Toronto One Day U – January 26, 2020

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ONE DAY UNIVERSITY WITH THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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MORNING SESSION

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Class 1: 9:30 am – 10:35 am

Class 2: 10:50 am – 11:55 am

Class 3: 12:10 pm – 1:15 pm

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AFTERNOON SESSION

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Class 1: 2:15 pm – 3:20 pm

Class 2: 3:35 pm – 4:40 pm

Class 3: 4:55 pm – 6:00 pm

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CLASS 1

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Masterpieces of Art that Changed All the Rules

We often think of art of bygone centuries as a means of recording the past – creating long-lasting records of people, places and cultures – offering us the means to help understand history and our own relationship to it. In this way, a walk through a museum can be a fascinating journey through time. Yet some of the greatest and most revolutionary works of art do so much more than document the world; rather, they change how we see it.

This class will examine a small number of extraordinary objects drawn from the Western tradition, including paintings, sculpture and architecture, originating from different countries and spanning more than two millennia. Considering monuments as varied as the Parthenon of ancient Greece and the French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s Burghers of Calais, from Masaccio’s Holy Trinity to Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas, we will focus on works that, in many ways, are as much about the experience of the viewer as they are about the subjects they represent.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571694341239{margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Denise Budd /  Columbia University

Denise Budd teaches art history at Columbia University and a wide range of Renaissance art classes at Rutgers University. She has published several articles on Leonardo da Vinci based on her studies of the artist and his documentary evidence. Following this interest in archival work, her current research has extended to the history of collecting Renaissance art in Gilded Age America, with a focus on the tapestry collector and dealer Charles Mather Foulke.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571705419681{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #0a0a0a !important;}”]

CLASS 2

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The Art of Aging: What Everyone Should Know About Getting Older

No matter how old you are, you’re aging. You started aging from the moment you were born, and you’ll continue aging until the moment you die. That’s the brutal, universal fact. But people age differently, as you’ve noticed if you’ve looked around and compared yourself to your peers. Are you aging better than they are? Worse than they are? In what ways and for what reasons?

In this class we’ll review what biological, psychological, and social research has taught us about growing older. Along the way, we’ll discuss what’s common with aging (everybody shrinks a little), what’s not normal (Alzheimer’s is a disease not everyone gets), and key components of successful aging (friends and family are important, but perhaps in different ways). The trajectory of aging gets shaped very early in life, but there are powerful forces that guide it along the way, and steps you can take to maximize your later years.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Brian Carpenter / Washington University in St. Louis

Brian Carpenter is a professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research interests focus on relationships among older adults, their family members, and their health care providers. In particular, he studies communication among those three parties, with an eye toward developing interventions to improve knowledge and enhance health literacy. Dr. Carpenter teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that address the psychological needs of older adults, with a particular emphasis on end-of-life care and dementia, and has received the David Hadas Teaching Award at Wash U.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571705440894{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #0a0a0a !important;}”]

CLASS 3

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Are the Machines Taking Over? The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Computers answer my questions and give me directions as I drive. They decide who gets organs for transplantation and bail in criminal courts. They serve as companions for elderly and disabled, and they guide autonomous cars and weapons of war. Is it dangerous or immoral to leave all of these decisions to machines? Will computers make morally better decisions than humans do? Can artificial intelligence improve on human moral judgments? Will artificial intelligence systems or robots act in destructive ways?

We need to face all of these questions in the near future. The solution is to build morality into computers, but how can we do that? We will see.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Walter Sinott-Armstrong / Duke University

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He is core faculty in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, the Duke Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences. Professor Sinnott-Armstrong has received fellowships from the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, the Princeton Center for Human Values, and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is the author of “Morality Without God?” and “Moral Skepticisms.”

 

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GET TICKETS

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LOCATION

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351 King Street East
Globe Events Centre – 17th Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 0N1
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