University College at Fairfield University presents One Day University

The extraordinarily popular One Day University, which is presented by University College at Fairfield University, returns Saturday, Jan. 19. The faculty includes outstanding professors from Brown, Harvard, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. The professors lecture on topics in Political Science, History, Psychology and Humanities. Classes take place at the Quick Center for the Arts from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The cost is $219 and lunch is provided.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m.-10:40 Political Science: The House, The Senate, and Why Congress Almost Never Gets Anything Done
    Wendy Schiller, Brown University
    Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award, six-time recipient. Author of "Contemporary Congress."
  • 10:55-12:05 History: Hitler - The Man and the Mystery
    Jonathan Steinberg, University of Pennsylvania
    Annenberg Professor of European History, past chairman of History Department
  • 12:05-1:10 Lunch (included)
  • 1:10-2:20 Psychology: The Science of Human Potential
    Shawn Achor, Harvard University
    #1 Most Popular Course at Harvard. Winner of 14 teaching awards.
  • 2:35-3:45 Humanities: How Epidemics Have Shaped World History
    William Summers, Yale University
    Winner, Harwood F. Byrnes/Richard B. Sewall Teaching Prize.

The next One Day University day is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24. The faculty includes Fairfield University's Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Orin Grossman who will speak on and perform selections of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."

There is detailed course information on the One Day University website. To register, please visit

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Posted on January 14, 2008

Vol. 40, No. 153

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