For many years, One Day University has brought the nation’s greatest professors to cities across the country to present their most compelling lectures. These wildly popular events typically feature three professors from top schools, giving talks on history, psychology, art, politics, science, and more. Attendees have the opportunity to “go back to college for just one day” – taking only the fun classes with no homework, grades, or tests. And after an 18-month hiatus, One Day University is coming back to Charlotte this fall!
Read on to learn about a 50% discount!
One Day University will present a morning of three fascinating new classes taught by star professors on Saturday, October 23rd at Queens University of Charlotte. The classes include:
War Without the Shooting: The Olympics Past and Future
Matthew Andrews / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (9:30am – 10:30am)
This talk will explore the complex relationship between the Olympic Movement and global politics. Students will consider the paradox of an event that was created to celebrate human commonality, but one that requires athletes to compete as representatives of different nations. The presentation will also address the pros and cons of hosting the Olympic Games during a pandemic.
The Artistic Genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo
Denise Budd / Columbia University (10:45am – 11:45am)
The pairing of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in 1504 might have seemed like the ideal opportunity for intellectual collaboration. On the contrary, it only exacerbated what was described by their contemporaries as a mutual, fervent disdain. This lecture will explore how this great rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo – who were dissimilar in temperament and beliefs, as well as the manner in which they worked – contributed to the creation of some of the most famous and influential artworks the world has ever seen.
Broadway’s Hamilton: Separating Fact from Fiction
Denver Brunsman / George Washington University (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
The Broadway musical Hamilton has made Alexander Hamilton America’s well-known founding father. His rise from obscurity to become the first secretary of the treasury and one of the most powerful figures in the early United States has captured the country’s imagination. Yet, there is still much that is misunderstood about our “ten-dollar founding father.” This presentation will separate fact from fiction in Hamilton’s life. For a story not to be missed, come join One Day University in the “room where it happens!”
Buy tickets today
This half-day event will take place at the Sandra Levine Theatre at Queens University of Charlotte from 9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturday, October 23rd. Full price tickets are $159, but readers of Charlotte on the Cheap can purchase tickets for half price (just $79) with code COTC.
One Day University events in Charlotte frequently sell out in advance, so we recommend purchasing early for best availability. And remember you can save $80 (just over 50%) off tickets with code COTC – click here to purchase.