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Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:15 AM

They’re often referred to as the “plain people” because of the austere simplicity of their lives, but the Amish have developed a distinctive American culture that is rich, vital, and diverse. Spend a fall day visiting the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area and gain insights into Amish life and traditions.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Over the course of two millennia, the unbroken line of leadership of the Roman Catholic Church runs from a humble fisherman to an influential global figure. Historian John M. Freymann the traces the papacy’s inauspicious beginning to its present, powerful form.

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Deepak Chopra, an expert on alternative medicine, shares a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can help us to make that leap into “radical well-being.”

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM

The fabled cities of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada reflect a richly diverse cultural and artistic history. Art historian Lawrence Butler traces the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish influences that created cities of distinctive and enduring beauty. (World Art History Certificate elective)

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