Events - Odyssey

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Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual August 31, August 31, ThursdayOdyssey, Virtual, Write On! Remedies for the Reluctant Writer, Patricia Benesh Course Title: Write On! Remedies for the Reluctant Writer Instructor: Patricia Benesh, Ed '75, '77, '80, '83 Brought to you by Odyssey   August 31, 2023 - October 05, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Thursday, 5 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Write On! Remedies for the Reluctant Writer. You have a story to tell, but you can’t get started or maybe you’ve reached a roadblock in your writing. Are you ready to assess your situation and start writing (again)? Based on her workbook, From Reluctant Writer to Enlightened Wordsmith, Patricia Benesh, Ed. D condenses the 14-day program to six 90-minute workshop sessions for you to develop the creative writing skills, organization, daily writing habits, and attitude that will release your reluctance and lead to your writing success. Regardless of your genre: fiction, nonfiction, memoir, one story, a scene, a chapter, or an entire book, you can adapt the workshop content and exercises to your material. The workshop guides you step by step to develop: • methods for overcoming your writing reluctance • a mega-view of your material and new writing skills • an enhanced writing environment and process  • a personal calendar with your daily writing goals  • an improved attitude and commitment to write  • a plan for continued accountability *With improved skills, organization, and attitude, you become a writer ignited with new clarity, confidence, and commitment. _______________________________________________________________________________________ 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.   odysseybeneshfall23
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 Aug 31, 2023
 05:00 PM EDT
Write On! Remedies for the Reluctant Writer with Patricia Benesh, Ed.D
Odyssey Virtual August 31, August 31, ThursdayOdyssey, Virtual, John Hessler, AI, How Human Can We Make It? The Philosophical and Historical Foundations of AI and the Future of Sentient Machines Course Title: How Human Can We Make It? The Philosophical and Historical Foundations of AI and the Future of Sentient Machines Instructor: John Hessler Brought to you by Odyssey   August 31, 2023 - October 05, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Thursday, 6:30 PM ET  In Person at the Homewood Campus   COURSE DESCRIPTION: The launch of the large language model and interactive application ChatGPT created news headlines around the globe. It's seemingly human-like conversational style and ability to create text, write code, and answer complex questions surprised both the general public and computer scientists. Participants in this course will learn about the history and philosophy artificial intelligence, starting with the birth of the earliest artificial neural networks, all the way to the newest large language models like BERT and ChatGPT. We will discuss why these new AI models are so good at human like conversation and explore the foundations of techniques like Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback and the Attention Networks that make them so "humanlike". Students will also discuss the philosophy and ethics behind these models and learn more about how to use complex tools on their own. No programming or coding knowledge necessary. __________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyhesslerfall23
 Aug 31, 2023
 06:30 PM EDT
How Human Can We Make It? The Philosophical and Historical Foundations of AI and the Future of Sentient Machines with John Hessler
Odyssey Virtual August 31, August 31, ThursdayOdyssey, Virtual, Alexandra Hewett, Writing Group: Writing about Grief and Loss (Creative Nonfiction/Memoir) Course Title: Writing Group: Writing about Grief and Loss (Creative Nonfiction/Memoir) Instructor: Alexandra Hewett Brought to you by Odyssey   August 31, 2023 - October 5, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Thursday, 6:30 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Grief is something we all experience in our lives and writing about it can help with the grieving process and even be healing and cathartic. Sometimes it’s possible to find humor through writing about this difficult topic. In the class, we will focus on reading excerpts from nonfiction works about grief by Rob Delaney, Joan Didion, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Michelle Zauner. Participants will then write an essay about a personal experience of grief and loss, workshop each other’s essays in class, and revise their essays based on the feedback given during class. Class size is limited to ten participants. The instructor will provide excerpts from the following books:  A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie *Note that reading the entirety of the books is not required, but optional. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.   odysseyhewettfall23
 Aug 31, 2023
 06:30 PM EDT
Writing Group: Writing about Grief and Loss (Creative Nonfiction/Memoir) with Alexandra Hewett, MFA
