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Osher Lifelong Learning Offers Eclectic Choice of Free Lectures

August 6, 2014


Free, public lectures on a variety of topics ranging from election-year decisions, Orange County paleontology, reclaiming the center in politics and religion and healthcare decision-making are among the offerings from Cal State Fullerton's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).


Sept. 11 through Dec. 2


Cal State Fullerton, Ruby Gerontology Center's Mackey Auditorium
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Best of Eclectics Series I
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Sept. 16 – "Three Examples of Mathematical Modeling: Zombie Apocalypse, Planetary Destruction and Ultimate Game Play" presented by Sarah Eichorn, associate dean of distance learning, UC Irvine
Sept. 30 –  "Orange County Paleontology: The History of Life Beneath Our Feet" by Meredith Rivin, associate curator of paleontology, John D. Cooper Archeological and Paleontological Center
Oct. 14 – "The Authority of Law: Chinese Perspectives in Comparison" with Benjamin van Rooij, director, John S. and Marilyn Long U.S. - China Institute for Business and Law, UC Irvine
Oct. 28 – "Crises in the Ukraine: Putin and the Dangers of East-West Relations" presented by Robert Feldman, professor emeritus of history, Cal State Fullerton
Dec. 2 – "Reclaiming the Center in Politics and Religion" presented by Benjamin J. Hubbard, professor emeritus of comparative religion, Cal State Fullerton

Best of Eclectics Series II
Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m.

Sept. 11 – "Big History" by Jonathan B. Markley, associate professor of history, Cal State Fullerton
Sept. 25 – "Are You Ready for the  Election? Voter Information Explanation" presented by Monika Broome, League of Women Voters
Oct. 9 – "Decision-Making in Healthcare Settings: Perspectives, Empowerment and Improvements" by William D. Marelich, professor of psychology, Cal State Fullerton
Oct. 23 – "OLLI Confidential! Part II" presented by members of the OLLI History Committee
Nov. 6 – "Orange County Update: What Does the Election Mean?" with Jean Pasco, Orange County's communications manager and a former political staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register
Nov. 20 – "Financial Fraud and Exploitation of Older Adults" by Michelle Mercury, Cal State Fullerton gerontology graduate student


$8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday, or $2 per hour in select locations. Details available online.


This year marks the 35th anniversary for OLLI, a self-supporting Cal State Fullerton affiliate group of more than 1,500 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated the pursuit of lifelong learning. For more information about the organization, these and other OLLI programs, as well as special anniversary events, visit the OLLI website

Media Contacts:

OLLI, 657-278-2446
Kathy Pomykata, 657-278-5884

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