53 years. Through her visibility and celebrity, journalist Cokie Roberts was an inspiration and a role model for innumerable women and girls. She had many roles in her lifetime: Daughter. Wife. Mother. Journalist. Advocate. Historian. Steve will share stories of her many professional accomplishments, personal endeavors, and the multitudes of people she helped along the way. Her colleagues frequently asked, “What would Cokie do?” In doing so ourselves, we may find answers to our own daily decisions and dilemmas.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2021 to 12-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Robert Watson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of American History, Lynn University
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Lincoln is one of the most famous and iconic Americans in history, but he was vastly more complex than as he is presented in textbooks and in pop culture. This talk peels back the onion to reveal some fun sides of Lincoln - his humor, strength, love affairs, and friendships. In so doing, we'll laugh along with Honest Abe, better appreciate his political... read more
    Lincoln is one of the most famous and iconic Americans in history, but he was vastly more complex than as he is presented in textbooks and in pop culture. This talk peels back the onion to reveal some fun sides of Lincoln - his humor, strength, love affairs, and friendships. In so doing, we'll laugh along with Honest Abe, better appreciate his political genius and contributions to the nation, and gain a better sense of the man.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2021 to 12-09-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Dan Sherman, Musical Theatre Instructor
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store

    Although conceived as a standard studio film, Casablanca was quickly recognized as a great romantic film, full of memorable characters and iconic lines, all supported by one of Hollywood’s greatest scores. This course will provide the backstory to the film, place it within the studio production system, and tell how it developed from an unfinished script... read more
    Although conceived as a standard studio film, Casablanca was quickly recognized as a great romantic film, full of memorable characters and iconic lines, all supported by one of Hollywood’s greatest scores. This course will provide the backstory to the film, place it within the studio production system, and tell how it developed from an unfinished script when shooting began into the Best Picture of 1942. The course will include clips from the movie, discuss its actors and creators, and highlight reasons for its appeal.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2021 to 12-09-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Dan Sherman, Musical Theatre Instructor
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Although conceived as a standard studio film, Casablanca was quickly recognized as a great romantic film, full of memorable characters and iconic lines, all supported by one of Hollywood’s greatest scores. This course will provide the backstory to the film, place it within the studio production system, and tell how it developed from an unfinished script... read more
    Although conceived as a standard studio film, Casablanca was quickly recognized as a great romantic film, full of memorable characters and iconic lines, all supported by one of Hollywood’s greatest scores. This course will provide the backstory to the film, place it within the studio production system, and tell how it developed from an unfinished script when shooting began into the Best Picture of 1942. The course will include clips from the movie, discuss its actors and creators, and highlight reasons for its appeal.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2021 to 12-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday, Friday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Ernest Liotti, Faculty, Peabody Institute
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    These lectures will be a survey of the music of Mozart. Whatever genre Mozart touched, he perfected. We will look at examples of sonatas, concertos, symphony, choral music and opera, and we’ll present many recorded and video... read more
    These lectures will be a survey of the music of Mozart. Whatever genre Mozart touched, he perfected. We will look at examples of sonatas, concertos, symphony, choral music and opera, and we’ll present many recorded and video examples.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-10-2021 to 12-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Kim Brooks, Holistic Health Instructor
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Age strong and gracefully with changes you can implement into your everyday lifestyle to improve your balance and flexibility. We will learn several different routines of 10 minutes or less so you may enjoy choices throughout your week. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is sponsored by CarePlus Home... read more
    Age strong and gracefully with changes you can implement into your everyday lifestyle to improve your balance and flexibility. We will learn several different routines of 10 minutes or less so you may enjoy choices throughout your week. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is sponsored by CarePlus Home Health.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2021 to 12-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Owen Ullmann, Journalist and Author
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store

    A decade ago, Bitcoin seemed like a crazy idea embraced by criminals and geeks. Now, there are hundreds of digital currencies and they are emerging as a new system of money exchange embraced by Wall Street and the world's central banks. Here's a primer on the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and how it will affect our future financial... read more
    A decade ago, Bitcoin seemed like a crazy idea embraced by criminals and geeks. Now, there are hundreds of digital currencies and they are emerging as a new system of money exchange embraced by Wall Street and the world's central banks. Here's a primer on the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and how it will affect our future financial transactions.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2021 to 12-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Owen Ullmann, Journalist and Author
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    A decade ago, Bitcoin seemed like a crazy idea embraced by criminals and geeks. Now, there are hundreds of digital currencies and they are emerging as a new system of money exchange embraced by Wall Street and the world's central banks. Here's a primer on the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and how it will affect our future financial... read more
    A decade ago, Bitcoin seemed like a crazy idea embraced by criminals and geeks. Now, there are hundreds of digital currencies and they are emerging as a new system of money exchange embraced by Wall Street and the world's central banks. Here's a primer on the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and how it will affect our future financial transactions.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2021 to 12-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    From Harper Valley to Choctaw Ridge, from a town with no pity to El Paso, we'll explore the musical landscape of some of the singers whose songs resonated with us in the 1950s and '60s. They regaled us with heartfelt stories absent in much of today's... read more
    From Harper Valley to Choctaw Ridge, from a town with no pity to El Paso, we'll explore the musical landscape of some of the singers whose songs resonated with us in the 1950s and '60s. They regaled us with heartfelt stories absent in much of today's music.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday, Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:30 PM
    Instructor: Henry George, Engineer, Archaeologist and Geologist
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Genetics is the science of heredity.  This science seeks to explain how the characteristics of living things are passed down from parent to offspring.  Humans have had a sense of genetics for millennia, first as hunter gatherers who knew how their food was propagated, then as Neolithic farmers who were able to selectively breed plants and animals and... read more
    Genetics is the science of heredity.  This science seeks to explain how the characteristics of living things are passed down from parent to offspring.  Humans have had a sense of genetics for millennia, first as hunter gatherers who knew how their food was propagated, then as Neolithic farmers who were able to selectively breed plants and animals and transform them into domestic entities.  Over the last one and half centuries, scientists have experimented and uncovered the determinants, mechanisms, and rules that cause genetics to work.  Using the tools of molecular biology, scientists have discovered the nature of genes, chromosomes, and DNA.  The purpose of this lecture is to understand how genetics works so that we can then apply it as a line of evidence in human origins and then more specifically to understanding our own individual backgrounds and how we pass traits to our descendants.  This lecture is about molecular biology.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Michael Ross, Professor of History, University of Maryland at College Park
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store

