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 We have a new name! We are the “Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff” (GUARFS)!  It reflects the inclusive nature of our organization.  At the same time, it does not change our mission.

The goal of the Association is to serve as a liaison between retired faculty, AAPs, staff and the University, support its emeriti members' professional endeavors through non-competitive grants, facilitate social ties through lectures, tours, and cultural activities, provide volunteering opportunities, and reach out to the community through the Learning Community Program.

Spring 2018 GU Learning Community Courses

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Ron Murphy, S. J.

The Myth of the Tree

Tuesday, March 13, 20, 27: 10:30–12:00 p.m.

March 13: PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE for this session to Intercultural Center, ICC 204B 
March 20, 27: McShain Lounge, Large

Alison Hilton

Revolutionary Art: Russia 1917–2017

Wednesday, March 14, 21, 28: 2:00–3:30 p.m. 

     March 14, 21: Murray Room, 5th floor Lauinger Library
     March 28: McShain Lounge, Large

Paul Lilly

Highlights of African-American Literature 

Thursday, March 8, 15, 22: 10:30-12:00 p.m.

March 8: White Gravenor 407
March 15, 22: McShain Lounge, Small 

Steven R. Sabat

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know

Wednesday, March 28, April 4, 11: 10:30–12:00 p.m.

Healy 106

Sandra Horvath-Peterson

Jews, Christians, and the Holocaust (Shoah)

Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1: 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Murray Room, 5th floor, Lauinger Library

NOTE: This course has five sessions 

Anthony Tambasco

Lutheran–Catholic Dialogue after 500 Years

Tuesday, April 17, 24, May 1: 10:30–12:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE: The April 17 and 24 meetings will take place in Intercultural Center, ICC 204B; the May 1 meeting will take place in White Gravenor 407