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Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital 
All-Day Tour
The Change-Makers and Social Justice


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Rembrandt: Close-up on a Master
The 17th-century Dutch painter and printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn is one of the great innovators in Western art. Using web-based, high-resolution images that provide a look at Rembrandt’s practice from an uncommonly close point of view, art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine explores some of the most unique aspects of his artistic language. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Change-Makers and Social Justice
Ideas that can change the world—and lives—all share the same source: a motivated person who dares to ask, “Why not?" Tonight’s program features individuals who used their platforms to highlight issues as diverse as xenophobia, bigotry, sexism, and other social issues which then allows further discussions on these topics.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:45 PM
DC’s Historic Sites: Welcome to Georgetown
Our D.C. lunchtime lecture series continues with a focus on Georgetown. Founded in 1751, it predates the establishment of the federal district and Washington City by 40 years. Each week, expert lecturers focus on one of the extraordinary historic places that make Georgetown the unique neighborhood it is. This lecture features the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital
All-Day Tour
Join museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker for a close-up look at the rich and fascinating of Philadelphia as a center of American medicine. Explore the home of pioneering surgeon Philip Syng Physick, the Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Mutter Museum.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:00 AM
Challenges in Cheetah Conservation
Laurie Marker, founder of the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund and Suzan Murray, the director of the Smithsonian Global Health Program at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, delve into the complex network of social, economic and environmental problems that must be unraveled if the cheetah, Africa's most endangered big cat, is to have a permanent place on Earth.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:45 PM
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