UA Little Rock’s fall 2019 Weekend University offerings include lectures on medieval cities, forensic anthropology, and anti-discrimination laws

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will start its second offering of Weekend University classes with topics that range across foreign cities like Barcelona, Spain, and Al Baleed, Oman, to the secrets of forensic anthropology. 

UA Little Rock Downtown, 333 President Clinton Ave., began hosting the Weekend University courses as a new offering in spring 2019.

This semester, Weekend University, part of UA Little Rock’s Extended Education program, will offer morning and afternoon sessions on Saturdays led by UA Little Rock faculty. The fall schedule includes two sessions on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. The cost is $15 per session or $25 for two on the same day. 

“This new schedule for Weekend University promises to be just as exciting and informative as the inaugural run,” said Sarah Beth Estes, dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences. “Topics cover forensic anthropology, appearance discrimination at work, and the fascinating history of medieval cities, We hope the community will join us downtown to continue their lifelong learning with UA Little Rock.” 

Weekend University’s fall 2019 schedule includes: 

Oct. 5 – “Barcelona: City of Wonders,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Andrew Deiser, chair of the Department of World Languages 

Oct. 5 – “Ancient Frankincense Routes of Arabia: Archaeology of the Medieval Port City of Al Baleed,” 1-2 p.m. Krista Lewis, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology 

Oct. 12 – “Forensic Anthropology: Reading the Clues in the Bones,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Katie King, associate professor of anthropology 

Oct. 12 – “Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder? Using Anti-Discrimination Laws to Attack Appearance Discrimination,” 1-2 p.m., Theresa M. Beiner, dean and Nadine Baum Distinguished Professor of Law at William H. Bowen School of Law 

For topic descriptions and to register, visit the Weekend University website. For more information, contact Christine Cotton, director of Extended Education, at or 501-569-3276.

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