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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer Lectures Begin
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Note: The location of the Aug. 8  jazz series program, “The Music of Duke Ellington,” has been moved to Florentine’s Grill, 102 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton 92832.

Free public lectures on climate change, the world of animation, financial fraud, trauma intervention and emotional first aid, as well as discussions and live performances of jazz, are among the summer offerings from Cal State Fullerton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

A special July 2 musical program and veterans recognition celebrating Independence Day is also scheduled, along with an August open house to introduce the public to the organization, its lectures, courses and other activities. The open house is set 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 8.

Cal State Fullerton, Ruby Gerontology Center, Mackey Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Eclectics I 
10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Mackey Auditorium

June 9 – “Earth’s Spheres and the Changing Climate,” presented by Hesham El-Askary, associate professor of Earth system science and remote sensing, Chapman University

June 23 – “Research in Atomic Physics,” by Murtadha A. Khakoo, CSUF professor of physics

July 7 – “The World of Animation,” by CSUF faculty members Chuck Grieb, professor of art , and Wendy Grieb, assistant professor of art

July 21 – “Ford’s and Me: Working at America’s Most Infamous Theatre,” by Mark Ramont, CSUF associate professor of theatre

Aug. 4 – “Trauma Intervention and Emotional First Aid,” presented by Wayne Fortin, founder and CEO of the Trauma Intervention Programs Inc.

Eclectics II
12:30-2 p.m. Thursdays, Mackey Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

June 4 – “Atmospheric Pollution Impact on the Environment and Water Resources in the Most Densely Populated Region of the Earth,” presented by Ramesh P. Singh, professor of Earth system science and remote sensing, Chapman University

June 18 – “Bio-Cell Research,” by Garrett Struckhoff, CSUF assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering

June 18 (special time 2:15-3:45 p.m.) “Special Eclectics Presentation: Financial Fraud and Exploitation of Older Adults,” presented by Michelle Mercury, CSUF graduate student majoring in gerontology, and Stacia Crane of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Public Information Office

July 16 – “Tales of a Great University, Continuing,” by Sean Walker, professor of biological science and past chair, CSUF Academic Senate, and Amir Dabirian, CSUF vice president for information technology and chief information officer

July 30 – “From Poverty to a Thriving Existence,” presented by Ian Daelucian, founder and president, The Heart of Delight

Jazz Series at Steamers
12:30-2:30 p.m., Saturday discussions with Joe Lawton, who performs with Mike LeVan and the Docs at Steamers, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton

June 6 – “Jazz Interpretations of the Music of Cole Porter”

July 11 – “Jazz Interpretations of the Works of George and Ira Gershwin”

August 8 – “The Music of Duke Ellington – the Most Prolific and Popular Jazz Innovator of the 20th Century”

Fourth of July Celebration and Veterans Recognition
1-3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2, Mackey Auditorium

A program of instrumental music and patriotic songs celebrating the July 4 holiday and honoring OLLI veterans is presented by OLLI members. Refreshments will be served in the Shapiro Wing of the Ruby Gerontology Center after the concert.

$8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Details are available online.

OLLI is a self-supporting University affiliate group of more than 1,700 retired and semiretired individuals dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning. For more information about the organization, these and other OLLI programs, visit the OLLI website.

OLLI, 657-278-2446
Kathy Pomykata, 657-278-4851