Summer Brings Eclectic Mix of Free Lectures
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer Lectures Begin
May 30, 2013
Free, public lectures on herbal medicine, evolutionary medicine, modern Brazil and the Equal Access to Justice Act, as well as discussions and live performances of jazz, are among the summer offerings from Cal State Fullerton's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
A fall open house to introduce the public to the organization, its lectures, courses and other activities, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10.
Ruby Gerontology Center's Mackey Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)
Cal Stat Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
Best of Eclectics I
10 a.m. Tuesdays
June 4 "The Pasco Report for Summer 2013" presented by Jean Pasco, director of the Orangle County Archives and a former political staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register.
June 18 "'Stalin's Witnesses,' Discussion of This Factual Novel" by author Julius "Jay" Wachtel, CSUF lecturer in criminal justice
July 2 "Preaching, Prosperity, Product Sales and Precipitous Decline" with Doug Swanson, CSUF associate professor of communications
July 16 "Crocoduck Mania: How People Insist Upon Misunderstanding Evolutionary Biology" by Jim Hofmann, CSUF chair and professor of liberal studies
July 30 "Herbal Medicine: The Hype Versus the Evidence" with Arthur Dominguez, pharmacist and clinical operations manager, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center
Big Screen Looks at Big Issues
June 4 "Earth — The Operators' Manual"
June 18 "SWITCH to a Smarter Energy Future"
July 2 "Critical Mass — Implications of Human Population Growth"
July 16 "GASLAND — The Environmental Cost of Fracking for Natural Gas"
July 30 "Chasing Ice — Filming the Changing Arctic in Time-Lapse Photos"
Jazz Series at Steamers
12:30-2:30 p.m. Discussion with Joe Lawton, who performs with Mike LeVan and the Docs at Steamers, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton
June 8 "Blues, Ballads and Bossa Nova"
July 13 "The Swing Era"
Aug. 3 "West Coast Jazz"
Best of Eclectics II
10 a.m. Thursdays
June 13 "A Rabbi Looks at Jesus' Parables" with Rabbi Frank Stern
June 27 "The Shaping of Modern Brazil" presented by Ronald M. Harmon, emeritus professor of modern languages and literatures
July 11 "The Shaping of Modern Chile" by Ronald M. Harmon, emeritus professor of modern languages and literatures
July 25 "The Equal Access to Justice Act: Public Dollars for Attorney Fees" with Gordon M. Bakken, emeritus professor of history
Aug. 8 "The Origins of the Novel and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life" by Brian M. Norton, CSUF assistant professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics
OLLI Follies/Thursday Afternoon Live
2-2:55 p.m. June 27 and July 25
Music and dance, drama performances, poetry and short story readings by members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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, 657-278-4852