Fall Courses & Lectures

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Course/Lecture Instructor Date/Time
Silent Film’s Lillian Gish: "True Heart Susie" Patrick Miller Tues., Sept. 5, 3:30–5 p.m.
Florence Price: A Composer Rediscovered (lecture only) Melissa White Tues., Sept. 19, 4:30–6 p.m. (lecture only)
Florence Price: A Composer Rediscovered (lecture + performance) Melissa White Tues., Sept. 19, 4:30–6 p.m. (lecture), Sun. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. (HSO performance)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Art Cat Balco, Carrie Cushman, and Zee Onuf Thurs., Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 12, 12:30–2 p.m.
Carries Weight: A Performance Art Project with Mountains & Saxophones Carrie Koffman Tues., Oct 3, 3:30–5 p.m.
Talking Jazz: From “Bird” to Miles Javon Jackson, Matt DeChamplain Wed., Oct. 4, 18, 25, 3–4:30 p.m.
Playing with "Pride and Prejudice" (lecture only) Catherine Stevenson Thurs., Oct. 19, 2–3:30 p.m.
Playing with "Pride and Prejudice" at Hartford Stage (2 lectures + performance) Catherine Stevenson, Melia Bensussen Tues., Oct. 24, 31, 2:30–4 p.m. (2 lectures), Sun. Oct. 29, 1 p.m. talk, 2 p.m. (performance)
Thursday at the Movies: Spy Thrillers Michael Walsh Thurs., Nov. 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 3–4:30 p.m.
Give Me Your Hand: A Celtic Musical Celebration Dee Hansen, Eric Hansen, and Neal Humphries Fri., Dec. 1, 2–3:30 p.m.
The Melody Lingers On: From Beethoven to the Beatles Steve Metcalf Mon., Dec. 11, 2–3:30 p.m.

The Presidents' College Café

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Course/Lecture Instructor Date/Time
Banned Book or Great American Novel?: Huck Finn and Contemporary Censorship Walt Harrison Wed., Sept. 27, noon–1:15 p.m.
The Movement for Trans Rights: Past and Present, With Your Questions Melinda Miceli, Dawn Ennis Friday, Nov. 17, noon–1:15 p.m.

History and Current Events

Course/Lecture Instructor Date/Time
Hot Topics in a Pre-Election Year Warren Goldstein Tues., Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 24, 12:30–2 p.m.
Supreme Court Round-Up, 2022-23 Jilda Aliotta Mon., Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 4:30–6 p.m.
Trials That Shaped America: Legal Battles of Muhammad Ali plus The Trail of Tears David Goldenberg Thurs., Nov. 2, 9, 10:30 a.m.–noon
The Ambassador Who Tried to Prevent the Attack on Pearl Harbor Steve Kemper Friday, Nov. 10, 2–3:30 p.m.
Trials That Shaped America: The Rosenberg Case David Goldenberg Tues., Nov. 14, 2–3:30 p.m.

Literature and Culture

Course/Lecture Instructor Date/Time
The Booker Prize Book Club: A Sampling Michele Troy Tues., Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, 2–3:30 p.m.
The Silent Book Club at Playhouse on Park Michele Troy Tues., Oct. 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
The Silent Book Club at Real Art Ways Michele Troy Wed., Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jewish Humor: From The Catskills to Comedy Central Amy Weiss Tues., Dec. 5, 3:30–5 p.m.

Science and Engineering

Course/Lecture Instructor Date/Time
Sustainable Communities Now: How We Get There David Pines, Cy Yavuzturk Fri., Sept. 15, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Welcome to the Pyrocene: Forest Fires and the Future Laura Pence Mon., Sept. 18, 2–3:30 p.m.
Race for the Skies: The Wrights vs. Langley Paul Slaboch Fri, Oct. 20, 1:30–3 p.m.
Deep Fakes: Fighting Unregulated A.I. Adam Chiara Tues., Oct. 31, 10–11:30 a.m.
Water: Our Most Threatened Resource Mike Magee Wed., Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, 1:30–3 p.m.

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In addition to multiple meeting places on UHart's campus, we hold courses and lectures at the following locations:

McLean Retirement Community

75 Great Pond Road Simsbury, CT 06070

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Duncaster Senior Living

40 Loeffler Road Bloomfield, CT 06002

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The McAuley

275 Steele Road West Hartford, CT 06117

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