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Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual September 01, September 1, FridayOdyssey, Virtual, John Lim, Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan, writing Course Title: Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan Instructor: John Lim, Bus '13 Brought to you by Odyssey   September 01, 2023 - October 06, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Friday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Writing a book is one of the top "bucket list" goals of people around the world: across generations, backgrounds, and cultures. However, few ever see their dream come to fruition. If you've ever wanted to write a book but don't know how or where to start or maybe you've started in the past but never got past the blank screen in front of you, I'll teach you how to get over your fear, doubts, and procrastination habits and get that first book done. Taking on a big project like this can be intimidating so I'll teach you a framework to break this down into small, reasonable, and realistic steps that you can use to make writing and publishing a book an achievable goal. You'll learn the "anatomy" of a book, how to get your ideas organized into a succinct roadmap, and how to overcome writer's block. Finally, I will show you how to approach the editing process, how to format your manuscript, how to design a cover, and how to self-publish on Amazon KDP; one of the biggest publishing platforms in the world. Note: This course focuses primarily on non-fiction books rather than fiction; however, I will share some tips on writing a novel. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseylimfall23
 Sep 01, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan with John Lim
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Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual September 03, September 3, SundayOdyssey, Virtual, Megan Prikhodko, Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music Course Title: Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music Instructor: Megan Prikhodko, Bus '13 Brought to you by Odyssey   September 03, 2023 - October 8, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Sunday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Over the course of our journey, we will intimately examine 3-4 carefully selected songs during each class, dissecting Taylor’s ingenious use of imagery, rhyme, and reference. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how cultural context can enrich lyrics and a greater ability to analyze the nuances and references of today's musical scene. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyprikhodkofall23
 Sep 03, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music with Megan Prikhodko
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Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual September 06, September 6, WednesdayOdyssey, Jeffrey Brooks, Virtual, RUSSIAN SHORT STORY: 4 great writers Course Title: RUSSIAN SHORT STORY: 4 great writers Instructor: Jeffrey Brooks Brought to you by Odyssey   September 06, 2023 - October 11, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Wednesday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: The short story propelled innovation in Russian culture and influenced literary developments abroad. This course explores the origin and development of the Russian short story through works of four masters: Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Isaac Babel, and Mikhail Zoshchenko. Each author occupies a stage in the development of Russian fiction. Gogol bridges the gap between Pushkin’s romantic spirit and Dostoevsky’s great novels. Chekhov draws from realism, popular culture, and the serialized novel to deliver the modern short story. Babel provides understated vignettes of the savagery of Russia’s Civil War (1917-1922) and Zoshchenko subjects Stalin’s tyranny to satire and humor. Students will read selected stories by each author in recent editions by the best translators. Assignments will include suggested films and visual material linked with the stories and their authors. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseybrooksfall23russia
 Sep 06, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
RUSSIAN SHORT STORY: 4 Great Writers with Jeffrey Brooks, PhD
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Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual October 05, October 5, ThursdayOdyssey, Virtual, Puccini’s Tosca: Musical, Theatrical, and Social Perspectives, Brian Oberlander Course Title: Puccini’s Tosca: Musical, Theatrical, and Social Perspectives Instructor: Brian Oberlander Brought to you by Odyssey   October, 2023 - October 05, 2023 (1 Session)   Thursday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: What do the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Battle of Marengo, and legendary French actor Sarah Bernhardt have in common? They all influenced Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca (1900). We set the scene with an overview of Puccini’s operas in the 1890s and the aesthetics of Italian verismo opera. We then explore the libretto’s inspiration in an 1887 French play, La Tosca, that toured Italy with Bernhardt in the title role and Puccini in the audience—ultimately shaping his operatic heroine. As a celebrated public figure making impossible choices in the blood-soaked world of Puccini’s opera, Floria Tosca challenged conceptions of women, power, and public life in turn-of-the-century Italy. We trace these gendered contours in her music, with Maria Callas as our guide, and interpret her harrowing acts of violence through this lens. We also examine the opera’s Napoleonic historical references in light of the social and political instability that surrounded Tosca’s premiere, including bomb threats against the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. We conclude with in-depth discussion of music, libretto, and staging in several iconic scenes—from Baron Scarpia’s dastardly desecration of the Te Deum procession to Floria’s heart-rending aria Vissi d’arte. ________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyoberlanderfall23
