Adults invited for Lifelong Learning
ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will be sponsoring a free lecture series for those over age 55 at the Polytechnic campus during the spring.
Lifelong learners interested in continuing their education are invited to the lecture series given by professors on topics relating to the religious climate in America, editing and saving digital photographs, using fear in mass media, and studying learners’ European roots.
“The Osher Lifelong Learning lecture series brings the most current thinking on stimulating topics to mature adults in the East Valley,” says Lois Lorenz, ASU program coordinator of the lecture series and the institute.
The lectures for the spring at ASU’s Polytechnic campus include:
• “Religion in America Today,” 1:30-3 p.m., Jan. 23, Student Union, Cooley Ballroom A. The lecture will be presented by Charles Barfoot, an ASU faculty associate in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Tempe campus, as well as in the School of Applied Arts and Sciences at the Polytechnic campus.
• “Editing and Saving Digital Photos,” 12:30-2 p.m., Feb. 12, Center Building, room 152. The lecture will be presented by James W. Thomas, an ASU faculty associate in the humanities and arts unit of the School of Applied Arts and Sciences at the Polytechnic campus.
• “The Politics of Fear,” 10-11:30 a.m., Feb. 18, Administration Building, room 140. The lecture will be presented by David Altheide, a Regents’ Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
• “Genealogy Workshop: Tracing Your European Roots,” 1:30-2:45 p.m., March 27, Student Union Annex Building ballroom. The lecture will be presented by Amy Fellner, a Fulbright scholar and an ASU faculty associate in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry.
The California-based Osher Foundation supports more than 115 Osher Institutes at universities across the United States. ASU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute plans to develop a rich program for senior adults in the East Valley, including travel opportunities, a film series and formal classes. The continuing lecture series is a springboard for future programming.
“Now in its fourth season, the Osher Lifelong Learning lecture series gives active East Valley adults the chance to gain knowledge about a wide variety of topics in today’s world,” Lorenz says. “From thought-provoking issues to personal interest, these lectures give mature students the chance to exchange ideas with ASU faculty and other students in a relaxed and comfortable learning environment.”
Seating for some of the lectures is limited. For more information about the series, or to reserve a seat, contact Lois Lorenz at (480) 727-1153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.