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Academic Adventures on San Francisco Bay

Program Number: 15551RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/4/2013 - 4/9/2013; 5/5/2016 - 5/10/2016; 5/19/2016 - 5/24/2016; 7/28/2016 - 8/2/2016; 8/11/2016 - 8/16/2016; 10/13/2016 - 10/18/2016; 10/27/2016 - 11/1/2016; 12/29/2016 - 1/3/2017;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Burlingame, California
Price starting at: $899.00 - 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.




Highlights

• 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

4-4-2013

The Making of the President: 1960 Election. The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today’s Challenges? The Great American Songbook: Where Have All the Tunes Gone? A Passion for Nature: French Landscape Art. Healthy Aging.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



5-5-2016

"Middle East Conflict." "Five-Ringed Circus: The Modern Olympic Movement." "Music of Mozart." "Taking the Waters: A Journey through Europe’s Grand Spas." "Art of Paris and Northern France."



5-19-2016

"2016 Campaign: Challenges of Political Leadership." "Music of Beethoven and Bach." "U.S. Constitution." "Italian Art." "Archaeology of Religion."



7-28-2016

"Broken Treaties of the 20th Century." "Concertos of the Baroque and Classical Eras." "Art of Eternal Rome." "Presidential Campaigns and Elections." "Jack London Centennial."



8-11-2016

"The President and Foreign Policy." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "U.S. Constitution." "Great Moments in Photojournalism." "Post Impressionism."



10-13-2016

"Middle East Conflict." "World's Most Important Archaeological Sites." "French Impressionism." "U.S. Supreme Court." "Swing/Big Band Jazz."



10-27-2016

"2016 Campaign: Challenges of Political Leadership." "Music of Beethoven and Bach." "Art of Paris/N. France." "Origins of Humanity & Civilization." "Huddled Masses: Immigration at Turn of 20th Century."



12-29-2016

"20th Century Presidents." "Mozart's Viennese Operas." "Post Impressionism." "The History of Ha!" "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs."



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Burlingame

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.



Accommodations
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.
 
John Rothmann

Regarded as a scholar of modern Republicanism, John Rothmann is a political and foreign policy consultant who specializes in issues of the U.S., Middle East and former Soviet Union. Among his many roles, he has served as director of the Nixon Collection at Whittier College, as chief of staff to Senator Milton Marks and as field representative to Senator Quentin Kopp. John has spoken at numerous campuses in the U.S., Canada and Israel, and taught at the University of San Francisco. He is the co-author of the books “Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican” and “Icon Of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam.”
 
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!"
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
   Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
  Burlingame 1 night
   Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
  Burlingame 3 nights
 Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Contact info: 600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel for current rate. Call hotel for current rate.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel for current rate. Call hotel for current rate.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3pm for hotel check-in and program registration. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront that night.
  End of Program:
1pm after lunch on closing day. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Burlingame
  Nearest city or town:  Burlingame
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International
  From End of Program
  Location: Burlingame
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
 
Driving Directions
  From the highway From the north: Take Highway 101 south. Take the Broadway exit, EXIT 419B. Keep left to take the ramp toward Airport Blvd/Old Bayshore Hwy. Keep right to turn right on Rollins Rd. Make sharp right on Broadway and go over the freeway. Turn right onto Old Bayshore Hwy/Bayshore Hwy. Turn left onto Airport Blvd. Go through intersection of Airport and Anza Blvds. Hilton Hotel is on the left at 600 Airport Blvd. From the south: Take Highway 101 north. Take the Peninsula Ave exit, EXIT 417B. Turn left onto Airport Blvd. Turn slightly right to stay on Airport Blvd. Hilton Hotel is on the right at 600 Airport Blvd.
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:
(Thursday, April 4)
   
 Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration; hotel registration; 4:30: Orientation
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7pm: Introductions, social time
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Friday, April 5)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Healthy Aging
 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest TBA
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7-9: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges? America has evolved dramatically since the Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution. Can this sacred document survive the challenges of the changes of the 21st century and beyond? We look at the evolution of the Constitution.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Saturday, April 6)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30: A Passion for Nature: French Landscape Art: The mid-19th to the early 20th century was a golden age of landscape art in France. Artists painting en plein air (in the open air), gave landscape painting a directness it had never before possessed. You’ll trace the development of the landscape in French painting, including artists associated with Realism, Naturalism, the Barbizon School, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism and Fauvism.
 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: Free Time
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7-9: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Sunday, April 7)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: A Passion for Nature: French Landscape Art
 Lunch: Noon
 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: 5:30
 Evening: 7-9: The Great American Songbook: Where Have All the Tunes Gone?
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Monday, April 8)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9-12: The Making of the President 1960: The names are legendary: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Adlai E. Stevenson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Stuart Symington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, Henry Cabot Lodge. The primaries, the conventions, the TV debates and the campaign will be described and explored through sounds and film. The 1960 campaign will come alive in a look-back on a defining moment in American history.
 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: Free Time
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Tuesday, April 9)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9-12: The Making of the President 1960
 Lunch: Noon; Program is over after lunch; Hotel checkout is noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Burlingame Bay Front Trail
Walk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the hotel. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline. For additional information, visit http://baytrail.abag.ca.gov/
  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 http://www.computerhistory.org/
  Downtown Burlingame
Downtown Burlingame is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. For additional information, visit http://www.burlingame.org/Index.aspx?page=96
  Filoli
Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Whether enjoying its beauty or pursuing its educational opportunities, we invite you to explore this cherished community resource. (Courtesy of Filoli.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/
  Hiller Aviation Museum
Hiller Aviation Museum is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. Open 10-5 daily; six miles south of hotel at 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos; 650-654-0200; 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/
  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 http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
  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 http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/
  Stanford University
Stanford University: 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 http://www.stanford.edu/
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