Lecture Series: Early Spring 2020 Schedule

EARLY SPRING 2020

March 3, 2020 – 1st Tuesday – The Arts & Creativity
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “The World’s Greatest PaintingsDark to Bright – Courbet, Church, Monet”
The Great Courses Video #17 by Professor William Kloss, M.A., The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Speaker: Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski, “Census 2020”


March 10, 2020 – 2nd Tuesday – Architecture & Design
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to ModernityInternal Forces, Stress & Strength”

The Great Courses Video #3 by Professor Stephen Ressler, US Military Academy at West Point
12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Speaker: Angela Keppel, Urban Planner & Historian, BuffaloStreets.com

March 17, 2020 – 3rd Tuesday – History & Future – POSTPONED
Noon – 12:30 P.M. America in the Gilded Age and Progressive EraOver There – A World Safe for Democracy”
The Great Courses Video #23 by Professor Edward T. O’Donnell, Ph.D. College of the Holy Cross12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker: Shane E. Stephenson, MLIS Director of Museum Collections/  Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park “The USS Sullivans”


March 24, 2020 – 4th Tuesday – Nature & Science – POSTPONED
Noon – 12:30 P.M. Science & Religion: God the Watchmaker”
The Great Courses Video #7 by Professor Lawrence Principe, John Hopkins University12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Discussion with Jim Guido, Larry Brooks, Rev. Richard Augustyn & Rev. Tom Yorty
Co-sponsored by WNY STEM


March 31, 2020 – 5th Tuesday – The “Art of Investing” “IMAGINE a Healthy, Wealthy, and Sustainable Community: Imagine Lifelong Learning”

Noon – 12:30 P.M. “The Art of Investing: Lessons from History’s Greatest Traders: Peter lynch – Invest in What You Know”

The Great Courses Video #10 by Professor of Professional Practice in the Finance & Economic Department John M. Longo, Rutgers Business School

12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. “Art of Investing” Discussion led by Dennis Galucki

Fred Floss, Center for Economic and Public Policy at Buffalo State College
Allen “Pete” Grum, CEO, Rand Capital

April 7, 2020 – 1st Tuesday – The Arts & Creativity 
Theme: “IMAGINE a Healthy, Wealthy, and Sustainable Community: What is Community Wellness?”
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit CourseGiving Ideas Legs – Implementation Planning”
The Great Courses Video #17 by Professor Gerard Puccio, Ph.D. The State University of New York, Buffalo

12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Speakers:

Phil Haberstro, Ex. Dir. Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
Scott Scanlon, Editor, Buffalo News REFRESH Magazine

April 14, 2020 – 2nd Tuesday – Architecture & Design
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “The Cathedral: Notre Dame in Paris
The Great Courses Video #8 by Professor William R. Cook, State University of New York at Geneseo12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – The Rev. Joan Montagnes, Unitarian Universalist Church Minister


April 21, 2020 – 3rd Tuesday – History & Future
Noon – 12:30 PM“Tocqueville and the American Experiment:Freedom of the Press”

The Great Course Video #11 by Professor William R. Cook, Ph.D. State University of New York, Geneseo

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – Jane Fisher, Canisius College Associate Professor, Department of English, “African-American World War I Soldiers”


April 28, 2020 – 4th Tuesday – Nature & Science  “IMAGINE a Healthy, Wealthy, and Sustainable Community: Imagine Lifelong Learning”
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist MovementMargaret Fuller and Rights for Women”
The Great Courses Video #13 by Professor Ashton Nichols, Dickinson College
12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – Joan Bozer, “Canalside’s Vintage Carousel”

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