Covering a wide array 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 ranging from the evolution of the symphony to space exploration in the 21st century. This series offers a unique opportunity to sample the diverse course content and instructors featured at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
- The History of Travel and Travelers. Lisa Balabanlilar, Ph.D., associate professor of history, Rice University
- Back to the Moon: Space Exploration in the 21st Century. David Alexander, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy and director, Rice Space Institute, Rice University
- A Geologist’s View: Lessons from West Antarctica for the Texas Coast. Julia Wellner, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston
- The Evolution of the Symphony. Carlos Andrés Botero, M.M., musical ambassador of the Houston Symphony and artistic director of Sinfónica ISMEV in Mexico
- What Darwin Didn’t Know About Evolution. Scott Solomon, Ph.D., associate teaching professor, BioSciences, Rice University
- Behind the Curtain on Broadway. Debra Dickinson, M.A., artist-teacher of opera studies, Rice University Shepherd School of Music
This course was initially offered in Fall 2020. You may also be interested in our pre-recorded/on demand course Midweek Medley Spring 2021 Series.