Covering a wide range of topics, this six-week lecture series examines a different subject at every session. Outstanding Rice University faculty and other experts from the arts, humanities and sciences share insights on topics from Monet to Broadway. This series offers a unique opportunity to sample the diverse course content and instructors featured at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.


Course Schedule


March 25. On Broadway in the 1970s and 1980s. Debra Dickinson, M.A., artist-teacher of opera studies, Rice University Shepherd School of Music

April 1. Monet and the Seine. Helga Aurisch, Ph.D., curator of European art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 8. Political Beginnings of the American Nation. John Boles, Ph.D., William Pettus Hobby Professor of History, Rice University

April 15. The Long View of Immigration in the United States and Texas. Tony Payan, Ph.D., director, Rice University Baker Institute Mexico Center

April 22. Houston Before 1930. Mike Vance, founder of Houston Arts and Media

April 29. Living Hinduism: Lessons for People of All Faiths. Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., lecturer, University of Houston and part-time faculty, University of North Carolina–Wilmington

A short reception immediately follows the last class on April 29.

Course schedule and speakers subject to change


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Section Title
Midweek Medley
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Mar 25, 2020 to Apr 29, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
* non-credit $135.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Refund Policy

A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.