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 ranging from the Dalai Lama to living and working in space. This series offers a unique opportunity to sample the diverse course content and instructors featured at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Course Details

Course Schedule:

March 20. “From ‘Brigadoon’ to ‘My Fair Lady’: Lerner and Lowe.” Debra Dickinson, M.A., artist-teacher of opera studies, Rice University Shepherd School of Music

March 27. “Living and Working in Space.” Patricia Reiff, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy, Rice University, and associate director, Rice Space Institute

April 3. “Mozart’s Requiem: The Unfinished Masterpiece." Carlos Andrés Botero, musical ambassador, Houston Symphony

April 10. “The Dalai Lama: Reincarnation and Buddhism." Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., visiting professor at University of Montana and part-time faculty member, department of philosophy and religion at University of North Carolina Wilmington

April 17. "Arabian Nights: An Armchair Adventure." Paula Sanders, Ph.D., professor of history and director, Boniuk Institute, Rice University

April 24. "Houston's Story: From the Allen Brothers to Today." Jim Parsons, programs director, Preservation Houston

A short reception immediately follows the last class on April 24.


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