    In June 1870, two African American women kidnapped a toddler from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down. Nervous white residents pointed to the Digby abduction as proof that no white child was safe. Louisiana's twenty-eight-year old Reconstruction governor, Henry... read more
    In June 1870, two African American women kidnapped a toddler from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down. Nervous white residents pointed to the Digby abduction as proof that no white child was safe. Louisiana's twenty-eight-year old Reconstruction governor, Henry Clay Warmoth, hoping to use the investigation of the kidnapping to validate his newly integrated police force, saw to it that the city's best Afro-Creole detective, John Baptiste Jourdain, was put on the case. Join University of Maryland History Professor Michael Ross as he recreates the investigation and trial that electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Michael Ross, Professor of History, University of Maryland at College Park
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    In June 1870, two African American women kidnapped a toddler from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down. Nervous white residents pointed to the Digby abduction as proof that no white child was safe. Louisiana's twenty-eight-year old Reconstruction governor, Henry... read more
    In June 1870, two African American women kidnapped a toddler from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down. Nervous white residents pointed to the Digby abduction as proof that no white child was safe. Louisiana's twenty-eight-year old Reconstruction governor, Henry Clay Warmoth, hoping to use the investigation of the kidnapping to validate his newly integrated police force, saw to it that the city's best Afro-Creole detective, John Baptiste Jourdain, was put on the case. Join University of Maryland History Professor Michael Ross as he recreates the investigation and trial that electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:30 PM → 2:45 PM
    Instructor: Brian Rose, Professor (ret.), Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Over the last nine decades, the Walt Disney Company has transformed every facet of the entertainment business—from the creation of feature length cartoons to television programming; from theme parks that span the globe to Broadway musicals, to ownership of the greatest collection of franchise movies under the control of a single studio in Hollywood... read more
    Over the last nine decades, the Walt Disney Company has transformed every facet of the entertainment business—from the creation of feature length cartoons to television programming; from theme parks that span the globe to Broadway musicals, to ownership of the greatest collection of franchise movies under the control of a single studio in Hollywood history. This presentation examines this remarkable story of creativity and media growth, and looks at how the Walt Disney Company grew from a small cartoon studio in 1923 to become the most powerful force in worldwide entertainment.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2021 to 12-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Denver Brunsman, Associate Chair, Department of History, George Washington University
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Online Class

    Professor Brunsman will discuss the film Mary Silliman’s War (1993). Based on actual events and the book The Way of Duty by Joy Day Buel and Richard Buel, Jr., the film depicts the efforts of Mary Silliman, a Connecticut farmwife, to get her husband released from British imprisonment during the Revolutionary War. Prior to the session, we will email you... read more
    Professor Brunsman will discuss the film Mary Silliman’s War (1993). Based on actual events and the book The Way of Duty by Joy Day Buel and Richard Buel, Jr., the film depicts the efforts of Mary Silliman, a Connecticut farmwife, to get her husband released from British imprisonment during the Revolutionary War. Prior to the session, we will email you brief reading to do before the meeting. If possible, we also encourage you to watch Mary Silliman’s War before the session, but it is not required (the film is available for free on YouTube.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2021 to 12-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
    Term: 2021-3
    Location: Oasis at the Macy's Home Store

    The hard winter of 1777, when the Continental Army was camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was a turning point in the Revolution, the moment when new drills and regulations turned a ragtag collection of ill-supplied amateurs into a professional fighting force capable of winning a war. This program tells this important story from the perspective of Baron... read more
    The hard winter of 1777, when the Continental Army was camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was a turning point in the Revolution, the moment when new drills and regulations turned a ragtag collection of ill-supplied amateurs into a professional fighting force capable of winning a war. This program tells this important story from the perspective of Baron Friedrich von Steuben, the Prussian immigrant with the unusual home life whom Washington tasked with achieving that critical transformation.
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