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John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Events

January 20 - February 19, 2020

Monday, January 20

2020 MLK Diversity Address and Day of Service

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a breakfast, keynote address, and the official send-off for those heading to...

Tuesday, January 21

"Mr. Comey, You’re Fired!": The Unitary Executive and Separation of Powers

Honorable Bruce Reinhart will discuss decisions addressing issues of Presidential power in the last few years and what they may indicate about future cases...

The Prime Ministers Who Shaped Israel

In this four-part series, Professor Nurnberger will explore the stories of four giants of Israeli history and politics and their historical impact.

Music Americana: A Lifetime of Song

In this 8-week course, Rod MacDonald will examine the work, biographies and enduring importance of notable musical artists and attempt to sort myth from...

Wednesday, January 22

From Russian Empire to Soviet Union: The Jewish Experience

This 4-week lecture series takes participants from the last years of Tsarist rule under Nicholas II to the eve of WWII with a focus on the destruction of the...

The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Changed History!

Magician Harry Maurer presents a fascinating lecture filled with mystery and intrigue, peppered with just a “little bit of magic” about magicians who have...

Thursday, January 23

The Challenges in Modern World Journalism: Patriotism vs. Journalism

Dana Weiss discusses the conflicting roles of patriotic identity and journalistic integrity, the impact of reporting during war-time and election seasons,...

Objection! Current Contentious and Confusing Legal Battles

This series by Irving Labovitz, J.D. will focus on selected current, highly publicized, volatile and contentious legal issues presented in important selected...

Hagood Plays the Blues

Taylor Hagood is back with live singing and playing along with lecture in an entertaining and educational experience about the blues. He will follow such...

Friday, January 24

The Week in Review

This course will take students through the weekly news roundup with Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino, who will select some of the important,...

Art, Conversation & Collectors

European and American, Historical and Avant-garde works of art will be viewed and interpreted in this eight-week series by Dr. Terryl Lawrence.

The Isolating Dilemmas of Life in Film

These eight choices reveal the astonishing richness of presentation that only film can achieve. Gripping in their plots and acting, they never descend into...

Synapse 2020

Local Neuroscientists: Let’s Connect Join us for our Annual Poster Session and Happy Hour Hosted by: Scripps Research Friday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 6...

Saturday, January 25

Piano Music by Beethoven and His Followers: Chopin and Liszt

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birth Year, tthis program features not only music by Beethoven, but also music by Chopin and Liszt, who were inspired and...

Monday, January 27

Does Trump Foreign Policy Make America Strong?

This 8-week lecture series by Dr. Robert Rabil examines some major challenges to U.S. national security with the objective of assessing and qualifying...

Emotional Intelligence Grow Older; Grow Wiser; Lead by Example

In this informative and entertaining lecture, Dr. Katz will explore emotional intelligence and its implications. Emotional intelligence, defined as “the...

American Romance

This 6-week series examines American Romanticism, focusing on the ways writers and artists depicted the American landscape, personality and spirit of...

Fame and Anonymity

In this course, we will view eight unknown films starring top-flight actors. As always, Dr. Stone will unravel his storehouse of “tales of Hollywood and...

Tuesday, January 28

The Sinner Lurking in All of Us

The devil made me do it!” — Comedian Flip Wilson This lecture will describe how often circumstances, rather than our character, unwittingly shape our...

The Prime Ministers Who Shaped Israel

In this four-part series, Professor Nurnberger will explore the stories of four giants of Israeli history and politics and their historical impact.

Music Americana: A Lifetime of Song

In this 8-week course, Rod MacDonald will examine the work, biographies and enduring importance of notable musical artists and attempt to sort myth from...

Washington’s Floating World: How Politics in Our Nation’s Capital Has Become the World’s Most Important and Watched Theater

Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large of The Hill, one of the nation’s most widely read political media outlets, will share his perspective on how Washington’s...

Wednesday, January 29

From Russian Empire to Soviet Union: The Jewish Experience

This 4-week lecture series takes participants from the last years of Tsarist rule under Nicholas II to the eve of WWII with a focus on the destruction of the...

Dances of Love, Joy and Dreams

Dance helps us forget all the problems in our lives and allows us simply to enjoy the moment. Come and lose yourself at an unforgettable evening featuring...

Thursday, January 30

The World in 2020: Geopolitical Threats and Hopes

Professor Walid Phares, a seasoned expert in international relations, a former advisor to two Presidential candidates, and current advisor to lawmakers in...

Electricity Wars: Tesla, Edison, Westinghouse, and Marconi

Toward the end of the 19th century, a fierce battle known as “The War of the Currents” was waged to control electrical energy. This lecture will discuss how...

Internship and Study Abroad Showcase

Research organizations attending and their opportunities on Handshake. Event only open to FAU students and alumni.

