Midweek Medley

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.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GRET2001.F18.1 Midweek Medley Instructors On-campus 1:30–3 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Instructor: Midweek Medley Instructors

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.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Oct. 10, 2018

End Date: Nov. 14, 2018

Schedule: 1:30–3 p.m.

Length: Six Wednesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $125

CEUs: 0.9

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