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The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features Yasmine Belkaid, Chief, Mucosal Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Date
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Literature of the South: Defining a Genre

What do novelists like William Faulkner and Eudora Welty have in common that defines them by the honorific “Southern writer”? Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English Department at Georgetown University, leads a 4-session course about authors whose works uniquely define what it means to write about the South. This session discusses A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Date
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features David Leopold, Chief, Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging, National Institute of Mental Health.

Date
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Literature of the South: Defining a Genre

What do novelists like William Faulkner and Eudora Welty have in common that defines them by the honorific “Southern writer”? Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English Department at Georgetown University, leads a 4-session course about authors whose works uniquely define what it means to write about the South. This session discusses A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.

Date
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features John Tisdale, Chief, Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Date
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Voices From the Fourth Estate: Veteran Journalists and the News

Nobody seems to have a neutral opinion about journalists, particularly now. Get some first-hand insights in a five-part series in which some of the best of the best discuss life in the Washington trenches. The line-up of headliners includes Cokie and Steve Roberts, April Ryan, Michael Isikoff, Paul Danahar, and Lawrence O'Donnell.

Date
Tuesday, January 15, January 29, February 12, February 26, and March 12, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
Bach and Handel: Two Titans of the Baroque

Though they shared a birth year, a native country, and dominance of their era’s musical world, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel never met. Saul Lilienstein brings them together in a six-part series that explores their creative genius and their legacies. 

Date
Tuesday, January 29 to March 5, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Books That Fought Slavery

The long fight against American slavery produced some of the most powerful autobiographies and works of fiction in American history. Read and discuss four 19th-century classics by men and women, both black and white, who were central figures in the struggle to destroy the institution.

Date
Thursday, January 31, February 28, March 28, and April 25, 2019 – 6:45 p.m.
Chinese Art: From the Bronze Age to the People’s Republic

Chinese civilization has given rise to some of the world’s most remarkable artistic creations. Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines how, across the centuries, China’s social, religious, and political life have influenced transformations in its material culture. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date
Monday, February 4 to March 4, 2019 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)