Rice University faculty and other experts provide insights on topics ranging from the history of jazz to the future of work, with a different subject each week. ALL-NEW LECTURES
Covering a wide range of topics, this six-week lecture series examines a different subject at every session. Outstanding Rice University faculty and other experts from the arts, humanities and sciences share insights on topics ranging from the history of jazz to the future of work. This series offers a unique opportunity to sample the diverse course content and instructors featured at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
Oct. 10. “Lucy’s Legacy: An Anthropologist’s Guide to Human Origins.” Dirk Van Tuerenhout, Ph.D., curator of anthropology, Houston Museum of Natural Science
Oct. 17. “The Future of Work—Humans, Machines and Work: The Future is Now.” Moshe Vardi, Ph.D., Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Rice University
Oct. 24. “The Jazz Standard.” David Ferris, Ph.D., associate professor of music, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Oct. 31. “Making Love and Making War: Knights in Medieval Literature.” Emily Houlik-Ritchey, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, Rice University
Nov. 7. “Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America: The Latest Findings from the Kinder Houston Area Survey.” Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D., founding director, Kinder Institute of Urban Research and professor of sociology, Rice University
Nov. 14. “Jerome Robbins: A Centennial Celebration.” Debra Dickinson, M.A., artist-teacher of opera studies, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
A short reception immediately follows the last class on Nov. 14.