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The Cloisters: Medieval Manhattan

Part urban oasis and part time machine, the Metropolitan Museum’s Cloisters houses some of the world’s most stunning medieval objects and architecture. Art historian Judy Scott Feldman brings to life the era’s heart and soul as reflected in the masterpieces of this collection. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 9:30 A.M.
Ulysses, Joyce, and You
5-Session Evening Course

Coilin Owens, a James Joyce scholar, guides you through that famous June day in 1904 Dublin to explore the reasons Ulysses is one of the Western world’s literary masterpieces, and why—if you haven’t already—you should take the plunge. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:45 P.M.
B.J. Novak: One More Thing (and More)

You may know him as Ryan from the The Office, but there’s more to B.J. Novak than you might expect. Hear Novak discuss his path after Harvard and his experiences in the entertainment industry. The program includes a book signing.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 7:00 P.M.
Augustine of Hippo: Christianity at the Crossroads

For nearly two millennia, Augustine’s arguments, insights, and ideas on faith have profoundly shaped the Western intellectual tradition. Augustine scholar Scott MacDonald explores some of those enduringly compelling ideas.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:30 A.M.
Coach Gary Williams: Let March Madness Begin!

Legendary University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams talks with attorney and sportscaster Phil Hochberg about the game, college athletics, the conference system, and local sports. UMD play-by-play announcer Johnny Holliday and Rich Chvotkin, voice of the Hoyas, join in the conversation.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:45 P.M.
Erik Larson on the Sinking of the Lusitania

Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts, examines the tragic final crossing of the Lusitania, the disaster that steered America on the road to World War I.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:45 P.M.