• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-16-2021 to 06-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Mark Carlson, Historian & Author
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln brought to a close the bloodiest war in American history. But even now, more than 150 years later, it is still the subject of endless speculation and controversy. Recent publications have “exposed” a “major government conspiracy to allow the assassination and cover it up,” but this is one time where the truth is... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-02-2021 to 06-02-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Larry Solomon, PhD
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    The general consensus today is that our society is psychologically polarized regarding political issues. And the polarization is extreme. Unabashed partisan attacks are hurled across the congressional aisle with neither embarrassment nor reproach. Are there mental processes that could lead to reconciliation, collaboration and bipartisanship? We will explore... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-04-2021 to 06-04-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 2:00 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Matthew Wion, PhD, Professor of Philosophy
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    There are many who think that the meaning of life is to be happy. But there is some research that suggests not only that this is not true, but that in the long run, we desire meaning over happiness. We will examine what happiness means and whether a meaningful life is identical to a happy life or... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-09-2021 to 06-09-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Julia Fister, MA, Studio ACE Executive Director
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Recognized as the “father of us all” by Picasso and Matisse, the works of Paul Cezanne challenged and inspired his contemporaries. Best known for Post-Impressionist paintings, Cezanne used easily recognizable brushstrokes and planes of color in his study of subjects. This lecture will explore the life and work of Paul Cezanne who, among his many... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-10-2021 to 06-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Europe’s Enlightenment is critiqued by the emerging Romantic era (early 1800’s), producing a change from Neoclassical art to an entirely new style of art which focuses on emotions in both the color use and themes. Called “bad” and even “degenerate” art in its day, Romantic art led to the later Impressionist, Expressionist, and modern art of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-04-2021 to 06-04-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 2:00 PM → 3:00 PM
    Instructor: Rudy Shappee, U.S. Navy Veteran and Local Historian
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Join historian Rudy Shappee as he presents the details of what military historian John Keegan called “the most stunning blow in the history of naval warfare.” Learn why Japanese  Admiral Yamamoto thought the occupation of tiny Midway Atoll located in the Central Pacific Ocean was the key in defeating the United States during World War II, and how a... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 06-14-2021 to 06-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday, Tuesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Henry George, Engineer, Archaeologist and Geologist
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    Part 1 – Astrophysics The Story of the Earth begins with the “Big Bang” 13.7 billion years ago.  From a volume less than one atom, all the matter in the universe was created.  Billions of stars in billions of galaxies came into existence in milliseconds.  Then in several cycles of birth to death of individual stars; elements, molecules,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-16-2021 to 06-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 PM → 5:00 PM
    Instructor: Larry Solomon, PhD
    Term: 2021-2
    Location: Online Class

    After looking at some ancient wisdom about “happiness” as well as a dictionary definition, we will explore some of the current thinking on the subject. Current theories of the “Happiness Treadmill” and the “Happiness Set-Point” are reviewed. Drawing the field of Positive Psychology, “Well-Being Theory” and its five components are identified.... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2020 to 12-07-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:00 PM → 02:30 PM
    Instructor: Bernadette Sweeney, Elder Law Attorney
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Class

    Sweeney will present an overview of long-term care options in various settings: home care, adult day programs, assisted living, nursing facilities and hospice. Come and learn from an experienced elder law attorney about ways to help pay for different types of care, including Medicare, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Veterans Administration benefits,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: Ellen Katz, Musical Educator
    Term: 2020-3
    Location: Online Class

    Follow Bette Middler's extraordinary rise from Hawaii to Hollywood with many stops on the way - as comedian, actress, composer, activist and philanthropist. She has thrilled us for years with her classics, “The Wind Beneath my Wings” and “From a Distance”, and her award winning roles in Beaches and The Rose. You will be surprised at what a varied... read more
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