One Day University: Learn from the Country's Top Professors
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for One Day University have expired.
The last date listed for One Day University was Saturday April 21, 2012 / 10:00am (FDR and the Path to WWII).
Most Popular Tours & Cruises Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- $90.99 - $96.35
- Our Price:
- $54.59 - $57.81
Sightseeing takes on whole new meaning when you rock till you dock, which you'll experience at this festive yet elegant buffet dinner cruise down the Delaware River. Aboard the climate-controlled decks of the Spirit of Philadelphia, you'll enjoy delicious, freshly prepared food followed by a dance party against the glorious backdrop of the city's historic skyline and sparkling harbor lights. While you dine, a narrated tour will guide you through the array of spectacular sights floating serenely past the boat's panoramic windows, including the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Navy Yard and Adventure Aquarium. Then it's time to hit the dance floor as DJs spin Top 40 hits in a recently modernized decor featuring ambient lighting, plasma TVs and a floating rooftop lounge. Learn More
April 21, 2012 at 10:00am: FDR and the Path to World War II* — What We Know Now that We Didn’t Know Then*
Professor Richard M. Pious – Columbia University
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor; four days later Germany and Italy also declared war on the U.S. Yet America’s involvement in World War II had been predetermined as early as May of 1940 when FDR circumvented an isolationist Congress by making a secret deal with Winston Churchill and the British.
May 5, 2012 at 10:00am: Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision*
Professor Louis Masur situates Springsteen’s music in a broader cultural context. Springsteen is working in a long tradition of American songwriters who have given thought to the meanings of America, and his work connects to some of the most fundamental issues in the culture: the question of community, the place of faith in our lives, the nature of work, the dream of escape, the search for love. We will examine how Springsteen delivers on these themes both lyrically and musically, how his vision has shifted over time, and the role of rock ‘n’ roll as an agent of change
Louis Masur is Chair of the American Studies program at Trinity College and is the author of_ Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision_ (2009). He has also written about Springsteen for Slate, Salon, Backstreets, and other publications.