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 life of Van Gogh to life on Mars. This series offers a unique opportunity to sample the diverse course content and instructors featured at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
Oct. 16. “The Best of Movie Musicals.” Debra Dickinson, M.A., artist-teacher of opera studies, Rice University Shepherd School of Music
Oct. 23. “The Art of Opera: How Music Illuminates the Human Spirit.” Patrick Summers, artistic and music director, Houston Grand Opera
Oct. 30. “The Life and Legacy of Vincent van Gogh.” Leo Costello, Ph.D., associate professor of art history, Rice University
Nov. 6. “Life on Mars.” Kirsten Siebach, Ph.D., assistant professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, Rice University
Nov. 13. “Creativity Up Close: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.” Anthony Brandt, Ph.D., composer and professor of composition, Rice University Shepherd School of Music
Nov. 20. “Archaeology of the Americas.” Dirk Van Tuerenhout, Ph.D., curator of anthropology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
A short reception immediately follows the last class on Nov. 20.