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Curriculum History

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Fall Term 2012

Beth Gottlieb, Percussionist in Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band, Former Professor of Music, University of Alabama and Rollins Collge
“The Rhythm of Music and Life”
 
James Crenshaw, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus, Duke University
“The Agony and Ecstasy of Religious Belief: The Book of Psalms”
 
Sam McSeveney, Professor of History, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University 
“New York City and the Gilded Age of the Progressive Era”
 
Chris Slobogin, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University 
“Contemporary Debates in Criminal Justice”
 
Keith G. Meador, MD, ThM, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Preventative Medicine, Professor in the Graduate Department of Religion, Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University 
“Religion and Health: Pitfalls and Possibilities”
 
Patricia A. Ward (Coordinator), Professor of Comparative Literature, Emerita, Vanderbilt University 
“German Expressionism: In Conjunction with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts”
 
Gene Polincinski, Senior Vice President/ Executive Director, First Amendment Center, Nashville, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
Stu Miller, Member and Retired Chief Information Officer 
“Social Media and Digital Technology”
 
Various Faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Medical Advances”
 
Lucius Outlaw Jr., Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University 
“Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America”

Spring Term 2012

Ben Adams, Member and Discussion Leader
Mary Pat Silveira, Member and Retired UN Official, Discussion Leader
"Great Decisions 2012: Foreign Policy Discussion Group"

Gottlieb C. Friesinger, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
R. Lawrence Van Horn, Associate Professor of Economics and Management, Owen Graduate School of Management
Malcolm Getz, Associate Professor of Economics
Congressman Jim Cooper, U.S. Representative, 5th District of Tennessee
"Health Care Reform Crisis: Problems and Possibilities"

Mitchell Korn, Adjunct Professor of Music and Education Outreach, Blair School of Music
Robert Bond, Music Educator, Musician and Composer
"Music Appreciation"

Various Faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Medical Advances II"

David A. Owens, Professor of the Practice of Management and Innovation, Owen Graduate School of Management
"How We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)"

Robert Barsky, Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor (2011/2012), Department of French and Italian
"Living in Paris under Napoleon III"

John Seigenthaler, Founder, First Amendment Center
Gary Gerstle, James G. Stahlman Professor of American History
Carole Bucy, Professor of History, Volunteer State Community College
George Barrett, Attorney
Steve Cobb, Attorney and Former Legislator
Mike Murphy, Former Legislator
Steven Tepper, Associate Professor of Sociology
"Protests and Social Change"

Mareike Sattler, Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
Avery Dickens de Girón, Assistant Director, Center for Latin American Studies
"Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies"

Elaine Goleski, Teacher and Former Staff Member, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
"The Port William Stories of Wendell Berry"

Winter Term 2012

Charles Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“The Antihero from Bret Maverick to Jim Rockford”

Mary Pat Silveira, Member and Retired United Nations Official
“The Other UN”

Ginger Manley, ANP, Associate in Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical School and Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy
“The Journey through Aging and Sexuality”

Marc Hetherington, Professor of Political Science
“Politics in a Polarized Polity”

Various Faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Medical Advances”

Celia Walker, Director of Special Projects, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Susan Knowles, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Public History, Middle Tennessee State University
“Shades of Gray and Blue: Reflections of Life in Civil War Tennessee”

Various Faculty of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
“A Window into Human Development and Disabilities”

Gil Campbell, Past President of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt
Ginny Thigpen, Instructor in Film at Volunteer State Community College
“Bogey and Bacall”

Fall Term 2011

Jeff Stein, Founding Faculty Member of the Watkins College Film School, Lecturer
“Family on Film: The Last Decade of the 20th Century”

James Crenshaw, Robert L Flowers Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus, Duke University
“Ecclesiastes: The Strangest Book in the Bible”

Ed Young, OLLI Member and Music Enthusiast
“Classics of Musical Genres”

Jessie Register, Director of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Kevin Huffman, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education
Top Professors from Vanderbilt and Lipscomb University
Leaders in Nashville’s Public Schools
“Public Education: Searching for the Best”

William Longwell, Retired Senior Lecturer, Department of History
Thomas A. Schwartz, Professor of History, Political Science, and European Studies
“The Road to the ‘Arab Spring’: The Changing Arab World and American Relations”

Richard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of History
Rory C. Dicker, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
Vivien Fryd, Professor of History of Art
Teresa Goddu, Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies
Michael Kreyling, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English
“The American Civil War: Views from 2011”

Jean Roseman, Retired Teacher of German and Holocaust History, Current Author and Historian
“The History of the Nashville Jewish Community”

James Hoobler, Senior Curator of Art and Architecture at Tennessee State Museum
“World Architecture: From Megaliths to Post-Modern”

Don Bishop, Retired General Manager of U.S. Taxes, Texaco, Inc.
“The Challenges for U.S. Tax Policy: Rhetoric vs, Analysis”

Spring Term 2011

Ben Adams, Member, Discussion Leader
Mary Pat Silveira, Member and Retired UN Official, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2011: Foreign Policy Discussion Group”

Gottlieb C. Friesinger, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
“Living Long and Dying in America”

David Lawrence, Professor of History, Lipscomb University
“Lost Civilizations”

Bob Covington, Professor of Law, Emeritus
“Wonderful World of Wine”

David A. Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy
“How Old is the Universe?”

