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Curriculum History

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Fall Term 2003

Ljubica Popovich, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Graduate Studies
“Art in Byzantium and its Commonwealth”

John Compton, Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
“Socrates’ Search for Wisdom”

William O. Whetsell, Jr., Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology), Emeritus
“The Human Brain from Start to Finish”

William Longwell, Senior Lecturer in History
“Nationalism and Islam in the Modern Middle East since 1914”

Michael Rothacker, Instructor
“Jazz: The First Hundred Years”

Paul Conkin, Professor of History, Emeritus
“Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century”

Randall Yearwood, Architect
“The Architecture of Nashville”

John Perry, Author
“Releasing the Writer in You”

Ben Walter, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
“Current Policy Issues”

Richard Sterns, Professor of Geology, Emeritus
“Geology and Old Wars”

Summer Term 2003

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

Douglas Fisher, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
“Hands on Exploration of the World Wide Web”

Donia Dickerson, Art Broker, Art Historian
“Great Museums of the World”

Spring Term 2003

Ben Adams, Member, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions, 2003: Foreign Policy Discussion Group"

Douglas A. Lee, Professor of Musicology, Emeritus
“Masterworks of 20th-Century Music"

Joe Sills, Retired from Career with the United Nations
“The United Nations: Past, Present, and Future”

Michael D. Bess, Associate Professor of History
“Moral Dimensions of World War II”

Victor Judge, Registrar and Editor of The Spire
“A Dostoyevsky Duet”

Leonard Alberstadt, Associate Professor of Geology and Chair of Geology Department
“Rocks, Fossils, and Geologic Time”

John Perry, Author, Former Award-winning Advertising Copywriter
“One Writer’s Adventures”

Dr. Carole S. Bucy, Associate Professor of History and Chair of History Department, Volunteer State Community College
“A Women’s View of American History”

Charles Sherrill, Director, Brentwood Library
“History in Real Life: Understanding Your Ancestors through Genealogical Research”

Marc Stengel, Writer
“Cultural Astronomy: The Relevance of Ancient Science to Modern Custom and Lore”

Winter Term 2003

Charles Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“Japanese Cinema: Films of the Fabulous Fifties”

Matthew Ramsay, Associate Professor of History
“The French Revolution”

Eric Youngquist, Retired Foreign Service Officer
“Anatomy of an Embassy”

Fall Term 2002

Robert McNeilly, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt; retired banker
“Seven Favorite Symphonies”

Derrick Norman
“A History of Irony: Why Most Americans Don’t Get It!”

Ray Waddle, Religion Editor, The Tennessean; The Rev. Bill Barnes, Edgehill Methodist Church
“Protestant Christianity in the Life of Nashville”

Marion Fowlkes, Architect
“Architecture: The Grand Design”

Joseph Hamilton, Professor of Physics
“Primer of Physics and its Application to Society”

Samuel T. McSeveney, Professor of History, Emeritus
“Public Violence in American History”

Stewart Clifton, Coordinator
“Tennessee State Government: How It Works or Doesn’t”

Tom McCoy, Professor of Law; Tom Kanaday, Attorney
“Significant Issues in the U.S. Constitution”

Summer Term 2002

Paul Gherman, University Librarian
“A Library on Your Desktop”

Douglas Fisher, Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science
“What the Computer Can Do for You”

Michael Hime, Lecturer in Music Literature and Technical Liaison, Blair School of Music
“Sonic Symbolism: Does All This Noise Have Any Meaning”

Spring Term 2002

Ben Adams, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2002”

Gene Policinski, Deputy Director at First Amendment Center
“News and News Media- Today and Tomorrow”

Mark Schimmenti, Design Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center
“Fundamentals of Urban Design”

Victor Judge, Editor, The Spire; Assistant Editor, Alumni Publications
“The Literature of William Faulkner- The Sound and the Fury”

Jan Van Eys, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus
“From Soup to Nuts: Myths, Magical Thinking, and Science in Nutrition”

Charles Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus- “Islam”
Bill Longwell, Senior Lecturer in History- “History of the Middle East”
Pat Nation, Assistant Professor of Sociology, MTSU- “Terrorism”
Joe Sills, Retired from Career with UN- “Role of the UN in the Post Cold War World”
“America and the Middle East”

Madeena Nolan, Author; Alana White, Author, Martha Hickman, Author
“Inspiration and Perspiration: The Writer at Work”

Peter Poremski, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt
“Memoirs/Autobiography Writing Workshop”

Albert Reeves, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt
“A King? A Committee? No, a President!”

Winter Term 2002

Ben Walter, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
“Public Policy Issues II”

Richard Stearns, Professor of Geology, Emeritus
“The Geology of History in the Central South”

Dan Church, Professor of French, Emeritus
“The Films of Jean Renoir”

Fall Term 2001

Eugene TeSelle, Oberlin Professor of Church History and Theology, Emeritus
“Contemporary Religious Movements and Trends”

Charles H. Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“World Religions”

Douglas Hall, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of Arthur J. Dyer Observatory
“The Real Dangers of Impacts from Outer Space”

James Patty, Professor of French, Emeritus; John Lachs, Professor of Philosophy; Amy Kirschke, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts; Mary Beth Raycraft, Lecturer in French; Enid Katahn, Professor of Piano
“Nineteenth Century French Expression in Music, Art and Literature” 
(Organized by the Alliance Francaise of Nashville, through Eloise Barrett)

Peter Lorge, Lecturer in History
“America in Asia”

Marshall Eakin, Professor of Political Science
“Distant Neighbors: The U.S. and Latin American”

Shirley Wilson
“Genealogy 101”

Summer Term 2001

Paul Gherman, University Librarian
“A Library on Your Desktop”

Douglas Fisher, Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science
“What the Computer Can Do for You”

Ann Jenalie Cook, Professor of English, Emeritus 
“Performing Shakespeare”

Spring Term 2001

Ben Adams, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2001”

Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D., Director of Communications and Community Relations, John F. Kennedy Center; The Rev. Dan Rosemergy, Pastor of Brookmeade Congregational Church
“Images of God”

Mark Wait, Dean of the Blair School of Music
“Piano Music since 1750”

Victor Judge, Editor, The Spire; Assistant Editor, Vanderbilt Magazine
“The Hours of Clarissa Dalloway”

Ronnie Steine. Vice Mayor of Metro; and Others
“Public Policy Issues in Metro”

Peter Poremski, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt 
“From Memories to Memoirs III”

Sheri Sterban and Staff of the Dayani Center
“Wellness for Life”

Winter Term 2001

Richard Stearns, Professor of Geology, Emeritus
“Geology and the Civil War” (Campaigns of 1863, Stones River, South to Chattanooga)

E.D. Thompson, Writer, Journalist, Musician
“Nashville Nostalgia”

Ben Walter, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
“Contemporary Policy Issues”

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