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Fall Term 2006

Dennis Williams, Retired Engineer
“A Salmagundi of Tennessee Topics”

William Pratt, Professor of English, Emeritus, Miami University
“The Lesson of the Master: Six Lectures on the Modern Short Story”

Christina Peterson, Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
“Current Issues in Health Sciences”

Joe Sills, Retired from Career with the United Nations
“America in the World”

Jeanette Norden, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
“The Brain and Wellness”

Sam McSeveney, Professor of History, Emeritus
“Critical American Presidential Elections: Three Case Studies”

Jim Lovensheimer, Assistant Professor of Musicology, Blair School of Music
“The Joy of Bernstein: An Investigation of American Musical Genius”

Randall Yearwood, Retired Architect
“Architecture: People and Buildings”

John Seigenthaler, Chairman Emeritus of The Tennessean and founder of the First Amendment Center
“John Seigenthaler and the First Amendment”

Summer Term 2006

Tracy Barrett, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian
“Medieval Women in Their Own Words”

Cecelia Tichi, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English
“The Mysteries of Mystery Fiction: The Anatomy of Sleuthing in Print in America”

Paul Gherman, University Librarian
“Mining the Web: Enriching Your Life through Internet Resources”

Spring Term 2006

Ben Adams, Member, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2006: Foreign Policy Discussion Group”

John Egerton, Writer
“Downtown Nashville History: Two Centuries on the Public Square”

Gene Policinski, Executive Director of the First Amendment Center
“The News Media and You”

Virginia L. Shepherd, Professor of Pathology and Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Charles A. Brau, Professor of Physics
“Nobel Prize Winners in Science”

Gottlieb C. Friesinger, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
“Aging and Society”

Sophia Severino, Independent Scholar
“Of Mosques and Manuscripts: An Introduction to the Arts and Lands around the Mediterranean”

Bart Victor, Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership
“Leadership in Business: Perspectives from Science and Practice”

Victor Judge, Divinity School Registrar, and Editor of The Spire
“A Diapason of Terror: The Literary Craftsmanship of Edgar Allan Poe”

Winter Term 2006

Robert McNeilly, Member of Retirement Learning
“Russian Music: From the Czars to the Commissars”

Marc Stengel, writer
“Cultural Astronomy”

Steven Womack, Professor of Screenwriting and Film Studies, Watkins Film School
“Film Noir – Cinema’s Dark Days”

Fall Term 2005

Sam McSeveney, Professor of History, Emeritus
“America and Americans at War, 1917-1973”

William Pratt, Professor of English, Emeritus, Miami University
“Modern Novel”

Susan Wiltshire, Professor of Classics and Chair of Classical Studies Department
“Siblings in the Bible and Greek Drama”

Jim Lovensheimer, Lecturer, Blair School of Music
“With a Song in His Heart: The Art of Richard Rodgers”

Jeanette Norden, Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
“The Amazing Brain”

Eugene TeSelle, Professor Emeritus, Divinity School
“The Progressive Era and the Social Gospel After a Hundred Years: Time for a Revival?”

Carole Bucy, Associate Professor of History and Chair of History Department, Volunteer State Community College
“Tennessee History IS American History”

Randall Yearwood, retired architect
“People and Architecture”

Summer Term 2005

Willy Stern
“Media Ethics: The Oxymoron and The Reality”

Larry A. Brown, Professor of Theatre, David Lipscomb University
“Mythology Around the World”

Paul Gherman, University Librarian
“Mining the Web: Enriching Your Life through Internet Resources”

Spring Term 2005

Ben Adams, Member, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2005: Foreign Policy Discussion Group”

Sam McSeveney, Professor of History, Emeritus
“From ‘Black Thursday’ to ‘a date which will live in infamy’: America and Americans 1929-1941”

Robert Barsky, Professor of Comparative Literature, and French and Italian
“Confession and Suffering in Literature and Law”

Calvin Dickinson, Professor of History, Tennessee Technological University
“Some Interesting Kings and Queens and England”

Dr. Jan Van Eys, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
“Evidence-Based Medicine: Promises and Pitfalls”

Charles Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“Japanese Culture”

Leonard Folgarait, Professor of Art History
“The Meaning of Modern Art”

Victor Judge, Divinity School Registrar and editor of The Spire
“The Writing Life”

Winter Term 2005

Barbara Bowen, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Emerita
“Rabelais and the Renaissance”

Marshall Eakin, Professor of History
“Amazonia: Five Centuries of Change”

Steven Womack, Professor of Screenwriting and Film Studies, Watkins Film School
“Hitchcock: A Life in Film”

Fall Term 2004

Frank Wcislo, Associate Professor of History
“Modern Russian History”

William Pratt, Professor of English, Emeritus, Miami University
“Modern Poetry”

Jim Lovensheimer, Lecturer, Blair School of Music
“American Musical Theater”

Arleen M. Tuchman, Associate Professor of History
“History of Health, Disease, and Healing”

Rick Chappell, Executive Director, Dyer Observatory, and Research Professor of Physics
“The Nature of Exploration from Columbus to Mars”

John G. Geer, Professor of Political Science
“Presidential Elections”

Bart Victor, Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership
“Business Ethics and Morality”

Virginia Abernethy, Professor of Psychiatry (Anthropology), Emerita
“Populations and Environment”

Ben Walter, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
“Health Care and Medical Insurance”

Summer Term 2004

Paul Gherman, University Librarian
“Mining the Web: Enriching your Life through Internet Resources”

Joe Sills, Retired from Career with the United Nations
“The United States and Multilateral Institutions: What Lies Ahead?”

Andy Smith, Jazz Enthusiast
“Jazz in Europe”

Spring Term 2004

Ben Adams, Member, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2004: Foreign Policy Discussion Group”

Frances Hardie, Retired Associate Director for Collections Development, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
“Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Edwin S. Gleaves, State Librarian and Archivist
“The Future of Books, Reading, and Libraries in an Age of Hyperlinks”

John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy
“Great American Philosophers”

Bobby L. Lovett, Professor of History, Tennessee State University
“History of African Americans in Nashville”

W. Calvin Dickinson, Professor of History, Tennessee Technological University
“Interesting Kings and Queens of England”

Charles Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“Religion in Japanese History”

Victor Judge, Registrar and Editor of The Spire
“An Allegorical Reading of Albert Camus’ Novel, The Plague

Eric Youngquist, Retired Foreign Service Officer
“Norse Gods and Sagas”

Gene TeSelle, Professor of Church History and Theology, Emeritus
“Christianity Meets Classical Cultural: From Justin to Augustine”

Winter Term 2004

Luigi Monga, Professor of French and Italian
“Contemporary Italy through its Cinema”

Robert McNeilly, Instructor
“Great Choral Music”

Walter Durham, Gallatin Businessman and Writer
“Early Tennessee History”

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