 Oct 05, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Puccini’s Tosca: Musical, Theatrical, and Social Perspectives with Brian Oberlander, PhD
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Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual October 12, October 12, ThursdayOdyssey, Virtual, Emmanuel Opati, Turning Ideas into Marketable Products Course Title: Turning Ideas into Marketable Products Instructor: Emmanuel Opati Brought to you by Odyssey   October 12, 2023 - November 23, 2023 (7 Sessions)   Thursday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: In today's world, every successful product begins with a simple idea. However, not everyone possesses the knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into tangible products and bring them to market. This course is designed to bridge that gap by providing you with a step-by-step framework to create and sell (if you want) your own product, regardless of whether or not you have a formal business background.  The course "Turning Ideas into Marketable Products" is an immersive and practical learning experience that will help you turn your creative ideas into products. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, speaker events with entrepreneurs, and hands-on exercises, you will gain the essential skills and insights needed to develop a product from your idea. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.   odysseyopatifall23
 Oct 12, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Turning Ideas into Marketable Products with Emmanuel Opati
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual October 18, October 18, WednesdayOdyssey, Virtual, Barbara Morrison, Life Writing Course Title: Life Writing Instructor: Barbara Morrison Brought to you by Odyssey   October 18, 2023 - October 25, 2023 (2 Sessions)   Wednesday, 6:30 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: We all have stories to tell. In this course, appropriate for new and experienced writers, we’ll practice telling ours in journals, memoirs, personal essays, blogs, and other forms of life writing. After looking at examples, we’ll discuss how to get started and then begin transforming our experiences into stories that will preserve memories and touch others. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseymorrisonfall23
 Oct 18, 2023
 06:30 PM EDT
Life Writing with Barbara Morrison
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual October 19, October 19, ThursdayOdyssey, Virtual, Neetu Dhawan-Gray, Programs and Services for Elders and Caregivers Course Title: Programs and Services for Elders and Caregivers Instructor: Neetu Dhawan-Gray Brought to you by Odyssey   October 19, 2023 - November 16, 2023 (5 Sessions)   Thursday, 6:30 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Curious about resources and opportunities for elders? Connect with leaders and experts in the field of aging services including practitioners from a wide range of perspectives who are actively serving elders and their caregivers. The course will offer information on how to advocate for yourself, and also as a caregiver on behalf of a family member. Opportunities to engage as elders and remain active will also be presented. Through thoughtful discussions, readings, and presentations, explore as we navigate the transition to being an older adult. Discussion on diversity and inclusion will be incorporated throughout the course.  _______________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseydhawan-grayfall2023
 Oct 19, 2023
 06:30 PM EDT
Programs and Services for Elders and Caregivers with Neetu Dhawan-Gray
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual October 20, October 20, FridayOdyssey, Virtual, Manju Prakash, Spectacular Auroras: Beauty and Physics Mechanism of Formation Course Title: Spectacular Auroras: Beauty and Physics Mechanism of Formation Instructor: Dr. Manju Prakash Brought to you by Odyssey   October 20, 2023 (1 Session)   Friday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will appreciate beauty and physics-mechanism of the formation of auroral phenomena. _________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.   odysseyprakashfall23
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 Oct 20, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Spectacular Auroras: Beauty and Physics Mechanism of Formation with Manju Prakash, PhD
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual October 25, October 25, WednesdayOdyssey, Jeffrey Brooks, Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace: A Guided Reading, History, Fall, Virtual Course Title: Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace: A Guided Reading Instructor: Jeffrey Brooks Brought to you by Odyssey   October 25, 2023 - November 29, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Wednesday, 6:00 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: In War and Peace Tolstoy evokes the chaos of war, offers a cornucopia of characters, and probes the complexity of love and heroism. In the context of the Emancipation of the Russian serfs, he expands the realist novel to question the very meaning of historical inquiry. Although the work is 150 years old, it remains live to readers globally and especially in Russian-speaking countries. Soldiers of the Russian and Ukrainian armies, and even the convicts of Prigozhin’s forces, carry Pierre, Andrei, Natasha, and the full caste into the trenches thanks to their high school lessons in literature. In this course we will read Richard Pevear’s and Larissa Volokhonsky’s superb translation and watch the British TV award-winning 2016 adaption directed by Tom Harper. The six scheduled lectures will treat the context in which Tolstoy wrote the novel and expected it to be understood. There are no written assignments and there will be time to discuss the text and the films. __________________________________________________________________________________ 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.odysseybrookstolstoyfall23
