Events - odyssey

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MD
Odyssey February 15, February 15, WednesdayPhyllis Berger Brought to you by Odyssey  Feb 15, 2023 - March 22, 2023 (6 sessions) Wednesdays, 6:30PM - 9:00PM ET   Course Description: In this course, students will work on a photographic project that reflects their artistic sensibility, passion, and technique. They will develop their ideas within a seminar style format that allows for conversation and debate and provides a forum for the evolution of content within their work. Through a combination of critique, lecture, and demonstrations, students will complete a portfolio of 5 or more images that work together in a series. Weekly lectures will concentrate on elements of composition as evidenced by the great masters of photography. Software, post-processing techniques and demonstrations will be offered to meet the needs of each student.   This course includes an optional Saturday Field trip to Cylburne Arboretum on March 29, 2023.    Materials, Equipment and Field Based Components DSLR camera Recommended: tripod   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy   odysseybergerspring23
 Feb 15, 2023
 06:30 PM
Photographic Portfolio
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MD
Odyssey Virtual February 21, February 21, TuesdayDon Killgallon, Jenny KillgallonBrought to you by Odyssey  Feb. 21, 2023 - March 21, 2023 (5 sessions) Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm   Course Description:  An alternative to a writing workshop where participants critique each other’s writing, this course is a practicum focusing on sentence-level improvement. Using a method the co-instructors developed called “the sentence-composing approach,” participants practice sentence strategies used by authors ranging from J. R. R. Tolkien to J. K. Rowling. In building better sentences, participants learn to do what successful authors do, and will leave each session with sentence-building tools applicable to almost any kind of writing--academic, business, literary, or personal.     Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policyodysseykillgallonspring2023
 Feb 21, 2023
 06:30 PM
Improving Writing Through a Sentence-Composing Approach
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MD
Odyssey Virtual March 22, March 22, WednesdayGeorge ScheperBrought to you by Odyssey  March 22, 2023 - April 26, 2023 (6 sessions) Wednesdays, 6:30PM - 8:30PM   Course Description: We begin with a look at NYC culture in the Progressive era, the 'Teens and the 20's, with a focus on the personalities of bohemian Greenwich Village, the Ashcan School of painters, the 1913 Armory Show, and the advent of Modernism and the evolution of NYC's early skyscrapers. We look at F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age essays and the "strange bedfellows" of Fifth Avenue socialites and collectors and hard-core radical leftist intellectuals and labor leaders. We then move uptown for a look at the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920's and 30's -- when Harlem really was in vogue. After the Crash of '29 and during the "lean years" of the 1930's, the arts turned toward social realism, supported by the politics of Mayor LaGuardia and FDR's New Deal. We explore three iconic projects of the era: the creation of Rockefeller Center; Robert Moses' early parkway projects; and the 1939 World's Fair, a "World of Tomorrow" ironically at odds with the true urban character of NYC. Our course moves on to an examination of two contrasting visions of the nature of the city: that of the Master Builder and Power Broker, Robert Moses, and the contrasting vision of Jane Jacobs, whose vision of urban neighborhood life countered the "tower in the park" vision of the professional urban planners. We conclude with an overview of NYC as "The Unfinished City."   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy odysseyscheperspring23
 Mar 22, 2023
 06:30 PM
The Big Apple in the 20th Century: NYC Cultural History
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MD
Odyssey Virtual March 27, March 27, MondayPaul KettlBrought to you by Odyssey  March 27, 2023 (1 session) Monday, 6:00 -7:30PM ET   Course Description: To begin, I will discuss that politics is an art based on analyzing and building on the feelings of voters.  Political arguments are not rational.   Policies are simply the backdrop of the stage.  Feelings are the political play.  Carl Jung described the "collective unconscious" as fears passed down to us from our collective experiences.  The current "anti" political climate calls on us to draw on these fears.  I will explore those feelings and how they can be manipulated. Next, the personal characteristics of the ideal political candidate will be presented.  As in psychiatry, recognizing feelings, interpreting them, and then expressing them back in an understandable way is key.  The use of "personal" experiences and feelings described by others "on the campaign trail" is an effective tool. Examples of how political messages or answers to political questions are crafted will be presented in the "psychiatry of politics".  Finally, suggestions on how to manage the media in marketing your own programs will be explored.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy   odysseykettlspring23
 Mar 27, 2023
 06:00 PM
The Psychiatry of Politics
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MD
