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Wine Tasting 101

Instructor : Mike Flannery Come join Mike Flannery, Purdue Calumet’s Head of White Lodging Center for Hospitality and Tourism Management, for a wine tasting tour d’ force.  Topics include the five S’s of Wine Tasting:  Sight, Swirl, Smell, Sip, and Savor.  In addition to sampling an array of wines, students will learn about pairing good wines ...

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Dress Code: The Decorum of Dress in the Downtown Era

Instructor: Debra Mancoff In times of extraordinary change, society looks to traditions for stability. But social change also stimulates creativity. Never was this more true than in Great Britain during the years 1900 to 1925, when more than ever before, men and women used dress to express their aspirations rather than signify their station. New styles, ...

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Inter-disciplinary Approaches in Regional Economic Development

Panel Discussion: Amlan Mitra, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan Planning for the development of a region in the country involves coordination among many stakeholders from several disciplines. Have you ever wondered how policies in a local region, like NW Indiana, are framed and implemented despite the lack of commonalities between experts from different disciplines? If yes, this course ...

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Outcasts United: Purdue Calumet’s One book/One University reading Selection

instructor: Karen Bishop Morris   Come join Friday University’s popular instructor Karen Bishop Morris for Purdue University Calumet’s One Book/One University for 2014-2015 Outcasts United by Warren St. John. Outcasts United is the provocative story of how Clarkston, Georgia, a sleepy southern town, struggled to come to terms with issues of identity, human rights, and globalization. As ...

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The Great American Songbook Abroad

Instructor: Mitchell Brown Building upon his class during the first week of Friday University, Mitchell Brown examines what was happening in Europe and South America at roughly the same time. In Europe, especially in France of the 30s and 40s, popular song rose to a level of quality that ranked with anything the US was producing. ...

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Encountering The Great American Songbook

Instructor: Mitchell Brown The period of 1910 to 1965 (roughly from Alexander’s Ragtime Band through Moon River) witnessed one of the high points of American culture. A group of composers and lyricists were all working at the same time, creating a catalog of popular song of such astounding quality, that it ranks with the greatest ...

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Waltzing With Dictators : An American Past Time

Instructor: Richard Rupp The United States has long championed the spread of democracy throughout the world.  Simultaneously Washington has topped democratically elected governments (Iran, Guatemala, Chile) and stood by a host of dictators from the Philippines to South Africa to Nicaragua.  What explains this schizophrenic quality that has long characterized American Foreign Policy?  Has the U.S. ...

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Shakespeare: A Commemorative Event at Purdue Calumet

Instructor: Mita Choudhury April of this year marked Shakespeare’s 450th birth anniversary—one which was celebrated in pockets of intellectual, educational, and theatrical circles throughout the world. On April 21, a group of “Shakespeare enthusiasts”—those who are invested in the culture industry associated with Shakespeare—assembled at the Newberry Library to listen to and watch TonyAward winning director ...

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How the Federal Reserve Innovated During The Great Recession

Instructor: Paul McGrath, Professor of Economics At the beginning of the recent recession – now popularly known as the “Great Recession” – the United States Federal Reserve responded by deploying its tried-and-true set of policy tools in an attempt to stave off a severe recession and to stabilize financial markets. It became quickly apparent that these ...

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Doing Business in China

Instructor: Dr. Kuan-Chou Chen, Professor of Management Information Systems COURSE DESCRIPTION: China represents a huge opportunity to import products & services. Over the past 10 years, USA exports to China have quadrupled to approximately $65 billion which was 5 times faster than exports to the rest of the world. With a population of over 1.37 billion, China ...

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