Lecture Series: Winter 2019 Schedule

WINTER 2019

1st Tuesday – The Arts & Creativity
January 1, 2019 – Happy New Year!

January 8, 2019 – 2nd Tuesday – Architecture & Design
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity: Amazing Thin Shells – Strength from Curvature

The Great Courses Video #21 by Professor Stephen Ressler, US Military Academy at West Point

12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Speakers – Paula and Tom Blanchard, 2019 Tall Ship Event


January 15, 2019 – 3rd Tuesday – History & Future
Noon – 12:30 P.M.  America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Trust Busting in the Progressive Era”
The Great Courses Video #17 by Professor Edward T. O’Donnell, Ph.D. College of the Holy Cross

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – Stanton H. Hudson, Jr., Site Superintendent / Executive Director, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
Co-sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site & Western New York Heritage Press & The Buffalo History Museum


January 22, 2019 – 4th Tuesday – Nature & Science “IMAGINE a Healthy, Wealthy, and Sustainable Community: Imagine Lifelong Learning”

Noon – 12:30 P.M. “Science & Religion: The Warfare Thesis
The Great Courses Video #2 by Professor Lawrence Principe, John Hopkins University

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Science & Religion Discussion with Jim Guido, Larry Brooks, & Rev. Richard Augustyn
Co-sponsored by WNY STEM


January 29, 2019 – 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: Small-Cap Stocks: More Risk, More Reward”

The Great Courses Video #7 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


February 5, 2019 – 1st Tuesday – The Arts & Creativity  “IMAGINE a Healthy, Wealthy, and Sustainable Community: Imagine Lifelong Learning”
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit Course: Borrowing and Modifying Ideas”
The Great Courses Video #12 by Professor Gerard Puccio, Ph.D. The State University of New York, Buffalo
12:30 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – Phil Haberstro, Ex. Dir. Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo “What is Community Wellness?” & Shannon Sutton, President, Working for Downtown

February 12, 2019 – 2nd Tuesday – Architecture & Design
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “The Cathedral: Romanesque – A New Monumental Style”
The Great Courses Video #3 by Professor William R. Cook, State University of New York at Geneseo

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – Tina Marie Kumikega, Explore Buffalo, “Let’s Compare and Contrast Buffalo’s 2 Cathedrals: St Paul’s Episcopal and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic “
Co-sponsored by the Richardson Olmsted Complex & Explore Buffalo


February 19, 2019 – 3rd Tuesday – History & Future
Noon – 12:30 PM“Tocqueville and the American Experiment: The American Constitution”
The Great Course Video # 7 by Professor William R. Cook, Ph.D. State University of New York, Geneseo

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – Bruce Fisher Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Studies and visiting professor of economics and finance at Buffalo State college,

Electrifying Buffalo, on the initial wiring of the city, and Buffalo’s streetcar system, historic and prospective”


February 26, 2019 – 4th Tuesday – Nature & Science “IMAGINE a Healthy, Wealthy, and Sustainable Community: Imagine Lifelong Learning”
Noon – 12:30 P.M. “Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement: Thoreau’s Politics”
The Great Courses Video #8 by Professor Ashton Nichols, Dickinson College

12:30 – 1:00 P.M. Speaker – Felicia Beard, Director of Racial Equity Initiatives at the Community Foundation

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