One Day University returns to Sacramento in April

One Day University, an adult learning company that brings professors from the nation’s top colleges and universities to audiences across the country, will return to Sacramento on April 24.

The first One Day University event in Sacramento was held Nov. 1 and sold out with more than 500 people in attendance. April’s event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 5321 Date Ave., off Interstate 80 in the Foothill Farms area.

The cost is $179. Readers of The Sacramento Bee pay $139 if they use the coupon code “Bee” when registering.

The program will feature Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas discussing “The Rise and Decline of the American Presidency”; Andrew Shatte of the University of Arizona, “Why Some People Are Resilient, and Others Are Not”; Tina Rivers Ryan of Columbia University, “The Genius of Michelangelo”; and Mark Tramo of UCLA, “Music and the Brain.”

Since launching in 2006, One Day University has grown from a single half-day event in New York City to a series of 90 full- and half-day programs in 48 cities around the country. The events are especially popular among retirees, including the growing number of retired baby boomers, according to organizers.

The Sacramento event is organized in partnership with The Sacramento Bee and proceeds will benefit The Bee’s News in Education program, which provides digital news and curriculum to nearly 20,000 students and teachers every day.

For more information and registration, see the One Day University website,, or call 800-300-3438.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy