Distinguished university professors will discuss the art of aging, ancient Egypt, international relations and 300 years of musical history when The Sacramento Bee presents One Day University on Nov. 12.
The event, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., will feature four educational luminaries. Brian Carpenter is a professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and teaches courses that address the psychological needs of older adults. Kara Cooney, Egyptologist and professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, acted as fellow curator in 2005 for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharaohs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Stephen Kotkin, a professor in history and international affairs at Princeton, is a regular New York Times book reviewer. Robert Greenberg has served on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley and chaired the department of music history and literature at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Carpenter’s class on aging will include what biological, psychological and social research has revealed about growing older. Cooney will discuss the drama, spectacle and remarkable characters of ancient Egypt and the riches and resources that allowed the development of a divine kingship.
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Kotkin will talk about the United States, China and Russia and how the changes underway today could play out during the coming four decades. And Greenberg will lead listeners from the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to the intellectual climate of High Baroque to the classical era into Napoleon and Beethoven.
The event will be at The Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Students can walk to nearby restaurants during a 75-minute lunch break. One Day University registration is available online. Cost is $179.