More Choices for Learning in University College
University College provides the finest in adult and continuing education to the St. Louis region, including a diverse selection of noncredit courses, lectures, and many other choices for personal and professional enrichment.
MLA Seminar Series - Creativity
The MLA lecture series takes place every Saturday in February from 11:00 - 12:30. Lectures are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the Master of Liberal Arts program and University College.
The creative spark may seem a mysterious gift bestowed on artists and inventors. Join us as WashU scientists, designers, and entrepreneurs unpack the enigma by exploring the role of rest, failure, process, and aging on creativity. Learn what fuels the flame and how we can kindle inventiveness in our own lives.
Creativity and the Resting Brain
Marc Raichle, Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Medicine
The Science (and Art) of Later Life Creativity
Brian Carpenter, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Faculty Lead for Educational Initiatives, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging
Be the Designer of Your World: Thoughts About the Process
Heather Corcoran, Director, College & Graduate School of Art, Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman, Jr. Professor of Art
Create or Perish. Innovate or Die: The Power and Promise of the Rise of Innovation Ecosystems in Middle America
Dedric Carter, Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer, Professor of Engineering Practice
Lifelong Learning Institute
The Lifelong Learning Institute at Washington University consists of a variety of courses, or study groups, based on cooperative learning and member involvement. Knowledgeable members plan, develop and present the courses, related field trips and workshops. When you enroll in a course, you become a member of LLI and will receive the course listing and newsletter.
The Lifelong Learning Institute has three regular 8-week terms -- Fall, Winter, and Spring -- and a 4-week Summer session. Each study group meets once a week for two hours at Washington University's West Campus during the eight-week term. Adults 55 years and older are invited to participate in the Lifelong Learning Institute of Washington University. For more information and to be put on our mailing list, visit the LLI website or call (314) 935-4237.