Odyssey Virtual March 27, March 27, MondayLynne AgressBrought to you by Odyssey  March 27, 2023 - May 1, 2023 (6 sessions) Mondays, 6:30PM - 8:30PM ET   Course Description: The early novels of James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and James Baldwin, as well as three of their short stories, provide insight into these writers' personal lives and definitely into their later novels.  After we've read and discussed them, participants will get a chance to write a brief page (optional) about their "amazing early life."   Course Schedule: March 27, 2023 - A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce April 3, 2023 - "Araby" by James Joyce and THIS SIDE OF PARADISE by F. Scott Fitzgerald April 10, 2023 - "Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and THE SUN ALSO RISES  by Ernest Hemingway April 17, 2023 -  THE SUN ALSO RISES (continued discussion) and "The Capital of the World" by Ernest Hemingway April 24, 2023 -  GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin May 1, 2023 - Concluding Discussion and Optional Assignment:  Write one page of "My Amazing Early Life" to read and discuss in class.   Tuition Remission Policies: Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy odysseyagresssp23
 Mar 27, 2023
 06:30 PM
Amazing Early Lives: Four Autobiographical Novels And Three Short Stories
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MD
Odyssey Virtual March 29, March 29, WednesdayManju PrakashBrought to you by Odyssey   March 29, 2023 – April 26, 2023 (5 sessions)   Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET   Course Description: This is a five-week long course that will provide a fundamental understanding of how human eyes perceive different colors. Through online simulations and PowerPoint presentations, participants will learn about primary and secondary colors, the roles played by the eye and brain in interpreting the colors of an object, and the sensitivity of human eyes to the different spectral colors emitted by the Sun. They will gain an understanding of why humans prefer some colors over others, Weekly tasks, such as online assignments, activities, and a short write-up will be assigned. There is no pre-requisite for this course.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policyprakashodysseyspring23
 Mar 29, 2023
 06:00 PM
How Do Human Eyes Perceive Colors?
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MD
March 29, March 29, WednesdayRobert Baer, Bob BaerBrought to you by Odyssey  March 29, 2023 - May 3 2023 (6 sessions) Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00PM ET   Course Description: The Abolitionists fought to persuade their fellow citizens to end the brutal institution of slavery before the Civil War. Considered some of the boldest and most enlightened humanitarians in American history, these women and men faced apathy, abuse and violence to spread their message of racial equality. This class will profile a number of the most famous American opponents of slavery, including William Lloyd Garrison, Sarah and Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Wendell Phillips, Lucretia Coffin Mott and John Brown.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy odysseybaerspring23
 Mar 29, 2023
 06:30 PM
Americans Against Slavery
March 29, March 29, WednesdayJose-Lopez GonzalezBrought to you by Odyssey  March 29, 2023 - April 26, 2023; (5 Sessions)  Wednesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM ET   Course Description: We will analyze the threats eroding the world order by contrasting John Ikenberry’s defense of the liberal world order with John Rawls’ analysis of a diverse world society of peoples and nations. Grounded on this analysis and the world new phase of multipolar competition, we will examine the US-China bilateral rivalry that is impacting the future shape of the world order. Measures to mitigate US-China tensions are necessary to achieve regional stability in Asia Pacific and restore a balance based on engagement and cooperation.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Johns Hopkins alumni, staff, faculty and their spouse or domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission for Odyssey lifelong learning courses. Select the correct ticket pricing during registration. If we cannot confirm your eligibility, you will be requested to pay the full registration price for the course.  Eligibility details can be found here.   Withdrawals & Refunds: If a course is canceled or closed, the registrant is notified immediately, and a full refund is processed automatically unless another course is requested. Registrants who wish to withdraw from an active course must complete the online Odyssey Refund Request Form. Attach any documentation to support your request (e.g., medical documentation, family crisis documentation, etc.). 100% refund- Prior to the start of the course. 50% refund- During the first week of the course. No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases. Please note, refunds apply only to the tuition portion of an Odyssey participant’s charges and are not applicable to any fees or gifts made to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Registrants will be notified by email if a refund is approved  within (5) business days.odysseygonzalezspring23
 Mar 29, 2023
 06:30 PM
The Current World Order: US-China Tensions & Trends Towards a Multipolar World
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MD
March 30, March 30, ThursdayAlexandra HewettBrought to you by Odyssey  March 30, 2023 - April 27, 2023 (5 sessions) Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00PM ET   Course Description: Comedy is tragedy plus time. Students will write, workshop, and present a 5-10 minute comedic monologue inspired by their real life experiences. Works and performances from funny people from Mark Twain, Richard Prior to Hannah Gatsby, among others will be explored. Classes will meet on Zoom except for the final class which will consist of a live presentation/performance. Class will meet for five sessions on Thursday’s from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm (EST). The first four classes will meet virtually on Zoom. The final class will consist of a live performance.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy   odysseyhewettspring23
