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Mary Doria Russell - Friday, June 19, 2020 

THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY


Mary Doria Russell is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 novels including her first, “The Sparrow”.
“The Women of the Copper Country” is an historical novel about Annie Clements who courageously led
a strike against the world’s largest copper mine in Michigan. Annie was sick and tired of attending
funerals for those who had died in the mines and bravely decided to do something about it.

Laura DeMarco - Friday, July 17, 2020 

MARK TWAIN’S AMERICA, THEN AND NOW


Described as ”…an engaging, handsomely designed and lavishly illustrated journey with stops at 69
places the iconic writer visited or called home. The book includes his initial stop in Cleveland. I set out to
tell Twain’s story through the places that defined his life – and show why what he has to say is still so
important today,” says DeMarco who writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

David Giffels - Friday, August 21, 2020

FURNISHING ETERNITY, A FATHER, A SON, AND A MEASURE OF LIFE


Giffels is a New York Times bestselling author from Akron, Ohio. The New York Times review stated this
is “…a book that is tender, witty and, like the woodworking it describes, painstakingly and subtly
wrought.” Giffels is not only a gifted writer but also a compelling speaker. 

All events will take place at the Cleveland Skating Club, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
2500 Kemper Rd, Cleveland, 44120 Free parking is available onsite.
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Dates Dates: Fridays, June 19, July 17, and August 21 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Status Status: 50 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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Described as ”…an engaging, handsomely designed and lavishly illustrated journey with stops at 69 places the iconic writer visited or called home. The book includes his initial stop in Cleveland. I set out to tell Twain’s story through the places that defined his life – and show why what he has to say is still so important today,” says DeMarco who writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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Dates Dates: Friday, July 17 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Status Status: 50 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Giffels is a New York Times bestselling author from Akron, Ohio. The New York Times review stated this is “…a book that is tender, witty and, like the woodworking it describes, painstakingly and subtly wrought.” Giffels is not only a gifted writer but also a compelling speaker.


Free parking is available onsite.
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Dates Dates: Friday, August 21 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Status Status: 50 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Mary Doria Russell is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 novels including her first, “The Sparrow.”

“The Women of the Copper Country” is an historical novel about Annie Clements who courageously led a strike against the world’s largest copper mine in Michigan. Annie was sick and tired of attending funerals for those who had died in the mines and bravely decided to do something about it.

Free parking is available onsite.
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Dates Dates: Friday, June 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Status Status: 49 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
This course will focus on selected plays written by Aeschylus, the earliest tragedies to survive in European literature. Aeschylus preferred to write plays that were thematically connected, such as The Oresteia, which deals with the homecoming of Agamemnon from the Trojan War. He also wrote Persians, a history play which deals with the Persian Wars, in which Aeschylus himself fought as a general; and he wrote plays such as the Seven Against Thebes and Prometheus that explore the complex families of Greek heroes and the relationship between gods and humans. Most fascinating is the way in which Aeschylus frames his plays from a perspective that acknowledges the heroic-mythic past while at the same time anticipating the possibilities inherent in the new progressive democracy at Athens. Books: We will read the translations of Aeschylus published by the University of Chicago: Aeschylus I: The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliant Maidens, Prometheus Bound, and Aeschylus II: Oresteia, both volumes edited and translated by David Grene, Richmond Lattimore, Mark Griffith, and Glenn W. Most. More
Dates Dates: Tuesdays, July 7-28 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
 
Freedom of speech is a distinctive aspect of American culture, but the First Amendment has not always protected Americans’ self-expression related to sexuality. Drawing on Joshua Lambert’s award-winning book Unclean Lips, this course explores the history of obscenity in American law, literature, and culture from Anthony Comstock to FCC v. Fox. What kinds of sexual expressions have been censored and who has fought for increased freedom? And what’s ultimately at stake in censoring or permitting people to write about and represent sex? This week of learning is made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor. More
Dates Dates: Tuesday, May 19; Wednesday, May 20; Thursday, May 21 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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Status Status: 103 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 110 seats
 
This lecture will tell the story of Kiryas Joel, NY, an enclave community of Satmar Hasidic Jews that became a legally recognized municipality in suburban New York. How did this come about, and what does it tell us about America? David Myers will share his lively narrative and images, drawn from fifteen years of research he and his wife, Professor Nomi Stolzenberg, have conducted for their forthcoming book American Shtetl. More
Dates Dates: Wednesday, June 10 | 7 p.m.
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Status Status: 48 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 110 seats
 
In the past decade Richard Freund has pioneered a new form of non-invasive archaeology which allows researchers to glean data about crucial sites without desecrating the burials that may be located below the ground. In this lecture Dr. Freund will show what has been done at the Sobibor Extermination Camp in Poland and in the Ponar Burial Pits in Lithuania to answer key questions about what exactly occurred at these sites during the Holocaust. More
Dates Dates: Tuesday, May 5 | 10 a.m.
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Status Status: 91 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 110 seats
 
Join us for a close-up look at the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Something Rotten! Following two lectures, participants will enjoy a matinee performance on Sunday, July 12. 


