Lifelong Learning Program presents daylong lecture series, “A Day at the University”

In one location, over a day of educational lectures, participants can go from exploring dark matter to learning how 3-D printing is revolutionizing industry to absorbing morsels of Cleveland’s past and future.

“A Day at the University,” presented by the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University, allows anyone from the general community to, in essence, step into the classroom to learn from top university faculty and other invited experts.

“A Day at the University” is Sunday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Registration is $80 by March 15 or $95 after that deadline.

“The purpose is to let the broader community get a taste of what we do here,” said Brian Amkraut, the lifelong learning program’s executive director. “That’s my goal: to connect the great faculty we have at Case Western Reserve with the community of Northeast Ohio. It’s for lifelong learners of all ages.”

Participants can choose up to four lectures to attend over the course of the day, with professors presenting topics from a broad range of areas and disciplines, including a special sequence of sessions addressing the theme, “The Past, Present and Future of Cleveland’s Cultural Landscape.”

Lectures cover a range of subjects and disciplines, including: the origins of World War I, Islam in America, current law on same-sex marriage, and Toni Morrison’s writing on race and gender.

The complete schedule can be found online at

The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program offers a variety of non-credit educational opportunities that draw from the university’s broad academic disciplines and the heritage of Jewish learning from Siegal College.

“A Day at the University” is co-sponsored by Teaching Cleveland Digital, a repository of writing, pictures and videos to support the teaching of Cleveland history and policy education.