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Air War in Europe: World War II – NEW Classroom: W231

Air War Europe WW2

Return Engagement! How did aerial warfare evolve and how crucial was it to the outcome on WWII? We follow the technical development of aircraft industries and related technology (from radar to jets) worldwide along with the formulation of the theory and rules/laws of air war. We also cover the “rehearsals” for WWII through the Russo-Finnish war. Famous personalities who flew in combat from Hermann Goering to Jimmy Stewart and contributions of women are highlighted (Rosie the Riveter, the US WASPS and Russian women night-fighters). We can all learn from the warriors who used the skies to make history.

6 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:10 PM

American Political Thought, Pt 1-CLOSED

AM Political Thought

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the theoretical foundations underlying the development of American political institutions. The focus is on the ideas and writings of the Natural Rights philosophers (Paine and Jefferson), the framers of the Constitution (Adams, Hamilton and Madison) the theory of States’ Rights (Calhoun) the intellectual formulators of Jacksonianism (Jackson, et al), and the Transcendentalists (Emerson and Thoreau).

               8 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:10 PM

America’s Jewish Identity: 300 Years of American Jewish History-W208

Am Jewish Identity

Back  from 2011! Covering the arrival of the Jews in America in 1654 to today’s social movements, we examine the mass immigration of Jews in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the innovations of American Jewish culture, responses to anti-Semitism and the development of middle class neighborhoods. We explore the Jewish presence in sports, entertainment, politics and business. We cover events of WWII, including the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel. We see how history has created an American Jewish identity through video, power point and handouts.

                         8 sessions starting Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM

America’s Secret Intelligence Services-CLOSED

Am Secret Intelligence -NSA

               In-depth Study!
The FBI, the CIA and the NSA, the nation’s most secretive services, have been praised and vilified by watchdog groups, activists, private citizens and government officials including presidents. Real questions concerning their value and legitimacy remain. We trace these intelligence services from their inceptions to the present and measure their influence on domestic and foreign policies and on nations. Also, we investigate how intelligence was handled before we had any formal services. Case histories will be included.

         8 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:10 PM

Art of Performance Storytelling – CANCELLED

Art Storytelling

 Express Yourself! Do you want to craft and tell an interesting personal story? We begin with John’s favorite storytelling advice, “Just because it happened to you doesn’t make it interesting” and proceed with a lecture on the elements of a good story. That is followed by some advice on the how of the telling. Storytellers are asked to write their stories, read them aloud to hear what works and what doesn’t and then revise them. Using guidelines and examples, students share their 5-8 minute stories. Students are coached to find the true nuggets, the arcs of the stories and best endings while having fun!

     5 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:10 PM

Bad Girls of the Bible -E220 CLOSED

Bad Girls Bible

 “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History!” sounds like it ought to be found on tee shirts and coffee mugs. Amazingly, it describes women in the Bible perfectly. Are you familiar with these women – Tamar, Rehab, Deborah, Bathsheba, Esther and others? According to Rabbi Tzvi Freeman “… [From the Bible] emerges a story of men manipulated by powerful women and nurtured with feminine values.” Based on what you know about biblical women and what we uncover in class we determine who the most “historic” woman in the Bible is, who is the main “Woman of Valor”.

6 sessions starting Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM

Best of Broadway -NEW Room E228

Best Bway Godot

Act III! We review a selection of the “Best of Broadway” including drama, mysteries and comedies. Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett. The sheer emptiness of this work causes the reader to wonder if anything is going to happen and if there is any meaning to the play – or to life.

Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw. This remains Shaw’s most popular play and is widely known to be the inspiration for the highly romanticized 1956 musical and 1964 film My Fair Lady.

A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry. Walter and Ruth Younger live in a dilapidated two-bedroom apartment on Chicago’s south side.  Walter is barely making a living as a limousine driver.  Though Ruth is content with their lot, Walter is not and desperately wished to become wealthy. 

True West, Sam Shepard. Like most of his works this play is inspired by myths of American life and popular culture. Winner of scores of awards, this drama is a more traditional narrative than his other works.

