Senior Scholars

Senior Scholars is an 11-week program that meets three afternoons per week and features academic lectures by university faculty and local experts on a variety of topics. While the format is lecture style, the afternoons are informal and interactive with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topics of the day. 


There are many registration options listed here. There is cost savings by registering for a full day and full semester. 

Register for the full semester (6 courses this fall, listed below)

Register for Tuesdays (2 courses, listed below)
Register for Wednesdays (2 courses, listed below)
Register for Thursdays (2 courses, listed below)

Register for individual courses by clicking on the titles below.

Senior Scholars is supported by a generous gift from the Jane and Jon Outcalt Foundation.

TUESDAYS

CASE STUDIES ON U.S. BUILT INFRASTRUCTURE
Dario Gasparini, Professor Emeritus,
Civil Engineering, CWRU
Tuesdays, February 2–March 2 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET

MORE BEAUTIFUL, MORE TERRIBLE: WHEN THE AMERICAN "ADAM" LEAVES HOME
Shelley Bloomfield, Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Tuesdays, March 16–April 20 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET


WEDNESDAYS

MAMMAL DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION
Darin Croft, Professor of Anatomy,
CWRU School of Medicine, CWRU
Wednesdays, February 3–March 3 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET
 

BARGAINING FOR SALVATION: BOB DYLAN AND THE SPIRIT OF ROCK AND ROLL
Stephen Arnoff, CEO of the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center
Wednesdays, March 17–April 21 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET


THURSDAYS

FASHION FORWARD: THE JAPANESE KIMONO AT HOME AND ABROAD
Lee Makela, Associate Professor of East Asian History,
Emeritus, at Cleveland State University
Thursdays, February 4–March 4 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET


THE CINEMA OF OTHERNESS
Terri Mester, Part-time Fellow in SAGES, Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, CWRU
Thursdays, March 18–April 22 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET