Marylen Mann

Explore new and exciting information while attending University for a Day in honor of Oasis founder Marylen Mann.

Saturday, October 13, 2018  /  10:00 – 3:30
Missouri History Museum  /  5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Explore an array of topics such as local history, health, elections and happiness. We will serve lunch at noon. You may opt to register for the program with or without lunch. 

The Letters of Spotswood Rice  |  10:00

Marvin-Alonzo Greer, Education & Visitor Experience Lead, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

This historical performance tells the true story of a man who escaped slavery, fought for the Union Army, and wrote letters to his former enslavers and those who still enslaved his family. His letters are preserved as part of the Missouri History Museum’s collection and illustrate the hostility between the enslaved and their former enslavers, as well as the deep bonds that African American families formed despite forced separations. Greer is a historian who has been awarded the Emancipation Proclamation Award for Preserving African-American History and Culture by the City of Atlanta. Image courtesy of Laura Hamdan, St. Louis Public Radio.

Making Brain-Computer Interface a Reality  |  11:00

Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Connecting the mind directly with technology may sound like the stuff of science fiction,  but Dr. Leuthardt is working hard to make brain-computer interface (BCI) technology a reality. Learn the principles of BCI—how does it work and what can it do?

Discuss the role of BCI in improving quality of life for people who are paralyzed. Understand approaches for developing and translating novel ideas in medicine.

Political Hot Buttons  |  1:00

Mike Wolff, Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge and Chief Justice & Dean Emeritus of SLU Law

This special panel discussion will focus on digging into the political hot button issues of 2018. Explore trending topics with panelists that include Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio. Facilitator Mike Wolff is a former Missouri Supreme Court judge and chief justice, as well as professor and dean emeritus of Saint Louis University Law School.

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness  |  2:00

Timothy J. Bono, PhD, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University

What makes people happy and how can that happiness be increased? Learn about the scientific study of the good life and strategies for life satisfaction based on research in positive psychology. This lecture will dispel some of the myths around the pursuit of happiness and delve into the behaviors and mindsets that can lead to sustainable gains in day-to-day happiness.

Register today: 314.361.9017 or

Lunch: $30 non-members; $25 members

Lecture only: $15

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