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The last date listed for One Day University was Saturday April 21, 2012 / 10:00am (FDR and the Path to WWII).
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This three-hour dinner cruise down the Delaware River on the Spirit of Philadelphia provides an elegant evening of entertainment. You'll undoubtedly enjoy the full dinner buffet, including a carving station and stunning views of Philadelphia's historic skyline and sparkling harbor lights. After dinner, things start rocking with DJ-provided dance music. There's a full cash bar on board, and the ship's top level boasts the largest outdoor deck in the city for taking in the sights and relaxing under the evening stars. 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.
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