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Free, Public Lectures Offered at Cal State Fullerton

Medical Issues, History and Media Part of Eclectic Offerings


Cal State Fullerton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) kicks off 2009 with a selection of free lectures and discussions ranging from a review of the 20th century to health issues, history and religion. All are free and open to the public.


Mackey Auditoriumin Cal State Fullerton’s Ruby Gerontology Center, unless otherwise noted,
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA92831


Boomer Essentials - 9:30 a.m. – noon, alternate Saturdays, Shapiro Wing

Jan. 24
“Hoarding and Cleaning Out the Clutter” by Penny Lambright, owner, Clutter Cleaners

Jan. 31
“Time-Saving Organizational Tips” by Jane Payne, director of marketing, public relations and student services, Cal State Fullerton’s University Extended Education

Feb. 7
“The Sandwich Generation: Challenges of Parenting Your Parents” by Jacqueline Lauder, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program manager and director of aging, Council on Aging – Orange County

Feb. 14
“Spring Gardens” by Leo Song, retired greenhouse manager, Cal State Fullerton

Feb. 21
“Fantastic Plants From Around the World” by Leo Song, retired CSUF greenhouse manager

Feb. 28
“A Retirement Reality Check, Exploring the Many Challenges Ahead for Financing Our Retirement” by Danielle Blunt of Edward Jones Financial

March 7
“The Imposter Syndrome: Taking off the Mask, Sue Passalacqua, associate director, Cal State Fullerton’s Women’s Center

March 14
“Self-Esteem” by Barbara McDowell, director, Cal State Fullerton’s Women’s Center

The Eclectics Series I - 10 a.m. – Noon, alternate Thursdays

Jan. 22
“Islamic Basics: Beliefs, Ethics, Worship and Structure” presented by Charles Frazee, emeritus professor of history, Cal State Fullerton

Feb. 5
“Islamic History From Mohammed to the Present” by Charles Frazee, emeritus professor of history, Cal State Fullerton

Feb. 19
“Probability in Law and Medicine: What Jurors and Patients Need to Know” by Toni Letendre, retired software and systems engineer

March 5
“The Spring 2009 Pasco Report” by Jean Pasco, director of the Orange County Archives and former Los Angeles Times/Orange County Register political writer

March 19
“The Demise of Traditional Media” by Rick Pullen, dean of Cal State Fullerton’s College of Communications

April 9
“Bringing the Ancient World to Live: The Dead Sea Scrolls” by George Giacumakis, former professor of history and director of the CSUF Irvine Campus

The Eclectics Series II – 1:15-3:15 p.m., alternate Thursdays

Jan. 29
“India, the Emerging Superpower” by Robert A. McLain, assistant professor of history, Cal State Fullerton

Feb. 12
“The Challenge of Teaching Law Students” Donald Daucher, associate professor of law, Western State University College of Law

Feb. 26
“Fullerton Planning Department New Development Projects” by Al Zelinka, Fullerton Planning Department manager

March 12
“The Daily Life of a Devoutly Religious Muslim in California” by businessman Ali Ibraham, manager of the west Coast office of Caravan Trading Group in Fullerton

March 26
“Bringing the Ancient World to Life: Syrian/Babylonian Writings” by George Giacumakis, former professor of history and director of the CSUF Irvine Campus

April 16
“President Obama’s First 100 Days, a Critique” by Raphael J. Sonenshein, professor of political science, Cal State Fullerton

The Eclectic Medical Series – 7 – 9 p.m., alternate Thursdays, Shapiro Wing

Jan. 29
“Heart Attack-Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment” by cardiologist John Sherman, St. Jude Medical Center

Feb. 12
“Congestive Heart Failure” by Alan Borsari of St. Jude Medical Center’s Congestive Heart Failure Clinic

Feb. 26
“Stroke: Definition, Causes and Treatment” by Tony Ciaberra, medical director, St. Jude Stroke Center

March 12
“Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances and Sudden Death” by cardiologist and electro-physiologist Rahul Doshi, St. Jude Medical Center

March 26
“Screening for Heart Disease, Stroke and Peripheral Vascular Disease” by Harry Peled, medical director of cardiology, St. Jude Medical Center

April 16
“Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention” by Norman Myers, medical director of wellness, St. Jude Medical Center

Review of the Twentieth Century – 7 – 9 p.m., alternate Thursdays

Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 9 — “1914-1919: Shell Shock” and “1920-1929: Boom to Bust” presented by OLLI member and longtime educator Bob Linn

The War – 1:15 – 3:15 p.m., every Tuesday

Jan. 20 – April 14 by Leland Bellot, emeritus professor of history, Cal State Fullerton


OLLI at Cal State Fullerton is a self-governing university support group of more than 800 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Media Contacts:
OLLI, 657-278-2446
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, 657-278-4851 or