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.
Sign up for our full Senior Scholars Spring 2019 lineup (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays), which includes courses on Modern East Asia, the roots of today's Russia, the "Japanese Experience," Dutch artists Rembrandt and Vermeer, how literature and music connect, and catalysts for social change.
Past in the Present: History and the Making of Modern East Asia
January 29-March 5 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
LECTURER: Jim Bonk, Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, Case Western Reserve University
The Twenty-First Century Traveler: Considering the "Japanese Experience"
January 30-March 13 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
LECTURER: Lee Makela, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland State University
From the Renaissance to the Modern: How Literature and Music Connect
January 31-March 14 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Daniel Melnick, Lecturer in SAGES, Case Western Reserve University
Picasso's work is like a diary, as he stated. Through a chronological approach, examples of his paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and his designs for decor and costumes for the Ballets Russes will be discussed.