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Curriculum History

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Fall Term 2000

Tom Kanaday, Attorney
“Landmark Supreme Court Decisions”

Sarah Howell, Professor of History, Emeritus
“America Turns a Century: 1880-1917”

Geoffrey Layman, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“What is Religion?”

Victor Judge, Associate Editor of Alumni Publications
“A Writer’s Forum”

Douglas Hall, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director Vanderbilt Observatories 
“The Whole Universe II”

Summer Term 2000

Paul Gherman, University Librarian
“The World of Digital Information - A Library on Your Desktop”

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

Cecelia Tichi, Professor of English, Emeritus
“Mystery and Suspense”

Jeanice Moore, Pianist
“Music Appreciation for Those Who Wish They Had Studied It When They Were Ten Years Old!”

Spring Term 2000

Victor Judge, Associate Editor of Alumni Publications
“Realistic Portraits of Love”

Ben Adams, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt, Discussion Leader
“Great Decisions 2000”

Robert McNeilly Jr., Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt; Retired Banker
“Songs of Love and Death II”

Helen Sanders, Ph.D.
“Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Religion”

John Greer, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
“The Miracle of Water”

*Sedley Hassel, Workshop Leader; Peter Poremski, Writing Workshop Leader*
“Life Writing Workshop II” “Turning Memories into Memoirs: A Life Writing Workshop”

Fall Term 1999

Ben Adams, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt, Discussion Leader
“Choices for the 21st Century: Defining Our Role in a Changing World”

Marshall Haglund, Jr., Professor of Physics, Chair of Physics and Astronomy Department
“Light Fantastic: from the Green Flash to the Laser”

Marge Davis, Ph.D., Writer
“The Golden Age of Mystery”

Douglas Hall, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of Arthur Dyer Observatory 
“The Whole Universe” [also Fall 2000]

Ann Jennalie Cook, Professor of English, Emeritus
“Shakespeare in Performance”

Peter Poremski, Writing Workshop Leader
“Turning Memories into Memoirs: A Life Writing Workshop”

Barbara Tsakirgis, Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Fine Arts
“Classical Athens”

Jan Van Eys, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus
“Diseases and History”

Patricia Mynatt, Certified Financial Planner
“Retirement Planning and Investment”

Summer Term 1999

Charles Brau, Professor of Physics; Glenn Edwards, Professor of Physics
“The Free Electron Laser: On the Cutting Edge”

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

Victor Judge, Associate Editor of Alumni Publications
“Readings in the Modern Short Story”

Vivien Fryd, Associate Professor of Art History
“Athens of the South: Art in Nashville”

Spring Term 1999

Ben Adams, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt, Group Leader 
“Great Decisions 1999”

Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D., Director of Communications and Community Relations, John F. Kennedy Center
“Life’s Cycles in Poetry”

John Lachs, Professor of Philosophy 
“In Love with Life”

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

Richard Stearns, Professor of Geology, Emeritus 
“Geology and the Civil War, In and Near Tennessee” (Nashville and West Tennessee)

Ben Adams, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt, Discussion Leader
“Choices for the 21st Century: Defining Our Role in a Changing World” 
[Spring 1999, Fall 1999, 2000]

Sarah Howell, Professor of History, Emeritus
“Director Delbert Mann and American Culture on Film since 1950”

Fall Term 1998

Vereen Bell, Professor of English
“Rereading the Films of Our Youth”

Victor Judge, Associate Editor of Alumni Publications
“Myths and Variations”

William O. Whetsell, Jr. M.D., Professor of Pathology
“The Human Brain from Start to Finish”

Charles Hambrick, Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
“Islam”

Dewey Grantham, Professor of History, Emeritus 
“From Roosevelt to Reagan: The Challenges of Recent Presidential Leadership”

Robert McNeilly, Member of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt; Retired Banker
“Songs of Love and Death: Music of Opera to Thrill Your Soul and Stir Your Senses”

Spring Term 1998

Victor Judge, Associate Editor of Alumni Publications
“The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor”

Jan Van Eys, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus
“The Moral Meaning of Childhood: What Are We Doing to Our Children?”
Discussion Group following Dr. Van Eys’ class

Rabbi Randall Falk
“The State of Israel: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

Bill Purcell, Director of the Child and Family Policy Center, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Moderator
“Public Policy and Public Good: How Do We Get It Right?”
Presentations by policy leaders concerned with issues including crime, health care, education, services for children, and the environment.
Discussion group, brown bag lunch following each presentation

Barbara Forbes, Coordinator of Senior Health and Health Promotion, The Dayani Center and Staff
“Wellness Journeys: Stress Management, Aerobic Activity, Flexibility and Balance, General Nutrition, Eating Out, and Eating Healthy”

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