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 Oct 25, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace: A Guided Reading with Jeffrey Brooks, PhD
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual October 25, October 25, WednesdayOdyssey, Virtual, George L. Scheper,  Maya Worlds - Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies Course Title: Maya Worlds - Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies Instructor: George L. Scheper Brought to you by Odyssey   October 25, 2023 - December 06, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Thursday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn what modern archaeological and anthropological research has shown about the origin and development of ancient Maya civilization, including the formative, classic, and Post-Classic periods, along with an overview of Maya civilization in the historical era, from the 16th century contact period to the present. Lectures will be richly illustrated and interdisciplinary in scope. ____________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyscheperfall23
 Oct 25, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Maya Worlds - Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies with George L. Scheper, PhD
Odyssey Virtual October 28, October 28, SaturdayOdyssey, virtual, Leo Lubow, Finding Your Vision in Black & White: What the Masters Can Teach Us Course Title: Finding Your Vision in Black & White: What the Masters Can Teach Us Instructor: Leo Lubow Brought to you by Odyssey   October 28, 2023 - December 09, 2023 (6  Sessions)   Saturday, 10 AM ET  In Person at Homewood Campus   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Black and white photography is a fine art medium that actually affords greater creative opportunities than those available in color. In this projector-driven course, we will review and discuss the work of such B&W masters as Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna, Ralph Gibson, Ray K. Metzker, W. Eugene Smith, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Arnold Newman, Alan Schaller, Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Aaron Siskind, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus as we wrestle with the question: what makes a great B&W photograph? Focusing on tone, texture, form, point of view, visual metaphor, narrative and the like, we’ll identify the elements that comprise a fine-art B&W image, all toward one end: to help you refine both your eye and craft as you shape your own special vision. (Our emphasis on composition also will help those interested in refining their color photography.) In the latter part of the course students will be encouraged but not required to show their own work. Please take note: portions of this course overlap with the professor’s classic street photography course, albeit often (though not always) with a different emphasis. skill level: all levels, from beginner to advanced. ________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyllubowfall23
 Oct 28, 2023
 10:00 AM EDT
Finding Your Vision in Black & White: What the Masters Can Teach Us with Leo Lubow
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual October 30, October 30, MondayOdyssey, virtual, fall, brent peterson, The Devil's Pact (Goethe's Faust, Part I) Course Title: The Devil's Pact (Goethe's Faust, Part I) Instructor: Brent Peterson (KSAS '71) Brought to you by Odyssey   October 30, 2023 - December 04, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Monday, 5 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: What does it mean when we read or hear of a “Faustian bargain”? Is it when a business owner or entrepreneur cuts corners, hoping to make billions and not get caught? Or when a football player refuses to retire, knowing that he might suffer traumatic brain injuries that will turn him into a vegetable in middle age, after his knees have already given out for good? What about the politician who hooks his wagon to a dubious president, only to be indicted for something he wishes he hadn’t done? Of course, it’s all these instances and more, but the classic treatment of the “bargain” is Goethe’s Faust, one of the great and lasting works of literature that far too few people know and read today. This course sets out to remedy that deficit by guiding you through Part One of Goethe’s weird, funny, fabulous, and still timely play. _______________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseypetersonfall23
 Oct 30, 2023
 05:00 PM EDT
The Devil's Pact (Goethe's Faust, Part I) with Brent Peterson, PhD
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual October 30, October 30, MondayOdyssey, Virtual, Lynne Agress, The Fathers of Modern Drama: Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg Course Title: The Fathers of Modern Drama: Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg Instructor: Lynne Agress Brought to you by Odyssey   October 30, 2023 - December 04, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Monday, 6:30 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course we will read and discuss three of Ibsen's most popular plays: "A Doll's House," "Hedda Gabler," and "Ghosts. Although written in the 1800s, each play's themes strongly resonate today. The two Strindberg plays, also relevant today, that we also will analyze, are "Miss Julie" and "The Father." Not a year goes by when at least one of these plays is performed on or off Broadway and here in Baltimore at Center Stage or Everyman, providing a great opportunity for course participants. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyagressfathersfall23
