Jessica E. Tierney, Joellen L. Russell, Christopher L. Castro
6 PM - 8 PM
Mar 17 to Apr 28
This course is an exciting collaboration with the College of Science presenting climate change from the Geo, Hydro, and Atmo perspectives. Have you ever watched in wonder at our gorgeous earth, sea, and sky interacting to provide us with the air we breathe, water we drink, and food we eat? Come hear UA professors of geosciences, hydrology, and atmospheric sciences discuss how our climate and weather systems evolved and are changing--and how that will affect our relationship with the earth, sea, and sky and with each other. This course will cover the evolution of earth systems that produced...
Mary Voyatzis, David Gilman Romano
1 PM - 3 PM
Mar 18 to Apr 8
Since 2004 the University of Arizona has been excavating at the sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion, known as the “Birthplace of Zeus.” High in the Arcadian mountains of Greece, it has yielded remarkable discoveries over the last 15 years. Human activity at its ash altar began in the Neolithic period (4th millennium B.C.) and continued into the Hellenistic period (about 200 B.C.). An important Mycenaean shrine also sat at the southern peak of the mountain around 1500 B.C., as well as a Sanctuary of Pan and many administrative and athletic structures. This course presents the latest exciting...
6 PM - 8 PM
Mar 18 to Apr 8
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN EVENING COURSE. Never before has the nature of news changed so quickly and dramatically than now, driven by a crumbling economic model, “#FakeNews” attacks from government leaders, and declining credibility and public support. This seminar examines the history of news, key principles of journalism that distinguish news from other forms of communications, and the current day-to-day practice of news. It also explores the effects of media on individuals, strategies for becoming a more discerning news consumer, forces that threaten to undermine an independent press, and...
E. Charles Adams
10 AM - 12 PM
Mar 18 to Apr 15
Many of us are familiar with and may have even visited the seemingly mystical places in the Four Corners of the U.S. Southwest on the Colorado Plateau, including Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, and many more. These were the long-ago homes of people we know as Pueblo, who began farming in the region 4,000 years ago. Their descendants – the Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, and Rio Grande Pueblos – retain strong spiritual connections to these places told in oral histories passed through generations. Together we will explore what made these places special then and even today: how did people survive...