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How We Eat: A Uniquely Human Dilemma
When our prehistoric ancestors began to transform the way they acquired food, hunting and gathering gave way to planting crops and animal domestication. More centralized systems of food production gradually led to the erosion of our ability to make informed decisions about how we eat. Learn how lessons from our prehistoric diets and foodways could have a positive impact on our health and the environment today.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:30 AM
Researching Your Genealogy: A Journey of Self-Discovery
Every family has stories about their roots, but are they true? Equip yourself to find out as genealogist John Colletta provides practical information and time-saving advice to get you started on the adventure of discovering your personal history.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9:30 AM
Agents of Change: Large-Scale Problems, Individual Impact
How can a single person make a difference in meeting the seemingly insurmountable social problems that face our world? Public policy specialist Zachary D. Kaufman examines how the concept of social entrepreneurship can empower individuals to take ideas and transform them into action that can help transform entire societies.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:45 PM
The Craft of Travel Writing
Great travel writing captures a reader’s imagination and emotions with compelling stories about places, people, and experiences. Andrew Evans is an expert in the genre, and in a day-long worship he covers the essential skills and techniques that can help you tell the stories of your own adventures.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:30 AM
Classical Rhetoric for Modern Persuasion: Taking a Cue From Cicero
Whether we’re trying to win an argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision, classicist James M. May suggests we'd be at an advantage if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. He offer strategies from the works of Cicero that are as effective in today's offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine
Therapeutic yoga is an awakening giant of modern medicine. Experts in the field of contemporary yoga therapy discus how the practice long valued as a key to prevention, recovery and self-care, is proving itself a valuable partner in modern medical fields as diverse as pain management, healthy aging, treatment of diseases, psychiatry and neuroscience, as well as in education and social services.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:30 AM
Visual Literacy: The Art of Seeing
Like any language, art has its own vocabulary—one in which you discover more meaning and gratification as your fluency increases. Spend a day with art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman expanding your understanding of how art communicates, how to analyze and interpret it, and how to see in a cultural context. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:30 AM