Science, Research & Technology

Upcoming Courses


The former Curator of Mammals at the San Diego Zoo will share highlights of his animal expeditions.

Every week on Thursday, starting on 01/16/20 and ending on 01/30/20
In this workshop, we'll discuss how cognitive biases, including but not limited to stereotypes, affect how different age groups are perceived, as well how aging may affect how we perceive the world around us.

Every day, starting on 05/20/20 and ending on 05/20/20
This iPhone class will help you learn more about the phone's features and controls.

Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 02/04/20 and ending on 02/20/20 ( No seats currently available )
This course will look at how we can move written information to our iPhones.

Every week on Tuesday and Thursday, starting on 04/14/20 and ending on 04/23/20 (3 seats (7%) remaining)
We will take an early morning walk through the lovely University of Richmond campus to look and listen for resident birds.

Every day, starting on 05/07/20 and ending on 05/07/20 (5 seats (25%) remaining)
Learn how to identify, avoid, and respond to frauds and scams. This talk will include a discussion of common types of fraud, including telemarketing, mail, and internet fraud; credit card fraud; and identity theft.

Every day, starting on 03/17/20 and ending on 03/17/20
Critical information and key steps to safely navigate the Internet and technology.

Every day, starting on 02/11/20 and ending on 02/11/20 ( No seats currently available )
Difficult and challenging medical cases will be presented to the audience in which the correct diagnosis was missed.

Every day, starting on 02/26/20 and ending on 02/26/20 ( No seats currently available )
Dr. Kitchen will examine the geology of the deep ocean and explore its evolution through geological time.

Every day, starting on 03/10/20 and ending on 03/10/20, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162
Learn about FDA updated rules on the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods and the required information for food labels.

Every day, starting on 03/16/20 and ending on 03/16/20
Focusing on the National Parks, the beauty of what Western North America (west of the Mississippi) offers us will be presented.

Every week on Friday, starting on 02/07/20 and ending on 02/21/20 ( No seats currently available )
Take a closer look at genetics, including the growth of genetics, the race to the DNA Double Helix, the universal Code of Life, the international Human Genome Project, genetic law and order, plusses and minuses of direct-to-consumer genetics, GMOs all around us, genetics and cancer, IVF babies, and finally the promise and peril of stem cells.

Every week on Monday, starting on 03/16/20 and ending on 04/06/20 (12 seats (13%) remaining)
Come marvel at the beautiful gardens and mansion as Spring turns to Summer during our docent tour.

Every day, starting on 04/30/20 and ending on 04/30/20
Access to global public healthcare is affected by many technical, economic, and social factors. It is widely recognized that the resources required to deliver and improve global public health are currently constrained. A powerful way to increase access is to lower the cost of products and services that have already proven to be effective. The mission of Medicines for All (M4ALL) is to transform active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) processes in order to reduce medication cost and improve patient access.

Every day, starting on 04/01/20 and ending on 04/01/20
The two presentations will take the audience to mosques in North Africa, Turkey, and Iran, opening a window into the World of Islam.

Every week on Monday, starting on 05/04/20 and ending on 05/11/20
This seminar will explore the main themes of the novella and seek to discover the extent to which they might resonate with 21st Century readers.

Every week on Thursday, starting on 02/20/20 and ending on 03/12/20 ( No seats currently available )
An overview of the benefits of a password manager and walks through setting up an account with LastPass.

Every day, starting on 02/04/20 and ending on 02/04/20 ( No seats currently available )
Intelligent machines are at the heart of new healthcare technologies for saving lives and averting suffering.Rather than replacing the doctor, these technologies can free up physicians' time, allowing them to focus on the high-level cognitive tasks that computers can't replicate.

Every day, starting on 03/09/20 and ending on 03/09/20, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162
Humans utilize both their brain and mind. All are explored in terms of paradigms, critical thinking basics, the brain's interception loops and the mind's domains, the values-thinking-feeling continuum from polar positions to the rainbow approach, negative thinking preferences, relationship building typology and more.

Every week on Friday, starting on 02/28/20 and ending on 03/13/20
Come learn how coins are priced and explore resources to evaluate the history and worth of your own coin collection.

Every week on Tuesday, starting on 02/18/20 and ending on 02/25/20