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Archived Presentations

Sample Course Lectures from Fall 2016

"400 Years of Eating & Drinking In New England" with Joe Carlin

September 12 class, September 19 class

"Shakespeare for Everybody!" with Chris Harding

September 14 class

Sample Course Lectures from Spring 2016

"West of Here" with Gary Hyland

March 14 class, March 28 class, April 4 class, May 2 class, May 4 class, May 16 class

"Morocco - From the High Atlas Peaks to Saharan Dunes" with Barry Pell

March 21 class, March 28 class, April 4 class

"Inside the Apollo Moon Project then...Mars Next?" with Tom Fitzgibbon

March 22 class, March 29 class, April 5 class, April 12 class, April 19 class

"Ireland on Fire: Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, and the Struggle for Irish Independence" with Mary Concannon

March 24 class, March 31 class, April 4 class, April 14 class, April 21 class, April 28 class

"Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing" with Chris Harding

March 30 class, April 13 class, April 20 class, April 27 class

"History of Mystery: Ida Lupino and Femme Fatales of Film Noir" with Chris Hard

May 4 class, May 11 class, May 18 class, May 25 class

"Question: Religion, Good or Bad? Or Both?" with Richard Pierce

May 5 class, May 12 class, May 19 class (Part 1), May 19 Class, May 26 class, June 2 class, June 9 class

Sample Brown Bag Lectures from Spring 2016

"It’s the Sugar, Stupid! How Sugar Makes You Fat, Sick, and Tired, and What You Can Do about It" with Karen Bentley

March 14 presentation

"Peru: In the Shadow of the Incas" Paul Sears and Barbara John

March 28 presentation

"The Struggles and Joys of the Modern Day Immigrant" with Nicola Orichuia

March 29 presentation

"ALL RISE! The Marshall Court" with Gary Hylander

March 31 presentation

"Antebellum Manliness and Sexuality: Lincoln and Douglas as Case Studies" with Martin Quitt

April 14 presentation

"Give 'em Hell, Harry" with Gary Hylander

April 20 presentation

"Finland: From Helsinki to Lapland" with Barry Pell

April 28 presentation

"A Contrast of Nations—Cape Verde and Haiti" with Barry Pell

May 4 presentation

Sample Course Lectures from Fall 2015

"Shakespeare’s Richard III" with Chris Harding

September 16 class, September 23 class, September 30 class, October 7 class, October 14 class

"The Human Face of the Great War" with Dan LeClerc 

September 15 class, September 22 class, September 29 class, October 6 class, October 13 class, October 20 class, October 27 class, November 3 class

"Island Countries of Southeast Asia" with Barry Pell 

September 21 class, September 28 class, October 5 class

"Paths of Life" with Richard Pierce

September 25 class, October 2 class, October 9 class, October 16 class, October 23 class

"Immortal Gods, Human Lives: Mythology of Greece and Rome" with Frank Smith

October 15 class, October 22 class, October 29 class, November 5 class, November 12 class, November 19 class

"History of Mystery 13: Agatha Christie (Part II)" with Chris Harding

October 21 class, October 28 class, November 4 class, November 18 class

"400 Years of Eating & Drinking In New England" with Joe Carlin

November 2 class, November 9 class, November 16 class, November 23 class, November 30 class

"Climate and Travel" with Jim Manning

November 5 class, November 12 class, November 19 class

"Revisiting the Seventies: Nixon, OPEC, and Jimmy Carter" with Gary Hylander

November 17 class, December 1 class, December 8 class, December 15 class, December 22 class

Sample Brown Bag Lectures from Fall 2015

"Leonardo Da Vinci and The Last Supper" with Irene Roman

October 6 presentation

"Iran: Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution" with Barry Pell

October 7 presentation

"Online Learning: A Journey through MOOC's and Beyond" with Cathy Phillips and Mary-Anne Morrison

October 26 presentation

"Malcolm X

November 23 class

"East Timor and Indonesia: A Turbulent History, A Peaceful Rebuilding" with Barry Pell

December 2 class

Sample Course Lectures from Spring 2015

"Physics without Fear" with Walt Hagenbuch

March 9 class, March 16 class, March 23 class, April 6 class, April 13 class

"East versus West: China's Emerging Influence in Africa" with Parfait Gasana

March 16 class, March 23 class, April 6 class, April 13 class

"Inside the Apollo Project" with Thomas Fitzgibbon

March 19 class, March 26 class, April 2 class, April 9 class, April 16 class

"From Weimar to Hitler: Germany, 1918-1945" with Dan LeClerc

March 24 class, March 31 class, April 7 class, April 14 class, April 28 class, May 5 class, May 19 class

"Shakespeare's : A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Chris Harding

April 1 class, April 8 class, April 15 class, April 22 class, April 29 class

"Arsenal of Democracy: America and World War II" with Gary Hylander

April 27 class, May 4 class, May 11 class, May 18 class, June 1 class, June 8 class, June 15 class

"Discover Thailand: A Country of Beauty and Contradictions" with Wichian Rojanawon

April 30 class, May 7 class, June 4 class

"History of Mystery 12: Agatha Christie, Part 1" with Chris Harding

May 6 class, May 13 class, May 20 class, June 3 class, June 10 class

Sample Brownbag Presentations from Spring 2015

"Embassies of the United States: Their Organization and Functions" with Luis Espada-Platet

