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Academic Adventures on San Francisco Bay

Program Number: 15551RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/4/2012 - 11/9/2012; 3/12/2015 - 3/17/2015; 4/23/2015 - 4/28/2015; 5/7/2015 - 5/12/2015; 8/13/2015 - 8/18/2015; 8/20/2015 - 8/25/2015; 9/24/2015 - 9/29/2015; 10/1/2015 - 10/6/2015; 10/15/2015 - 10/20/2015; 12/30/2015 - 1/4/2016;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Burlingame, California
Price starting at: $669.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture; Music Appreciation
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Spend five days immersed in five courses covering a broad range of topics. From the serious to the sublime, you will leave this program enlightened and enriched. See date-specific notes for course topics.


• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Take an excursion by bus to learn about notable landmarks and locations around the Bay Area.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.

Activity Particulars

Minimal standing and walking.

Date Specific Information


On this date, courses will be The Great American Songbook: Where Have All The Tunes Gone?, Art Tour: Paris/N. France, Final Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Race, Loot: The Battle for Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World, and Joy of Aging.


"Rothmann: Great Speeches of the 20th Century." "The Supreme Court." "Life Was Not Just a Cabaret: Revisiting Weimar Germany." "Swing/Big Band Jazz." "All the World’s Affair: International Expositions, 1851-1940."


"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "Music of Beethoven and Bach." "U.S. Constitution." "Famous Photographers." "The Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War."


"Rothmann: 20th Century Presidents." "The World’s Most Important Archaeological Sites." "Ballets of Stravinsky." "San Francisco History." "World War Two: 70 Years Later."


"Rothmann: The President and Foreign Policy." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "Great American Free Speech Cases." "Great Moments in Photojournalism." "Post Impressionism."


"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "Music of Mozart." "Inside the Supreme Court." "History of Art & Architecture." "Life in the Burbs."


"Rothmann: Challenges of Political Leadership." "Art Tour: Paris/North France." "American Masters: Gershwin and Bernstein." "U.S. Constitution." "San Francisco Artists and Writers."


"Rothmann: Defeated Presidential Candidates." " History of Architecture." "Symphony from Beethoven to the Present." "San Francisco History." "Great American Songbook."


"Rothmann: Great Inaugural Addresses." "Concertos of the Baroque and Classical Eras." "Bay Area Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Ken Kesey, Frank Norris, Shirley Jackson." "Film Noir." "Jazz & the Pop Song."


New Year's Eve: "Rothmann: Great First Ladies." "Music of Mozart." "French Impressionism." "Men, Women & Comedy." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


A bustling suburb set between San Francisco Bay and the foothills of the Pacific Coast Range, Burlingame affords great views of San Francisco to the north from the walking paths along the bay.

Hotel overlooking San Francisco Bay. Indoor pool, gym, walking path, free airport shuttle and City of Burlingame shuttle to charming downtown Burlingame.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Michael Graham

A professor of political science at San Francisco State University, Dr. Michael Graham has taught at numerous educational institutions including Oklahoma State University, U.C. Santa Barbara, Northwestern University and Loyola University of Chicago. His major research and teaching interests are in the fields of public law and American political institutions. Dr. Graham holds a Ph.D. in political science from U.S. Santa Barbara.
Richard Aldag

Richard Aldag is an active composer whose works have been commissioned and performed by numerous symphonies, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He served as executive director of the Napa Valley Symphony from 2006-2012, and prior to this, served as executive director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As an educator, Richard has served on the faculties of several schools, including Fordham University and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
Mark Levy

Mark Levy has performed and taught around the country for 30 years at synagogues, Jewish community centers, Lehrhaus Judaica, Workmen's Circle and other Jewish groups. He has appeared throughout the country and abroad as a singer and lecturer who specializes in traditional Judaic folk music, Jewish humor, and Klezmer history and theory. “Nu, You Think That's Funny?” was developed in a Catskill hotel one summer and includes jokes, film and audio clips that chronicle 100 years of Jewish jokesters.
Jerry Frohmader

