The mission of the Presidents' College is to create an extended community of thinking people dedicated to the importance of the life of the mind. By offering a wide range of activities, the Presidents' College allows its participants to explore significant topics at a high intellectual level under the guidance of university-level faculty. The Presidents' College extends the University of Hartford's educational mission by engaging the adult population of its surrounding communities in the intellectual life of the campus, thus building significant connections between them and the University.
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Coming in May 2016 - The Arts and Culture of Japan; Trip to Kyoto
- Love, Ecstasy, and Grace in Italian Art—George Lechner
Thurs., Oct. 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5; 10-11:30 a.m.
- The New Diaspora: The Future of Jewish-American Writing—Avi Patt
Wed., Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
- Contemporary Economic Challenges: A Complexity Science Approach
Sat., Oct. 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21; 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
- An Introduction to Rhetoric: Argument—Kathleen McGrory
Mon., Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16. 2—3:30 p.m.
- The Rise of the Sciences: How Science Shaped the 20th Century
Tues., Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; 1:30—3 p.m.
- The Age of Obama: Racial Politics in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Wed., Nov. 4, 11, 18; 4:30—6 p.m.
- The Art of the Photographic Portrait—Nancy Stuart
Thurs., Nov. 5
- Novel into Dance: Andre Schwartz-Bart ’s Last of the Just and
José Limón’s Psalm—Avi Patt and Stephen Pier
Tues., Nov. 10, 17; 10:30 a.m.—12 p.m.
- A Tour of Beethoven's Eroica-Michael Schiano
This course is closed.
- Four of the Most Expensive Paints in the World—And Why they are Damn Well Worth It—Patrick McCaughey
Fri., Nov. 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. No meeting on Nov. 27.
- Creation and Transformation: Ovid's Metamophoses—Amanda Walling
Mon., Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.