Lunch and Learn

LNL September 15 — India: A Different World

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
Forum auditorium, East campus 

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn is for current LLI members only, No guests please 
NCC Photo ID Required

India is a wonderful country to visit, particularly for the eye of a photographer. There is visual stimulation everywhere: women in their colorful saris, temples, festivals, performances, historic buildings and so much more. This multi-media presentation will visit cities large and small, study the religions of India’s people, look at ancient archeological sites, attend several fairs, and visit with interesting people. You will see about 300 photographs, as well as video clips, during a live narration by the photographer, with music and other sounds to create an enjoyable visit and to bring life to this interesting country.

William Barnett, who recently made two trips to India, has presented many beautiful and interesting Lunch and Learn programs for LLI, including Cuba, Bhutan, Vietnam, Myanmar, and China. In addition, Bill has even been our LLI instructor on photography. He is a retired Perkin Elmer PhD scientist, lifelong photographer and a world traveler. He is a member of the CT Association of Photographers, the Photographic Society of America and is on the Board of the New England Camera Club Council.



LNL September 22 — No Lunch Learn, Jewish Holiday

September 22  — No Lunch Learn, Jewish Holiday 



LNL September 29 — No Lunch Learn, Jewish Holiday

September 29  — No Lunch & Learn, Jewish Holiday 



LNL October 6 — Women in the American Revolution: Putting “Her” in Heroics 

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
Pepsico Theater, East campus 

 

 

 

October 6 — Women in the American Revolution: Putting “Her” in Heroics 

This Event is an Open House
All Are Invited, Bring Your Friends!

There are many tales of courage to be revealed in this power point illustrated talk about these largely unsung heroines of the American Revolution. The presentation will introduce you to some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to lift the yoke of British control of the 13 Colonies. These are the women who are missing from our history books. Their stories as soldiers and spies have often been left untold.

Eric Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. As a history reenactor, he frequently portrays an infantrymen, a whale-boat raider and a mounted horse cavalry man. A Norwalk resident, he is a long term active LLI member and a past history presenter.



LNL October 13 — The History of Recorded Sound

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
GenRe Forum, NCC East Campus 

 

 

Lunch & Learn is for current LLI members only, No guests please
NCC Photo ID Required 

October 13 — The History of Recorded Sound

Recorded sound is a science, an art, and yes, big business. This presentation will review the history of recording and reproducing sound, looking at the people, the inventions and the companies which brought us our modern sound tracks. We will also look to how record sound has changed human perceptions and human expectations for live sound. We will review the era before Thomas Edison, the Acoustical Era, the Electrical Era, the Digital Era, and yes, the Neural Era (the future).

Richard Frisch currently co-chairs the CT PC Users Group and is a past president of the organization. He has 30 years’ experience as an executive in the financial services sector. He is involved with local technology organizations and has his own company RHFtech, providing tech guidance and support to small businesses.



LNL October 20 — Energy Sources of the Future: Will We See Turbines Off the Norwalk Coast?

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
GenRe Forum, NCC East Campus 

 

 

Lunch & Learn is for current LLI members only, No guests please
NCC Photo ID Required 

October 20 — Energy Sources of the Future: Will We See Turbines Off the Norwalk Coast?

Energy use is rapidly changing, as the world adjusts to two powerful influences in both global and domestic markets: The increasing use of nontraditional energy sources, such as wind and solar, and the onset of the fracking revolution that has dramatically reduced the price of natural gas and petroleum. The resulting impact on prices, the environment and the world economy is examined in light of these changes. The potential for out-of-favor sources of energy, such as nuclear power, to once again become a focus of U.S. energy policy is also discussed.

Dr. Mark LeClair is a Professor of Economics at Fairfield University, where he has been teaching for the past 29 years. He has degrees from Colgate and Northeastern and earned his doctorate from Rutgers University. He has published four books dealing with international economic issues and authored 16 articles in various economics publications. Dr. LeClair is also a Town Council member in the town of Trumbull.

 

 



LNL  October 27 — The Beginnings of the National Park Service: “Over a Wyoming Campfire”

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
GenRe Forum, NCC East Campus 

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn is for current LLI members only, No guests please
NCC Photo ID Required

October 27 — The Beginnings of the National Park Service: “Over a Wyoming Campfire”

In 1872, the United States created Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park, to “conserve the scenery unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” Today there are more than 450 national parks in the US and 1200 worldwide. This presentation will focus on the creation of the National Park Service in 1916 to intervene in the health of the nation’s lands. We will discuss and show the history of conservation and how the American wilderness plays an important role in the identity of the American people, as well as outline the personalities and events that created one of the most successful and popular government agencies ever conceived.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics.

 

 

 



LNL  November 3 — 25th Anniversary Celebration!

 November 3 — LLI 25th Anniversary Celebration

Save the date!
Lifetime Learners 25th Anniversary Party
Friday November 3, 2017 at 12 Noon

Entertainment, Luncheon, Guest Speakers and a Fun Silent Auction.  Silver attire optional. Another wonderful opportunity to connect, celebrate and appreciate all that LLI has meant to us.

Invitations will be distributed during Fall courses.
This is a paid event. Tickets are $15 per person.

Please note, the originally scheduled Revolutionary War Songs with Tom Hooker Hanford will be rescheduled for a later term.

 

 

 

 



LNL  November 10 — Inside Juilliard

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
GenRe Forum, NCC East Campus 

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn is for current LLI members only, No guests please
NCC Photo ID Required

November 10 — Inside The Juilliard School 

We a look at the training of tomorrow’s musicians at what is considered one of the world’s finest performing arts schools, also renowned for its training of actors and dancers. The power of music to transform lives is unparalleled, and we examine how today’s musicians are being prepared to harness and share that power and beauty with an array of communities — on-stage, off-stage, in unexpected neighborhood venues and in dance studios with people with Parkinson’s disease. Includes videos from Juilliard.

 

Flutist Bärli Nugent has performed over 1,000 concerts world-wide and was artist-faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School for 25 years. A graduate and now Assistant Dean at the Juilliard School, she launched initiatives in chamber music, academic honors, jazz and the landmark mentoring programs and teaches the School’s over-subscribed Career Development Seminar.

 

 

 



LNL  November 17 — Our Amazing Connecticut Stone Walls

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
GenRe Forum, NCC East Campus 

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn is for current LLI members only, No guests please
NCC Photo ID Required

November 17 — Our Amazing Connecticut Stone Walls

Stones are the signature archaeological legacy of Connecticut and New England itself. Stone wall delineate and define northeastern America as surely as the Appian Wat says “Italy”, or the Great Wall says “China”. Connecticut is fortunate to have many linear miles of stone wall that have for centuries characterized our agrarian heritage. It is the story of people and of the art of created with millions of fieldstones stacked and laid; of single wall capped or coped; of rare walls and mysteries, some done well, some badly; that will be revealed and discussed during the presentation.

Sylvia Reiss lives in Connecticut and is a former teacher, retired antiques dealer and past president of the Antiques Council. She is also active in the Darien Historical Society.