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Free, Public Lectures Offered at Cal State Fullerton

Fossil Fuels, OC History and African Americans in Congress Among Topics

June 2, 2009


From aging to science and all things in between — Cal State Fullerton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a wide range of free, public lectures and discussions this summer.


Mackey Auditorium of Cal State Fullerton’s Ruby Gerontology Center, unless otherwise noted.
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831


Best of the Eclectics – 10 a.m. – noon, alternate Tuesdays

June 9, 23 “Multi-Media and the American Experience” two-part talk by Robert Kline, senior vice president, 20th Century Fox, and a co-founder of Lifetime Television

July 7 “Internationally Famous Special Games” by John M. Faley, whose family has been involved with the CSUF Special Games-Kathleen E. Faley Memorial since its inception as a class project in 1986.

July 21 “Orange County History: Five Centuries in Two Hours” by Cal State Fullerton alumnus Chris Jepsen (B.A. communications-public relations ’97), assistant archivist, Orange County Archives

Aug. 4 “Lightning, Fire From the Sky” by Craig Smith, author of “Lightning, Fire From the Sky”

Best of the Eclectics II — 1:15–3:15 p.m., alternate Thursdays

June 11 “Enron Prosecution” by attorney John Hueston of Irell & Manella LLP

June 25 “African Americans in Congress: From the Period of Radical Reconstruction to the Obama White House” by Ernest Bridges, Cal State Fullerton lecturer in Afro-ethnic studies

July 9 “The Pasco Report-Orange County Archives and More” by Jean Pasco, director, OC Archives and former political writer for the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register

July 23 “Service in the Public Sector: TV Reporter and TV Anchor” by Patty Malone, assistant professor of human communication studies, Cal State Fullerton

August 6 “Comedy or Humor or Laughing at Humanity” by Olli member Fred Myers

Council on Aging — 1:15-3:15 p.m., alternate Tuesdays

Speakers are state registered counselors from the Council on Aging

June 9 What Medicare Covers

June 23 Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance and Issues

July 7 Navigating Aging Parents

July 21 Roadmap to Self Advocacy

Aug. 4 Medicare Preventive Services

New Vistas in Science — 10 a.m.-noon, alternate Thursdays

June 11 “The Face Behind the Fluctuating Costs of Fossil Fuels and Fuel Alternatives” by Mark Filowitz, associate dean, Cal State Fullerton’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

June 25 “The Good ‘Dirt’ on Organic Foods” by Maria C. Linder chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, CSUF

July 9 “3000 Genome Projects Later: And Now What?” by Nikolas Nikoladis, assistant professor of biological science, CSUF

July 23 “Geobiology of Mineral Formation by Bacteria” by Hope Johnson, assistant professor, biological science, CSUF

Aug. 6 “Cyberinfrastructure and Its Impact on Science, Scholarship and Society” by Katherine A. Kantardjieff, professor of chemistry and biochemistry.


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 at 657-278-2446
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, 656-278-4852 or

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