Tuesday, February 6

New Sewanee Seminars Short Courses

The Center of Lifelong Learning at the University of the South is excited to announce three new short courses, open to all.
The enrollment fee for each course is only $60 and includes six hours of formal learning time. Contact Dan Backlund at <lifelong@sewanee.edu> for information and to register for these exciting classes—spaces are filling up fast.
John Reishman, Professor Emeritus of English, is offering an in depth look at six important Robert Browning dramatic monologues guaranteed to challenge your moral categories and values and perhaps change your preconceptions about Victorian poetry. “Moral Anesthesia: Robert Browning’s Dramatic Monologues” will be offered 9–11 a.m., Mondays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19.
Maryellen McCone and Richard Barrali, certified trainers in Mindful Self Compassion, are offering a course exposing participants to the benefits of mindfulness meditation practice that can allow us to change our response to life’s inherent stress and live in a state of equanimity. “Hit the Reset Button!” will be offered 10 a.m.–noon, Thursdays, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Laurence Alvarez is looking at how simple substitution cyphers like Edgar Allen Poe’s in “The Gold Bug” can lead us to understanding computer encoding and then to potential encryption techniques that might be developed when more powerful computers are available. “Secret Messages—Old and new methods of encryption” will be offered 1–3 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27.