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Understanding Architecture: Structure and Symbols
In their designs and purposes, Stonehenge, a medieval cathedral, and the new One World Trade Center are worlds apart—in more ways than one. Lisa Passaglia Bauman, an assistant professor of art history at George Mason University, reveals the timeless structural language that unites these and other iconic works of architecture. (World Art History Certificate elective)
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:30 AM
Percy Fawcett: In Search of El Dorado
In 1925 British explorer Percy Fawcett launched his final—and fatal—expedition into the depths of the Amazon to find a legendary city of gold. Writer David Grann tells the tale of that doomed adventure, and of his own journey along the explorer’s path. Part of the Uncharted Territory: Great Expeditions and the Trailblazers Who Led Them series.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:45 PM
An Evening with Bud Selig, Baseball Commissioner Emeritus
After 22 years at the helm of America’s pastime, Bud Selig has plenty of great stories to tell about baseball’s boom years—and a few about the challenges he and the sport faced. He joins a panel of sports media pros including USA Today’s Christine Brennan, Washington Post's Barry Svrluga, and attorney/sportscaster Phil Hochberg for an evening sure to hit a home run with fans.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Denmark’s Defiance: Protecting a Nation’s Jews in WWII
When Denmark’s Jewish population faced arrest and deportation in 1943, their fellow citizens provided an extraordinary rebuke to Hitler by smuggling almost all of them out of the country. Ralph Nurnberger of Georgetown University tells the story of this national act of courage.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Kevin Costner Draws Us into The Explorer’s Guild: Old-Fashioned Storytelling with a New Twist
Hear Academy-award winning director, producer, and actor Kevin Costner talk about a new role: co-creator of The Explorer’s Guild, a new series of illustrated novels that are a throwback to the golden age of adventure stories.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 6:45 PM