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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.

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Inside Politics
01/09, 10:00 a.m.

Best Short Stories
01/09, 1:00 p.m.

Reading Legacies
01/09, 1:00 p.m.

Fact and Fiction: The Lives of Vasco Núñez de Balboa and Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
01/23, 1:00 p.m.

Crafting Precious Metals into Art
01/30, 10:00 a.m.

Problem Solving with Algebra and Trigonometry
01/30, 10:00 a.m.

Major Historical Trends: The South after Reconstruction
01/30, 1:00 p.m.

King David in the Muslim Tradition
02/06, 1:00 p.m.

Verdi Adapts Shakespeare to the Opera Stage
02/13, 10:00 a.m.

Zootopia: The San Diego Zoo Celebrates its Centennial Celebration
02/27, 10:00 a.m.

The Economics of Early Childhood Development
03/06, 1:00 p.m.

Comparing World Myths: Sacred Spaces
03/13, 10:00 a.m.

01/10, 10:00 a.m.

Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding Comparisons
01/10, 10:00 a.m.

Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Development
01/10, 1:00 p.m.

Modern and Contemporary Authors
01/10, 1:00 p.m.

Early Bird Exercise
01/10, 9:00 a.m.

An Overview of International Small Modular Reactor Designs
01/17, 10:00 a.m.

Campus Connection
01/17, 10:00 a.m.

Economics and Terrorism: Lessons for Confronting ISIS
01/17, 1:00 p.m.

The Right to Die
01/24, 10:00 a.m.

The Evolution of Alarm Communication in Bees: Honesty Is Sometimes Best
01/24, 1:00 p.m.

Discovering the Solar System and Earth in Space and Time: From Life Origins to Mount Everest
01/31, 10:00 a.m.

International Issues: A View by UC San Diego International Graduate Students
01/31, 1:00 p.m.

Protest: Not Just for the ‘60s Anymore
02/07, 10:00 a.m.

Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy
02/07, 1:00 p.m.

Enhancing Eyewitness Credibility
02/14, 10:00 a.m.

Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Is Everything Going Okay?
02/14, 1:00 p.m.

The Philosophy of Science
02/21, 10:00 a.m.

Opera: Your Favorites and Hollywood’s Choices
02/21, 1:00 p.m.

Exploring the Hebrew Bible: Wisdom, Parable, and Romance
02/28, 10:00 a.m.

02/28, 10:00 a.m.

Why Do They (Still) Hate Us? The Origins of Instability in the Twenty-First Century
02/28, 1:00 p.m.

Diet and Exercise: What Is Science and What Is Hype?
03/07, 10:00 a.m.

San Diego Neighborhoods: North Park
03/07, 1:00 p.m.

Our Robotic Future and How We Will Get There
03/14, 10:00 a.m.

Master Class I: Infinity is a Long Time, Especially Toward the End: A Brief History of the Multiverse
01/11, 10:00 a.m.

Remediating Age-Related Cognitive Decline: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Exercise
01/11, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday at the Movies
01/11, 1:00 p.m.

01/18, 1:00 p.m.

The 2013-2016 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
01/25, 1:00 p.m.

Diet and Cancer: A Holistic and Scientific Approach
02/08, 1:00 p.m.

Master Class II: The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
02/15, 10:00 a.m.

At-Risk World Heritage and Cyber-Archaeology
02/22, 1:00 p.m.

The History of Drugs in Sport
03/08, 1:00 p.m.

How New Cures and Therapies are Developed: The Story of Translational Medicine
01/12, 10:00 a.m.

Parlons Francais!
01/12, 10:00 a.m.

Seeking Good Medical Care? Pursue Quality and Price
01/12, 1:00 p.m.

Current Events
01/19, 10:00 a.m.

Inquiring Minds
01/19, 1:00 p.m.

Science and the Search for Truth
01/19, 1:00 p.m.

Progress and Pathology in U.S. Health Policy
01/26, 1:00 p.m.

Your Medicines Are in Your Control
02/02, 1:00 p.m.

Exploration of Current Issues
02/09, 1:00 p.m.

The “Hurricane” Carter Murder Case
02/09, 1:00 p.m.

Emerging Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
03/02, 1:00 p.m.

Great Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts, Its Fits, Starts, and Maturity
03/09, 1:00 p.m.

Great American Trials: The Trial of the Hollywood Ten
01/13, 10:00 a.m.

January 13: Behind the Barn, Barbershop Quartet
01/13, 1:00 p.m.

Bridging Men and Machines: Bioengineering the Brain-Computer Interface
01/20, 10:00 a.m.

International Legal Developments Affecting Sex and Gender Nonconformists
01/27, 10:00 a.m.

Pritzker Prize Winners from the Inscrutable East
02/03, 10:00 a.m.

Tales of Forensic Psychiatry
02/03, 1:00 p.m.

How the NRA Transformed Our Understanding of the Second Amendment
02/10, 10:00 a.m.

February 10: Colin McAllister, Classical Guitar
02/10, 1:00 p.m.

The Economic Consequences of Brexit
02/17, 10:00 a.m.

The Eye of the Artist or the Eye of the Beholder
02/17, 1:00 p.m.

Madonnas and Whores in the Workplace
02/24, 10:00 a.m.

The Odd Couple: Exploring the Artistic Dialogue of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso
03/03, 10:00 a.m.