Register for online versions of Siegal Lifelong Learning series

Siegal Lifelong Learning has transitioned events from two previously scheduled lecture series into online presentations that are open to the public. The lectures will be delivered by CWRU faculty members who had previously been scheduled to deliver in-person lectures and classes for the Nobel Laureates series and the Senior Scholars program.

The Nobel Laureate Lecture Series

The series features CWRU leading experts in related fields, many of whom have professional ties to the prize winners. CWRU faculty will present an overview of the Nobel Laureate, their research and its significance and why the winners were ultimately awarded a Nobel Prize. 

March 24: “The Infancy Of The Universe And Worlds Beyond Our Solar System”

Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor and co-chair of the Department of Physics, and Benjamin Monreal, associate professor of physics will break down the research behind the 2019 winners for the Nobel Prize in Physics tonight (March 24) from 7-8:30 p.m. in an online format. The event is free. The prize was awarded to three scientists: James Peebles for new understanding of the universe’s structure and history and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our solar system.

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April 7: “Promotion Of Peace in Ethiopia”

Avidan Y. Cover, associate professor in the School of Law and Director of the Institute for Global Security Law & Policy, will discuss the life and work of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Ali was recognized for his contributions to the reconciliation, solidarity and social justice between Ethiopia and East and Northeast African regions. Cover’s presentation will take place Tuesday, April 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. The event is free.

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Senior Scholars

March 25-April 29: “Crossings: A History of the Transatlantic Passage”

Before the advent of fast, reliable air transport, “the only way to cross” an ocean was by ship. This online course, which will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. from March 25-April 29, will examine travel by ship from the 17th century to the present. The six-session course, presented by John Grabowski, the Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History, will cover the age of sailing ships, the rise of steam-powered packet service, the importance of the immigrant trade, and the era of the great ocean liners ranging from the Mauritania to the Queen Mary and the Normandie, each of which epitomized an era of speed and style.

The cost of the course is $61 for Siegal Lifelong Learning members and $72 for non-members.

Get more information and register for “Crossings: A History of the Transatlantic Passage.”

March 26-April 30: “Defining America: The History of Theater in the U.S.”

Jeffrey Ullom, associate professor of theater and director of Undergraduate Theater Studies, will lead an online, six-session series of classes on the founding of theater in the United States and how it was used to reflect American society with all of its trials and tribulations. Classes will be held Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. from March 26-April 30 via Zoom. Instructions on how to access the class will be provided upon registration.

The cost of the course is $61 for Siegal Lifelong Learning members and $72 for non-members.

Get more details and register for “Defining America: The History of Theater in the U.S.”