The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard.  First performed in 1982 this drama examines the nature of honesty and the use of a play within a play.  Using this method the author teases the audience with the difference between resemblance and reality.

Noises Off, Michael Frayn. In 1970, when Frayn watched a performance of The Two of Us from the wings, a farce he had written for Lynn Redgrave he said, “It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.”

Marat/Sade, Peter Weiss. First published in German in 1963, the play takes place in an insane asylum.  It is a bloody, unrelenting depiction of class struggle and human suffering which asks whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself.

The Odd Couple, Neil Simon. Following its premiere on Broadway, Simon’s characters were revived in a successful 1968 film, a 1970’s TV series as well as other derivative   spin-offs.  The plot concerns two mismatched roommates – the neat, uptight Felix Ungar and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison.

8 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1:10 PM

Connecticut and the American Experience -E222

CT Exp flag

                Revisit! We survey eight topics on Connecticut history in the Civil War – famous people, their exploits, inventions and more. Each of the aforementioned has no connection to each other except for their roots in the American Experience. Every class begins with a PowerPoint presentation followed by a class discussion with handouts and suggestions for further study.

8 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:10 PM

Countdown 2016 -NEW Room W201

Countdown 2016

                New! The next US presidential election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 and is our 58th quadrennial presidential election. Only a year away, candidates are already flooding the fields. Democrats include Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders and many others including ‘s Governor Dan Malloy. Former Governor Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are among the 25 Republicans who’ve already declaredinterest.Take this course to learn about the latest polls, key debating contests, potential battleground states and, most of all, who is likely to be our next president.

              8 sessions starting Monday, Sept.21 at 1:10 PM  


Current Affairs -CLOSED

Current Affairs

                Forever New! Framed by the week’s trending news, the course relies on rigorous yet respectful debate to enhance our understanding of divergent viewpoints in the reporting of current events. Discussions address politics, sex, religion and their effects on contemporary culture – issues that give life depth and meaning. We focus on developing critical reasoning skills by examining the pre-conceived biases that affect our personal objectivity.

                Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history. He was formerly a Curator of Naval History and Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC, where he worked extensively to create displays which accurately illustrate the history of 20th century warfare.

8 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 3:10 PM

Genealogy & Computers -W138

15F Genealogy

                Roots! What resources are available online for genealogical research? We begin with a discussion of students’ genealogy objectives; subsequent classes are customized to meet group interests. We explore sources for census, marriage, birth, death, immigration, naturalization, military records, city directories and newspapers. Students learn the best practices for finding, analyzing and organizing documents; advantages and disadvantages of creating family trees online; and other means for organizing finds. Optional homework is provided for those who want to dig deeper.

                Janeen Bjork has combined 30 years of experience as a television researcher and presenter with her love of genealogy and enjoys teaching others how to find and share their family histories.

8 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 3:10 PM


Great American Songs and Stories  – Theater

Great Am Songs UTTERBACK

               Another Set! We continue the musical journey of the Great American Songbook through the early 1940’s.  Dr. Joe shares his extensive knowledge of behind the scenes stories about the composers and lyricists and their music, including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and others.  He discusses the clever lyrics of each song and treats us to his musical creativity by playing these melodies for us on the piano.

              4 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 3:10 PM 

Great Decisions 2015 -CLOSED W215

Great Decisions 2015

               New Topics! We focus on the eight issues identified by the Foreign Policy Association as critical at this point in time.  The topics include Russia, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India, the US & Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking and Brazil’s Metamorphosis.  In preparation for the weekly discussions, students should read the appropriate chapter in the “Great Decisions” booklet supplied by Lifetime Learners.

           8 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:10 PM


I Love to Read -W215

I Love Read Agatha Christie

                         Always New!  Join six LLI members as they lead interesting and lively discussions of contemporary titles and old classics.

September 21 – The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. Facilitator Michael Mugnolo

In 1920 the Agatha Christie introduced one of literature’s most enduring characters—and would go on to become the most prolific author in history.  Hercule Poirot, her thoughtful, intellectual, eccentric and impeccably attired detective whom she later came to loathe would appear in her subsequent works for over 50 years. He was said to be more disturbed by a speck of dust on his waistcoat than by a pool of blood at his feet.

September 28 – The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Facilitator Mark Albertson

First appearing in serial form in 1929, this crime classic is rife with hard-hitting characters and snappy dialogue.  Having been a Pinkerton detective, Hammett offers Sam Spade as that hard-boiled shamus characterizing his era. With his long and bony jaw and jutting V-shaped chin, he is a no-nonsense character of determination and confidence. A motif is carried forward in Spade’s dialogue throughout the entire book, appealing to your imagination and conjuring up images.

October 5 – Two Novellas by Jim Harrison. Facilitator Richard Auwater

In these two novellas, two men confront inconvenient loves and the encroachment of civilization on nature:

Land of Unlikeness. Clive, a failed artist, divorced and struggling with aging, reluctantly returns to his family’s farmhouse to care for his aging mother, renews his love of a high school sweetheart, his relationship with his estranged daughter and his own lost love of painting.

The River Swimmer. Thad, a farm boy, is irresistibly and magically drawn to swimming to cope with life out of water and coming of age on dry land.  In the process he sees other worldly creatures in the water.  Themes such as the powers of sexuality and violence, the uses of art, the line between sanity and madness and the shadow of mortality are addressed with insight and poignant humor.

October 19 – A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. Facilitator Miwako Ogasawara

A gentle elegy for the time long passed, the narrator, Tom Birkin, reflects on a summer in a small Yorkshire village in 1920. Near destitute and still shaken by his war experience and broken marriage, he worked as a restorer of a medieval mural at the village church. With unexpected friendships and a hint of “love,” Tom had a summer of healing and restoration. 

October 26 – Transatlantic by Colum McCann.  Facilitator Heather Hopkins

The author takes us on memorable crossings of the Atlantic Ocean from North America to Ireland – that of Frederick Douglas in 1845, the first non-stop flight in 1919 and those of former Senator George Mitchell in the 1990’s.  Interwoven with and connecting these accounts are the stories of four generations of remarkable women.

November 2 – The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Facilitator Morgan Corrigan.

Fiona Maye is a leading British High Court judge who presides over cases in the family division and renowned for her intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. Her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. She is called on to hear an urgent case involving a mother, father and their 17-year old son who, for religious reasons, refuse medical treatment that could save his life. During the trial, Fiona visits the hospitalized boy – an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful emotions in him leading to momentous consequences for them both.

6 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:10 PM

Introduction to Fiction Writing -W215

Intro Fict Keep Writing

               New! This workshop is for the novice writer who is eager to take the plunge but has no idea how to begin.  All one needs is an imagination and the willingness to learn. We cover the essentials of fiction writing from how to build a character, to learning to develop a plot.  Participants will take part in simple exercises in a supportive atmosphere.  Come prepared to discover your inner writer.

               8 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 3:10 PM 

Introduction to Pastels -CLOSED

Intro Pastels

               Back Again! Students discover the beautiful art of pastels which is not mere chalk, but a beautiful, exciting and versatile medium.  Students explore the various types of pastels, surfaces, application methods and under-painting techniques. Hands-on demonstrations and observation introduces students to design, composition, color and values. Experience in painting or an artistic background is not required – just a willingness to experiment, explore and be creative.

               5 sessions starting Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM 

Introduction to Renaissance Art -W129

Intro Ren Bacchus

               New! The Renaissance reached its apex in the early 16th century and the influence of artists like Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Titian are felt in society even today. But the Renaissance was more than a few familiar names.  It was a movement that extended across Europe and impacted all aspects of life from architecture to religion, from patronage to self-image. By looking at the superstars as well as the brilliance of some of its lesser known artists we gain a better understanding of the period as well as its impact today.

              4 sessions starting Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1:10 PM 

Murals of the First Half of the 20th Century -CLOSED (E218)

Murals 20th C Diego

               New! Murals of the interwar years were the heyday for Europe. Post war years saw an explosion of murals in America. Discussions during class explore what the mural means to the artists, architects and people who appreciate them. Some of the artists to be covered are Hoffmann, Pollack, Davis, Rothko, Picasso, Leger and Matisse. Join us and discover murals of the Paris World’s Fair, Radio City Music Hall, Guggenheim residence, Newark Museum and more. 

              8 sessions starting Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM 

Once Upon a Lifetime: The Story Continues  -W215

Once Lifetime - Story

               Another Page! Writing one’s memoir is no longer for the rich and famous.  In addition to recording special memories, writing about the events of one’s life can offer unexpected benefits: boosting memory, assisting in the grief process and sharing the journey with family. Participants learn the characteristics of the genre, how to focus and begin writing and how to find one’s “voice.”  We learn to organize our thoughts and refine the stories through discussion with the instructor and classmates. The course offers a creative environment in which to write, reminisce and share milestones.

               8 sessions starting Thursday, Sept. 17 at 3:10 PM

Origami by the Book -CANCELLED

Origami by Book

               Creative Folds! Students master a variety of folds and techniques using the material in these two books: 

The Art of Origami by Gay Merrill Gross can be bought used at Amazon for under $5.

World’s Best Origami by Nick Robinson; cost about $15.

Projects include decorative and practical models.  Both books are excellent collections with work by many creative artists. This course is appropriate for beginning to intermediate folders. 

Materials: Students should bring 6” and 8” origami paper and, optionally, scissors, glue, paper clips, ballpoint pen or marker, storage or shoebox to carry models.

             8 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 3:10 PM 

Perspective -W131


               New! Perspective was discovered in the Renaissance – now it’s your turn to discover how it works. It is a system with simple rules for drawing realistic three-dimensional spaces. Students do not need to know how to draw or have an artistic background. They must know how to draw a straight line with a ruler and use an eraser.  Participants have the opportunity to embellish and color their compositions.  Once the basic rules of perspective have been mastered, students can create their own spaces.

Materials: Light, hard pencils (2B, 2HB, 3H, 4H or mechanical for laying out pictures), erasers and rulers or a straightedge. 12” x 18” drawing paper (a pad is good, news print is not). Paper must be sturdy and solid, able to withstand erasures and eventually be colored in and/or shaded.

              7 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1:10 PM 

Politics Via Film -NEW Room W214

Politics Film

               Another View! Can science fiction films, such as 2001, be seen as political in nature?  What are the implications of films such as Chinatown and Gorky Park?  How have films dealt with major assassinations and scandals of the 20th century?  Why have films about the American West changed so greatly in recent years?  What have these films shown us about politics? Join us and find out.

              6 sessions starting Thursday, Sept. 17 at 3:10 PM 

Relationships: Personal & Platonic -CANCELLED


               New! In an atmosphere conducive to group discussion, participants express their ideas about what makes for successful relationships in the workplace and on a personal level.  Individuals are encouraged to share what works in today’s society, the criteria for successful marriages and ever-lasting friendships.  We discuss positive conflict resolutions in ways that are satisfying to all parties.

               4 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:10 PM 

Rodgers and Hart Rediscovered – CLOSED

Rodgers n Hart

                       New! Explore the collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart to gain a heightened appreciation of their legacy.  Explore the marriage of music and lyrics, its psychological content and historical context.  Dr. Berrett draws upon audio recordings and video footage to examine such songs as To Keep My Love Alive, Manhattan, The Lady is a Tramp, My Funny Valentine and many more. We also cover their huge influence on jazz. 

                     6 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:10 PM 

Sacred Scriptures of the Abrahamic Religions -E218

Sacred Scriptures

               New!  Explore the Abrahamic religions through reading the primary writings from key sacred texts.  Our principal aim is to appreciate the nuances and complexities of the revered books from the Western World’s three major religions and to understand how such texts inform ancient and current thinking.  We read and discuss these works with an eye for discerning the similarities among their culture, values, ideologies, beliefs and prejudices.

