Popular Resources

Notre Dame's Renaissance Institute Marks 25th Year

September 12, 2013

The Renaissance Institute, Baltimore’s lifelong learning community for adults age 50 and above, celebrates its 25th year with the Sept. 12 start of the fall semester.

The Institute, housed on the campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University in Homeland, will mark the occasion with a rally featuring reflections by some of the senior members of the community. The rally starts at 12:20 p.m. in Room 103 on the second floor of Fourier Hall.

“The Renaissance Institute is home for people who are committed to remaining intellectually and socially engaged as they consider retirement,” said director Diane Finlayson. “This is a community of people with fascinating histories who continue to grow and share what they’ve learned over a lifetime.”

The Institute has two 13-week semesters each year that are designed and led by the members themselves. This semester’s offerings include courses in The Science of Good Food, Improvisation, a look at The Wire, Season Two, and The History of Prostitution, Babylon to Baltimore, Part II not to mention Yoga, Tai Chi and Beginning Ballet. Those with a creative streak can enjoy writing, textile and art courses.

The Renaissance Institute will illustrate its history with events, displays, and programs during the coming year.  Each month there will be an activity or program for members celebrating the 25th anniversary.  All these events will be the preview to the formal 25th anniversary celebration to be held on May 18, 2014.