Tuesday, June 30 10:30 a.m.–noon 

Artistic staff from Beck Center for the Arts will offer an overview of the production, the staging, and how a musical comes together to give you a unique behind the scenes look at Beck Center’s upcoming performance. 

Tuesday, July 7 10:30 a.m.–noon 

Barbara Burgess-Van Aken, Teaching Fellow, CWRU 

Something Rotten! abounds with references to Shakespeare’s text and the Elizabethan drama scene. Learn more about these references and the Bard’s literary scene to fully enjoy this fabulous musical comedy. 

Sunday, July 12 2 p.m. 

Coffee/Cookies/Art Exhibition 3 p.m.: Performance of Something Rotten!


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Dates Dates: Tuesday, June 30; Tuesday, July 7 & Sunday, July 12
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Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
 
In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place within a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance. Yet in Ohio, the opposition from organized liquor interests brought black and white suffragists together. The story of these complex relationships helps us think about how race, region, and special interests shape alliances and access to the vote. More
Dates Dates: Wednesday, July 29 | 7 p.m.
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Status Status: 59 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 60 seats
 

Origins Science Scholars

Spring 2020

During this unique program, community members engage with one another and with leading scholars to investigate rapidly developing areas of origins science.  Each event in the series will open with coffee and sign in at 5:30 p.m., followed by a one-hour lecture at 6 p.m. After each talk, attendees will receive dinner (included in the registration fee) with faculty and fellows. Each event will conclude with a Q&A session and dessert.


Program Schedule:

5:30 - 6:00 ~ Coffee and Sign-in

6:00 - 7:00 ~ Lecture and Q&A

7:00 - 8:00 ~ Dinner and discussion

Singles lectures: Members
$44 Non Members $52

Parking is included and registration is required

Tuesday, April 14
“Biology and Human-machine Relationships in the Present”
Building on 40+ years of neurotechnology success, Tyler’s lab at CWRU explores the fascinating interface between the body and machine guided by a vision that goes beyond prosthetic limbs to interface the human body with technological advances to achieve direct neural connections between machine and human sensorimotor systems to create human-centered, symbiotic relationships between humans and technology.

Friends of the Institute for the Science of Origins & Emeritus Faculty are eligible for the member rate for this program.


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Dates Dates: Tuesday, April 14 6 -8 p.m.
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Status Status: 72 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
Explore the bluebird trail, watch busy bobolinks and other migrating birds and be rewarded with an appreciation of an important part of the natural world. In May and June, migrants arrive and some continue their journeys northward. Others, along with permanent residents, establish and actively defend their territories and carry out reproductive activities. Learn to recognize species of birds based on appearance, song, and behavior in the meadows, woodlands, ravines and ponds of Squire Valleevue Farm. Binoculars and field guides are recommended. A continental breakfast will be available in the Pink Pig following each morning’s activities. More
Dates Dates: Fridays, May 1-June 5 | 6:30-9 a.m.
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Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
 
Psalms: Among the Bible's most well-known verses, these 150 poems put words to feelings of thanksgiving, joy, and lament. | Eddie Sukol, Rabbi, The Shul 

Proverbs: Wit and wisdom in the form of one-line advice to the young and old. | Leonie Jacob, Graduate of Program of Advanced Talmud Study, Yeshiva University  

Job: A tormented character asks thorny questions about good, evil, and human suffering. | Ezra Blaustein, Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago Divinity School 

Daniel: A dramatic narrative woven into fantastical visions, together map out the ultimate guide for life in exile. | Jo Bruce, Program Manager, Whole in One at CWRU-Siegal  

Ezra and Nehemiah: Present the triumphs and challenges of returning home from exile. | Susan Stone, Director of Spiritual Care, Hillcrest Hospital

Chronicles: Offers a telescope-view of history all over again, raising the obvious question, Why? | Jonathan Berger, Associate Head of School, Gross Schechter Day School.

