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Cockefair Chair Course Schedule Fall 2011

The Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair is pleased to dedicate these Fall 2011 courses to the memory of Dorothy Kasten, a longtime member of the Cockefair Chair Advisory Committee.

China’s New Cultural Revolution:  Fast Changing Life for Minority Ethnic Groups class has ended
Instructor:  Dr. Robert Gamer, professor emeritus, Department of Political Science
12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25
$45 ($60 with optional parking permit)

Professor Gamer spent a month visiting ethnic minority villages in southern China. He traveled by bus, van and motorcycle on rutted mud paths and on the new elevated superhighways and 210 mph bullet trains that have just reached these inaccessible mountainous regions during the past year. Ancient life patterns are suddenly transforming at lightning speed. Traditional garments, water buffaloes, ox carts and houses built by hand are competing with designer-labels, tall condos cellphone relay towers – China has 800 million cellphone users. Bob’s camera captured what all this means to their lives and ours.

Critical Energy Resource and Distribution Issues in Greater Kansas City- class has ended

Instructor:  Dr. Caroline Davies, associate professor, Department of Geosciences
10:30 a.m. to noon
Thursday, November 3, 10 and 17
$34 ($49 with optional parking permit)

This course will focus on the distribution of energy resources and consumption in the greater Kansas City bi-state area. Most people are not aware most of that Kansas City’s energy dollars, approximately 40%, go to clean wastewater. We will examine water, oil and gas issues in our bi-state region, and look at the range of energy alternatives. Professor Davies’ research focuses on climate change and approaches to sustainability. She believes it’s important to educate as many people as quickly as possible on these closely connected issues. In addition, Dr. Davies will include experts from outside the university to address critical information and issues concerning our region.

The Musical Words of Victor Herbert – class has ended

Instructor: Dr.William Everett, associate dean and associate professor, Conservatory of Music and Dance
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, September 15, 22 and 29
$34 ($49 with optional parking permit)

This three-lecture course explores the life, work and legacy of Victor Herbert (1859-1924). The Irish-born and German-trained Herbert enjoyed a multi-faceted career in America as a cellist, conductor and Broadway composer.  The first session focuses on Herbert’s classical background, his tenure as conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and his arrival on Broadway. The second session surveys some of his Broadway musicals, including The Fortune Teller (1898) and Babes in Toyland. The final session highlights later musicals, including one of his most famous works, Naughty Marietta (1910).

All courses are held in the UMKC Administrative Center, Plaza Room, 5115 Oak St. Participants may purchase parking permits at an additional charge of $5 per course session:  $15 for a three-session course or $20 for a four-session course. Parking permits will be mailed to attendees before each course begins.

Space is limited. Only paid pre-registration assures a seat in the class. Call 816-235-2736 to register by phone (Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966 (TT)), or print the following form, complete and return.

UMKC College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education
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Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair Courses Fall 2011

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o Critical Energy Resource and Distribution Issues
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Inclement weather policy: If the Kansas City Missouri School District is closed, Cockefair course sessions will not meet.

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