Eclectic Mix of Summer Lectures
Lifelong Learning Institute Offers Free Programs
June 1, 2012 :: No. 196
Music and Broadway musicals, retirement living and new vistas in science are among the topics covered in a series of free, public lectures offered this summer at Cal State Fullerton by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
Ruby Gerontology Center’s Mackey Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831
Best of Eclectics 1 — 10 a.m.-noon, alternate Tuesdays
June 5 — “21st Century Education – The Race to Find the Next Steve Jobs” by Michael Matsuda, co-chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Education for California and coordinator for professional development of teachers and administrators for the Anaheim Union High School District, as well as North Orange County Community College District trustee
June 19 — “How Significant Events Shape Our Values and Beliefs: A Journey Back to the Future” by Joseph A. Weber, CSUF associate professor of sociology
July 3 — “The Myths and Realities of Retirement Living” with Vickie Soffa, retirement living counselor, Walnut Village in Anaheim
July 17 — “Chaucer Today: A 2012 Literary Pilgrimage” by Hank Smith
July 31 — “Bugs, Germs and Genes: Health and Diseases in Human Populations of the Past” with Barbra E. Erickson, CSUF associate professor of anthropology
Broadway Goes Hollywood — 1-3:15 p.m. alternate Thursdays
Jun 7 through Aug. 2
Coordinators Ellie Monroe and Carl Hurty to lead discussions about the historical events that created the musical culture, how various musicals were inspired, and the major composers, playwrights, producers and actors of the genre.
New Vistas in Science — 10 a.m.-noon alternate Tuesdays
June 12 — “Lessons Learned 100 Years After the Great 1912 Katmai Volcanic Eruption in Alaska” by Brandon Browne, CSUF associate professor of geological sciences
June 26 — “The Importance of Methane-Producing Microorganisms” with Madeline Rasche, CSUF professor of chemistry and biochemistry
July 10 — “Silken Secrets” by Merri L. Casem, CSUF associate professor of biological science
July 24 — “Alkaline Fuel Cells: They Sent a Man to the Moon But Not the Grocery Store” with John L. Haan, CSUF assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry
Aug. 7 — “Allowing the Learner More Control Over Their Learning Environment” by David Chen, CSUF associate professor of kinesiology
Jazz Series at Steamers — 12:30 p.m.
Music and discussion featuring Joe Lawton, Mike LeVan and the Docs
Steamers Jazz Club and Café, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton
June 23 — Music of Louis Armstrong
July 21 — Music of Ella Fitzgerald
Aug. 25 — “The Blues”
OLLI is a self-governing university support group of more than 1,000 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning.
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4851