Objection! Current Contentious and Confusing Legal Battles

This series by Irving Labovitz, J.D. will focus on selected current, highly publicized, volatile and contentious legal issues presented in important selected...

Zionism, Israel and American Jewry: A Polarized or Crumbling Relationship?

This lecture aims at understanding the crisis gripping the Jewish community regarding the challenges facing Israel and its policies and actions.

The Songs of Willie Nelson

Join Rod MacDonald & The Humdingers for a fun tour through the life, music and genius of Willie Nelson, as told in his songs.

Friday, January 31

The Week in Review

This course will take students through the weekly news roundup with Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino, who will select some of the important,...

Art, Conversation & Collectors

European and American, Historical and Avant-garde works of art will be viewed and interpreted in this eight-week series by Dr. Terryl Lawrence.

The Isolating Dilemmas of Life in Film

These eight choices reveal the astonishing richness of presentation that only film can achieve. Gripping in their plots and acting, they never descend into...

Saturday, February 1

All My Sons

Experience Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" in this pre-recorded program from National Theatre Live.

Monday, February 3

Does Trump Foreign Policy Make America Strong?

This 8-week lecture series by Dr. Robert Rabil examines some major challenges to U.S. national security with the objective of assessing and qualifying...

Standing on the Precipice of Change: African Americans and the Civil War

Join Dr. Newby-Alexander as she explores how African Americans seized the opportunity to gain their freedom, however tenuous, during the Civil War. A...

Great Short Stories

This 6-week course will examine canonical short fiction of the last 150 years with an emphasis on contemporary works of short fiction and graphic stories by...

American Romance

This 6-week series examines American Romanticism, focusing on the ways writers and artists depicted the American landscape, personality and spirit of...

Fame and Anonymity

In this course, we will view eight unknown films starring top-flight actors. As always, Dr. Stone will unravel his storehouse of “tales of Hollywood and...

Tuesday, February 4

Primaries, Politics and Pundits: Inside the 2020 Presidential Election

Professor Wagner will present survey results, media clips, and analysis of the latest happenings to give us an in depth look at the 2020 Presidential Election.

The Prime Ministers Who Shaped Israel

In this four-part series, Professor Nurnberger will explore the stories of four giants of Israeli history and politics and their historical impact.

Music Americana: A Lifetime of Song

In this 8-week course, Rod MacDonald will examine the work, biographies and enduring importance of notable musical artists and attempt to sort myth from...

The Professor's Professor: Faulkner, Literature, and the Present World

Join Professor Taylor Hagood and his college professor, Joseph R. Urgo, for this special one-time presentation analyzing the works of author William...

Wednesday, February 5

From Russian Empire to Soviet Union: The Jewish Experience

This 4-week lecture series takes participants from the last years of Tsarist rule under Nicholas II to the eve of WWII with a focus on the destruction of the...

The Golden Age of Jewish Humor II: You Don't Have to Be Jewish to Love This Humor!

Professor Cohen returns to deliver part two of his Jewish humor series with new material as well as some of your all-time favorite jokes and stories.

Thursday, February 6

Schindler's List: A Retrospective

This lecture will use clips from “Schindler’s List” to examine the legacy of a film that changed the landscape of how we come to grips with understanding the...

Lunch and Learn: The Perpetual Crisis of American Higher Education

In this lunch and learn event moderated by Professor Hagood, Professor Urgo will discuss the current state of higher education, its leadership needs and its...

Objection! Current Contentious and Confusing Legal Battles

This series by Irving Labovitz, J.D. will focus on selected current, highly publicized, volatile and contentious legal issues presented in important selected...

Academy Award Winning Songs When You Could Still Sing Them

Harvey Granat will take us through over 40 years of the songs we have come to love. We will explore the changing musical tastes, the people who wrote these...

Friday, February 7

The Week in Review

This course will take students through the weekly news roundup with Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino, who will select some of the important,...

Art, Conversation & Collectors

European and American, Historical and Avant-garde works of art will be viewed and interpreted in this eight-week series by Dr. Terryl Lawrence.

The Isolating Dilemmas of Life in Film

These eight choices reveal the astonishing richness of presentation that only film can achieve. Gripping in their plots and acting, they never descend into...

Saturday, February 8

Piano Performance: Understanding Your Audience

In this concert/lecture, Bob Milne will demonstrate and explain why you like certain performances and not others. You will hear just how far someone can...

Monday, February 10

Does Trump Foreign Policy Make America Strong?

This 8-week lecture series by Dr. Robert Rabil examines some major challenges to U.S. national security with the objective of assessing and qualifying...

 The Magic and Mystery of Las Vegas

Dr. Lawrence will explore the incredible growth in population and extraordinary architecture of Las Vegas and its unique tales.

Great Short Stories

This 6-week course will examine canonical short fiction of the last 150 years with an emphasis on contemporary works of short fiction and graphic stories by...

