College for a Day 2023


9:00-1:30 Monday January 13, 2020

Three lectures and lunch provided

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Temple Emanuel 
51 Grape Street
Denver, CO 80220

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Please join us for College for a Day on January 9, 2023 as we celebrate our 49th year of bringing professors from top liberal arts colleges to the greater Denver community for a day of lectures; lunch is included.

The doors will open at 9am and the lectures will begin at 9:30. 


Dr. Michael H. Allen, Associate Provost and Professor of Political Science, Bryn Mawr College:

 "Vortices of Global Civilization: Modes of Production, Governance and Discourse"

The talk offers a metaphor by which non-specialists can understand the complexities of global civilization. This understanding might help us answer such questions as: what are the main moving parts that make up and change complex human systems? how are the key challenges of climate change, inequality, and shared governance related? what in human thinking or institutions might allow change for the better?

Dr. Sarah Swope, Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Mills College at Northeastern University:

Dr. Swope is interested in understanding how small populations of rare plants persis despite the enormous challenges they face, especially in an era of rapid climate change.

Dr. Paul Fisher, Professor and Chair of American Studies, Wellesley College:

 "Hostesses, Circumnavigators, Watercolorists, and Exotic Dancers: How Nineteenth-Century Women's Culture Made John Singer Sargent"

Earlier generations of art historians noticed how complex and remarkable John Singer Sargent's portraits of women tend to be. But are these "Sargent's women", or do the women in the portraits actually manifest the momentous changes in women's roles that took place during Sargent's lifetime? This talk explores Sargent's rich depictions of women and the many ways in which his work owes a great debt to ninteenth-century women's culture.

$60 for three lectures and lunch

Register by January 4, 2023

$70 late registration on the day of the event

Registration not refundable