• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-04-2021 to 08-04-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Jesse Palidofsky, Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Folk DJ
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    We will celebrate and compare two highly successful soul music labels. Berry Gordy’s Motown, the premier 1960's independent label, originated in Detroit - think Stevie Wonder, Supremes, Temptations, Gladys Knight and Marvin Gaye. Motown presented a slicker product, designed to “crossover” to white audiences. Memphis-based Stax was rawer, reflecting... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-04-2021 to 08-04-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Joseph Uscinski, Professor of Political Science, University of Miami
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Professor Uscinski will discuss current and historical conspiracy theories in the United States. Using extensive public opinion polls and other data, Uscinski will show how many Americans believe which conspiracy theories and for what... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-05-2021 to 08-05-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Ingrid Alpern, Author
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Alpern is the daughter of a Dutch Holocaust survivor mother and an Evangelical father from Indiana, who divorced early in her childhood. She discusses her memoir about an estranged father and daughter learning to communicate across the cultural divide in America.  A related essay in the book recounts a Dutch mother’s escape from the Nazis to Surinam... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-05-2021 to 08-05-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:30 PM
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Alan Turing, in developing one of the first electronic computers, pondered the possibility that such a machine might be able someday to be conscious. His "imitation game", better known as the Turing test, was the first attempt at understanding what it might mean for a machine to have a mind and how we could determine if it does. We will examine the life and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-06-2021 to 08-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM → 7:00 PM
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Saint-Saens has given the world gorgeous piano concertos, the dramatic Organ Symphony, and delightful and humorous musical paintings of swans, fossils, and the aquatic world. He was a brilliant arranger, organist, and pianist. An hour dedicated to his sense of melody and beauty will be a musical treat!  (For more Friday night music programs, see class... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-09-2021 to 08-09-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:15 PM
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk, Author/Historian
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Well over one million people in the former British colony of Hong Kong marched in demonstrations in 2019 to protest an impending extradition bill. The proposed legislation would place the Hong Kong people and visitors under mainland Chinese jurisdiction, undermining the autonomy of the region and citizens' rights and freedoms. This lecture traces the... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 08-09-2021 to 08-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday, Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:30 PM
    Instructor: Henry George, Engineer, Archaeologist and Geologist
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    The journey to the rise of civilization began 10,000 years ago in the Near East with the Neolithic Revolution, when humans embarked on the transformation from mobile-dispersed hunter-gatherers to settled village farmers. Humans domesticated plants and animals and they, in turn, became a domesticated species. The lecture will cover the research, the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-10-2021 to 08-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 11:45 AM
    Instructor: Robert McCartney, Sr Regional Correspondent, The Washington Post
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Robert McCartney returns to give us an update on politics and other topics in the D.C, area, including the hot Virginia governor’s race, a look ahead to Maryland and D.C. races next year, the status of Larry Hogan’s plan to widen the Beltway and I-270, and how the area is recovering from the economic and other impacts of the covid-19... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-10-2021 to 08-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Peter Bolland, MA, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Southwestern College
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Is it o.k. to enjoy Woody Allen movies? Do a President’s moral indiscretions erase their political accomplishments? Should anyone’s decades-old racist Tweet tarnish them for life? Or do those behaviors get them “canceled?” Join Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar and philosophy professor Peter Bolland for an on-stage exploration of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2021 to 08-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Victor Rezmovic, Computer Instructor
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    The new age of computing means we barely ever store things on our devices anymore.  Instead, we keep our beloved photos, documents, and videos in the ubiquitous cloud. However, cloud computing takes many forms and it can become confusing to figure out how to get the most of each service. This class covers the biggest and best of cloud computing and will... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2021 to 08-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    A generation after the trailblazing work of the Impressionists in France, American painters, here and abroad, had made Impressionism their own. American painters began to paint in broken brushwork and sun-drenched palettes. Members of a group called The Ten exhibited together for 20 years. By the end of that time, Impressionism, French or American, was not... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2021 to 08-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Joseph Snyder, International Lecturer
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Both in its history and its current makeup, Morocco is significantly different from the rest of the Arab World.  The country stands out with its unique ethnic mixture of Arabs and Berbers, distance from the Arab heartland and moderate monarchy.  Morocco has weathered the ongoing changes better than most of its Arab brothers and is likely to continue on... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-12-2021 to 08-12-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Dorothy Canter, PhD, National Park Conservation Association
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    The son of Jewish immigrants and a dropout from high school, Julius Rosenwald helped establish Sears, Roebuck as the retailing juggernaut of the earlier twentieth century. He used his vast wealth to help others in need, especially African Americans, helping to establish nearly 5000 schools in 15 Southern states. The Rosenwald Park Campaign has made great... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-12-2021 to 08-12-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Tom Teasley, World Percussionist and Composer
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Take a journey through the history of percussion. Travel the Silk Road from Italy to China and the Sugar Trade Route from Africa to the Americas.  Along the way, you will hear and learn about ancient instruments such as the balafon, doumbek, djembe, kilimba and frame... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-16-2021 to 08-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Andy Friedenberg, Cinema Society of San Diego, Author
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    A former regional marketing director for United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Columbia Pictures, Andy Friedenberg worked to drum up excitement and awareness for upcoming films through celebrity tours, research test screenings, and world premieres. In this riveting presentation, Andy will discuss his experiences working with Brooke Shields during the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-16-2021 to 08-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Kim Keeline, Ph.D., Freelance Consultant and Writer
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest play but also one of his strongest.  The power couple at the center of this play allows ambition to lead them down the path to murder and, eventually, insanity.  Join Professor Kim Keeline as she examines the role of witchcraft in the play (and how King James influenced the play) and whether the Macbeths ever had... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-17-2021 to 08-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Deeva Garel and Victor Rezmovic, Technology Instructors
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    This class is also offered on July 7, see class #612. Now that you have participated in Zoom video calls and/or classes, move on to the next step--host your own meeting! This class will show you helpful features of Zoom so that you will be able to set up and conduct meetings or get-togethers with one or more other people. In addition, time will be spent... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-17-2021 to 08-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, M.A., Professor of U.S. History
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    It can be argued that the civil rights leader that brought about the most significant, lasting change in the 20th century is Thurgood Marshall.  Beginning his legal work with the NAACP in 1934, Thurgood Marshall often at great personal risk won case after case bringing justice to black Americans.  Culminating with his victory in the historic Brown v.... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-18-2021 to 08-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Thu Huynh, RD, LDN
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class 4

    We eat healthy for our heart, to lose weight or even prevent diabetes, so what about for our brain? Learn about the nutrients (and foods) we should be including to keep our brains in top form as we... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-18-2021 to 08-18-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 PM
    Instructor: Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    The French and Indian War was a war for the future of America; an epic struggle between Britain and France for control of the American continent. Unfolding over the two decades before the Revolution, the French and Indian War sowed the seeds of the imperial crisis that would soon culminate in American... read more
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