Emeritus College: Where Learning is for Life – September 2014

Join us for another exciting semester with new classes and topics for everyone! Here are just a few classes we are looking forward to in September and October!A Condensed History of Money and Banking in the U.S. from 1790-2010

Join Dr. David Higgins, author of Essentials of Treasury Management, 2nd Ed.,to discuss the history of money and banking in America. The evolution of banking and control of the national currency is a series of failed experiments, economic crises, notable successes and often a war pitting avarice and deception against noble intent and topcaliber thinking. It is a stop-and-start process imbedded in our citizenry’s long-standing suspicion of concentrated financial power.After recounting this saga, an outline of how our system of banking and monetary control is organized today will be presented; what thevarious Federal agencies are, their particular responsibilities for (hopefully) ensuring financial soundness, and how they relate to one another. London Monsters Investigate the lives of two London criminals with Dr. Peter Johnstone, member of the Inns of Court of England and Professor of Criminal Justice at UNT. One of these criminals was the ‘other’ Jack the Ripper, deranged attacker who, in spite of his best efforts, never fatally wounded his victims. If he had, then this Ripper would be far more famous than his Whitehall namesake. The second meeting will consider the work of the infamous barber of Fleet Street and his piemaking mistress Elizabeth Lovett. Did they really exist or is it fi ction…and if it is, then who was the man that hanged on the gallows for cutting his client’s throat in a barber’s shop in the early nineteenth century?

Radio Hour

Dr. Don Vann, Regents Professor Emeritus of English, will provide background information for each radio series and their actors. Listen to some of the classics: Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, Jack Benny, Gunsmoke, Tales of Texas Rangers, and Frontier Gentlemen. Share yourmemories of those glorious days. Democracy, Constitutions, and theParadoxes of FreedomJoin Dr. John Booth, Regents Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UNT, to discusssome of the paradoxes of constitutional democratic rule, such as limiting some freedoms in order to preserve others. Drawing on classical political theory and contemporary politics, this class will discuss the meaning of the term “democracy” (rule by the people) and some of its surprising implications. The class will then examine a constitution’s critical role in taming democracy’s potential for excess. For further information on becoming a member and enrolling in classes, contact this website: call.unt.edu/emerituscollege Email [email protected] Phone 940-369-7293