                        6 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1:10 PM 

Six French Operas -CLOSED (E222)

Six Operas

               Encore! The French invented Grand Opera and we cover six of the famous operas that subsequently followed this development: Gounod’s Faust and Romeo and Juliet, Massenet’s Manon, Werther and Thais and Bizet’s Carmen. This is not a lecture course, rather it’s a total immersion experience where we see extended excerpts from these operas on the best videos available.  Wagner said that he was not writing opera, he was writing musical dramas.  Their dramatic aspect is key to what is shown in class.

The operas presented are:

  • Gounod: Faust
  • Gounod: Romeo and Juliet
  •  Massenet: Manon
  •  Massenet: Werther
  •  Massenet: Thais
  •  Bizet: Carmen

               6 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:10 PM 

Sixties Music -CLOSED W208

Sixties Music Woodstock

               New!  Let’s relive that great music! The 60’s decade produced some of the best music of all time.  Even today it is listened to not only by the 60’s generation but by our children and grandchildren.  The music of the 60’s included rock, love songs, surf music, songs of protest, R&B jazz and country classics.  We use CDs, videos, PowerPoint slides and handouts and welcome class discussion on your favorite music of this era. Join in the fun!

              8 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1:10 PM       

Slavery to Superrich: Nigeria in Transition -W214

Slavery Nigeria

                       New!  Slavery existed in Africa while people from the African coast were taken as slaves to the Americas and Europe. We explore colonialism in two sessions: the influence of missionaries, traders, educators, colonial officers and the beginning of nationalism, and then the last 15 years of colonialism and the factors leading to independence. We review Nigeria’s history from independence through the civil war and a series of elected governments and coups.  We cover the new government and how the country’s residents live today.


              6 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 3:10 PM

Southeast Asian Politics -W224

Southeast Asia

               Updated! Is the new president of Indonesia likely to succeed?  Why was there another military coup in Thailand? Why is China so aggressive in seeking control of the South China Sea? We attempt to answer these questions and many others while explaining the politics which govern some of the countries of Southeast Asia extending from Myanmar to Timor Leste. Emphasis on the post-independence period. This exploration should further a general understanding of the region and enhance any anticipated visits.

               6 sessions starting Thursday, Sept. 17 at 1:10 PM      

Swing Music of the Big Bands -E222

Swing Big Bands

               Arrangement! Just what is swing? This music holds a special place in the history of American popular music. Join us as we cover the history of the big bands, their instrumental makeup and how to listen to that unique instrumentation. Experience the music through videos, CD’s and live music as we also discover the influence that composers, lyricists and vocalists had upon the public’s infatuation with the big band sound.

          8 sessions starting Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM 

The Civil War Via Biography -W222

Civil War John Brown

               New! Is history the study of great men?  We use the medium of biography to explore America’s greatest conflict beginning with a discussion of the role of John Brown in bringing about the war.  We then learn about Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Sherman, Jackson, Stuart and Custer and how they shaped the war. Finally, we analyze fictional characters, such as Rhett Butler, and how they affected our perception of the war.

             6 sessions starting Thursday, Sept. 17 at 1:10 PM 

The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union -W105

Titanic clash Soviet

               You are about to embark on a sojourn into history that focuses on the greatest land war ever waged:  the titanic clash between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Decision on the Eastern Front dictated the outcome of the land campaign for the entire war.  In size and scope, no other ground campaign compares to the war in the East.  A no-holds barred struggle featured German against Russian; Nazi against Communist; Hitler against Stalin.  The last named conflict largely accounts for the bestiality with which the war was waged. For those unfamiliar with the Eastern Front, this study of World War II provides a fresh experience; one which presents a fuller understanding of man’s greatest conflict with this year marking the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

         8 sessions starting Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM 
These sessions are not independent. Each session builds on the previous one.


Turning Points of World War II -W105

Turning WW2 - Enigma

               This course offers a somewhat different approach to understanding man’s greatest conflict. We do not address the tremendous battles that were fought, but focus on the aspects which decided the outcome of the war: the intelligence war and the breaking of codes; the war at sea; war in the air; the Russian front; the production floor; oil and the atomic bomb.  Explanations of these factors include their histories prior to the war as well as their aftermaths. All this helps us understand the struggle as we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Each week trivia questions are given concerning WWII which many students find entertaining and informative.

