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Programs and Classes

Class topics are chosen from members' suggestions to the Curriculum Committee, guided by the talents and capabilities of available members. Please see our general information section for further information.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Inside Politics
10/02, 10:00 a.m.

Best Short Stories
10/02, 1:00 p.m.

The Poetic Documentary
10/09, 10:00 a.m.

Major Historical Trends: Making the Modern Middle East
10/09, 1:00 p.m.

The Barbary Wars: Piracy, Religious Liberty, and Slavery
10/16, 1:00 p.m.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Conducting but Were Afraid to Ask
10/23, 10:00 a.m.

Campus Connection
10/23, 1:00 p.m.

The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Income and Wealth Inequality
10/30, 1:00 p.m.

Our Oceans, Our Future: Charting a Sustainable Course for Oceans and People
11/13, 1:00 p.m.

Geometric “Expansions” and 4,000-Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
11/20, 10:00 a.m.

Preparing the Soil for UC San Diego: Land, Thoroughfares, and Local Expectations
11/27, 1:00 p.m.

From Spiritual to Gospel: A Short History of African-American Music
12/04, 10:00 a.m.

It’s Not Your Father’s Electric Grid
10/03, 10:00 a.m.

Memoirs
10/03, 10:00 a.m.

Making Room for the Stranger: Refugee Realities at Home and Abroad
10/03, 1:00 p.m.

Modern and Contemporary Authors
10/03, 1:00 p.m.

The San Diego Museum of Man
10/10, 10:00 a.m.

Exploration of Current Issues
10/10, 1:00 p.m.

Mozart’s Magic Flute: Love, Life, and Enchantment
10/10, 1:00 p.m.

Current Controversies in Healthcare
10/17, 10:00 a.m.

How International Accords Involving Russia Undermine Political Stability in Ukraine
10/17, 1:00 p.m.

Probability Theory and Everyday Issues
10/24, 10:00 a.m.

Quantum Mechanics for the Rest of Us
10/24, 1:00 p.m.

The Shame and Songs of Satire
10/31, 10:00 a.m.

The Shame and Songs of Satire
10/31, 1:00 p.m.

SD NEIGHBORHOODS: The Chinese Immigration Experience in America and SD Chinese Historical Museum
11/07, 10:00 a.m.

The Origin of the Universe and Its Ultimate Fate
11/07, 10:00 a.m.

SD NEIGHBORHOODS: The Chinese Immigration Experience in America and SD Chinese Historical Museum
11/07, 1:00 p.m.

Nation Building — Past, Present, and Future: A Forum
11/14, 10:00 a.m.

International Issues: A View by UC San Diego International Graduate Students
11/14, 1:00 p.m.

Minimally Invasive Autonomous Robot Surgery
11/21, 10:00 a.m.

Lions, Tigers & Bears
11/21, 1:00 p.m.

Challenges and Contributions of Today’s Law Enforcement
11/28, 10:00 a.m.

U.S. Economic Sanctions: Legal Authority and Current and Future Use — Can They Really Work?
11/28, 1:00 p.m.

A Cosmic Test of Quantum Entanglement (Pair-Dependent Properties)
12/05, 10:00 a.m.

Freedom of Expression on Campus
12/05, 1:00 p.m.

Master Class I: Five Musical Countries in Five Lectures: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Cuba
10/04, 10:00 a.m.

October 4 Cezannne et Moi 1hr, 57min
10/04, 1:00 p.m.

U.S. Alliances in the Indo-Pacific: A Practitioner’s Perspective
10/04, 1:00 p.m.

Master Class II: Tragedy and the Human Condition: Four Greek Plays
10/11, 10:00 a.m.

October 11: Original Short Plays by Osher Members
10/11, 1:00 p.m.

Is Patriotism Immoral?
10/18, 1:00 p.m.

Telomeres: Are They the Fountain of Youth?
10/25, 1:00 p.m.

What Does the Nineteenth Party Congress Tell Us About the China of Tomorrow?
11/01, 1:00 p.m.

An Insider's View of Watergate
11/08, 1:00 p.m.

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage
11/29, 1:00 p.m.

Demographic Changes: A Crystal Ball to Forecast Long-Term International Migration
12/06, 1:00 p.m.

Parlons Français!
10/05, 10:00 a.m.

The Philippines Under President Duterte: Nagging Questions and an Optimistic Outlook
10/05, 10:00 a.m.

International Poetry
10/05, 1:00 p.m.

Revolution in Evolution: What's New in Evolution Since You Took High School Biology?
10/05, 1:00 p.m.

Current Events
10/12, 10:00 a.m.

Inquiring Minds
10/12, 1:00 p.m.

The Supreme Court's 2017-2018 Term: The Coming Attractions
10/19, 10:00 a.m.

Hearing-Aid and Cochlear-Implant Technologies
10/19, 1:00 p.m.

Climate Geoengineering and International Consensus
10/26, 1:00 p.m.

War Crimes Trials in Popular Culture: The Afterlife of Nuremberg
11/02, 10:00 a.m.

Addressing Population Health Through Emergency Medicine Health-Information Technology
11/02, 1:00 p.m.

The Interior of the Earth from the Surface to the Core
11/09, 1:00 p.m.

Bird Brains: Inside the Strange Minds of Our Fine Feathered Friends
11/16, 10:00 a.m.

Light Therapy in Cancer: Effect on Sleep, Fatigue, and Circadian Rhythms
11/16, 1:00 p.m.

Bioluminescence: Nature's Living Light in the Dark Ocean
11/30, 1:00 p.m.

Archaeology and Oceanography of the San Diego Coastline
12/07, 1:00 p.m.

Female Artists from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century
10/06, 10:00 a.m.

Live Music Fridays
10/06, 1:00 p.m.

Mars Travel, Cryogenics, and Body Hacking: Should There Be Limits to Consent?
10/13, 10:00 a.m.

Law and the South China Sea
10/27, 10:00 a.m.

November 3: Joshua White, Solo Piano
11/03, 1:00 p.m.

Proposals for Science-Based Regulation of Genetically Engineered Food and Dietary Supplements
12/01, 10:00 a.m.

The Rise and Fall of Miranda v. Arizona
12/08, 10:00 a.m.