Informal Classes presents free monthly lectures
8/24/2012Informal Classes at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce a free series of monthly lectures open to the public during the fall 2012 semester. All of the lectures will be taught by university faculty and will be held on campus at the Thompson Conference Center.
“It is my great pleasure to invite the Austin community to join us for these free lectures on our campus. This is a terrific opportunity to come to campus and get a taste of the wealth of spectacular programming available in Informal Classes,” says Pat Watson, director of the Thompson Conference Center and the Informal Classes program. “We work hard at Informal Classes to provide a variety of classes to appeal to learners of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Some of the classes we are introducing for the first time this fall include ‘Food Blogging,’ ‘African Hand Drumming,’ ‘Guitar 101 – The Music of the Rolling Stones,’ ‘Spanish for Entrepreneurs’ and ‘The World of Vincent Price.’ Taking an informal class is a great way to learn something new in a relaxed atmosphere with others who share your interests—and an interest in learning.”
Informal Classes was also the subject of a feature story in the Austin American Statesman. Read the story online.
While the free lectures are open to the public, registration is required on the Informal Classes website or by calling 512-471-3121. These lectures are a part of Informal Classes’ Odyssey Personal Enrichment Program. Each lecture is followed by a reception and interactive Q&A with the instructor. Lecture topics and instructors are subject to change.
The line-up of free lectures includes:
- Texas Climate Change: Past, Present and Future by Dr. Jay Banner
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Deconstructing the Myth of Abraham Lincoln by Billie Ellis, J.D.
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- The November Election and U.S. Foreign Policy by Dr. Peter Trubowitz
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- How the Auditory System Provides Insights into Human Prenatal Development by Dr. Dennis McFadden
Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Please visit the Informal Classes website to learn more about the full range of available classes.