The catalog of courses for our “Spring” Semester (which begins January 14th) will be out in just over a month. If you are not a current member, you will be able to download the catalog from this page. If you’d like a reminder email sent to you when the catalog is available (and are not already on our mailing list), add your name to our mailing list by following this link: ADD ME TO THE SHARED LEARNING EMAIL LIST. Our classes will be held at our new location: In Southern Village, with the address of 105 Market St., part of the complex of buildings of the Christ United Methodist Church.
The Shared Learning Association of Chapel Hill is honored to present a talk by Rob Christensen about current and future North Carolina politics. With the mid-term election almost upon us, his talk could not be more timely. It is scheduled for Friday, October 26th at 11 a.m. at our current meeting location: Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Rd. (corner of Erwin).
Mr. Christensen has covered North Carolina politics for 45 years at the News and Observer in Raleigh and is perhaps the most qualified non-partisan commentator on this topic in the entire State. His book, The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics, was published by UNC Press in 2008, and won an award as the best of work of non fiction in the State that year. His new book, Branchhead Boys, is scheduled to be published by UNC Press in the spring.
This talk, like all others in the Gray Lindgren public lecture series, is free and open to the public. Please join us!
For further information, download the flyer <-HERE.
On Friday, Sept. 28th, at 11 a.m., Jack F. Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia gave a powerfully convincing talk to a packed audience at Shared Learning’s first Gray Lindgren Public Lecture of this academic year. The title of Dr. Matlock’s address was Our Russia Policy: What is it? What Should it Be? but most of the talk focused on the end of the Cold War, the end of Communism in the Soviet Union, and the breakup of that country. Matlock is the author of Reagan & Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended.
For further information, download the flyer <-HERE.
Our Lindgren Lectures are free and open to the public. We hope you joined us!
A few updates to the Fall Catalog.
Four courses are now closed to new enrollment–Discover Unfamiliar Languages, Plays: Reading and Discussing, Controversies: How Democracies Die, and Beginning Spanish. Waiting lists are established for all courses that are full and we will alert you if a space has become available for you.
Also, if you are looking for History & Nature of the Universe, II in the menus referring to this course’s webpage it is going by a new title: Fun in the Physical World
Shared Learning Members and Visitors:
The Fall 2018 Shared Learning catalog is available to all current and former members and to visitors to our site. Remember, your academic year membership of $60 entitles you to enrollment in more than 20 courses during this Fall as well as all courses offered during Spring 2019. To get started, jump to our Course Description page or get an overview of courses on the Course Schedule page. To register for courses, download and print the Registration Form or the Entire Catalog. (Note that in addition to the 3 courses marked CLASS FILLED, Beginning Spanish is also now filled.) The Fall Calendar and Inclement Weather policy is available here.
Shared Learning presents 6 courses for our Summer Semester that operates in May and June (with Views on the News continuing all summer). Registration is free for ALL–not just current members, but also former members and visitors simply wanting to try out our courses and setting.
We hope you will join us!
Our much-anticipated March public lecture to have been given by UNC Emeritus Professor of History Michael Hunt has had to be cancelled. Prof. Hunt is in ill-health. We wish him a quick recovery and hope to reschedule his talk for next fall.
Shared Learning’s Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Course Catalogs — schedules and descriptions — will be available on this website and emailed to members by mid-April. If you are not a member, to have these emailed to you, complete and submit this contact form on our website. Find out more about us ->HERE<-. Join us!
On Friday, February 23rd, at 11 a.m., Shared Learning was proud to host Professor William Ferris, Senior Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC Chapel Hill, who gave our February Gray Lindgren Public Lecture at our Association’s meeting location, Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill.
Professor Ferris’ lecture was based on his book, The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists, a fascinating set of interviews with 26 of the most luminous artists and thinkers in American culture — from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward.
Dr. Ferris described to us how he chose subjects and conducted one-on-one interviews, over the past forty years, with such outstanding cultural representatives of the American South; how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity; and how the work of southern and southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South.
Like all of our Lindgren Public Lectures, Dr. Ferris’ talk was free and open to the Chapel Hill area community. We invite you to taste the intellectually invigorating and socially inviting climate that has characterized our organization since its founding by retired UNC faculty members nearly 40 years ago.
Information about Shared Learning’s Spring 2018 semester–the course schedule, course descriptions, and registration forms–have been posted on the new Shared Learning website: http://sharedlearning.us. Newly joining members and those returning from previous years can complete the Registration Page of the Spring 2018 Course Catalog and mail it in. Current members who have already paid their 2017-2018 registration fee may submit their selected courses by email or using an on-line form. Look at the items under the menu choice “SPRING 2018 Courses” for more information.
Classes begin Jan 8th and end April 20th. Spring break is March 12-16.