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Winter 2015

Mat Britain "Osher Steel Drum Band"

Kass Kovalcheck "Irish Comedy: Light and Dark"

John Vile "The U.S. Constitution: Foundation and Interpretation"

Brian Owens "Contemporary World Cinema"

Cynthia Cyrus "Nuns and Prostitutes of the Middle Ages"

Robert Scherrer "Science and Science Fiction"

Anna Guengerich "Ancient Civilizations of the Americas"

Steve Buckingham "Rhythm & Blues Tore Down the Walls of Segregation"

Patout Burns Jr. "The Development of Christian Practice and Belief in Roman Africa"

Mary Pat Williams Silveira "Ukraine: From Kievan Rus to the Euro Revolution"

Fall Term 2014

Jeffry John Stein, "The Transformations of Consciousness on Film"

Howard Miller, "An Introduction to Islam"

Ed Young, "The Joy of Opera"

Mark Jarman, "The Poetry of George Herbert"

Clint Hendrix, "Film, Fantasy, and Food: Spanish Cuisine and Culture"

"Neurons to Perception: Insights into Brain Function and Dysfunction" Vanderbilt Brain Institute Neuroscientists;   Mark T. Wallace (VBI Director), Randolph Blake, Alex Maier, Ken Catania, Randy Blakely, Ronald Emeson

Dan Morgan, "Exploring Antarctica"

Mark Zimmerman and Greg Thomas "Looking for Camels on the Silk Road: A Tale of Funny Money, A Dark Web, and Chinese Laundry"

Cody Case, "To Make a World: Exploring Self, Love, and Loss through Spiritual Storytelling"

Summer Term 2014

Patricia A. Wand "Living in the Midst of Islam: Perspectives of an American Librarian in the Arabian Gulf"

Mat Britain "Osher Steel Drum Band"

Robert Bond "Deconstruction in American Popular Music from 1900 to the Present"

Dave Dowell "Genealogical Research"

Kate Myers Hanson " Creative Writing Workshop"

Susan Ruach " Spirituality and Photography Workshop"

Spring Term 2014

Michael Shane Neal “Masterpieces - The Greatest Portraits Ever Painted"

Patout Burns "Christian Theories to Explain the Death of Jesus"

Robert F. Barsky "Literature and Law, from Crime andPunishment to Law and Order"

Earl Fitz "BRAZIL!"

Gary Jensen "Salem and Other Witch-Hunts"

Cody Case "Theories of “The Good Life”

Joseph B. Ingle "Why Does America Imprison More People Than Any Other Country in the World?"

Jeanette Norden "The Neuroscience of Learning and Memory"

Staff from the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health "Integrative Medicine" 

Susan Kevra "English Country Dancing"

Ben Adams and Ken Penegar "Great Decisions" (Foreign Policy Discussion Group)

Winter Term 2014

Beth Gottlieb "Musc Hath Charms"

Amy Bertram "Inspiring Hollywood: French Films Behind American Remakes"

Jeremy Atack "Financial Crisis - Lessons Learned from History"

Vanessa Beasley "The Top Ten Best U.S. Political Speeches You’ve Never Heard"

Carole Bucy, "The Decade When the World at Home & Abroad Began to Change: 1910- 1920"

Ann Calhoun "Shakespeare Across the Centuries"

Joe Hamilton "Primer of Physics and its Application to Society"

Mat Britain "Osher Steel Drum Band"

Fall Term 2013

Vanderbilt Medical Center Doctors "Science Behind the Medicine and Medical Advances"

Billy Teets, Bob O'dell and David Weintraub "Hot Topics in Astronomy"

Diane Sasson "The Shakers in America"

Alexandra Sargent "The History of Fashion"

Michael Hodges "Concepts of  God"

Susan Kevra "American Social History through Dance"

Frank Dobson "Diversity, Dignity, and Devotion on Film: War Movies of the 40's - 60's"

J. Thomas Laney "Our Righteous Minds: Exploring a New Frame for Understanding the Moral and Political Divide in America"

Mitchell Korn "The Amazing World of Illustrated Children's Books: How to be the Best at Reading to Young Children as a Literacy Volunteer, Parent, and Grandparent"

Mat Britain "Osher Steel Drum Band"

Summer Term 2013

Mat Britain, Director of the Vanderbilt Steel Drum Band Program   "Osher Steel Drum Band"
Douglas Fisher, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University 
"Lifelong Learning on the Web"
Ginger Manley, ANP, Associate in Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Certified Diplomate in Sex Therapy  "Dialogues in Sexuality and Aging"
Deborah Wilbrink, English Teacher and Freelance Magazine Writer
"Writing from Your Life... How to Write Your Memiors"
Staff at the Dayani Center "Wellness Seminar"

Spring Term 2013

Starley Carr, Special Agent of the FBI, Dick Garner, Special Agent of the ATF
“Just the Facts, Ma’am, and Only the Facts!”
John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy
“Contemporary Moral Problems”
Mitchell Korn, Adjunct Professor of Music and Educational Outreach, Blair School of Music
“Meet the Ballet!”
Robert Covington (Coordinator), Professor of Law, Emeritus
“The Living Constitution: Supreme Court Decisions that Affect Our Lives”
Robert Barsky, Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor, French and Italian
“D. H. Lawrence”
Leonard Folgarait, Professor of History of Art “Modern Architecture”
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History
Marshall Eakin, Professor of History
“African Diaspora through the Americas”
Joshua D. Clinton, Associate Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of CSDI
John Grissom, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education
David E. Lewis, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of CSDI
Alan E. Wiseman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of CSDI
“Governing in an Era of Polarization in Washington and Beyond”
James Crenshaw, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus
“Ancient Prophecy: Bridging Two Worlds”

Winter Term 2013

Amy Bertram Read, Lecturer, Film and French Film, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film
“Sixty-Five Years of French Film: 1895-1960”
Michael C. Thomsett, Author  “Skills for Investing in Today’s Evolving Markets”
Daniel J. Sharfstein, Professor of Law  “The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race and American Families”
Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Religion, and Anthropology
“Global Health and Global Music”
John Bridges, Former Classical Music Editor for the Nashville Tennessean and Award-winning Columnist and Editor for the Nashville Scene  “Sailing on the High C’s: The Outlandish, Overwhelming Art of Opera”
Thomas A. Schwartz, Professor of History and Political Science  “America and the Vietnam War"

John Siegfried, Professor of Economics, Emeritus “Better Living through Economics”

Various Instructors, Including Speakers in the Medical Field and Nashville Government, as well as, Author Alice Randall
“Obesity: A National Health Crisis”
Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, Professor of English, Emerita  “Moral Questions in Shakespeare”

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