One Day University has some extra seats (worth $159 each) for its July 31 Denver session and the first 40 MHOTC readers to contact us can get them for FREE. For your chance to nab tickets, email Laura@MileHighontheCheap with your full name, email address and number of tickets. Please type “One Day U Denver” in the Subject line. Winners will be notified on Thursday with instructions on how to get their passes. Here’s the event info…
For years, One Day University has brought the nation’s greatest professors to cities across the country to present fascinating versions of their best lectures. These wildly popular events typically feature three professors from top schools, presenting talks on history, psychology, art, politics, science, and more.
Attendees get to “go back to college for just one day.” Now, after a 16 month “pause,” One Day University is coming back to Denver on Saturday, July 31 — and we have a deal that can save you big on tickets.
One Day University is perfect for lifelong learners of all ages. You don’t need a college degree, just a curious mind that likes to dig in to a variety of topics and issues.
Think of it as taking just the fun classes with no homework, grades or tests (woo-hoo!).
While the One Day U professors hail from prestigious universities, they are also experts in making their subject matter accessible to learners of any level.
Full price tickets run $159, but readers of Mile High On The Cheap can purchase tickets for just $79 (that’s 50% off) if you use the code MHOTC at checkout.
One Day University will present three fascinating new classes from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 31 in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Classes include:
The Impossible Presidency: Rethinking Our Nation’s Highest Office
Jeremi Suri / University of Texas (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
The American presidency is the most powerful political office in the world. Surprisingly, most contemporary presidents have found themselves severely constrained in their ability to pursue their chosen agendas for domestic and foreign policy change.
This lecture will explain why, focusing on the nature of government bureaucracy, the range of American challenges and commitments, and the development of the modern media.
The True Stories Behind Famous American Photos
Jennifer Keene / Chapman University (10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.)
Can a photograph really change history or define an age? For over 150 years, photo images have shaped the way we understand the present and the past since the invention of photography.
We often have mental images of iconic photographs that serve as short-cuts for understanding critical historical moments. But the camera was never just a passive observer of historical events.
Instead, generations of photographers wielded the camera as a weapon to shape public opinion, to initiate social change, and to capture the essence of a pivotal moment.
The Science of Sleep and Stress: How they Affect Creativity, Focus, and Memory
Jessica Payne / University of Notre Dame (noon to 1 p.m.)
What’s going on in your head while you sleep? Research shows that the non-waking hours are incredibly valuable for your day-to-day life, especially for helping to commit information to memory and for problem solving.
If you ever thought sleep was just downtime between one task and the next, think again. Many regions of the brain – especially those involved in learning, processing information, and emotion – are actually more active during sleep than when you’re awake.
Sound interesting? It is. And useful too, as Professor Payne will outline all sorts of practical information on how to control your sleep habits to ensure maximum productivity.
Here’s a sneak peek at Professor Payne’s workshop:
MHOTC Tip: Parking at the DCPA garage is a bit pricey. We suggest you take Light Rail into downtown. The Convention Center station is just a short walk from the DCPA Complex.
One Day University events in Denver frequently sell out in advance, so we recommend purchasing early for best availability. And remember you can save $80 (that’s 50%) off tickets with code MHOTC.