Alumni Seminar

Fall Alumni Seminar: Hamilton!

Date: Monday - September 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: M-202

Wait For It . . .  get ready to kick-off the new school year with an alumni seminar that Will Blow Us All Away! Be In the Room Where It Happens - with history instructor Chris Martin and his Right Hand Man English/Drama Instructor Ryan O'Donnell as they give us the historical context and some musical theater insight on the smash hit, Hamilton: An American Musical. We promise you will be Satisfied.

Prepare for the touring company arriving in SF in March 2017. Note: musical tickets NOT included! 

Light dinner and drinks will be served

RSVP to uhsalumni@sfuhs.org by September 7


Alumni Seminar with Clyde Charlton '79, esq.

Date: Tuesday- May 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: M-202

Join us for a presentation by Clyde Charlton '79 who specializes in estate planning. He will answer our questions about wills, trusts, and elder law. A light dinner and refreshments will be provided.


Alumni Seminar with Dr. Louise Greenspan, The New Puberty

Date: Monday - February 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UHS Library

Alumni Seminar with Dr. Louise Greenspan '86 and Julianna Deardorff, PhD, authors of The New Puberty: How to navigate early development in today's girls.

Join us for a discussion of their book and other topics relating to our childrens' development. A light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

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Alumni Seminar with Dr. Louise Aronson '81

Date: TO BE RESCHEDULED
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: M-202

Aging well: Caring for our aging parents and our (aging) selves

Dr. Louise Aronson '81 is a professor of medicine at UCSF, and a geriatrician. She is also an award-winning writer. We are so grateful for this opportunity to hear her stories and learn from her expertise as many of us navigate the aging process with our parents, and ourselves.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
M-202 (UHS)
A light dinner and refreshments will be served.
Attendance limited to 45 people. Please RSVP  by October 15.


Alumni Seminar with Hollis Wong-Wear '05
 

Date: Monday, September 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: M-202

The artist as performer and activist, a conversationawith Hollis Wong-Wear '05

A light dinner and refreshments will be served.
Attendance limited to 45 people. Please RSVP  by September 18.


Spring Alumni Seminar: Photography

Take Your Photography to the Next Level: Photo instructor Gale Jesi and the group will look at your photos and identify how you can take it to the next level or create a more cohesive body of work. Bring 10-25 of your favorite photos that you have taken in a format that can be uploaded to a computer for viewing. (Have them in a folder on a flash drive or in a dropbox so that Gale can transfer them onto her computer.)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Winter Alumni Seminar: Western Civ

Keith Haring, John Adams and Ai Weiwei:  The Confluence of Politics, Art and Music in the Post-Modern world.

"An artist is a spokesman for society at any given point in history.  His language is determined by his perception of the world we all live in.  He is a medium between "what is" and "what could be."-- Keith Haring

Join us for an alumni seminar in which we explore in "Civ style" the connection between the politics and the art and music of three of the late twentieth century's most influential figures.  

Special Alumni Seminar with Professor Robert M. Sapolsky

Stress, Health, and Coping

Please join us for this special opportunity for UHS alumni to hear from Professor Robert M. Sapolsky, a Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Stanford's School of Medicine. In 1987 he received the MacArthur Fellowship.

Professor Sapolsky is the parent of a UHS senior and has delighted UHS students and parents with his talks. We are so fortunate that he has agreed to share his wit and wisdom with alums!  On December 4, he will address the topic of stress, health and coping.