              8 sessions starting Thursday, Sept. 17 at 3:10 PM 
These sessions are not independent. Each session builds on the previous one.


 Turning WW2 - Production 

Understanding Social Media – CANCELLED

Und Social Media

               New! Ready to explore what Facebook and LinkedIn can do for you?  On Facebook we learn how to reconnect with family members and lost friends.  With LinkedIn we find ways to locate former colleagues and discover things about a variety of topics from politics to medical news. This course teaches us how to set up platforms in each venue and use them properly.

              4 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1:10 PM    









View of America Through Art -CLOSED (W224)

View America Remington

               Expanded!  Explore how American art evolved from pre-colonial primitive to a clearly American statement of self-determination and “can do” spirit. Portraiture by the limners, portraits of Copley, West and Trumbull begin the journey away from Europe to find a truly American art form. Experience the Civil War through lithographs and the westward expansion viewed in the eyes of the Hudson River School and the compositions of Bierstadt, Remington, Frank Johnson and Church. Meet the independent artists Homer and Eakins. Track the changing times of the country through art of the early 20th century all the way to Pop Art.

              7 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:10 PM


Watercolor: Beginners -W243

Watercolor Beg

                       Paint! Become a budding artist.  Discover the joys and challenges of watercolor.   This course offers step-by-step guidance in techniques – brush strokes, color mixing and composition – that create realistic landscapes, seascapes and still life paintings.  Pre-created scenes are available for purchase.

Do not purchase any art supplies until you receive a list at the first class.  If you already have supplies, bring them.  The facilitator offers supplies for purchase.

This course is limited to 25 students

                      8 sessions starting Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 AM 


Watercolor: Intermediate -W243

Watercolor Int Rose

                       More Paint! If you are an intermediate-level watercolorist, here’s a chance to improve your technique. This course is a step-by-step guide to painting traditional landscapes, seascapes and still life.  We cover these techniques: textures, perspectives, transparent washes, masking, planning and composition.

Bring paints (tubes preferred), a palette, your favorite brushes, watercolor paper and a water container to class.  Some pre-created scenes and supplies are available for purchase.

This course is limited to 25 students.

                       8 sessions starting Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 3:10 PM


Where Do Numbers Come From? -W129

Where Numbers Blue

               New! This is not mathematics – it is invention, it is history! How and why were the numbers assigned to each civilization invented?  Where in the world did the zero originate? Who used fractions and when?  This course gives participants a chance to see mathematics in an interesting and different light.

              4 sessions starting Thursday, Sept. 17 at 3:10 PM


Words of Wall Street:  Deciphering the Jargon of Finance and Investments -W128

Wall St 2

               Another Dividend! This course is not an investment class; we focus on the jargon that we all hear when we talk with our financial advisors, read the financial press or watch the cable finance channels. Through an examination of terms, expressions and concepts investors commonly use, students gain a better understanding of how Wall Street works.  Participants are encouraged to bring unfamiliar words, phrases and expressions to class for discussion.  This course does not offer specific advice on investments or retirement planning.

               8 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 3:10 PM


World War II: War in the Atlantic -CLOSED -W214

WW2 Atlantic

               Catch the Action! Using extensive photographs and narratives this course examines the historical factors and significant naval actions of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest continuous military operation of WWII.

               8 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 21 at 3:10 PM


“The Good” and Its Absence CLOSED-W129

The Good

                New! Usage of the term “good” is cherished in our society and personal living.  What does it mean beyond making us “feel good”? Do we have any responsibility for creating and promoting it? What happens if we do not? What happens if there is an absence of the good?  Is this what history calls “evil”? As a group learning project, we use our study and experiences to help recognize what “the good” means. The facilitator explores aspects of “the good” from religious, philosophical, ethical, economic and political traditions. Each participant is encouraged to bring to class observations about “good” and “evil” from current news and from their experiences.

               7 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 1:10 PM