Single Sessions - Fall 2018
|FSS-01 Where's Your Walden? A Sense of Place in Nature - Seabury Chapel|
Robert Thorson, Professor of Geology * , 9/24 * 10:00-12:00
Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden, is the patron saint of America's environmental movement. During his short life (1817-1862), he thought long and hard about climate change, and how it influenced New England during the Antebellum/Victorian era.
|FSS-02 Taking Advantage of Social Media - Seabury Chapel|
Adam Chiara, Assistant Professor * , 9/25 * 10:00-12:00
We will learn how social media can enrich your life if it is used wisely. We will cover some general concepts and features of Facebook and Twitter. We will also discuss social media's role in society and how it is impacting all walks of life.
|FSS-03 The Three Ages of Exploration, 1400-Present - Seabury Chapel|
Michael Robinson, Professor of History * , 9/26 * 10:00-12:00
In the 1400's, Iberian mariners began sailing the dangerous waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Since then, exploration has transformed the many cultures of the globe. Historians William Goetzmann and Stephen Pyne have identified three different eras of exploration. This course will describe major expeditionary events, discuss Goetzmann and Pyne's thesis, and consider the direction of exploration in the 21st century.
|FSS-04 Opera Connecticut II: LaBoheme - Seabury Chapel|
Doris Lang Kosloff, Director of the Hartt Opera Program * , 10/10 * 1:00-3:00
Doris Lang Kosloff will discuss this October's Opera Connecticut production of "LaBoheme". Doris will use a piano to illustrate musical themes and point out other aspects of the music. She usually brings young artists from Opera Connecticut to assist her with the presentation.
|FSS-05 Forgotten Legacy - Hartford Art World 1800-1950 - McAuley Meeting Room|
Gary Knoble, Collector and amateur art historian * , 10/12 * 10:00-12:00
Art lovers in Hartford know of Daniel Wadsworth who founded the Atheneum in 1844 and Chick Austin who came to the Atheneum in 1927, but few know anything about the art scene in Hartford between those two dates. Hartford has rich but largely forgotten art legacy from the 19th and early 20th centuries.To illustrate this legacy, the major arts institutions that existed in Hartford between 1800 and 1950 and some of the artists involved in those organizations with examples of their work will be described. Where possible, works that are in local public and private collections will be chosen.
|FSS-06 Private Investigator and Defense Counsel Discussion - Seabury Chapel|
Kim Hunt and Rudy D'Angelo, Attorney and Investigator * , 10/23 * 1:00-2:30
Illustrating the initial contact, case description, nature of involvement and results that are obtained from a criminal defense counsel's request of a licensed private investigator to critique the murder investigation carried out by local police.
|FSS-07 Ruther Gruber's Haven - McAuley Meeting Room|
Edee Tenser, English Professor * , 10/26 * 10:00-12:00
A true and inspiring story of the efforts of Ruth Gruber to save 1,000 Christian and Jewish refugees from war by bringing them across the Atlantic to New York and granting them safe haven from the Holocaust. When the refugees arrived in New York they are forced to live in an internment camp where they live in fear of deportation and despair of ever having a home. Ultimately, Ruth must fight for the refugees' right to belong and to have a permanent home in the US.
|FSS-08 Portugal and Northern Spain, a Travelogue - Seabury Chapel|
Bob Hewey and Carol Simpson * , 11/6 * 10:00-12:00
A narrated video of Bob Hewey and Carol Simpson's trip through Portugal and Northern Spain with a discussion to follow.
|FSS-09 Adultery and Ideology - Seabury Chapel|
Jane Barstow, Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies * , 11/9 * 1:00-3:00
A comparison of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in context of the rise of liberal ideology and in response to Madame Bovary.
|FSS-10 Rwanda - A History of Genocide and Forgiveness - Seabury Chapel|
Joseph Olzacki, Director, Rwandan Teacher Education Program * , 11/28 * 2:30-4:00
The 1994 Rwandan genocide tore the country apart. Heirs to both sides of Rwanda's brutal history worked side by side on a drainage project, that allowed them the space to gradually come to a place of trust and forgiveness. Dr. Olzacki will give a very engaging presentation on how Rwanda came to the genocide and how the journey to forgiveness was allowed to happen.
|FSS-11 Shawms and Sackbuts and Krumhorns - Seabury Chapel|
Howard Sprout, Baritone Soloist * , 12/12 * 1:30-3:30
Shawms and Sackbuts and Krumhorns, Oh My: music for eating, drinking, dancing and merrymaking in olden times.