Spring Potpourri III

April 4–A Bite of China
Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisines originating from the diverse regions of China as well as from overseas Chinese. Chinese food staples such as rice, soy sauce, noodles, tea, chili oil, and utensils such as chopsticks and the wok, are now found worldwide. In this lesson, learn about the history of Chinese food, regional cuisines, dining etiquette, and the relationship to traditional Chinese festivals and more. Presenter: Jingbo Liu

April 11–Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House
When Nick and his wife Angela started restoring the tiny, century-old, and newly rediscovered Elizabeth Murphy House in Shorewood, Wisconsin – the last completed American System-Built Home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright–they began to unearth clues that reveal a monumental fiasco that risked reputations and relationships and caused Wright to pause to rethink democratic architecture. Hayes will reveal the fallout in photographs and readings from his new book “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House.”
Presenter: Nicholas Hayes

April 18–Japanese Theatre
This talk examines three of the primary Japanese traditional performance genres: noh theater, bunraku puppet theater, and kabuki theater. While very different in content and intended audience, this talk demonstrates how actors share techniques in embodiment. Presenter: Aragorn Quinn


Diana Ahmad, Ph.D.

Diana Ahmad, Ph.D.

Dr. Ahmad is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita of American history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She specializes in history of the American West, including animals on the overland trails and the expansion of the U.S. ... read more

James Heinz

Heinz was a UWM Milwaukee Police Officer for 30 years and has been interested in history since his parents took him down south during the Centennial of the Civil War. This talk covers two areas of interest to the presenter.

Mark Krause

Mark J. Krause is President of Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Krause operates four funeral homes that serve over 1300 families annually. He is a fourth-generation funeral director and has been in funeral service since 1976. ... read more

Date: 3 Mon, Apr 3-17

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Diana Ahmad Ph.D.
James Heinz
Mark Krause

Fee: $20

Program Number: SPRI:140

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