Master Classes

This new series was created in response to the 2020 pandemic. Teachers are adapting to new technology, platforms, protocols, and systems. They’re trying to reach students they can no longer see. They’re lonely in their homes. They miss their students and colleagues.

These hour-long classes bring some intellectual joy to teachers’ lives. They are also an opportunity for teachers to connect with each other and share what’s working as well as ease some of their stress and isolation.

Spring Programs

Citizen Science in the Age of COVID

with Mary Ellen Hannibal
Online
Tuesday, April 8, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

A Brief History of New York City Garbage and Disease

with Robin Nagle
Online
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Frederick Douglass’s Dream for a Multiracial America

with David Blight
Online
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Frederick Douglass’s Dream for a Multiracial America

with David Blight
Online
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

“Investiture at Cecconi’s,” a poem by James Merrill

with Jeff Nunokawa
Online
Thursday, April 23, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Microbes

with Allen M. Spiegel
Online
Thursday, April 27, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Telling Better Stories

with Andy Goodman
Online
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Gloria Steinem & U.S. History

with Amy Richards
Online
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Fleabag: The Inside Story

with Amy Hungerford
Online
Thursday, May 7, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The Edge of the Universe

with Charles Bailyn
Online
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Imagination & Childhood

with Nancy Tarshis
Online
Thursday, May 14, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

1965: The Year Music Changed

with Phil Galdston
Online
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Celebrating the Periodic Table

with Christian Rojas
Online
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

How Poems End

with Billy Collins
Online
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Designing Identities

with Paula Scher
Online
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Fiction in the Time of COVID:
A Two-Session Creative Writing Workshop

with Karen Russell
Online
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m • 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Philosophy & Art

with Thomas E. Wartenberg
Online
Thursday, June 4, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The Math of Thumb-Twiddling

with George W. Hart
Online
Monday, June 8, 2020

4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m

Acting Shakespeare

with Alan MacVey
Online
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

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