The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program connects the academic world and Northeast Ohio's wider community through innovative and engaging programming. Adults of all ages pursue their love of learning by participating in courses and lectures with internationally renowned scholars and local experts who share their cutting-edge research and current topics of interest.

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Siegal Lifelong Learning offers an optional membership model for participants. Membership for Siegal Lifelong Learning is renewable on an annual basis. Members receive discounts on courses, programs and invitations for some priority events. Individual and Member Plus One memberships are available.

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Upcoming Lifelong Learning Courses

The Passion of Michelangelo: Man is the Measure (In-Person)

James Lane, Instructor of Lifelong Learning

Tuesdays, October 12-November 30 | 10:30 a.m. - noon 

Relive the intense struggle of Michelangelo in his restless search for Truth and Beauty. Set in the turbulent world of 14th and 15th century Italy with its plotting princes, warring popes, brilliant artists and authors, there is indeed a new awakening which reshapes the future of Europe and Western civilization. Michelangelo embraced and struggled with all that faced him in this Renaissance period. Irving Stone has "painted the portrait of a supreme craftsman (and) created a cyclorama of one of the world's most astounding ages" in a biographical novel that captures the scope, high drama, intensity and fury of one of the world's foremost artists. Meet the sculptor of David and the Pieta, the painter of the Sistine Chapel, and the architect of the Dome for St. Peter's up close and personal. Read: The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone

Microorganisms: Mortal enemies…Or Annoying Neighbors? (In-Person)

Mikhail V. Khoretonenko, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Lakeland Community College

 Wednesdays, October 13-November 16 | 2:30 - 4 p.m. 

This course will explore the main types of human pathogens – from viruses to helminths; discuss their impact on humanity in the past and in the present; uncover the mechanisms that protect us from infections; and review the medical and public health measures that have been and are implemented to reduce human mortality and improve quality of life.

Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Programs
Case Western Reserve University


  • Art and Music
  • History and Culture
  • Jewish Studies
  • Literature and Writing
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Politics and Contemporary Issues

Learn about upcoming courses and lectures! For more information call 440.525.7535 or email

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