University Women

University Women College


Jonathan Dobrer

Understand the currents of world and local events that link and separate disparate stories, issues and controversies. We will learn about and discuss the people, places and conflicts both in the headlines and hidden from plain view that stir our passions and the passions of the world. Each session will begin with international news, their consequences to America and our local community, and move to stories on the domestic front and explore their relevance to us.

Professor Dobrer is a lecturer at AJU. He is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club and writes two Op-Ed columns: one for the Los Angeles Daily News and the other for The Fullerton Observer. Dobrer holds degrees in International Relations, Philosophy and Religion. He studied in Vienna and spent two years in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. Growing up locally Dobrer started his professional life doing stand-up comedy. He brings both wit and broad knowledge to the serious and ridiculous issues of our day.

Wednesdays 10:00AM-11:30AM, 9 sessions

October 9 - December 18 (no class Nov 27, Dec 4)

Members: $145; Non-Members: $181

Single Class: $25


Gwen and Oscar Farmer

This hands-on course is a personal creative exploration offering a broad study of the arts including composition, drawing and painting and is suitable for the beginning artist and the more experienced. Topics will include: Paintings and their construction methods; explore symbols and fantasy; perspective, scale and ellipse; landscapes, ink and wash; creating a mood through color; cross contour; still life; sketching from nature.

Gwen and Oscar Farmer were born and educated in England, studying art and architecture and coming to the U.S. in 1965 where they later started their own architectural business completing many prestigious projects often published in travel and trade magazines.

Sundays 10AM-12:30PM, 9 sessions

October 13 - December 15 (no class Dec 1)

Members: $253; Non-Members: $268

All of the above classes are complimentary for UW President’s Society Members.


Contact: Denise Stuart, 310.440.1246,