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The Week of January 17th is a Week of Enlightenment
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Poetry 101: Great, Good, Bad and Terrible

Fiona Sampson – University of RoehamptonJanuary 21, 2022, 4:00 pm
The Week of January 24th is a Week of Innovation
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Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist

Christopher Hollings – University of OxfordJanuary 24, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Henry Ford: Genius of Mass Production

Daniel Breen – Brandeis UniversityJanuary 25, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The Artistic Genius of Michelangelo

Tina Ryan – Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)January 26, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Albert Einstein: The Man Behind the Math

Matthew Stanley – New York UniversityJanuary 28, 2022, 4:00 pm
The Week of January 31st is a Week of Growth
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Self-Control: Taming the Impulsive Beast

C. Nathan DeWall – University of KentuckyFebruary 1, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Nat Turner and John Brown: Who They Were and Why They Matter

Richard Bell – University of MarylandFebruary 2, 2022, 4:00 pm
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How Long Can We Live? (…and How Long Should We Live?)

Jacob Appel – Brown UniversityFebruary 3, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Who Wore What When (and Why?): The History of Fashion

Amanda Hallay – LIM CollegeFebruary 4, 2022, 4:00 pm
The Week of February 7th is a Week of Change
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The Great Migration: Recreating America

Marcia Chatelain – Georgetown UniversityFebruary 7, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Resilience and the Pandemic: The Law of Thirds

Andrew Shatté – University of ArizonaFebruary 8, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The Manhattan Project: The Controversial Story Behind America’s Atomic Bomb

Allen Pietrobon – Trinity Washington UniversityFebruary 9, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The Cinematic Genius of Steven Spielberg

Marc Lapadula – Yale UniversityFebruary 10, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany’s Disastrous Last Emperor

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius – University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleFebruary 11, 2022, 4:00 pm
The Week of February 14th is a Week of Heart
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A History of Chocolate: From the Aztecs’ Favorite Drink to America’s Favorite Candy Bar

Sarah Lohman – Culinary HistorianFebruary 14, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Thomas Edison and Electric Light: The Invention That Created Modern Life

Ernest Freeberg – University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleFebruary 15, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Andrew Carnegie: Gilded Age Titan

Edward O’Donnell – College of Holy CrossFebruary 16, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The 1918 Flu Epidemic: What We Know Now

Jennifer Keene – Chapman UniversityFebruary 17, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Winston Churchill: His Life and Times

Don Brown – Dir, London SocietyFebruary 18, 2022, 4:00 pm
The Week of February 21st is a Week of Climbing New Heights
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Defining Moments: Presidential Decisions that Changed the Nation

Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist UniversityFebruary 21, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The Mind of George Washington

Denver Brunsman / George Washington UniversityFebruary 22, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Mount Everest: The Highest Highs and The Lowest Lows

Daniel Breen – Brandeis UniversityFebruary 23, 2022, 4:00 pm
Next Semester (Full Upcoming Class Calendar to be Released)
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Beyond Chocolate and Vanilla: The Delicious History of Ice Cream

Sarah Lohman – Culinary HistorianFebruary 28, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Pairing Food and Wine: The Romance and the Chemistry

William Schragis – Culinary Institute of AmericaMarch 1, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The Flavors of Italy: A Celebration of Food and Culture

Joseph Luzzi – Bard CollegeMarch 3, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovery and Decipherment

Gary A. Rendsburg / Rutgers UniversityMarch 7, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: What We Know Now (That We Didn’t Know Then)

David Goldenberg – University of HartfordMarch 9, 2022, 4:00 pm
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China’s Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern

Craig Benjamin – Grand Valley State UniversityMarch 11, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy

Robert Frank – Cornell UniversityMarch 14, 2022, 4:00 pm
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First Ladies: Behind the Scenes with Six Powerful Women

Robert Watson – Lynn UniversityMarch 17, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Searching for Atticus Finch: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, and a Fictional American Icon

Joseph Crespino – Emory UniversityMarch 23, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Merely Bystanders: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction

Catherine Sanderson – Amherst CollegeMarch 24, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Understanding Impressionism: The Art of Claude Monet

Tina Ryan – Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)March 25, 2022, 4:00 pm
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The Music of John Williams: Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars’ Jedis

Gil Harel – Brandeis UniversityMarch 28, 2022, 4:00 pm
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Revisiting Thomas Jefferson

Denver Brunsman / George Washington UniversityApril 13, 2022, 4:00 pm
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J.P. Morgan: The Man Who Financed America (Twice)

Jeremi Suri – University of TexasApril 18, 2022, 4:00 pm
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