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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For more information on these classes, see Presidents' College newsletter or Activities at a Glance.
Coming in May 2016—The Arts and Culture of Japan; Trip to Kyoto
- A Tour of Beethoven's Eroica-Michael Schiano
This course is closed. Thurs., Nov. 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10; 10:15–11:45 a.m.
- 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.
- Astronomy and Our Place in the Universe—Fred Striefler
Mon., Nov. 23, 30; 2–3:30 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 14; 7–9 p.m. (Talcot Mountain Science Center)
- Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age—Sarah Senk
Thurs., Nov. 19; 12:15 p.m.
- Messiah: George Frederick Handel's Greatest Hit—Kenneth Nott
Tues., Nov. 24; Dec. 1, 8, 15; 1:30-3 p.m.
- Controversies in the History of American Sports—Warren Goldstein
Tues., Dec. 1, 8, 15; 11-12:30 p.m.
- The Music the Nazis Banned—Rita Porfiris and Anton Miller
Fri., Dec. 4; 2 p.m.
- Beethoven's Symphony No. 5: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill
Tues., Dec. 8; 4:45 p.m.
- To Test or Not to Test? The Testing Controversy in Schools
Thurs., Dec. 10; 12:15 p.m.