Single Session Classes - UCONN Adult Learning Program
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Single Session Classes

FSS-01 Caravaggio - Seabury Chapel
Rhea Higgins, Art History Professor, Univ. of Hartford, Wesleyan Institute of Life Long Learning * , 9/27 * 11:00-12:30

The paintings of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio revolutionized late Italian Renaissance art styles beginning in 1606, revealing physical and emotional human states never expressed so vividly before. His Biblical scenes expressed a new kind of realism, often featuring violent struggles, torture and death, which, combined with dramatic lighting or "tenebrism"- transfixing subjects in shafts of light and shadows, was often shocking, even ugly, but always real and intensely human. This unique artistic combination was revolutionary and had a profound formative influence on painting almost immediately in early Baroque art. Our study will include in detail two of his most famous works: The Calling of Saint Matthew and The Conversion of Saint Paul.
FSS-02 I Am Death, Destroyer of Worlds - Seabury Chapel
Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Political Science and Geography, Capital Community College * , 9/30 * 1:00-3:00

The 20th Century has seen the unmasking of such wonders as atomic energy, DNA, AI, cloning, Eugenic, plastics and much more. We will take stock of the scientific currents of the 20th Century and how these have affected man's outlook in the last 100 years. The practical, environmental and psychological effects will be explored.
FSS-03 Alcoholic Liver Disease and the travelogue - Bulgaria - Seabury Heritage Hall
Dr. George Wu, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine Emeritus, UConn * , 10/7 * 1:00-3:00

Alcoholic Liver Disease", and travelogue "Bulgaria-- A Trace of Thrace"
FSS-04 Feminists for Free Love - Seabury Heritage Hall
Jane Barstow, PhD, Professor Emerita, University of Hartford * , 10/8 * 10:00-12:00

Though "free love" for us is often associated with hippies and the counterculture of the 1960's and 1970's, Professor Barstow's lecture will consider the enlightenment and romantic roots of the movement and its key supporters in 19th century France and the U.S. She will then focus on the anarchist Emma Goldman and the existentialist Simone de Beauvoir, perhaps the two most important and brilliant theorists of "free love" in the 20th century, both of whom struggled to live according to the principles, they espoused.
FSS-05 Life on the Connecticut River in the 17th Century - Seabury Heritage Hall
Sarah Sportman, State Archaeologist * , 10/10 * 10:00-12:00

Using the Office of State Archaeology's long term archaeological research project at the Hollister Site in Glastonbury as a focus point, this program examinesdaily life in early colonial Connecticut in terms farming, home life, trade, English/Native relationships, King Philip's War, and colonial expansion.
FSS-06 Space Art: Past and Future - Zoom Teleconference
Zoom Teleconference * , 10/15 * 10:00-12:00

FSS-06 Space Art: Past and Future
FSS-07 The Bobcat -- Connecticut's Secretive Wild Cat - Seabury Chapel
Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife, Conservationist * , 10/17 * 1:00-3:00

The presentation focuses on the history of bobcats in Connecticut, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts will be shared with the audience. Mountain lions will also be discussed.
FSS-08 Robert Edward Weaver, Artist of the Circus - Seabury Chapel
Mark Weaver, Custodian of art * , 10/18 * 10:00-12:00

A one-hour presentation spotlighting the life and work of American regionalist artist Robert Edward Weaver (1913-1991). Weaver won great acclaim after winning the Chaloner Paris Prize in 1937. This course explores Weaver's artwork that captures the drama, and pathos of his principal muse, the American circus. Images of clowns, musicians, acrobats, equestrians and ornate wagons function as an important visual record of an institution that has all but vanished. Admired by artists Edward Hopper, Manhonri Young, and Gifford Beal for their strong draftsmanship and rich colorism, they have been exhibited in many of the nation's major art museums.
FSS-09 Cas Gilbert: Innovative American Architect - Zoom Teleconference
Mallory Howard, Assistant Curator, Mark Twain House and Museum * , 10/22 * 1:00-3:00

FSS-09 Cas Gilbert: Innovative American Architect Cass Gilbert designed some of the most famous buildings of early twentieth century America. His style and design set him apart and his structures are still highly regarded today. He was one of the first celebrity architects in the United States and some of his most recognizable buildings include the Woolworth Building and the United States Supreme Court. We will take a look at his career from start to finish and dive into some intriguing details and forms.
FSS-10 Misinformation and New Media - Seabury Heritage Hall
Carolyn Condon Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Central Connecticut State University * , 10/24 * 10:00-12:00

In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of misinformation and so-called "fake news." Emerging technologies like generative artificial intelligence have made it increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction, especially in the realm of digital media. This course explores the spread of misinformation and disinformation through new forms of media, asking how we can preserve truth at a time when we are inundated with sophisticated and convincing lies.
FSS-11 Indian Rights: 7 Decisions by U.S. Supreme Court - Seabury Chapel
Steve Pevar, Professor at Yale Law School, litigator for Indian Rights, author * , 11/7 * 10:00-12:00

Indian Rights, 7 Game-Changing Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court: these seven cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the past 200 years established significant principles of law regarding the rights of Indians and Tribes. The presentation is interactive and fun! Professor Pevar will give the facts of each case and ask the audience to guess as to how the Court decided the case, and members of the audience are given an opportunity to explain why they voted the way they did. Professor Pevar then reveals the actual ruling and uses a PowerPoint to give quotations from the decision.
FSS-12 What can Westerners learn from Buddhism - Seabury Chapel
Father Joe Cheah, OSM, Ph.D. is Professor of Religious Studies and Theology, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. University of Saint Joseph * , 11/22 * 10:00-12:00

FSS-12 What can Westerners learn from Buddhism What can Westerners glean from Buddhism that would help them better understand their own religion and spirituality and to incorporate and bring to life the strong points of the other in one’s own religion and life.