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    The Making of the Western Mind ~ Fall Quarter: The Ancient World. In the fall quarter, we examine the great themes of the ancient world and the sources of the West's fascination with history (Israel), reason (Greece), and the state (Rome).  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. 10 Mondays, October 7 - December 16, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November...

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    The History of Ancient Greece ~ Fall Quarter: The Homeric Age.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Wednesdays, October 8 - December 18, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November 27).

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    The History of England ~ Fall Quarter: Ancient and Medieval Britain.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Thursdays, October 10 - December 19, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November 28).

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    Orchestral music is one of the foundations of Western culture. Maestro Thomas Shoebotham takes us on an evening's journey through the origins of the orchestra—from the ancient Greek "orchestra" to the early instrumental ensembles of the Renaissance and Baroque eras that set the stage for the modern symphony orchestra. Presented by Maestro Thomas...

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    Professor Patrick Hunt leads us on an archaeological journey tracing the footsteps of St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus), who traveled extensively around the Mediterranean basin, visiting the major cities of his time to establish and encourage the growth of Christian communities. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:00PM.

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    The United States and China seem to be at odds, stemming from the trade imbalance and the tariffs.  What is the big picture here?  What is at stake and which is the more vulnerable as a country?  This lecture will examine the geopolitical realities and provide a perspective on how this showdown may end. Presented by Naeem Zafar, Saturday, November 2,...

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    Over milennia, gardens have been used to show wealth and dominion over the natural world. But gardens are also sanctuary for the soul, sacred space to invite the Muse of art. Elizabeth Murray shares personal stories and historical references about the great gardens of Versailles and Giverny and lesser-known gardens of Normandy. Presented by Elizabeth...

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    Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers... Never more than 2% of the population, Jews comprised about 80% of America's professional comedians during the 20th and into the 21st centuries. Why have there been so many of them?  Where does their humor come from?  Be prepared to laugh!  Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D. Saturday,...

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    The Making of the Western Mind ~ Fall Quarter: The Ancient World. In the fall quarter, we examine the great themes of the ancient world and the sources of the West's fascination with history (Israel), reason (Greece), and the state (Rome).  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. 10 Mondays, October 7 - December 16, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November...

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    The History of Ancient Greece ~ Fall Quarter: The Homeric Age.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Wednesdays, October 8 - December 18, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November 27).

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    The History of England ~ Fall Quarter: Ancient and Medieval Britain.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Thursdays, October 10 - December 19, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November 28).

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