Continuing Education

Creativity Never Retires


The Legacy Of JFK And RFK

Robert Salman, former adjunct law instructor, trial attorney and legal author was a volunteer staff associate for Senator Robert F. Kennedy 1965-1968, and Chair, Columbia University Students for Kennedy for President 1960

In their assassination-shortened lives, President John F. Kennedy. and Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, left a legacy of hope unmatched in American political history. Explore their rise to power and their greatest contributions to our way of life, including the 1960 Presidential race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the fight for civil rights. 4 SESSIONS

Mon, Sep 15-Oct 6, 10:30 am-noon
Fee and Code: $79, XHUMN 208 W


Magical Musical Mystery Tour

Patrick Barton, professional musician and instructor

Join professional musician Pat Barton on a six-hour tour exploring the musical and cultural legacy of the Beatles. Using live performance, recordings, lectures, and group activities, we’ll explore the magic, discuss the mystery, and re-discover the music that continues to shape and influence our world more than 50 years after the tour first began. 3 SESSIONS

Thurs, Oct 9-Oct 23, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $59, XHUMM 072 W


Meet The Masters

Maurice Mahler, professional artist, art historian

Peek behind legendary scenes and examine the life and times of the artists who created them. Our exploration includes Claude Monet: Master of Light; Toulouse-Lautrec: The Real Story; and Matisse and Picasso: Battle of the Giants. 3 SESSIONS

Mon, Oct 13-Oct 27, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XARTF 042 W


Watershed Moments In History: Who We Are And How We Got Here

Brooks Susman, history, philosophy instructor, and congregational Rabbi

Together we’ll review and explore history’s pivotal events. Fall sessions discuss Martin Luther and the Enlightenment, The American Experiment,Slavery, the Civil War, and the World Wars. Don’t miss this world tour of world history. 4 SESSIONS

Wed, Oct 29-Nov 19, 11 am-1 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XPERS 251 W


NEW! Meet The Presidents

Gregory Caggiano, historian, instructor, presidential scholar

Begin with our early nation’s fathers: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. Discuss their policies, early American political history, the War of 1812, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Monroe Doctrine. Move to presidents Jackson, Polk and Taylor and the Indian Removal Act, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War. . 3 SESSIONS
Fri, Nov 7-Nov 21, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $59, XHUMN 249 W


Short Story Greats, A Sampler

Dillies Pilevsky, English and history instructor

Like any great journey, short stories can provide unforgettable new experiences. What are the universal truths dominating the emotions of these stories? How are the character’s lives affected? Dillies’ classes are distinguished by rich research, lively discussion, and friendly debate. Stories are found in The Art of the Short Story edited by Gioia and Gwynn (paperback edition, August 2005). Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy and Patriotism by Yukio Mishima.  3 SESSIONS

Fri, Nov 7-Nov 21, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $59, XHUML 099 W

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