Jerry Frohmader is a composer, performer, teacher and arts administrator, whose compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. As assistant dean in the School of Music at the California Institute of Arts, Jerry composed a musical score for the opera "Victory Over the Sun" by Malevich. As a musician, he has performed with the New Jersey Symphony and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and has been featured on the ABC News, CNN Travel and the PBS program SPARK.
Sara Felder

Sara Felder is a solo theater artist, playwright, humorist, juggler and teacher. She ran away with San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus, was a featured act in Joel Grey’s Borscht Capades, toured Cuba with Jugglers for Peace, opened for Joan Rivers, has lectured on humor all over the country and has taught juggling in California prisons and halfway houses. She continues to teach comedy and humor at San Francisco State University and Road Scholar, as well as in her popular class on solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre. Sara believes in the power of laughter to help talk about the most difficult subjects. For example, her solo plays have included the themes of same-sex marriage, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, mental illness and grief – and they are all comedies. Sara has earned fellowships, commissions and residencies from many agencies including the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the California Arts Council and many other organizations.
Sue Lombardi

Susanna Lombardi is an art historian and educator whose career in college teaching spanned over 25 years. In addition to her role as a faculty member at Dominican College, she served as the associate director of the graduate humanities program. She completed her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of the book, "Behold!"
James Dalessandro

James Dalessandro has written more than 20 feature film and television scripts, including the movie adaptation of his best selling novel, “1906,” for Warner Brothers, and the Hallmark movie, “Citizen Jane,” based on his true crime book. He is the writer and director of the award- winning documentary film, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and the writer and executive producer of, “Petrosino,” an upcoming 10-hour mini series based on his Playboy article and upcoming book. He is the principal Road Scholar lecturer in his adopted home of San Francisco where he screens, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and lectures on subjects ranging from the founding of San Francisco the Transcontinental Railroad, Old Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge to the history of its artists: Mark Twain, Jack London, Isadora Duncan and the Beat Generation.
Darwin Patnode

Darwin Patnode earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and Santa Clara University. Darwin also worked at Foothill College in Los Altos as a teacher and as an administrator. He retired from Cal State Hayward and now speaks at senior complexes. Darwin is a member of Mensa.
Marie McNaughton

Marie McNaughton is an independent, interdisciplinary scholar whose devotion to art, architecture, history, literature and music was fired by childhood visits to the museums, public spaces, and culture of San Francisco. She has been a professional writer, editor, photographer, and all-around critic of society and culture since the 1980s. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. in Humanities from San Francisco State University, where she regularly lectures on cultural production as a means of understanding the human condition. Practiced in exhibit development, interpretation and curation, she has worked with such diverse institutions as the San Francisco Zoological Society, Sonoma County Environmental Discovery Center, San Francisco Police Department, California Homicide Inspectors Association, and the Cotati Historical Society & Museum, of which she is currently president.
Marty Carcieri

Marty Carcieri is a tenured associate professor of political science, specializing in constitutional law and political theory. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Cal State Los Angeles, a J.D. from UC Hastings, and a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara. He taught previously at the University of North Florida and the University of Tennessee. Marty teaches undergraduate courses in American political theory, legal issues, constitutional law, and jurisprudence, as well as graduate seminars on the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the judicial process, the U.S. drug war, and John Rawls. His work has been cited in four state appellate court decisions and in amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in four landmark cases.
David Large

Having earned his Ph.D. in history from UC Berkeley in 1974, David Clay Large has taught at Berkeley, Smith College, Montana State University, and Yale University, where he was also college dean. Presently he is a visiting scholar at the Institute of European Studies at Berkeley. A specialist in the history of modern Germany, he is the author of a dozen books, including "Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich," "Berlin," "Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936," and "Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games." His current project is a narrative history of the great spa-towns of Central Europe.
Larry Prud'homme

Larry Prud’homme was born in Berkeley and raised in the east bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science at U.C. Berkeley and his M.A.and Ph.D. in European history at U.C. Davis. For most of his career, Larry taught history and political science at the college level. Since retiring from full-time teaching at Mendocino College, he continues to teach history part-time to older adults Santa Rosa Junior College and CSU East Bay in Concord. Larry enjoys traveling with his wife, hiking in the Sierra Nevada, running, and foreign films. He is the president of the Rossmoor Trails Club, a hiking club in Walnut Creek.
Brian Taylor