Only 2 left
 Oct 30, 2023
 06:30 PM EDT
The Fathers of Modern Drama: Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg with Lynne Agress, PhD
 Ticket Options
Graduated (Fall 2022 - Spring/Summer 2023)$25
Alumni Graduated (Spring 2022 - 2013)$75
All Other Alumni$150
JohnsHopkinsCenterforIntegrativeLearningLifeDesign Odyssey October 30, October 30, Mondayalumni life design experience alde ALDE odyssey Michael Gonzalez Heather Braun What's next for your career? Let's make a plan.   The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association and Integrative Learning & Life Design are working together  to bring alumni the clarity and confidence needed to create a fulfilling career. We are thrilled to be on this journey with you to design the next chapters of your career and life.  The Alumni Life Design Experience (ALDE) supports alumni at a time in their lives when they are looking to make a change. Regardless of your age, background or current life situation, the Alumni Life Design Experience will give you tools and clarity to take that next step toward fulfillment in your career.   Participants who register before October 13th will receive a hard copy of the ALDE guidebook with exercises and prompts to use during the four-week experience. Digital .pdf copies will also be available. ________________________________________________________ ALDE meets virtually 2x per week on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7PM - 8:30PM ET (4 Weeks / 8 sessions) October 30 / November 1 November 06 / 08 November 13 / 15 Week of November 20th - No Classes (Thanksgiving) November 27 /29 ___________________________________________________ Refund Policy (Alumni Life Design Experience Course Only) 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. 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. Please visit odyssey.jhu.edu for additional course information.odyssey-course-alumni-life-desig
 Oct 30, 2023
 07:00 PM EDT
Odyssey: Alumni Life Design Experience (Fall 23)
 Location
virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual October 31, October 31, TuesdayOdyssey, Virtual, Patricia Benesh, Write your awesome obituary Course Title: Write Your Awesome Obituary Instructor: Dr. Patricia Benesh Ed '75, '77, '80, '83 Brought to you by Odyssey   October 31, 2023 - November 14, 2023 (3 Sessions)   Tuesday, 5 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Want to do your family and loved ones a big favor? Write your obit and plan your memorial service—while you’re here to be the architect of it all. (Or do it now for a loved one.) From the author of 7 Memories: Write Your Awesome Obituary, learn how to write an obit that celebrates life and leaves a lasting mark for generations to come In three 90-minute sessions, learn the secret to creating an obituary that comes alive with your message and life experiences. Based on her workbook, Dr. Patricia Benesh shows you how to adapt the New York Times model to your own obituary. Learn how your obituary can be used for other celebration of life materials. Write your obituary while you are still here on earth. Your loved ones will appreciate it—and you will be ensuring YOUR message is remembered. ________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseybeneshwritefall23
 Oct 31, 2023
 05:00 PM EDT
Write Your Awesome Obituary with Patricia Benesh, Ed.D
 Location
Pikesville, MD
Odyssey Virtual October 31, October 31, TuesdayOdyssey, sewing, Hyi Lim, Intermediate Level Sewing: Advanced Skilled Tailoring Techniques Course Title: Intermediate Level Sewing: Advanced Skilled Tailoring Techniques Instructor: Hyi Lim Brought to you by Odyssey   October 31, 2023 - December 12, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Tuesday, 5 PM ET  In Person   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students who have some experience with basic sewing will advance their skills to learn intermediate and advanced sewing and hemming techniques that professional tailors use in their daily practice. The final two classes will involve an advance project that will stretch their skills: create a bow tie and pocket square from scratch; one that is commercial grade and commerce ready. *The odyssey program is not liable for any damages or injuries while participating in this course.   ________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseylimsewingfall23
Only 4 left
 Oct 31, 2023
 05:00 PM EDT
Intermediate Level Sewing: Advanced Skilled Tailoring Techniques with Hyi Lim
 Location
Virtual via zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual October 31, October 31, TuesdayOdyssey, virtual, Ken Belt, Hidden Waters- The Ecology, Engineering, Evolution and Restoration of Urban Stream and Groundwater Ecosystems Course Title: Hidden Waters- The Ecology, Engineering, Evolution and Restoration of Urban Stream and Groundwater Ecosystems Instructor: Ken Belt  WS'94, WS'91 Brought to you by Odyssey   October 31, 2023 - December 05, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Tuesday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn about a wide range of urban stream topics, including ecology, engineering and their history and evolution. In particular, their role as "sewers" and how we now are seeing them as amenities to the community (e.g., biodiversity, recreation, valued places, etc.) ____________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseybeltfall2023
