Tom Urgo

Tom Urgo has presented numerous classes for both ILEAD and Osher. He lawyered for 40+ years, held a world record verdict, and saved a park, but more importantly, tried to help as many people as possible with their legal issues. He also played (three-time MVP) and coached sports, and has been a photographer for most of his life. (2/7/24)

What Is Art? Six Movies That Explore the Question (Spring Term 2024)

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Science Fiction; Science Fantasy; Science Fact (Winter Term 2024) 

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A rich combination of entertainment and discussion. Each film was chosen to fit the theme of the course.

I was interested to see movies I'd missed and their current importance. It was fascinating to see how clever stuff was before the digital age.

The Old Ballgame (Spring Term 2023)

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A great combo of discussion, films, and memorabilia as promised. The discussions were amazing and impressive. I have no idea how people can keep all this knowledge in their heads. 

Loads of fun watching Tom's well-chosen videos and movies. Tom's baseball playing experience and his attending some major events gave added spice to the course. 

The Wire: Not for the Faint of Heart (Winter Term 2023) 

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Welcoming and listened poliitely to some inane questions, with a great sense of humor.

Tom is a gem. His opening monologues can be on anything, but are always interesting and entertaining. He is very open to discussions on nearly any topic relating somehow to the course.

Rome 2.0: Octavian, Mark Anthony, Brutus and Cleopatra Take the Stage (Fall Term 2022)

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Tom's passion for the subject matter comes through loud and clear. 

Tom's commentary around the episodes were particularly helpful in providing context and insights. His "show and tell" items contributed to the "realness" of the materials.

Rome (Spring Term 2022)

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Loved the course! Tom is witty and very knowledgeable.

I think learning should be fun, but that we can also come away with new and substantive understanding. Both were accomplished.

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