One Day University
Why You’ll Love It
- Go back to college for a day and choose the five classes you want to take
- Professors from Yale, Georgetown, Brown, and 9 other top schools
- Interesting topics in current politics, arts, and science
Long before the 9–5 grind, you spent the day expanding your mind. Reignite that intellectual curiosity at One Day U, where Ivy League professors tackle subjects from the music of Gershwin to modern medical ethics.
Explore the science behind ESP. Catch up on the current presidential race. Or discover the art in architecture. One Day U gathers the nation’s top professors to share their expertise with you. After, you’ll have dinner conversation (and food for thought) that lasts for months. And unlike “regular” college, there are no tests, grades, or homework—phew!
– Suzi, Bloomspot Staff Writer
When: Sunday October 14, 2012 from 9:30AM–4:30PM
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Gershwin, Ellington, and the Search for an American Sound
Ethical Dilemmas and Modern Medicine
Frank Gehry: Architecture as Art
Congress and Obama or Romney in 2013: What To Expect Next
Positive Psychology: Why Some People Are Resilient, and Others Are Not
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