 Oct 31, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Hidden Waters- The Ecology, Engineering, Evolution and Restoration of Urban Stream and Groundwater Ecosystems with Ken Belt, PhD
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual October 31, October 31, TuesdayOdyssey, Debra Khan-Bey Master Acting Workshop, Debra Khan-Bey, Virtual Course Title: Debra Khan-Bey Master Acting Workshop Instructor: Debra Khan-Bey Brought to you by Odyssey   October 31, 2023 - December 5, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Tuesday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will develop personalized creative processes through monologues, scene work, and exercises in observational awareness. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseykhan-beyfall23term2
 Oct 31, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Debra Khan-Bey Master Acting Workshop
 Location
Virtual via zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual November 01, November 1, Wednesdayodyssey, Food is Medicine, Vasudha Gupta, virtual Course Title: Food is Medicine Instructor: Vasudha Gupta (Carey '23) Brought to you by Odyssey   November 01, 2023 - December 06, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Wednesday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn how to identify foods that are right for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Discover new foods to incorporate in your diet. Explore the health and medicinal benefits of different foods to make healthier choices.  This course seeks to be a resource as you enrich your personal health knowledge. ________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyguptafall23
 Nov 01, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Food is Medicine with Vasudha Gupta
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual November 01, November 1, WednesdayOdyssey, Virtual, Mark S Micale, Art, Film, and Literature in the Age of the Dictators Course Title: Art, Film, and Literature in the Age of the Dictators Instructor: Mark S Micale Brought to you by Odyssey   November 01, 2023 - December 06, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Wednesday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Few periods in history have been more eventful than the first half of the twentieth century in Europe. In particular the years between 1914 and the 1950s brought one world-historical catastrophe after another, including the First World War, the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism in Italy and Germany, the Soviet Stalinist dictatorship, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, and the advent of the global Cold War. This Odyssey course explores the interaction of these momentous events with the cultural arts. We will discuss how the work of the greatest writers, artists, musicians, architects, filmmakers, and philosophers during this extraordinary forty-year period reflected their times. We will pay particular attention to the historical relation between art and politics in the totalitarian regimes of Germany under Hitler, the Soviet Union under Stalin, Italy under Mussolini, and Spain under Franco. We will look at both the art that opposed and supported these political regimes. In addition to learning about some of the greatest works of art and thought in the twentieth-century, the course will be a case study in an intriguing human phenomenon: how times of intense human tumult and trauma can also be periods of great cultural creatively and and intellectual accomplishment. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseymicalefall23
 Nov 01, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Art, Film, and Literature in the Age of the Dictators with Mark S. Micale, PhD
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual November 01, November 1, WednesdayOdyssey, virtual, Joycelyn Tate, Hacking Democracy: How Digital Disinformation Targets and Influences Voters Course Title: Hacking Democracy: How Digital Disinformation Targets and Influences Voters Instructor: Joycelyn Tate, SAIS '05 Brought to you by Odyssey   November 01, 2023 - November 15, 2023 (3 Sessions)   Wednesday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: As the 2024 election cycle approaches, digital election disinformation (false information that is deliberately created and shared online) is becoming more creative at targeting and influencing voters. In this course, Joycelyn Tate teaches you how to recognize digital election disinformation and how and why it is created, distributed, and specifically targeted to voters. Joycelyn will also teach you how to protect yourself and your community against the dangers of digital election disinformation. ___________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseytatefall23
 Nov 01, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Hacking Democracy: How Digital Disinformation Targets and Influences Voters with Joycelyn Tate
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual November 01, November 1, WednesdayOdyssey, Lewis Katz, Virtual, Creating Black and White Imagery Course Title: Creating Black and White Imagery Instructor: Lewis Katz Brought to you by Odyssey   November 01, 2023 - November 29, 2023 (4 Sessions)   Wednesday, 7 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will learn of the special quality of black and white photography through mood, atmosphere and emotive quality. By reviewing some of the work of iconic black and white photographers students will begin to appreciate the special qualities. We then move on the actual capture of the images and the conversion process of color into black and white using the available photography software programs. An independent project is included within the course. ____________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseykatzfall23
