Feb 13 , 2012

Do you ever wonder how our diverse schedule of personal development courses comes into being each spring and fall? Whether focused on U. S. or world history, a country or culture, one of the performing arts, a religion, a philosopher or an area of science, one key facet is essential in creating these courses -- collaboration.

The courses that you find appealing and that eventually provide you with a new branch of knowledge or fresh perspective are the result of a great deal of behind-the-scenes collaboration -- both in-house and with our community co-sponsors. Over the years, Continuing Studies has offered classes with help from dozens if not hundreds of collaborative co-sponsors. They may help in a variety of ways, from providing the initial idea for a course to offering instructors or classroom locations or just helping with course marketing. We believe our collaborative efforts pay off in better, more thorough educational experiences for our participants.

This spring alone, we've worked with 21 groups to create many of our personal development courses. The list is below (with links to the courses they helped create). Whether they are from within the Rice community or friends from “outside the hedges,” these entities are invaluable to our success, and we are honored to have their collaboration and co-sponsorship.

Sponsor Spring 2012 Course
Alley Theatre Rothko and "Red"
Asia Society Texas Center China: Perspectives on an Evolving Nation
Tibetan Meditation: A Harmony of Sounds, Breath and Mind
Baylor College of Medicine New Developments at the Texas Medical Center
Center for International Studies at
The University of St. Thomas
China: Perspectives on an Evolving Nation
Chao Center for Asian Studies at
Rice University
China: Perspectives on an Evolving Nation
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Fauves in the Galleries: Drawing with
Expressive Color
Greater Houston Preservation Alliance A City Builds Its Identity: Houston’s Deco Era
Houston Ballet A Case en Pointe: Behind the Scenes with Houston Ballet
Houston Museum of Natural Science Titanic: A Tragedy Revisited
China: Perspectives on an Evolving NationThe Emancipation Proclamation: A Rare Look at a Monumental Document
Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditation and Healing Arts Tibetan Meditation: A Harmony of Sounds, Breath and Mind
Menil Collection Rothko and "Red"
Fauves in the Galleries: Drawing with Expressive Color
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Creating Art with Prismacolor Pencils
Fauves in the Galleries: Drawing with Expressive Color
Rice Centennial Celebration Rice: The Evolution of a University
Rice University Department of Religious Studies Spotlight on Rice University’s Department of Religious Studies
Tibetan Meditation: A Harmony of Sounds, Breath and Mind
Rice University Department of History The Emancipation Proclamation: A Rare Look at a Monumental Document
Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts The World and Works of William Shakespeare
Rice University Humanities Research Center The Emancipation Proclamation: A Rare Look at a Monumental Document
Rothko Chapel Rothko and "Red"
Transnational China Project at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy China: Perspectives on an Evolving Nation
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center New Developments at the Texas Medical Center
University of Texas Medical School at Houston New Developments at the Texas Medical Center

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