March 9 presentation

"Doing Genealogy Online; An Introduction with Julie Winch

March 11 presentation

"Robert Oppenheimer: Triumph and Tragedy" with Gary Hylander

March 25 presentation

"Great New England Hurricanes of the 20th Century" with Jim Manning

April 1 presentation

"Practical Meditation" with Anya Weber

April 7 presentation

"Brave New World: Reflections on Four Trips to China in Two Years" with John Hess

April 13 presentation

"Israeli/Palestinian Conflict: Is Peace Possible?" with David Matz

April 28 presentation

"The Importance of Our Boston Monuments" with Joseph Gallo

May 12 presentation

"Nathaniel Hawthorne: “The Scarlett Letter” with Gary Hylander

May 13 presentation

"Religious Studies/Humanities: A Preview of the Fall OLLI Course "Paths of Life"

May 28 presentation

Sample Course Lectures from Fall 2014

"Becoming America 1776–1800" with Gary Hylander

September 8 class, September 15 class, September 22 class, September 29 class, October 6 class

"Shakespeare's King Lear" with Chris Harding

September 16 class, September 23 class, September 30 class, October 7 class

"The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy" with Rita Peters

September 16 class, September 23 class, September 30 class, October 7 class, October 14 class, October 21 class, October 28 class, November 4 class

"You Bet Your Sweet Assets: Economics in a Changing World" with Phillip Granberry

September 18 class, September 25 class, October 2 class, October 9 class, October 23 class, October 30 class

"World Religions 2" with Richard Pierce

October 1 class, October 8 class, October 15 class, October 22 class, October 29 class, November 5 class

"Social and Cultural Aspects of Food and Cuisine" with Joe Carlin

October 3 class, October 10 class, October 17 class, October 24 class, October 31 class

"The Human Face of the Great War" with Dan Leclerc

October 14 class, October 21 class, November 4 class, November 18 class, November 25 class, December 2 class, December 9 class, December 16 class

"Masters of Italy" with Frank Smith

October 20 class, October 27 class, November 3 class, November 10 class, November 17 class, November 24 class

Sample Brownbag Presentations from Fall 2014

"James Forten, Liberty's Black Champion" with Julie Winch

September 17 presentation

"Nigeria and the Boko Haram Insurgency" with Darren Kew

September 24 presentation

"The Search for Life beyond Earth" with James Livingston

September 25 presentation

"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 with Nigel Hamilton

September 30 presentation

"The Successful Aging Brain" with Dr. Vivian Ciaramitaro and Dr. Richard G. Hunter 

October 24 presentation, October 31 presentation

"A Very Dangerous Woman" with Gary Hylander

October 27 presentation

"Non-Jewish Victims of the Third Reich with Janet Lemus

November 3 presentation

"The Courtships of Abraham Lincoln" with Martin Quitt

December 3 presentation

"The Battle of the Bulge" with Gary Hylander

December 15 presentation

Sample Course Lectures from Spring 2014

"The 1960s in Four Movements" with John Hess

March 7 class, March 14 class, March 28 class, April 4 class, April 11 class, May 2 class, May 9 class, May 16 class

"Mark Twain's Gilded Age" with Gary Hylander

March 10 class, March 17 class, March 24 class, March 31 class

"From Weimar to Hitler: Germany, 1918-1945" with Daniel Leclerc

March 12 class, March 19 class, March 26 class, April 2 class, April 9 class, April 16 class, May 7 class 

"Healthy Lifestyles to Improve and Maintain Brain Health" with Nancy Emerson Lombardo and Lynn Serper, EdD

March 25 class, April 1 class, April 8 class, April 29 class, May 6 class, May 13 class

"Morocco - From the High Atlas Peaks to Saharan Dunes" with Barry Pell

March 27 class, April 3 class, April 10 class

"Plays of the Abbey Theatre: 20th Century Irish Drama" with Jason E. Weber

March 31 class, April 7 class, April 14 class, April 28 class, May 5 class , May 12 class

"Exploring the Solar System and Beyond" with James Livingston

April 14 class, April 28 class, May 5 class

"On the Home Front: American Society during World War II" with Matthew Wilding

May 1 class, May 8 class, May 22 class, May 29 class, June 5 class

Sample Brownbag Presentations from Spring 2014

"American Society and the Automobile: A Brief History" with Darwin Stapleton

March 27 presentation

"The Place of Women in Early Christianity with Jim Morris

April 10 presentation

"ALL RISE! The Marshall Court" with Gary Hylander

April 14 presentation

"West Africa--Slave Trade and Cultural Arts" with Barry Pell

April 17 presentation

"D-Day: June 6, 1944 with Gary Hylander

May 5 presentation

"The Ancient Silk Road" with Barry Pell 

May 8 presentation 

"Religion in 21st Century America: Questions, Serious Problems, Bleak Prognosis?" with Richard Pierce

May 14 presentation

"Leonardo Da Vinci and The Last Supper" with Irene L. Roman

May 22 presentation

"Backstage Boston: Highlighting Hub Histrionic History" with Chris Harding

June 9 presentation

Sample Course Lectures from Spring 2013

"Introduction to Italy and Italian Culture" with Irene Roman

March 5 class, March 12 class, March 26 class, April 2 class, April 9 class, April 23 class

Sample Course Lectures from Fall 2013

September 12 class, September 19 class, September 26 class, October 3 class, October 10 class, October 17 class, October 24 class


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