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Osher Lifelong Learning Offers Eclectic Choice of Free Lectures This Fall

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Free, public lectures on a variety of topics ranging from the 2016 election to improving access to health services using GIS, the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Olmec archeology and discovering the world on a motorcycle are among the offerings from Cal State Fullerton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).


Sept. 10 through Dec. 1


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


10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Sept. 15 – “Heading Into the Big One: the 2016 Election” presented by Raphael J. Sonenshein, executive director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Cal State Los Angeles

Sept. 29 –  “What Is Sleep?” by Deborah Wilson-Ozima, lecturer in psychology, Cal State Fullerton

Oct. 13 – “Improving Access to Health Services Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)” with Dennis Kao, assistant professor of social work, Cal State Fullerton

Oct. 27 – “Inside NASA’s Challenger and Columbia Disasters: Insights for Leadership and Organizational Transformation” presented by Mark Maier, founding chair, Leadership Programs, Chapman University

Dec. 1 – “Shadow for Peace, ‘the Experience’ 70 Years After  Hiroshima and Nagasaki” presented by Richard Fukuhara, Fukuhara Photography Inc., and Robert Horsting, producer, director and oral historian

12:30-2 p.m. Thursdays

Sept. 10 & 24 – “The Middle East and the USA: What Is Going On?” two-part program presented by George Giacumakis, Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings, Biola University

Oct. 8 – “The Essence of Lutherie, Performing and Pedagogy” by Jack Sanders, lecturer in music, Pomona College

Oct. 22 – “Olmec Archaeology in the Arroyo Pesquero Region,” presented by Carl J. Wendt, professor of anthropology, Cal State Fullerton

Nov. 5 – “Aromatherapy: Our Journey to Health and Well-Being” with Marian Sherman, organizational development analyst, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, Cal State Fullerton

Nov. 19 – “Discovering the World on a Motorcycle” by Allan Karl, photographer and author of “FORKS – A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection”


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


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

Media Contacts:

OLLI, 657-278-2446

Kathy Pomykata, 657-278-5884