"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford
Queens University of Charlotte strives to be the premier intellectual and cultural education resource for the Charlotte community. That is why we are starting a Queens Learning Institute. It is through the Queens Learning Institute that we will produce programs that spark intellectual discussion or take you on a cultural journey.
With access to distinguished faculty, highly-acclaimed local experts and world-renowned speakers, we are able to provide programming that is relevant and intellectually stimulating.
Learning is a lifelong process. Take the first step on your journey of continued learning by exploring and engaging in our unique offerings. We hope you will find yourself transformed through the process.
Here is a sampling of our Queens Learning Institute programming:
Conversations on Art and Philosophy, a Series in Partnership with The Mint Museum
In this three-part series, Queens' philosophy professor Dr. Eric Mullis explores great philosophers' feelings about art, including Plato, John Dewey, R.G. Collingswood and Arthur Danto.
Memoir Writing, with Gilda Morina Syverson
In this highly individualized critique class, we will read and revise stories that you have already begun to write. Former students have been published, accepted in Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) programs and crafted stories for family members now and in the future.
The Harlem Renaissance: An Explosion of African American Creativity, with Emily Seelbinder
In the 1920s and 1930s, the soulful rhythms of blues and jazz signaled an explosion of African American creativity. During this period, musicians, dancers, visual artists, writers and scholars sought to define their African heritage in American culture. In this program, Dr. Seelbinder explores the origins and art of the Harlem Renaissance.
The Learning Society presents Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is chief medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery, plays an integral role in the network's medical coverage, which includes lead reporting on breaking medical news, regular health and medical updates for American Morning, anchoring the half-hour weekend medical affairs program "House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta" and reporting for CNN documentaries.
Post-Lecture Book Discussion: Krista Tippett's Einstein's God
The Queens Learning Institute and the Center for Ethics and Religion present a book discussion series following the March 18 Witherspoon Lecture, delivered by Krista Tippett. Each Sunday discussion is led by two Queens professors and focuses on a different chapter of Tippett's book Einstein's God, a New York Times bestseller.