Fall Alumni Seminar

Russian Literature Through Nikolai Gogol's Nose

Featuring English Instructor Scott Laughlin

Scott Laughlin will lead alumni in a discussion of Russian Literature. Homework: read the short story "The Nose" (pdf) by Nikolai Gogol to prepare. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Alumni Seminar in NYC: Western Civ

"Degenerate Art" or "Degenerate Leadership"

Featuring the Civ team: Bruce "Doc" Lamott, Chris Martin, and Rachel Damian

In 1927 the National Socialist Society for German Culture was formed to halt the "corruption of art" and inform the German people about the relationship between race and art. A decade later Nazi officials purged German museums of works the Party considered to be degenerate. Join the UHS Western Civ team for a discussion of Hitler's rise to power, his personal views on art including the looting of art during the Nazi regime, and his appropriation of Richard Wagner's music as an embodiment of his vision of the German nation. (See article in NYTimes or this PDF). This seminar will prepare you to visit or reflect on your visit to the Neue Galerie Museum show Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 (in New York from March13-June 30, 2014).

Friday, June 20, 2014
6:00 p.m.
CDR Studio
120 Walker Street, Suite 6E New York, NY 10013 

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March Alumni Seminar: Western Civ

"Degenerate Art" or "Degenerate Leadership"

Featuring the Civ team: Bruce "Doc" Lamott, Chris Martin, and Rachel Damian

In 1927 the National Socialist Society for German Culture was formed to halt the "corruption of art" and inform the German people about the relationship between race and art. A decade later Nazi officials purged German museums of works the Party considered to be degenerate. Join the UHS Western Civ team for a discussion of Hitler's rise to power, his personal views on art including the looting of art during the Nazi regime, and his appropriation of Richard Wagner's music as an embodiment of his vision of the German nation. (See article in NYTimes or this PDF).

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
M-202 (Civ classroom) 

A light dinner and drinks will be served. Admission is free. Please R.S.V.P. by March 10.


Alumni Seminar: Biology

Date: Tuesday - February 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: M-202

Please join the UHS Alumni Association and UHS Science Instructor Paul Hauser in a discussion of cholesterol transport and cholesterol dynamics. Enjoy a taste of a UHS science class and learn what alumni are doing today in science and bio-tech.

Tuesday, February 25
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
M-202 (Civ classroom)


Fall Alumni Seminar

Shari'a For Dummies

by Jesse Berrett, history instructor

Are you curious about what the Qur'an actually says? About how much clear guidance it provides for its readers? About how it envisions the roles of men and women, the ways in which believers should treat unbelievers, and its mandates for tolerance? Are you interested in sampling the debates that Muslim thinkers have engaged in over the past 1,400 years while trying to make sense of the Qur'an? If so, then join History Instructor Jesse Berrett at the fall alumni seminar.

Reading assignments (pdf).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 pm
M-202 (Civ classroom) 

A light dinner and drinks will be served. Admission is free. Please R.S.V.P. by September 10.


Spring Alumni Seminar

1913: A Century of the World on the Brink

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 pm
M-202 (Civ classroom) 

The Spring Alumni Seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 6, and will feature the Western Civ team of Rachel Damien, Bruce "Doc" Lamott, and Chris Martin. 

A light dinner and drinks will be served. Admission is free. Please R.S.V.P. by February 27.


Join UHS English Instructor Michael Holt as he leads alums in a discussion of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

Fall Alumni Seminar

Reading Moby-Dick

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jackson Street Lounge


listen at www.mobydickbigread.com 

R.S.V.P. to uhsalumni@sfuhs.org


Join UHS English Instructor Barbara Smith, PhD as she leads alums in a discussion of James Joyce and his contributions to modern literature.

Spring Alumni Seminar

Reading James Joyce

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jackson Street Lounge


UHS invites you to relive the passionate debates and enthusiastic discussions of your high school history classes at the:

Fall Alumni Seminar

New Wine in Old Bottles

Political parties are now seen as an inevitable—if not necessary—part of American political life and partisanship a commonplace in the American experience.  Do the closely divided elections, expressions of partisan rancor, and failures of bipartisan cooperation reflect a new vintage of American political reality or is the politics of the current day simply new wine in old bottles?

Join History and Civ Instructor Chris Martin, PhD, and your fellow alumni for this timely discussion.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

6:00 pm-8:00
Jackson Street Lounge
Light dinner served


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