 Mar 30, 2023
 06:30 PM
Finding the Funny: Humor Writing and Performance
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MD
Odyssey Virtual March 30, March 30, ThursdayJohn HesslerBrought to you by Odyssey  March 30, 2023 - May 4, 2023 (6 sessions) Thursday, 6:30PM - 8:00PM ET   Course Description String Theory has played a highly influential role in theoretical physics for nearly three decades and has changed the way many physicists see the fundamental structure of the universe. Currently, the theory is at the center of research into quantum gravity and into the long sought-after dream of a mathematical theory of the structure of matter and energy. The theory is, however, controversial and is at the center of a philosophical debate on the very nature of science itself, as the theory seems to be beyond our ability to empirically confirm its predictions. This class will introduce students to string theory and to the philosophical discussions and debates surrounding it that are changing the nature of modern physics. No previous knowledge of the theory or mathematics is necessary.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy odysseyhesslerspring23
 Mar 30, 2023
 06:30 PM
String Theory and the Modern Philosophy of Science
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MD
April 03, April 3, MondayGordon CreamerBrought to you by Odyssey  April 3, 2022 - May 1, 2022 (5 sessions) Mondays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM ET   Course Description: Dementia, spirituality, and grief. Grouping these three realities together generates a myriad of questions, yet also numerous possibilities for enlightenment and compassion. Whether you have personally experienced any of these realities, are a caregiver for someone who is, or are curious about comprehending their connection, you are invited to join us for a five-week course which explores this unique relationship. This course is designed to engage students in a brief overview of dementia, emphasizing its trajectories of decline and related behaviors. It also examines the concept of spirituality in a contemporary context and various perspectives on the experience and purpose of grieving. Through lecture, interactive discussion, writing prompts, and other creative exercises, students will endeavor to comprehend the intersectionality and impact that these realities have upon the human journey as they deepen their understanding of the processes of aging and caregiving.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy odysseycreamerspring23
 Apr 03, 2023
 06:00 PM
Continual Loss & Present Moment Spirituality: How Dementia & Grief Can Be Meaningfully Experienced
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MD
Odyssey April 04, April 4, TuesdayLewis KatzBrought to you by Odyssey April 4, 2023 - April 25, 2023 (4 sessions + Field trip) Tuesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET   Course Description: Digital technology has dramatically changed how we take pictures. This course will help you understand the fundamentals of photography and how they apply to the digital world. The course includes classroom instruction and discussion, hands on learning and field study. We will cover shutter speeds, aperture or f stops, depth of field, white balance, histograms as well as how to properly compose an image.   This course includes a field study trip on April 22, 2023 at Cylburn Arboretum.   Prerequisites & Required Materials: Have a working knowledge of a camera. This course is not suitable for phone photography. All participants must have a camera with the ability to manually change settings   Course Schedule: April 4, 2023 Class will be devoted to learn how to properly expose an image. April 11, 2023 Class will be devoted to learning about the digital features of your camera. April 18, 2023 Class will be devoted to composition April 22, 2023 Field study will be devoted to putting into practice what you have learned April 15, 2023 Final class will be devoted to a complete review as well as images created by students   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here. After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy  odysseykatzfall22
 Apr 04, 2023
 07:00 PM
Discovering Digital Photography
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MD
April 24, April 24, MondayManju PrakashBrought to you by Odyssey  April 24, 2023 (1 session) Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 PM ET   Course Description: This is an evening lecture to discuss how solar flares, solar wind, and Coronal Mass Injections (CMEs) are generated during a Solar storm. The interaction between these structures and the terrestrial magnetic field and the atmosphere can create conditions known as Space Weather. The energetic radiation from the Sun can damage the communication satellites and disrupt power grids that provide electricity on the Earth. They are harmful to astronauts in space and can disrupt the GPS time synchronization and internet.   Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies  Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.  After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy odysseymanjusp23
 Apr 24, 2023
 06:30 PM
What is Space Weather? How Does it Affect Life on the Earth?