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Van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard

Art historian Bonita Billman explores the intersecting lives and careers of van Gogh and the rising post-impressionist artists of 1880s Paris whose depictions of the celebrities and scenes of Montmartre vividly captured the night life and low life of a bohemian world. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Discovering Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet’s relatively short creative life produced enduring musical riches. Saul Lilienstein explores the many facets of Bizet’s genius, spanning his concert music, symphonic compositions, early works for the theater, and his operatic masterpiece, Carmen.

Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Archaeological Wonders of the Western Mediterranean

The islands of the western Mediterranean are rich in archaeological treasures of the Neolithic, Copper, and Bronze Ages—monoliths, monuments, tombs, and temples that reflect the civilizations that fought over and ruled them. Archaeologist Robert R. Stieglitz explores the cultural legacies of little-known prehistoric islanders through their remarkable architectural and artistic creations. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Decoding Air Travel: A Practical Guide for Frustrated Flyers

Air travel continues to grow more unpleasant, uncomfortable, and expensive than ever. How do you navigate the bafflingly complicated airline system? Spend a day with globe-trotting author Nicholas Kralev and gain the skills and savvy to become a more empowered—and money-saving—traveler.

Date
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Inside the World of Diplomacy

Take a rare opportunity to hear first-person stories from men and women whose careers are spent in diplomatic Washington when you spend a day at the American Foreign Service Association and the U.S. Department of State.

Date
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Buzz on Bees

In a day-long program, discover the ways humans and bees are inextricably linked, and how much we rely on them: When the hive thrives, we all thrive.

Date
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Four Great Controversies in Early Christianity

The growth of the Christian church from a tiny sect of Jesus’ close followers to a major world religion was not smooth and seamless. Bart Ehrman, a leading authority on early Christianity, the New Testament, and the life of Jesus, explores four major controversies encountered by the early Christians.

Date
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The Supreme Court: A Preview of the New Term

Spend a morning getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court—including the courtroom where cases are argued. Then, a panel of top legal experts previews the issues that will come before the court when the new session begins in October.

Date
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.