Book: The Jewish Bible JPS Tanakh or Jerusalem Bible, Koren
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Dates Dates: Mondays, May 4 - June 15 | 10 a.m. - noon (No class 5/25)
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Status Status: 5 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
 
Psalms: Among the Bible's most well-known verses, these 150 poems put words to feelings of thanksgiving, joy, and lament. | Eddie Sukol, Rabbi, The Shul 

Proverbs: Wit and wisdom in the form of one-line advice to the young and old. | Leonie Jacob, Graduate of Program of Advanced Talmud Study, Yeshiva University  

Job: A tormented character asks thorny questions about good, evil, and human suffering. | Ezra Blaustein, Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago Divinity School 

Daniel: A dramatic narrative woven into fantastical visions, together map out the ultimate guide for life in exile. | Jo Bruce, Program Manager, Whole in One at CWRU-Siegal  

Ezra and Nehemiah: Present the triumphs and challenges of returning home from exile. | Susan Stone, Director of Spiritual Care, Hillcrest Hospital

Chronicles: Offers a telescope-view of history all over again, raising the obvious question, Why? | Jonathan Berger, Associate Head of School, Gross Schechter Day School. 

Book: The Jewish Bible JPS Tanakh or Jerusalem Bible, Koren
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Dates Dates: Mondays, May 4 - June 15 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (No class 5/25)
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
 

Origins Science Scholars

Spring 2020

During this unique program, community members engage with one another and with leading scholars to investigate rapidly developing areas of origins science.  Each event in the series will open with coffee and sign in at 5:30 p.m., followed by a one-hour lecture at 6 p.m. After each talk, attendees will receive dinner (included in the registration fee) with faculty and fellows. Each event will conclude with a Q&A session and dessert.


Program Schedule:

5:30 - 6:00 ~ Coffee and Sign-in

6:00 - 7:00 ~ Lecture and Q&A

7:00 - 8:00 ~ Dinner and discussion

Singles lectures: Members $44 Non Members $52

Parking is included and registration is required


Tuesday, May 5
“Breastfeeding and Maternal & Child Health”
Biological and forensic anthropologist Nicole Burt uses stable isotope analysis to reconstruct dietary patterns in children. Her work has yielded information about breastfeeding and weaning patterns in ancient and modern human populations, studying diet, childhood growth and osteology by analyzing teeth and bone. Isotope ratios reflect what an individual’s dietary makeup was in life. Burt’s unique research methods allow her to reconstruct what a person ate—more corn than wheat, or more fish than pork, for example. In infants, breastfeeding and weaning patterns are preserved in their teeth, which allows Burt to determine when a child was weaned and what he or she ate afterward. She is even able to discern what the child’s mother ate during pregnancy. Burt is now turning her innovative techniques to the present, reaching out to connect with the area’s medical community and organizing a long-term research study examining the effects of maternal choices about breastfeeding and weaning on infant and maternal health. Her goal is to gather data that can be used to engage communities in Cleveland in conversations about ways to optimize maternal and child health.

Friends of the Institute for the Science of Origins & Emeritus Faculty are eligible for the member rate for this program.

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Dates Dates: Tuesday, May 5 6 -8 p.m.
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Status Status: 74 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock? Are the creatures in Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are based on Holocaust survivors? And how has Yiddish, a language without a country, influenced Hollywood? Josh Lambert explores these and other questions, drawing from his forthcoming rich anthology (co-edited with Ilan Stavans) on the interplay of Yiddish and American culture. This week of learning is made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor. More
Dates Dates: Thursday, May 21 | 7 p.m.
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Status Status: 82 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 110 seats
 
Course Overview: • Learn where Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies can be applied for design or economic advantage • Understand lightweighting AM technologies, trends and applications in transportation industries • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in lightweighting through analysis of case studies • Learn the fundamentals of materials science and how to improve properties such as strength, stiffness and ductility in a wide array of lightweight material options • Understand the use of advanced materials databases (e.g., Granta) and the impact of key market drivers on the selection criteria for critical applications in the transportation industry. More
Dates Dates: Course is scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020
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Status Status: 50 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing. This course is offered in partnership with Literary Cleveland. More
Dates Dates: Wednesdays, May 6 - 27 | 10 a.m. - noon
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Status Status: 2 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 4 seats
 
Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing. This course is offered in partnership with Literary Cleveland. More
Dates Dates: Wednesdays, August 5-26 | 10 a.m.-noon
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Status Status: 4 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 4 seats
 
As the average size of American houses decreases, homeowners face difficult decisions about what to do with their stuff. Synagogue congregations follow similar trends; downsizing, merging and in some instances completely disbanding. Although the popular press attributes these changes to declining religious affiliation, this is only a piece of the story. Based on research with congregations across the country, Cooper outlines the causes of synagogue shrinkage, and examines the decisions congregants make about what to do with their glut of sacred objects as they downsize. Join us as we recognize Alanna Cooper, previously Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, for her many accomplishments during her tenure with Siegal Lifelong Learning. More
Dates Dates: Wednesday, May 13 | 7 p.m.
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Status Status: 78 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 110 seats
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