A professor of photography at California State University in San Jose, Brian Taylor is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes including historic 19th Century printing techniques, mixed media, and hand made books. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in numerous solo and group shows and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and several others. His photographs have been published in many magazines inlucding American Photographer and Photo Asia, and he has taught photography workshops for over 20 years at institutions including Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon. He received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico.
Doug Bailey

Doug Bailey earned his Ph.D. in archaeology from Cambridge University, following a degree in classical archaeology at Dartmouth College. Doug has taught in the UK and the U.S., including a decade at Cardiff University in Wales where he held a personal chair in European prehistory. His primary fieldwork includes excavations of 8000-year old villages of Neolithic Romania, for which the Romanian Ministry of Culture awarded their 2002 Adrian Radulescu Prize for outstanding contribution to Romanian archaeology. Doug has written key works on prehistoric archaeology including “Prehistoric Figurines: Representation and Corporeality,” “Balkan Prehistory,” and “Living Well Together: Sedentism and Mobility.” Doug is a professor of anthropology at San Francisco State University and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Doug has lectured in Europe, America and Asia on topics ranging from his fieldwork to the origins of art and representation.
Meals and Lodgings
   Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
  Burlingame, CA 5 nights
 Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Type: Hotel
  Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.
  Contact info: 150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
  Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.
  Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel at 650-292-7387. Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel at 650-292-7387. Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM

Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration starts at 3pm. You will be staying at Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 1PM. You will be staying at Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Guests may park in the hotel's parking lot for free. Ask for a parking pass when you check in.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Burlingame, CA
  Nearest city or town:  Burlingame
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International
  From End of Program
  Location: Burlingame, CA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details

Oakland International Airport


From Airport




Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888


Per Person/One Way:


Call the shuttle company for current rate.
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


45 minutes to an hour 




35 miles


San Francisco International Airport


From Airport




Hotel Shuttle
Embassy Suites Hotel Shuttle
phone: 650-342-4600


Per Person/One Way:


Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


10 minutes 


Free shuttle to/from SF Airport daily, every 20 mins, 5:10 am-11:50 pm (12-3 pm= every 30 mins). In Baggage Claim, go up one level to Level 2 (Departures), go out to center island Hotel Courtesy Shuttle Stop. Be sure you’re going to Embassy Suites, SF Airport/Burlingame. Shuttle has logos for Emb. Suites, Crown Plaza Suites, and Holiday Inn. If arriving before 5:10 am or after 11:50 pm, dial #68 on courtesy phone, tell operator your location, and on-call shuttle will get you at Shuttle Stop.


San Francisco & East Bay


From Train Station




Public Transportation
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
phone: web--


Per Person/One Way:


Depends upon which station departing from.
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


Depends upon which station departing from. 


Visit BART's website, for full info on fares, schedules, routes, contact numbers and station locations. Buy ticket(s) at BART station. Take train to the San Francisco International Airport BART station, go out to Domestic Terminal, and take hotel's free shuttle to hotel (see instructions above).

