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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

3:30-5:30 p.m.

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.


OLLI, 657-278-2446

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852 


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