ORIENTATION begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Architectural styles are determined by the philosophy and culture in which they were made. We will consider Egyptian pyramids, Classical structures, Romanesque and Gothic religious styles, Renaissance palaces and churches, Baroque and Rococo buildings, Neo-classical and Beaux Arts revival and finally modern with a focus on Frank Lloyd Wright.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: Independent afternoon--The following places can be accessed without a car:
Take the hotel shuttle to SFO to catch BART to downtown San Francisco
Explore downtown Burlingame. Take the complimentary Burlingame Trolley to downtown Burlingame to peruse the interesting shops, restaurants, historic train depot and library. Shuttle schedule available at lobby desk. A point of interest in Burlingame is the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia/Classic Toy Museum/Banned Toy Museum—214 California Drive; 650-347-2301; guided visits daily take about 45 minutes.
Take the hotel shuttle to the international terminal at SFO and visit the SFO Museum. Created in 1980, SFO Museum was the first cultural institution of its kind located in an international airport. Whether your interests lie with ancient Greece or modern design, African masks or cocktail shakers, visit SFO Museum to explore decorative arts, anthropology, popular culture, aviation, and more.
Take a walk along the San Francisco Bayfront Trail with views of the East Bay.
Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. Examine the role of the high court in our political process, discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This course will examine the different visions Americans have held about Lincoln from his own time to the present. While most Americans have regarded him as a “secular saint” and granted him a place in the pantheon of our nation’s greatest heroes, others have ridiculed him as a country bumpkin, or decried him as a dictator. Most contemporary historians see the “Great Emancipator” as the foremost advocate for African American freedom and equality, but others view him as a racist and hypocrite. We will sift through the kaleidoscopic images of Lincoln as they evolved over the years, and make an assessment of which views are valid, and which are unfair.
Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: From Buffoon to Philosopher King: The Many Faces of Abraham LincolnLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hanna House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 for Stanford professor Paul Hanna and his wife, Jean. Wright had become interested in designing elegant and affordable homes for the American middle class to create a more harmonious, enlightened society. The long-term collaboration between the Hannas and Wright resulted in an unprecedented design: a house based on hexagonal geometry, with no right angles in the floor plan. This radical experimentation allowed Wright to explore open spatial planning. Hanna House was a turning point in his career, leading to ideas later evidenced in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Hannas lived in the house until giving it to Stanford in 1975. It housed four university provosts until suffering severe damage in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. It underwent complex restoration, made complicated by its unique design, and reopened to the public in 1999. (Courtesy of the Hanna House)
Check the website at: hannahousetours.stanford.edu and click on Learn About then click on House and Garden Views. The site will have a map of the house. Click on any of the rooms and you will see pictures of each room included in the tour.
Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme CourtDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Time to socialize with fellow participantsLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Israel, the Palestinians and the U.S.are the key players in the Middle East peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: With A Song In His Heart: Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers was one-half the duo of Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Learn about his fascinating career and personal life. His tunes are some of the best of the 20th century, performed by Broadway and Hollywood’s song and dance stars.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Live entertainmentLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right.For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road.For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
Take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Museum collection includes aircraft exhibits: vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Extensive gift shop. Museum is adjacent to San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land.For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497
Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking.For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html