American Romance

This 6-week series examines American Romanticism, focusing on the ways writers and artists depicted the American landscape, personality and spirit of...

Fame and Anonymity

In this course, we will view eight unknown films starring top-flight actors. As always, Dr. Stone will unravel his storehouse of “tales of Hollywood and...

Tuesday, February 11

They're Human: Presidential Faults, Foibles and Fun

Having grown up around presidents, congressmen, senators and other famous American, Clifton Truman Daniel will show us many of our chief executives in their...

Dramawise: Skylight by David Hare

Explore the passion and excitement of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of the modern classic, “Skylight” in this thought-provoking and interactive lecture...

Music Americana: A Lifetime of Song

In this 8-week course, Rod MacDonald will examine the work, biographies and enduring importance of notable musical artists and attempt to sort myth from...

Kinky Boots

Experience the glamour of the dazzling hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, in this pre-recorded program not once, but TWICE!

Wednesday, February 12

The Golden Age of Broadway Part III

This series puts a spotlight on four creative geniuses (Harold Arlen, Marvin Hamlisch, Dorothy Fields, and Sammy Cahn) who each carved out a special place in...

An Evening of Short Stories with Frank Cerabino

Palm Beach Post humorist Frank Cerabino will be entertaining audiences with tales of Florida life told creatively with music and multi-media touches.

Thursday, February 13

How the Everglades Might Respond to Future Climate Scenarios

Join Dr. Aumen as he examines how the Florida’s Everglades are being impacted by a changing climate.

Presidents and their Intelligence Agencies: A Relationship that Matters

This lecture surveys post-war U.S. history to identify which presidents performed best and worst in using intelligence, including covert action to influence...

Objection! Current Contentious and Confusing Legal Battles

This series by Irving Labovitz, J.D. will focus on selected current, highly publicized, volatile and contentious legal issues presented in important selected...

The Songs of John, Paul, George and Ringo

Join Rod MacDonald & The Humdingers for a fun tour through the lives, music and genius of the Beatles.

Friday, February 14

The Week in Review

This course will take students through the weekly news roundup with Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino, who will select some of the important,...

Art, Conversation & Collectors

European and American, Historical and Avant-garde works of art will be viewed and interpreted in this eight-week series by Dr. Terryl Lawrence.

The Isolating Dilemmas of Life in Film

These eight choices reveal the astonishing richness of presentation that only film can achieve. Gripping in their plots and acting, they never descend into...

Saturday, February 15

ArtiGras FIne Arts Festival

The 35th Anniversary of ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival will take place in Jupiter, FL on Central Boulevard and University Drive on February 15 and 16, 2020....

American Foreign Policy: Grading the Cold War Presidents

Join professors Jeffrey Morton and Harry Chernotsky as they compare notes and grade each U.S. president’s foreign policy from Harry Truman to George H.W....

Sunday, February 16

ArtiGras FIne Arts Festival

The 35th Anniversary of ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival will take place in Jupiter, FL on Central Boulevard and University Drive on February 15 and 16, 2020....

Monday, February 17

Does Trump Foreign Policy Make America Strong?

This 8-week lecture series by Dr. Robert Rabil examines some major challenges to U.S. national security with the objective of assessing and qualifying...

Great Short Stories

This 6-week course will examine canonical short fiction of the last 150 years with an emphasis on contemporary works of short fiction and graphic stories by...

Economic Episodes in American History

This course will explore four key events in American economic history from Robber Barons to the desegregation of Major League Baseball with direct...

American Romance

This 6-week series examines American Romanticism, focusing on the ways writers and artists depicted the American landscape, personality and spirit of...

Fame and Anonymity

In this course, we will view eight unknown films starring top-flight actors. As always, Dr. Stone will unravel his storehouse of “tales of Hollywood and...

Tuesday, February 18

Primaries, Politics and Pundits: Inside the 2020 Presidential Election

Professor Wagner will present survey results, media clips, and analysis of the latest happenings to give us an in depth look at the 2020 Presidential Election.

Winston Churchill: Man of the Century

Join acclaimed Churchill writer and speaker Lee Pollock as he explores some of the lesser known aspects of Churchill’s life and sheds new light on the true...

Music Americana: A Lifetime of Song

In this 8-week course, Rod MacDonald will examine the work, biographies and enduring importance of notable musical artists and attempt to sort myth from...

An Evening with the Music of Cole Porter

In this one-time event, Joe Scott will provide a biography and, along with vocalist Lisa Remick, will perform many of Cole Porter's greatest songs.

Wednesday, February 19

The Golden Age of Broadway Part III

This series puts a spotlight on four creative geniuses (Harold Arlen, Marvin Hamlisch, Dorothy Fields, and Sammy Cahn) who each carved out a special place in...