The following two courses were taken from the fall 2006 Course
Catalog of the Berkshire Institute for Lifetime Learning in Massachusetts.
PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY MUSIC
Each of these six class was hosted by a different professor, composer,
lecturer or author knowledgeable about that week’s topic.
September 13 – The Strange Career of Stravinsky’s Rite
September 20 – Schoenberg’s Evolution as a Composer up
September 27 – Bartok’s Fusion of Old and New
October 4 – Cuban and Latin American Composers of the 20th Century
October 11 – Electronic and Computer Music
October 18 – Orchestration
PUSHING THE FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE
In this series of lectures, Williams College science faculty discussed
areas of their research that are expanding the frontiers of Chemistry
September 13 & 20 – Polymeric Materials for Drug Delivery
A discussion of the use of polymeric materials in drug delivery applications;
highlighting design considerations, synthetic strategies and material
properties of research as well as other current examples of delivery
September 27 & October 4 – Dealing with the Obesity Epidemic
An exploration of the various issues around this topic, including medical
and economic consequences and how to address this epidemic, medically
October 11 & 18 – Nanoscale Structures
A discussion of the strategies for designing molecular scale wires for
use in nanoscale structures.