Marshall Eakin, Professor of History
“The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836”

Leonard Folgarait, Professor of History of Art
“Twentieth-Century Art and Politics”

Joel Harrington, Professor of History
“The Figure of Jesus in Western History”

Elaine Goleski, Teacher and former staff member, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
“Pointing to Itself: Exercises in Reading Poetry”

Winter Term 2011

Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, Professor of English, Emerita
“Shakespeare Goes to the Movies”

Kassian Kovalcheck, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
“The Troubles: Ireland on Film”

James Crenshaw, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus, Duke University
“The Book of Job and the Problem of Evil”

Joe Rife, Associate Professor of Classics and Anthropology
“Life and Death in Ancient Greece: History, Culture, and Archaeology at the Port of Kenchreai”

Carole Bucy, Professor of History, Volunteer State Community College
“Religious History of the U.S. from Earliest European Settlements to the Present”

Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director and Conductor, Nashville Symphony 
Mitchell Korn, Vice President for Education and Community, Nashville Symphony and Distinguished Lecturer for Music and Community, Blair School of Music
“How to Listen to Classical Music”

Mary Pat Silveira, Member and Retired United Nations Official
“Ethnic Conflict”

Roy Gottfried, Professor of English
“James Joyce: The Short Stories, Dubliners

Fall Term 2010

Robert McNeilly, Member, OLLI at Vanderbilt
“Great Singers and Their Songs”

Patricia Ward, Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature
“Americans and Belle Epoque Paris: Life, Art, and Collecting”

John Miglietta, Professor of Political Science, Tennessee State University
“The Evolution of the American Presidency”

Charles Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“Religion: Its Origins, Practices, and Impacts”

Frank Wcislo, Dean of The Commons and Associate Professor of History
“Russia: Empire to Revolution”

John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy
“Great Ideas of the Nineteenth Century”

Peter Brush, History Librarian, Central Library (and Vietnam War Veteran)
“The United States and the Vietnam War”

Gene Policinski, Vice President and Executive Director of the First Amendment Center
“New Technology and Its Effect on Media”

Dale Alden, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Lipscomb University, and Clinical Neuropsychologist
“The Brain’s Orchestra: Music to Sleep By”

Victor Judge, Lecturer, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
“The Writing Life”

Spring Term 2010

Ben Adams, Member, Discussion Leader
Mary Pat Silveira, Member and Retired UN Official, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2010: Foreign Policy Discussion Group”

Bobby L. Lovett, Professor of History, Tennessee State University
“Comparative History of African Americans in Nashville, 1780-1865”

Gil Campbell, Member
“Tune in Yesterday: Radio’s Golden Age”

Joe Sills, Retired from Career with the United Nations
“United States Foreign Policy: Old Issues, New Challenges”

Jim Lovensheimer, Assistant Professor
“Becoming American: Six Musical Case Studies”

Suhas L. Ketkar, Professor of Economics and Director, Graduate Program in Economic Development
“Economic Controversies”

Victor Judge, Lecturer, Divinity School
“Readings in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot”

Barbara Tsakirgis, Associate Professor, Classical Studies and History of Art
Mireille Lee, Assistant Professor, History of Art
Amanda Krauss, Assistant Professor, Classical Studies
Keith Kitchen, Lecturer, History of Art
“Mortals and Myths in Greece”

Ben Adams, Member, Discussion Leader
Mary Pat Silveira, Member and Retired UN Official, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2010: Foreign Policy Discussion Group” [Brentwood location]

Elaine Goleski, Teacher and former staff member, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
“Two Storytellers: Charles Dickens and John Irving”

Sam McSeveney, Professor of History, Emeritus
“New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era”

Winter Term 2010

Virginia Thigpen, Retired Associate Professor, Volunteer State Community College
“The Last Laugh: A Brief Look at American Comic Film” (Film Studies Class)

Amanda Krauss, Assistant Professor of Classics
“Humor: Ancient to Modern”

Ron Messier, Professor of History and Historical Archaeology, Emeritus, Middle Tennessee State University; Senior Lecturer in History and Religious Studies
“Islamic History”

Dan Church, Professor of French, Emeritus
Robert Covington, Professor of Law, Emeritus
“Crime and Punishment – On Two Sides of the Channel” (Film Studies Class)

Elizabeth Dachowski, Associate Professor of History, Tennessee State University
“Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages”

Mel Joesten, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
“The Chemistry of Global Environmental Issues”

Fredric Blumberg, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts, S.U.N.Y.
“Oral Interpretation of Literature and Performance”

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