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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Please join us for a lecture on the institutions and trends in French fashion from World War I to today, highlighting such icons as Chanel, Dior, St Laurent, Hermes, and more.
Beautiful and intricate designs have been appearing overnight in crops, mostly in England, but also around the world -- including Pennsylvania. While many are undoubtedly hoaxes, the genuine ones seem to have a spiritual quality that is felt by researchers and visitors. Some scholars believe they are intended as messages from extraterrestrial beings.
Learn about the stories behind the lively covers created by Norman Rockwell -- America’s most beloved illustrator -- for the Saturday Evening Post.
Each Three-Week Course is $40. All courses meet in the Kaul Hall Forum Classroom. Classes will not meet the week of April 14, 2014 due to the Easter holiday.
The course will consider those decisions of the United States Supreme Court that have had the greatest impact – for good or ill – on the history of the American Republic. By examining the circumstances – political, social, and economic – surrounding the decisions, the course will, as it were, approach American history through its back door. The decisions: Marbury v Madison, Scott v Sanford, Ex Parte Milligan. Lochner v New York, United States v Abrams, United States v Carolene Products, West Coast Hotel v Parrish, California v Adamson, Brown v Board of Education, Gideon v Wainwright, Roe v Wade, and Bush v Gore.
Join us as we read and discuss three character-driven novels featuring mystery series detectives set in Canada, France and Sweden.
Please note: Because this course will be heavily discussion-based, the class size will be limited to 25.
This course will explore the close relationship between the media and the American political system from the active participation of the press in the War for Independence to today’s mass media coverage of presidential campaigns. Special emphasis will be placed on whether the press is fulfilling its role as envisioned by the First Amendment: to empower the citizens of a democratic society.
In addition to having aesthetic merit, many paintings communicate obvious and sometimes subtle social and/or political messages. Great artists are able to elicit emotional and intellectual reactions to the statements they make in their creative expressions. During these three sessions we will view, analyze, and discuss the way that artists have reflected themes of justice and peace in their paintings and at times influenced changes in their respective cultures.
In the spring of 2014 the Catholic Church will have two new canonized saints, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Many see these two men as very different. Join us as we explore that question and the contributions of each of them and why Pope Francis deems them worthy of canonization. We will also consider Pope Francis himself and what he is bringing to the Catholic Church and to the world at large.
Each Six-Week course is $70. All classes meet in the Kaul Hall Forum Classroom. Classes will not meet the week of April 14, 2014 due to the Easter holiday.
Tai Chi is a series of slow dance-like movements designed to promote balance, flexibility and coordination. Sometimes viewed as a moving mediation, it has been used for stress management, concentration and general relaxation. It has also been recognized as a valid therapy by the American Arthritis Association. Please join us for one or both sessions on offer this semester.
Included in the price of admission: round trip transportation, a three course lunch at the Inn at Montchanin Village, a trip on the garden tram through the Winterthur estate grounds, a house tour of the mansion, and admission to the exhibition The Costumes of Downton Abbey. Please note, space will be limited to 40.
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Richard Donagher, Ph.D., emeritus professor at Rosemont College, earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University. He taught for more than 40 years at Rosemont offering courses in American history including the Era of the American Revolution and the History of Pennsylvania. He has lectured at numerous venues on the History of Main Line, and has written articles on Pennsylvania and local history. He has taught several courses for the Rosemont Forum, Neumann College’s Linc Program, and Main Line School Night.
Vivian Grey, M.A., is an author, editor, journalist, and teacher. She is an elected member of the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame; founder of the Rutgers University Annual One-On-One Writer's Conference; and Council Chair Rutgers University Advisory Council On Children's Literature. She taught various creative writing courses at the University of Pennsylvania for 20 years. Her award-winning titles have been included in numerous “Best Books” and "Notable" lists. Her recent baseball biography “The Spy Behind Home Plate – Moe Berg” is under option for a film. Vivian holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.
Walter Fox has taught journalism and American studies at Temple University and West Chester University and has been a professional journalist, editor, and communications specialist. He holds a B.S. from St. Joseph's University and an M.S. from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He is the author of "Writing the News: A Guide for Print Journalists.”
Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, Ph.D., ’70 is the President of Rosemont College. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in history of art and studio art from Rosemont in 1970, and her master of arts degree and her Ph.D. in history of art from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 and 1974. Dr. Hirsh is the author of several books and numerous other publications about art history of the late nineteenth-century Western Europe.
Helen McDevitt-Smith, M.S., M.A., graduated from Rosemont with a B.A. in Chemistry. Since that time she has pursued graduate studies in Theology and Pastoral Counseling as well as Chemistry. She has taught courses in Humanities and Church History on the college and high school levels as well as in adult education and retreat/ministry programs.
Tiziana De Stephanis Murray is a native-born Italian from Pescara, Italy. She presently teaches Italian language at Villanova University. She studied Philosophy at the University “Gabriele D’Annunzio” in Chieti, Italy, where she graduated with a dissertation on Junghian Psychology as a link between East and West. Her interest in Eastern philosophy brought her to study with renowned Feng Shui expert Carole Hyder, author of ‘Wind and Water” and “Living Feng Shui.” Tiziana has been teaching courses on the philosophy of the I Ching and Feng Shui since 2006.
Dom Roberti, Ph.D., is a retired professor of chemistry from St. Joseph's University with a doctorate from Princeton University who gives lectures and workshops on ecological spirituality and meditation. He and his wife Carole are members of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence, have participated in CSETI trainings, and have experienced several interactive contacts with extraterrestrial vehicles. They are also active in the Catholic Peace Fellowship, the Interfaith Peace Walk, and the Philadelphia Buddhist Association.
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Rosemont is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Its accreditation was reaffirmed with commendation on June 23, 2011.