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University of Dayton Chautauqua Short Courses in chronological order.  Click on the DAY course number to see the course description.


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Dr. Peter E. Powers

We are sadened to note the death of Dr. Peter E. Powers on May 10, 2014 following a year-long battle with cancer. In recent years he was the Course Director for our LabVIEW course. He will be missed.



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The following list of 16 courses includes four that are new for 2015. Also included are another five that were not offered in 2014. Two courses are noted as tentative until final arrangements are made. For all courses we seek a quorum of about a dozen participants which will assure payments of all course costs. In the past five years 90% of courses listed reached this quorum.

DAY-24              Concepts for Teaching Introductory Meteorology, May 18-20, 2015 in Dayton OH

DAY-26              Essential Nanotechnology, May 18-20, 2015 in Dayton OH - new for 2015

DAY-19              Energy and Sustainability: What Every Faculty Member Should Know, May 18-20, 2015 in Dayton OH - was not offered in 2014

DAY-20              Climate Change: What Every Faculty Member Should Know, May 21-23, 2015 in Dayton OH - was not offered in 2014

DAY-9               Evolution Education: A Delicate Balance Among Science, Controversy and Pedagogy, May 21-23, 2015 in Dayton OH - was not offered in 2014

DAY-27             Radio Astronomy Update 2015: Pulsars and Gravitational Radiation, Dark Matter and Galaxy Evolution, June 1-3, 2015 in Green Bank WV

DAY-28             Astronomy 101 = Stealth Physics: Using Astronomy to Teach Physical Ideas, June 4-6, 2015 in Green Bank WV - new for 2015

DAY-12              Ecology of South-Central Alaska, June 17-19, 2015 in Anchorage AK

DAY-8               Glaciers in Alaska, June 21-23, 2015 in Anchorage AK

DAY-21             Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Alaska 9.2, June 24-26, 2015 in Anchorage AK

DAY-6               Exploring the Frontiers of 21th-Century Astrophysics with the VLA and VLBA, July 8-10, 2015 in Socorro NM

DAY-18              Ecology and Geology of the Colorado Front Range, July 26-29, 2015 at Mount Evans CO - was not offered in 2014

DAY-13              Geology and Ecology of the Colorado Western Slope, July 31 - August 4, 2015 in Grand Junction CO - was not offered in 2014

DAY-29              Contrasting Volcanism at Mount Shasta and the Medicine Lake Volcano, August 3-6, 2015 in Weed CA - new for 2015, tentative

DAY-30              Contrasting Volcanism at Crater Lake and Lassen Volcanic National Parks, August 7-10, 2015 in Weed CA - new for 2015, tentative

 DAY-14            The Birthplace and Early History of the Atomic Bomb, March 31 - April 2, 2016 in Albuquerque NM - note: 2016


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For the application fee of $100, send check made to "Chautauqua Program" to address below.




Dr. George K. Miner

University of Dayton Chautauqua Center

300 College Park

Dayton, OH 45469-2314

Phone direct: 859/344-3060


Fax: 937/229-2180