Sign-ups open for One Day University

Sacramento-area residents who would like to relive the college experience, but without the term papers and exams, can sign up for the One Day University.

Sponsored by the The Sacramento Bee, the Sunday, Nov. 1, event will feature four award-winning professors presenting talks on politics, psychology, astronomy and film.

One Day University programs are offered in cities throughout the United States. The cost is $179 per person, and proceeds from the Sacramento event will help support The Bee’s News in Education program.

It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Ave., near Interstate 80 and Madison Avenue in the Foothill Farms area.

Participating professors are:

  • William Burke-White of the University of Pennsylvania, speaking on “The Five Most Powerful People in the World.” Burke-White served in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011 on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policy planning staff.
  • Emiliana Simon-Thomas, science director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, speaking on “Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness.”
  • David Helfand of Columbia University, an astronomer and president of Quest University, speaking on “What We Know About the Universe (and What We Don’t Know).”
  • Marc Lapadula, a senior lecturer in the film studies program at Yale University, speaking on “4 Films That Changed America.” Lapadula is a playwright, screenwriter and film producer.

For more information or to register for the Nov. 1 event, visit the One Day University website,