Lunch and Learn

L&L – Sail with the Kuhner Family’s Second Around-the-World Adventure — OPEN HOUSE

LNL Kuhner SloopLunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
PepsiCo Theater, East Campus


September 18 – Sail with the Kuhner Family’s¬†Second Around-the-World Adventure
Open House: All are invited–Bring your friends!

By popular request, the Kuhners are back with another sailing voyage, this time on a 40 foot sailboat with their two young sons. This colorful digital slide program with detailed maps will be narrated live by Connecticut residents, Scott and Kitty Kuhner. They‚Äôll relive their four year unique sea and land day-to-day experiences, which included the required on-board ‚Äúhome schooling‚ÄĚ of their 9- and 11-year-old boys. Their sailing adventure the Virgin Islands, Panama and the Galapagos Islands, before crossing the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia. From Thailand they sailed to Sri Lanka, Yemen and up the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. Finally, they crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean, where they relaxed in the Bahamas before returning home from their world circumnavigation adventure!¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Scott Kuhner grew up in Westport, CT where, as a youngster, he learned to sail. Scott, a successful businessman, convinced his young wife, Kitty, to quit their jobs and sail around the world, not once but twice. These two Lifetime Learners continue to be active sailors and have just recently returned from their winter cruise.

Note:¬†¬† The program is extended to 1¬Ĺ hours in order to include the entire voyage.¬†¬†



L&L – Film Casting Calamities

LNL Casting HollywoodLunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
East Campus Forum 

 

September 25 РFilm Casting Calamities

Learn about who was originally cast, wanted or signed for a role, and why someone else played the part when the picture was made. There are intrigues, jealousies and downright power plays in this category of moviemaking and some of the revelations are quite surprising! For instance, in 1932 who was suggested for the role of Tarzan before more level heads cast Johnny Weissmuller? Join us at the Lunch and Learn and Byron will “shock” with the answer.

Byron Matthews attended Kent State University majoring in English and Journalism. He maintains a growing library of films reflecting his extensive knowledge of the subject.



L&L – Music Is Brain Food: Music for an Ageless Mind

LNL Music Brain 2Lunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
East Campus Forum 

 

October 2 РMusic Is Brain Food: Music for an Ageless Mind

Enjoy this entertaining, informative and interactive session. The lecturers present recent research in science and psychology, offering insightful musical illustrations and interactive exercises. Participants are invited to engage in a variety of activities, clapping and playing rhythm instruments. The critical roles of music in exercise, social connections, spirituality, diet, sleep and cognitive challenge are demonstrated.

Note: This program is extended to 1¬Ĺ hours

Joshua Berrett, PhD, international musicologist, and Lynne Berrett, psychotherapist and life coach, have presented at many national and international conferences on this interesting subject. Both have made major contributions in their respective fields.            



L&L – Ladakh: Land of High Passes

LNL LadakhLunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
East Campus Forum 

 

October 9 РLadakh: Land of High Passes

Join us on Daryl Hawk’s narrated slide show as he embarked on his 3,200 mile solo journey across the ancient kingdom of Ladakh in northern India and the region of Kashmir. This remote and rugged land separates the peaks of the western Himalayan range from the vast Tibetan plateau. It is also one of the highest and driest regions in the world, cut off by snow for six months of the year. The tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is found here as a living and thriving religion.

Daryl Hawk traveled alone to some of the most remote and isolated places in the world recording stories with his camera. He has spent weeks at a time documenting and immersing himself in the different cultures and landscapes of various countries. As a travel writer, Daryl has articles published in international magazines and newspapers.



L&L – Pocahontas: The Bridge Between Two Worlds

LNL Pocahontas

Lunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
East Campus Forum 

 

 

 

October¬†16 –¬†Pocahontas: The Bridge Between Two Worlds

 April 5, 2014 marked the 400th anniversary of the marriage between America’s first heroine and America’s first entrepreneur, John Rolfe. Through a slide presentation we explore the life and legend of Pocahontas. She reviews the myths surrounding the native princess. We learn how Pocahontas was instrumental in saving the first English colony in the New World, Jamestown, Virginia.

Note:¬†¬† This program is extended to 1¬Ĺ hours

Madeleine Eckert, a local historian serving on the Norwalk Historical Society Advisory Board. Her genealogical Civil War and Revolutionary War research can be found in historical societies in several states. Ms. Eckert has conducted frequent historical war tours in the Norwalk area.



L&L – China: Images from a Nation in Transition

LNL China wall

Lunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
Culinary Arts Dining Room, West Campus

 

October¬†23 –¬†China: Images from a Nation in Transition

Please note: this program will be held in the
Culinary Arts Dining Room, on the West Campus  
Seating is limited

This multi-media presentation is the result of three trips to China which took place over 34 years. We will visit the cities and the countryside, we see famous places and cultural performances and we watch the people as they work and play today, as compared to the recent past. The presentation includes video and still images, combined with live narration and music to tell stories about the past and current China.

William Barnett is making his eighth appearance at our Lunch & Learns. His most recent presentations included the countries of Cuba, Bhutan, Vietnam and, Myanmar. Bill is a retired Perkin-Elmer PhD Scientist, a lifelong photographer and world traveler. He is a member of the CT Association of Photographers and is on the Executive Board of the New England Camera Club Council, as well as an active member of the New Haven Camera Club.



L&L РWhat’s New with the News, Tom Appleby

LNL Tom Appleby

 Lunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
Location to be announced  

 

 

October¬†30 –¬†What‚Äôs New with the News

Tom Appleby, News Director and evening co-anchor News 12 Connecticut, demonstrates how he established a unique local following drawing upon interesting experiences in his 30 years of broadcasting. During this time his network won more than 800 major awards, including 40 Emmy awards. Tom also discusses current trends in all aspects of the news industry.

Tom Appleby has Masters and Doctoral degrees in English Literature from the University of Michigan and a BA from Dartmouth College. Prior to entering broadcasting, Tom was a tenured lecturer at The City College of New York. Tom also hosts the weekly political program, Focus on Connecticut.



L&L – The Mayan Civilization: A Classic View

LNL Mayan Temple

Lunch & Learn Series
Refreshments at 12:15
Presentation at 1:00 
East Campus Forum 

 

 

 

November 6¬†–¬†The Mayan Civilization: A Classic View

Enjoy being fascinated by seeing the Mayan world from a fresh viewpoint. Explore a wide range of visual experiences Рdramatic landscapes volcanic mountains, ruins of ancient temples, close-ups of botanical subjects, animals and birds in the wild, as well as a view of today’s colorful Mayan people.

Dave Pressler holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has headed educational exhibits at The American Museum of Natural History, Chicago’s the Field Museum and the Hudson River Museum. His work appears in numerous private collections and public institutions.