Happy Dog University

2015-02-05T13:12:50+00:00December 31st, 2013|


Attention Students of Life: How ’bout a brew with that lecture?  

We’re excited to bring you Happy Dog University, a liberal-arts counterpart to The Happy Dog’s Life, the Universe & Hot Dogs series. Local profs giving cool talks on their expertise. In a bar. 

All events are free and begin at 7:30p.m. at The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, (216) 651-9474

Sponsored by Brokaw Advertising.


[list][item icon=”icon-calendar”]January 14 at 7:30 pm: Greggor Mattson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Oberlin College: “Why Are Cities Where They Are?” [/item]
[item icon=”icon-calendar”]February 11 at 7:30 pm: Daniel Goldmark, Associate Professor of Music, Case Western Reserve University: “Rust Belt Alley – Pop Music in Cleveland Before Rock and Roll ” [/item]
[item icon=”icon-calendar”]March 11 at 7:30 pm: Heather Galloway, Art Conservator, Intermuseum Conservation Association and Case Western Reserve University: “WPA and Public Art In Cleveland.” [/item]
[item icon=”icon-calendar”]April 8 at 7:30 pm: Sebastiaan Faber, Professor of Hispanic Studies, Oberlin College, “War Photography and Truth.” [/item]
[item icon=”icon-calendar”]May 13 at 7:30 pm: Wendy Hyman, Assistant Professor of English, Oberlin College, “Hamlet: World’s Longest Knock-Knock Joke.”[/item]
[item icon=”icon-calendar”]June 10 at 7:30 pm: Brandy Shillace, Research Associate, Dittrick Museum of Medical History. Case Western Reserve University: “Marvels, Mavericks, and Medicine: Cleveland’s Remarkable Dittrick Museum .” [/item][item icon=”icon-calendar”]July 8 at 7:30 pm: “Come to Cleveland: Seeing and Selling the City since 1933.” Mark Souther, Associate Professor of History, Director, Center for Public History + Digital Humanities, Cleveland State University.[/item]
[item icon=”icon-calendar”]September 8 at 7:30 pm: “Gangsta Rap.” Michael Clune, Associate Professor of English, Case Western Reserve University.[/item]



  1. […] Hot Dog University was inspired by Happy Dog’s science series, “Life, The Universe and Hot Dogs,” and aspires to bring liberal arts topics to the masses — free of tuition. […]

  2. […] in a “rock-n-roll” atmosphere. Sounds pretty…Cleveland, right? The Happy Dog continues its Happy Dog University lecture series. Each month, Happy Dog invites a different local professor to come give a fun, […]

  3. Rust Belt Journalism | Richard Morris, Author September 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    […] University (“Local profs giving cool talks on their expertise. In a bar.”)! Check that out: http://beltmag.com/happy-dog-university/  [I don't mean to indicate any favoritism toward my old home town, and know there are lots of […]

  4. Hillary February 5, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Is the September event really on the 8th, on a Tuesday>?
    I am curious since all other dates are on a Wednesday. Thank you.

    • Bill Rickman February 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      These Happy Dog University dates are from 2014. Currently there are no 2015 dates scheduled but we’ll be sure to let you know if that changes. Thanks.

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