Driving Directions
  From the east From I-580 West, take I-238 which connects to I-880, and then head south on I-880. You then exit to Hwy. 92 West, going across the San Mateo Toll Bridge. Then take Hwy. 101 North, exit at Anza Blvd., go straight two blocks to the hotel.
  From the north Take Hwy. 101 South, exit on Broadway/Burlingame. Take the second exit as you come off the freeway -- Airport Boulevard/Old Bayshore Highway. Turn right and go east over the Rollins Road overpass (you drive over the freeway). Turn right on Old Bayshore Highway. Turn left onto Airport Boulevard. Turn left on to Anza and go straight two blocks to the hotel.
  From the south Take Hwy. 101 North, exit at Anza Blvd., go straight two blocks to the hotel.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Orientation
(Sunday, November 4)
 Afternoon: 3:00 Room check in; 3-4:30: Program registration; 4:30: Orientation; 5:30-7:30: Complimentary drinks daily
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7:00: Introductions
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, November 5)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9-12: Final Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Race: As Americans cast ballots across the country, a political science expert wraps up the political season.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 3-5: The Great American Songbook: Where Have All The Tunes Gone?: Savor the unforgettable music of Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers & Hart, & Berlin, as we discuss the careers and musical styles of America’s most popular songwriters from the 20s to the 50s. Enjoy such favorites as I Got Rhythm, You’re The Top and White Christmas.
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7-9:The Great American Songbook: Where Have All The Tunes Gone?
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, November 6)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9-12: Final Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Race
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: Free Time
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7-9: Healthy Body, Healthy Brain: Our research-based workshop encourages people to maintain their brain health by staying physically and mentally active, eating a brain-healthy diet and remaining socially involved. The interactive workshop will feature nutritional and lifestyle advice, strategies to keep your memory sharp, interactive exercises and activities, and materials to take home for further reading. The workshop will introduce attendees to scientifically rooted advice on brain health based on strong lifestyle choices. The interactive workshop will feature nutritional and lifestyle advice, strategies to keep your memory sharp, interactive exercises and activities, and materials to take home for further reading. The workshop will introduce attendees to scientifically rooted advice on brain health based on strong lifestyle choices.
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, November 7)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Art Tour: Paris/N. France: Paris has spectacular art from Notre Dame to the Louvre, and smaller gems like the Cluny Museum. The outskirts of Paris and highlights in Normandy, Loire Valley finish the course.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 2:30-4:30: Loot: The Battle for Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World: Global art treasures have been taken from their original settings for centuries and in recent years there has been an effort to repatriate them to their country of origin. This course focuses on noted stolen cultural artifacts such as the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Pergamon Altar and the Benin bronze plaques, as well as current threats to art removed from archaeological sites. The course will also examine the systemic looting of European cultural artifacts by the Nazis and the efforts to return recovered items to their rightful owners.
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: Free Time
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Closing ceremony
(Thursday, November 8)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30:Loot: The Battle for Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.
 Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure
(Friday, November 9)
 Breakfast: Breakfast in atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Art Tour: Paris/N. France
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: Program over after lunch.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
  Burlingame, CA Bay Front trail
Walk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the Embassy Suites. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline.
  Downtown Burlingame
Downtown Burlingame is a charming retail area filled with interesting shops and restaurants. There are two different sections of the downtown area to stroll through as you window gaze. By Car: Take Anza Boulevard west, turn right onto Airport Blvd., left onto Broadway Ave. You will see a Caltrain station. This begins the Broadway Ave. retail area. To continue on to the Burlingame Ave. retail area, take a left on California Dr., and go 12-15 blocks. There will be a second Caltrain station at Washington Park; turn left or right onto Burlingame Avenue. The shopping district is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. By Trolley: The City of Burlingame sponsors a free trolley which stops at the hotel and takes you to downtown Burlingame every day except Sunday. The hotel has a map of the trolley route and timetables. The Burlingame Avenue CalTrain Station, located on California Drive, is a historic landmark. You may board trains to San Francisco here. For additional information, visit
  Hiller Aviation Museum
Six miles from hotel. The museum’s 53,000 sq. ft. complex consists of a main exhibit hall, an entrance atrium, 35-seat theater, 50-seat conference center, and gift shop. The Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Collection includes 50 aircraft exhibits: Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Call for more info, and driving directions, at 650-654-0200, or visit their website. Open 7 days a week. For additional information, visit
  NASA Ames Research Center
NASA Ames Exploration Center: Experience NASA technology and missions first hand; open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, free admission; 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
  San Francisco
Some of the main attractions in America's favorite city include Chinatown, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building and downtown Market Street, the Asian Art Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park with the Japanese Tea Garden and deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores, Nob Hill and Grace Cathedral, the Presidio with the Walt Disney Family Museum, Union Square, Yerba Buena Center with the SF Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Cliff House and the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum. For additional information, visit
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm. Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center and the Hanna Honeycomb House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road. For additional information, visit
  The Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5; 650-810-1010; 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
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