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. The Senior Scholars Council, an elected group of volunteers, helps with the program’s administration and participates in planning the classes.

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

Browse Senior Scholars Documents & Lecture Powerpoints

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg & Luke Reader
Tuesdays, January 30-April 17|1:30–3:30 p.m.

THE WARREN COURT – Part II 
Tuesdays, January 30-March 6

Instructor(s):
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; January 30-April 19|1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays:

The Warren Court – Part II

In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower appointed California Governor Earl Warren to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the next 16 years the Warren Court would review, interpret and decide cases with far-reaching implications.

Instructor(s):
John Orlock & Daniel Goldmark
Wednesdays, January 31-April 18|1:30–3:30 p.m.

Through a combination of close reading, critical analysis, and research inquiry, the class will navigate a rigorous exploration of what makes The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark – a play over four hundred years old – the enduring drama that it is? 

Instructor(s):
Henry Adams & Alan Rocke
Thursdays, February 1-April 19 | No classes March 13, 14, 15 – CWRU Spring Break|1:30–3:30 p.m.

AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING: WILDERNESS, PROGRESS, AND AMERICAN IDENTITY 
Thursdays, February 1-March 8