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Release: Jan. 21, 2003
University of Iowa Senior College sets spring class schedule
The University of Iowa's Senior College begins its spring term in February,
offering several courses in art, history, science and literature.
Senior College offers short-term, low-cost classes for retirees and others
in the area who want to enrich their knowledge in a wide range of subjects.
Taught by emeritus UI faculty, current UI faculty and experts in the community,
Senior College is a joint project of the UI Emeritus Faculty Association,
and the UI Retirees Association (the Gray Hawks). The UI Alumni Association
coordinates registration for the classes, which are $30 each for four sessions.
This spring's classes include:
-"Shakespeare: Making Love and Making War" meets Fridays, Feb.
7, 14, 21, 28 from 3 p.m.to 5 p.m. in Van Allen Hall, Lecture Room 1. Registration
deadline is Jan. 31. Taught by Miriam Gilbert, UI professor of English, this
class explores how Shakespeare combines the stories of love and war, and how
he used these opposing notions in comedies, histories and tragedies.
"Gandhian Thought: Applications for the 21st Century" meets Fridays
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Seamans Center, Room
3315. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. In this course, Tom Walz, professor
emeritus of social work at the UI, will review basic concepts and principles
of Gandhian thought, which include concepts derived from Gandhis life
experiences and writings and from the writings of his proteges.
-"March Madness II: Rural Artistry" taught by Pamela White Trimpe,
curator of painting and sculpture at the UI Museum of Art, and Kathleen A.
Edwards, curator of prints, drawings and photographs and new media at the
UI Museum of Art. The class meets Fridays on March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m. at the UI Museum of Art. Registration deadline is Feb. 28. The subject
matter for this course will be drawn from Celebrating the Farm,
presented at the UI Museum of Art from March 7 through May 4, 2003. This project
consists of three nostalgic exhibitions reflecting rural life as it once existed:
"Remembering the Family Farm: 150 Years of American Prints"; "Farming
Life in Iowa: Photographs of A.M. Wettach," features photographs taken
by this Iowan while employed by the Farm Services Administration in the 1930s
and 1940s; and "Rural Visions: Paintings by Marvin Cone."
-"Global Change and Sustainable Development" meets Mondays April
7, 14, 21, 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in 301 Lindquist Center South. Registration
deadline is March 31. The instructor is Jerald Schnoor, the Allen S. Henry
chair professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UI and the co-director
of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. This course
will consider climate change, biodiversity, poverty, and health and what to
do about these issues. Specific problems related to these topicssuch
as population growth, water quality, atmospheric quality, greenhouse gases
and climate change, continued clearing of land for agriculture, lake and ocean
pollution, and species extinction.
--" Medicine and Literature" meets Fridays April 4, 11, 18, 25
from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Van Allen Hall, Room 169. Registration deadline
is March 28. Richard Caplan, professor emeritus in the dermatology department
and the Program in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities teaches this course.
The seminar intends for students to enlarge their intellectual and emotional
exploration of important health issues, including terminal illness, reproductive
medicine, neonatal care, chronic pain and disability, and others. Aimed at
both healthcare professionals and the general public, the class will address
the art of medicine through fine literature.
-"Pharaonic Egypt: Life and Death on the Nile" will be presented
Fridays May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Parkview Church, 15 Foster
Road in Iowa City. Registration deadline is April 25. Instructor Ruth Williams,
who participated in a Smithsonian tour of Egypt, will offer an overview of
Pharaonic Egypt from the traditional first ruler, Menes, to the end of the
New Kingdom and the last of the Rammesside pharaohs.
--"A Hundred Good Stories: Vignettes Which Make Iowa City History Come
Alive" will meet Fridays: May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Van
Allen Hall, Lecture Room 1 Registration deadline is April 25. From body snatching
in Oakland Cemetery and pioneer lynch mob rule, to the more serious side of
building a vital community as the hub of eastern Iowa, this review of Iowa
Citys history will be crisp, fun, and informative. Instructor: Robert
Hibbs, a local author and historian, will tell the stories of towering intellects,
colorful characters, and noted local citizens.
To register or for more information, contact Jan Rigotti at the UI Alumni
Association at (319) 335-3245 and see the Senior College website at http://www.iowalum.com/srcollege.
Registration is also available online at the Senior College site.