 Nov 01, 2023
 07:00 PM EDT
Creating Black and White Imagery with Lewis Katz
 Location
Virtual via zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual November 02, November 2, ThursdayOdyssey, Virtual, John Lim, Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan, writing Course Title: Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan Instructor: John Lim, Bus '13 Brought to you by Odyssey   November 02, 2023 - December 14, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Thursday, 4 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Writing a book is one of the top "bucket list" goals of people around the world: across generations, backgrounds, and cultures. However, few ever see their dream come to fruition. If you've ever wanted to write a book but don't know how or where to start or maybe you've started in the past but never got past the blank screen in front of you, I'll teach you how to get over your fear, doubts, and procrastination habits and get that first book done. Taking on a big project like this can be intimidating so I'll teach you a framework to break this down into small, reasonable, and realistic steps that you can use to make writing and publishing a book an achievable goal. You'll learn the "anatomy" of a book, how to get your ideas organized into a succinct roadmap, and how to overcome writer's block. Finally, I will show you how to approach the editing process, how to format your manuscript, how to design a cover, and how to self-publish on Amazon KDP; one of the biggest publishing platforms in the world. Note: This course is open to both non-fiction and fiction writers. [As there will be no class the week of Thanksgiving, the class will end on Thurs, Dec. 14th.]   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseylimterm2fall23
 Nov 02, 2023
 04:00 PM EDT
Write and Self-Publish Your First Book With a Step-by-Step Plan with John Lim
 Location
Virtual via zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual November 03, November 3, Fridayodyssey, matthew auran, virtual, Dynamic Networking: How to Maximize Connectivity Course Title: Dynamic Networking: How to Maximize Connectivity Instructor: Matthew Auran (KSAS ‘17) Brought to you by Odyssey   November 03, 2023 - December 08, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Friday, 8 AM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: In a world driven by digital connections, mastering the art of dynamic networking is essential for personal and professional success. This JHU Odyssey course offers an exciting journey into the realm of modern connectivity, equipping students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in today's interconnected landscape. Throughout the course, students will explore the foundational principles of networking, delving into both theoretical concepts and practical applications. From understanding the basic architecture of networks to optimizing them, participants will gain hands-on experience with various strategies to cultivate a bespoke network to unlock new growth opportunities. Key Learning Objectives: • Gain a comprehensive understanding of networking fundamentals • Explore emerging trends shaping the future of personal and professional networking • Acquire practical tactics to grow their network and maximize the leverage it provides them The course will culminate with a class-wide competition to test what students learned for a substantial cash prize for what the class determines to be the best “reach” (take the class to find out more). _____________________________________________________________________________ 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.odysseyauranfall23
 Nov 03, 2023
 08:00 AM EDT
Dynamic Networking: How to Maximize Connectivity with Matthew Auran
 Location
Virtual via zoom
NA
Odyssey Virtual November 03, November 3, FridayOdyssey, virtual, Dr. Muhammad Ali Yousuf, AI and the Movies: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence Course Title: AI and the Movies: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence Instructor: Dr. Muhammad Ali Yousuf Brought to you by Odyssey   November 03, 2023 - December 01, 2023 (4 Sessions)   Friday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this short course is to explore the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) through the lens of cinema. From the early science fiction film Metropolis to the blockbuster Ex Machina, movies have long grappled with the potential dangers and benefits of AI. This course will examine a variety of films that explore different aspects of AI ethics, including the following: • The potential for AI to lead to job displacement and economic inequality  • The ethical implications of creating artificial beings that are capable of feeling pain and suffering  • The dangers of AI becoming so intelligent that it surpasses human control, etc. The course will conclude with a discussion of the new wave of generative AI models, such as ChatGPT, and the ethical issues they raise. These models are capable of generating text, images, and code that is indistinguishable from human-created content. This raises the question of whether we should treat these models as creative beings with their own rights, or simply as tools that can be used for good or evil. This course is designed to be both informative and thought-provoking. It will provide students with a deeper understanding of the ethical challenges posed by AI, and it will encourage them to think critically about the future of this technology. __________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyyousuffall23
 Nov 03, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
AI and the Movies: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence with Muhammad Yousuf, PhD
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual November 05, November 5, SundayOdyssey, Virtual, Yuri Chia, AAM2:Asian Americans Matter Too Course Title: AAM2:Asian Americans Matter Too Instructor: Yuri Chia (WS'21) Brought to you by Odyssey   November 05, 2023 - December 10, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Sunday, 2 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Interdisciplinary intro to Asian American diversity aims to ease racial tensions spiking with Covid-19 pandemic. PBS' Asian Americans documentary series are talking points to widen perspectives. We face perpetual foreigner challenges struggling for the American dream beyond black-white diversity, equity and inclusion. Join multicultural conversations respecting immigrant diaspora differences in promoting global understanding! We'll survey anti-Asian hate plunging to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Vincent Chin tragedy till recent Oscars Asian wins. All are welcome too to tandem Asian+American:Linking Generations via Film course. __________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseychiafall23
 Nov 05, 2023
 02:00 PM EDT
AAM2:Asian Americans Matter Too with Yuri Chia
Odyssey Virtual November 05, November 5, Sundayodyssey, Megan Prikhodko, Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music, virtual Course Title: Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music Instructor: Megan Prikhodko, Bus '13 Brought to you by Odyssey   November 05, 2023 - December 10, 2023 (6 Sessions)   Sunday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Over the course of our journey, we will intimately examine 3-4 carefully selected songs during each class, dissecting Taylor’s ingenious use of imagery, rhyme, and reference. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how cultural context can enrich lyrics and a greater ability to analyze the nuances and references of today's musical scene. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseyprikhodkofall23term2
 Nov 05, 2023
 06:00 PM EDT
Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual November 06, November 6, MondayOdyssey, Virtual, Today's Native Americans: New Beginnings in Hollywood or another Trend?, Angela Aleiss Course Title: Today's Native Americans: New Beginnings in Hollywood or another Trend? Instructor: Angela Aleiss (KSAS '78) Brought to you by Odyssey   November 6, 2023  (1 Session)   Monday, 2 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will gain an understanding of Native American images in Hollywood as well as prominent Native North American actors and filmmakers in the motion picture industry from the silent film era of the early 1900s to the present. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.odysseyaleissfall23
 Nov 06, 2023
 02:00 PM EST
Today's Native Americans: New Beginnings in Hollywood or another Trend? with Angela Aleiss, PhD
Odyssey Virtual November 07, November 7, TuesdayOdyssey, Virtual, Don and Jenny Killgallon, Improving Writing through a Sentence-Composing Approach Course Title: Improving Writing through a Sentence-Composing Approach Instructor: Don and Jenny Killgallon (A&S '78), (A&S '75) Brought to you by Odyssey   November 07, 2023 - December 05, 2023 (5  Sessions)   Thursday, 6:30 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   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   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. odysseykillgallonfall23
 Nov 07, 2023
 06:30 PM EST
Improving Writing through a Sentence-Composing Approach with Don and Jenny Killgallon
 Location
Virtual via Zoom
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Odyssey Virtual November 14, November 14, TuesdayOdyssey, Virtual, Affirmative Action: Past, Present, Future, Fred L Pincus Course Title: Affirmative Action: Past, Present, Future Instructor: Fred L Pincus Brought to you by Odyssey   November 14, 2023 - December 05, 2023 (4 Sessions)   Tuesday, 1 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Affirmative action has been widely misunderstood since its inception in 1965. This course will provide a history and description of affirmative action policies in college admissions, employment and small businesses. We will examine data on the impact of affirmative action on people of color and women as well as on whites and males. Finally, we will explore the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions. Ample time will be provided for discussion. _________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseypincusfall23
 Nov 14, 2023
 01:00 PM EST
Affirmative Action: Past, Present, Future with Fred L Pincus, PhD
 Location
Virtual via zoom
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Odyssey Virtual November 29, November 29, WednesdayOdyssey, virtual, Lynn Molnar, Sniffing out the Human-Animal Bond Course Title: Sniffing out the Human-Animal Bond Instructor: Lynn Molnar, Bus '10 Brought to you by Odyssey   November 29, 2023 - December 06, 2023 (2 Sessions)   Wedesday, 6 PM ET  Virtual via Zoom   COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will examine the Human-Animal Bond through a historical perspective of dogs in science, art, religion, and literature. We will also explore the foundations of and difference between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights. ______________________________________________________________________________ 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. odysseymolnarfall23
 Nov 29, 2023
 06:00 PM EST
Sniffing out the Human-Animal Bond with Lynn Molnar